This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Friday, September 18, 2009

This Day in History...

September 18, 1793 - The cornerstone of the US Capitol building was laid down by George Washington. Amazingly, the first president of the United States never worked in the building as it took almost a century to complete - architects came and went, it was set on fire by the British in 1812, and it was used during the Civil War.

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