10 Curious Facts about Washington DC

Curious Fact 1: There have been 27 different versions of the flag featuring the stars and stripes.⁠⠀

Curious Fact 2: Each new flag represented the addition of one or more states as the United States grew westward to fulfil what is believed to be its manifest destiny of expansion in North America.⁠⠀

Curious Fact 3: Independence happened on July 2nd, not July 4th. ⁠⠀

Curious Fact 4: On July 2nd 1776 congress voted to free the USA from British rule. However, on July 4th, John Hancock wrote the first signature on the Declaration of Independence in order to spread the word of the vote. ⁠⠀

Curious Fact 5: The capital of the USA hasn’t always been Washington D.C. ⁠⠀

Curious Fact 6: As stipulated by the residence Act, Philadelphia was made the temporary capital of the USA between 1790 and 1800, while Washington D.C. was being built.

Curious Fact 7: President Jimmy Carter loved to watch movies in the White House

Curious Fact 8: Two American Presidents kept alligators at the White House

Curious Fact 9: There are marble bathtubs in the Capitol Building

Curious Fact 10: Washington DC is missing “J” street

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