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A Thief Attempted to Steal the Skull of George Washington from Mount Vernon, He Mistakenly Stole the Skull of Bushrod Washington Instead

Following George Washington’s death in 1799, the US government announced its intention to move his remains to the US Capitol, where work on a crypt in the basement would connect to a glass-enclosed vault where his body would be interred. What happened in the failed attempt to steal George Washington’s Skull? An effort was made …

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Why Did the “Capitol Crawl” Happen?

Before the American Disabilities Act was passed. People with disabilities needed to leave their wheelchairs if they wanted to use public transport. Several establishments could also choose to refuse service to people who are incapacitated as well. Several activists abandoned their wheelchairs during a protest. They proceeded to crawl up the US Capitol’s 83 steps …

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The statue of George Washington in Trafalgar Square in London sits on a base of soil imported from Virginia because Washington swore he would never set foot on British soil again. “In a square that marks one of Britain’s greatest victories stands a reminder of one of its greatest defeats.”

Why George Washington’s Statue in London Doesn’t Touch British Soil Outside the National Gallery in London sits the strangest statue in Trafalgar Square, or maybe all of England. It’s not bizarre because of its design or composition, but instead for whom the statue honors. It is a replica, one of 25 or more, spread around …

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The Secret Service agent who saved President Reagan’s life joined the Secret Service after seeing a movie starring Ronald Reagan as a Secret Service Agent.

Jerry Parr Jerry S. Parr (September 16, 1930 – October 9, 2015) was a United States Secret Service agent. He was one of the agents protecting President Reagan on the day of his assassination attempt on March 30, 1981, and is widely credited with helping to save the President’s life. Education Parr received his B.A. …

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