Today in History
February 11, 1895
By an act of Congress, the city of Georgetown merges with the city of Washington as part of the District of Columbia, doubling the district's size and defining the boundaries of the nation's capital as we now know it. Georgetown, which received its first European settlers in the 1690s and became a city in 1789, thrived throughout the 19th-century as a trade center on the Potomac River, and its well-preserved historic homes and streets continue to make it prime real estate.
Today's Feature History Article
Washington is best known for its wide array of cultural and historical attractions, and its historic monuments and memorials, most of which are free to the public and open seven days a week.
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