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August 31, 2014

Labor Day 2014

Womens Trade Union LeagueWe are closed today, August 31, and tomorrow, September 1. Both the library and the computer rooms. The wireless signals can be picked up near the doors.

Labor Day History

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August 30, 2014

Bicentennial of the Burning

Dolley MadisonIn late August 1814 The British invaded Washington by crossing the bridge at Bladensburg. They then burned the White House, the Navy Yard, and the Capitol which also housed the Library of Congress.

The US Capitol temporarily moved to Brookville.

Great book: Walter Lord's The Dawn's Early Light.

The celebrations at Brookville. (You can take the Metro to Glenmount and pick up a shuttle.)
Activities at Bladensburg.

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