Today in History
August 17, 1790
Movin’ on Down
A year after President George Washington's inauguration, the U.S. Capital moves from New York City, where it had been since 1785, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congress Hall served as the capitol building until 1800 when the capital moved again to the newly constructed city of Washington, D.C.
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How one Frenchman’s vision became our capital city
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