Cornerstone of the new capital building was laid by George Washington
The federal government officially moved to Washington, D.C.
British burned the city during the War of 1812
Slavery was abolished in Washington, D.C.
President James Garfield died, the victim of an assassination in a Washington rail station
Washington Monument opened
More than 200,000 marched on Washington, heard Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" speech
President Reagan shot and nearly killed in assassination attempt
Vietnam Veterans Memorial erected in Constitution Gardens
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened near Mall
Terrorists attacked the Pentagon
September 11, 2001
Two Metro transit trains crashed, killed nine people
Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States moved into the White House.
Earthquake in Virginia felt in Washington, D.C. Several buildings were damaged