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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
as explosion in the Capitol wrecks the Supreme Court room......Nov. 7, 1898 General Garcia, the Cuban leader, dies at Washington......Dec. 11, 1898 Congress appropriates $10,000 for the celebration of the establishment of the seat of government at Washington......Feb. 28, 1899 President of the board of commissioners of the District of Columbia are as follows: Seth Ledyard Phelps, president......July 1, 1878, to Nov. 29, 1879 Josiah Dent, president......Nov. 29, 1879, to July 17, 1882 Josiah Rodman West, president......July 17, 1882, to March 29, 1883 James Barker Edmonds, president......March 29, 1883, to April 1, 1886 William Benning Webb, president......April 1, 1886, to May 21, 1889 John Watkinson Douglass, president......May 21, 1889, to March 1, 1893 John Wesley Ross, president......March 1, 1893, to June 1, 1898 John Brewer Wight, president......June 1, 1898, to May 9, 1900 Henry Brown Floyd Macfarland, president......May 9, 1900 Florida
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
line and six frigates plunders and burns Frenchtown, Havre de Grace, Frederickstown, and Georgetown......March, 1813 Battle of Bladensburg, and capture of Washington by the British......Aug. 24, 1814 British advancing on Baltimore under General Ross are repulsed at North Point, General Ross is killed......Sept. 12, 1814 British fleet bombard Fort McHenry......Sept. 13, 1814 Francis S. Key, of Maryland, imprisoned on one of the British vessels, composes the Star-Spangled Banner......General Ross is killed......Sept. 12, 1814 British fleet bombard Fort McHenry......Sept. 13, 1814 Francis S. Key, of Maryland, imprisoned on one of the British vessels, composes the Star-Spangled Banner......Sept. 13, 1814 Lancastrian school system introduced in Baltimore......1820 Act passed abolishing the old division into hundreds, as fiscal, military, and election districts, and making an election district the jurisdiction of the constable......1824 Act passed for primary schools......Feb. 28, 1826 Ground broken for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal by the President of the United States......July 4, 1828 Ground broken by Charles Carroll and corner-stone set for the Baltimore & Ohio