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Theodore Roosevelt made the name of the, once known "President's Palace", to "The White House" officially in 1901. The name transpired from a Baltimore reporter, who referred to the house as the "White House".

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ThatManGreg    0

August 24, 1814 was the only time since The Revolutionary War, that a foreign power has taken control of the Nation's capital. It was supposedly the British's retaliation to the American's burning and looting of York at the Battle of York in 1813. York is now known as Toronto, Canada which was occupied and controlled by the British at the time. The British Army occupied Washington DC after the American loss at the Battle of Bladensburg. The British commanders ordered the troops to only set fire to the public buildings. The White House and U.S. Capitol were two of the many other buildings destroyed by fire because of the British troops taking control of the city for a short time. The little bit of time the British did have the city at their control put a mark in the U.S. history books forever.

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ThatManGreg    0

There has been only four Presidents who were assassinated while in office. These Presidents consist of Abraham Lincoln (16th President), James Garfield (20th President), William McKinley (25th President), and John F. Kennedy (35th President). All of these Presidents were oddly enough apart of Tecumseh's Curse. This curse began with the death of William Harrison who won the Presidential election in 1840 becoming the 9th President. He sadly died after only being in office for thirty two days. This was the first in the series of deaths known as Tecumseh's Curse. The Presidents that were elected during a year ending in zero would die in office, either assassinated or dying of other causes while still serving their terms. All four of the presidents that were assassinated were all elected during a year ending in zero.

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