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District Of Columbia
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District Of Columbia - Historical Events
Date Event
1788-12-23

Maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for District of Columbia

1790-07-16

US Congress establishes District of Columbia

1839-02-20

Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia

1846-07-09

The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.

1862-04-16

Slavery abolished in District of Columbia

1958-10-14

The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

1973-12-24

District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.

2008-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.

2012-06-30

Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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District Of Columbia - Notable Birthdays

Duke EllingtonApr 29, 1899

District Of Columbia - Birthdays
Date Event
1899-04-29

Duke Ellington, Washington, District of Columbia, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train)

1920-04-20

John Paul Stevens, District of Columbia v. Heller

1933-03-15

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, District of Columbia v. Heller

1936-03-11

Antonin Scalia, District of Columbia v. Heller

1936-07-23

Anthony M. Kennedy, District of Columbia v. Heller

1939-9-17

David H. Souter, District of Columbia v. Heller

1945-03-08

Jim Chapman, Washington, District of Columbia, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997)

1950-04-01

Samuel Alito, District of Columbia v. Heller

1955-01-27

John G. Roberts Jr., District of Columbia v. Heller

1976-09-19

La Chanda Jenkins, Miss District of Columbia USA (1996)

1977-07-02

Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)

1979-12-17

Cheri Vivette Alexander, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1997)


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