Washington, D.C.

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!" Released on April 12, 1972, it opened simultaneously in Hollywood and Washington, D.C. The film went on to become a worldwide hit, grossing over $100 million (USD) and was the most successful independent animated feature ever. The film is credited with extending Crumb's reputation beyond the underground comix scene. Crumb

Wade. History Robbins had played in the final incarnation of Government Issue, which was the longest lived of the original Washington, D.C. punk bands. After Government Issue called it quits, Robbins formed Jawbox with Kim Coletta and Adam Wade. The trio recorded a demo cassette and their first, self-released single (Single (music)) (this was also the beginning of their use of the Desoto Records rubric, which went on to become a formal, successful independent record label

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formed Rites of Spring in 1984, breaking free of hardcore's self-imposed boundaries in favor of melodic guitars, varied rhythms, and deeply personal, impassioned lyrics. Greenwald, p. 12. Many of the band's themes would become familiar tropes in later generations of emo music, including nostalgia, romantic bitterness, and poetic desperation. Greenwald, pp. 12–13. Their performances became public emotional purges where audience members would sometimes

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on the DC Crime Map. The trickiest aspect of staying safe in D.C. lies in the fact that the most dynamic neighborhoods, sporting great nightlife, dining, and diversity, are home to the majority of the city's '''muggings'''. Muggings are a problem in the north central neighborhoods of Shaw U Street (Washington, D.C. Shaw) and Adams Morgan-Columbia Heights (Washington, D.C. Adams Morgan-Columbia Heights), in stark contrast to the popular belief that "gentrification


COUNTIES page 429" Brown and Boyd, Vol 1, page 429 when Eliza Tibbets received three Brazilian navel orange (Orange (fruit)) trees sent to her by a personal friend, William Saunders who was a horticulturist at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. The trees came from Bahia, Brazil. The Bahia orange did not do well in Florida, but its success

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into a desk when not in use. * Ida B. Wells sues the Chesapeake, Ohio & South Western Railroad Company for its use of segregated "Jim Crow" cars. '''1919''' *summerRed Summer of 1919 riots: Chicago (Chicago Race Riot of 1919), Washington, D.C.; Knoxville (Knoxville Riot of 1919), Indianapolis, and elsewhere. *September 28 – Omaha Race Riot of 1919, Nebraska. '''1939''' *Easter Sunday – Marian Anderson performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. at the instigation of Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes after the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall and the federally controlled District of Columbia Board of Education declined a request to use the auditorium of a white public high school. * Billie Holiday first performs "Strange Fruit" in New York City. The song, a protest against lynching written by Abel Meeropol under the pen name Lewis Allan, became a signature song for Holiday. *June 30 – In ''Miller v. Johnson'' the Supreme Court rules that gerrymandering based on race is unconstitutional. *October 16 – Million Man March in Washington, D.C., co-initiated by Louis Farrakhan and James Bevel.

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publisher United States Geological Survey Contrary to the urban legend, Washington was not built on a reclaimed swamp, but wetlands did cover areas along the water. <

. foreign embassies and related buildings, many of which are on a section of Massachusetts Avenue (Massachusetts Avenue (Washington, D.C.)) informally known as Embassy Row. Architecture

restoration of Washington DC's (Washington, D.C.) tallest residential building, the Cairo Hotel (Cairo Apartment Building) in 1974. Adelman, Ken (2005) "PKFHSPKFHS articles people 1755.html What I've Learned: Arthur Cotten Moore" (sic), ''Washingtonian (Washingtonian (magazine))'', October 1, 2005, retrieved 2011-07-12 '''Arthur Cotton Moore''' is an architect in Washington, D.C

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On May 15, the new regiment traveled by train to Baltimore, Maryland, where it was assigned

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Resources Program and the Forum Program, small units of students integrated by age, sex and race which would provide home bases for counseling and cultural-studies (Cultural studies) work. "Community High School plan includes new 'forum' concept," ''Ann Arbor News'', 16 Apr. 1972. For a more recent description of the Forum program, see Larry Abramson, "Alternative 'Commie' High Mellows with Time," report

Washington, D.C.

'''Washington, D.C.''', formally the '''District of Columbia''' and commonly referred to as '''Washington''', "'''the District'''", or simply '''D.C.''', is the capital (Capital city) of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast (East Coast of the United States). The U.S. Constitution (United States Constitution) provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction (District of Columbia home rule) of the Congress (United States Congress) and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown (Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)) and Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia). Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia (District of Columbia retrocession); in 1871, it created a single municipal government (District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871) for the remaining portion of the District.

Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 23rd-most populous city (List of United States cities by population) in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one&nbsp;million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.8&nbsp;million, the seventh-largest (Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas) metropolitan statistical area (United States metropolitan statistical area) in the country.

The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President (President of the United States), and Supreme Court (Supreme Court of the United States). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums (List of museums in Washington, D.C.), which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies (List of diplomatic missions in the United States) as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations.

A locally elected mayor (Mayor of the District of Columbia) and a 13‑member council (Council of the District of Columbia) have governed the District since 1973. However, the Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting (District of Columbia voting rights), at-large congressional delegate (Non-voting members of the United States House of representatives) to the U.S. House of Representatives, but the District has no representation in the U.S. Senate. The District receives three electoral votes (Electoral College (United States)) in presidential elections as permitted by the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.

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