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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
, 1867 The extensions of the Capitol finished......November, 1867 Howard University chartered......1867 Corcoran Art Gallery deeded to trustees by W. W. Corcoran, the founder......May 10, 1869 Congress repeals the charters of Washington and Georgetown, and forms a territorial government for the District, with a governor and council of eleven members appointed by the President of United States for four years, and a House of Delegates elected by the people......Feb. 21, 1871 Henry D. Cooke, first governor......March 16, 1871 Alexander R. Shepherd appointed governor......Sept. 13, 1873 Congress abolishes the territorial government, substituting a temporary board of three commissioners appointed by the President......June 20, 1874 Permanent government of District constituted by Congress, in a board of three commissioners with no local legislative body......June 11, 1878 President Garfield assassinated in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station at Washington..