DC's Smithsonian museums (there are 17 of them here in the city) are among America's most visited and treasured places. But the Smithsonian also publishes a series of some of the most interesting, fact-filled blogs appearing anywhere on the internet. Each Sunday, The Prices Do DC re-posts an entry either about the Smithsonian or that 1st appeared in 1 of the institution's blogs. Hope you enjoy and maybe we'll see you soon at the Smithsonian.
On a rainy September 13, 1814, British warships sent a downpour of shells and rockets onto Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor, relentlessly pounding the American fort for 25 hours. The bombardment, known as the Battle of Baltimore, came only weeks after the British had attacked Washington, D.C., burning the Capitol, the Treasury and the President's house. It was another chapter in the ongoing War of 1812.
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- Our Constitution as a Hinge of Human History
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- Walking DC's Literary Past
- Happy 200th to the Star-Spangled Banner
- Hobby Lobby Leader Has Big Plans for Bible Museum
- Osama bin Laden: From 2 Who Talked To Him
- Never Forget: Looking Back at 9/11 @The Newseum
- 9/11 Commemorative Events in DC
- It's Grant vs. Lee Redux @National Portrait Galler...
- Gloves of Cassius Clay Displays Ali's Greatness
- Politics and Prose Turns 30
- Washington Monument Once Suffered from 'Geological...
- Civil Rights Hero John Lewis @National Book Fest
- Alan Greenspan @The National Book Fest
- Page to Stage @The Kennedy Center
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