Congress Met For the First Time in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol 210 Years Ago Today

November 17, 2010 | By Lauren Hart

November 17, 2010, Arlington, VA—Exactly 210 years ago—on November 17, 1800—Congress met for the first time in Washington, D.C., our current nation’s capitol city.



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