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Posted in February on February 28, 2009 by Kent

February 28, 1932: Firing accurately through a dense smoke screen laid down by a speeding rum-laden automobile, a Montgomery County policeman disabled the car after a 14-mile-nip-and-tuck chase which extended from Ashton, Md., through Silver Spring and into the fashionable area of upper Sixteenth street.

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Posted in February on February 27, 2009 by Kent

February 27, 1801: Congress divides the District into the counties of Washington and Alexandria.

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Posted in Columbia Heights, February on February 26, 2009 by Kent

February 26, 1953: Homicide squad detectives dug down into trash cans and sewers in the vicinity of the 1300 block of Euclid Street, NW, in a search for the gun used in the slaying of milkman Sam Leo Hoyle.

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Posted in February on February 25, 2009 by Kent

February 25, 1922: The Allan E. Walker Investment Company announced the purchase of a large tract of land in the exclusive residential section of Kalorama Heights.

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Posted in February, Presidents on February 24, 2009 by Kent

February 24, 1868: Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, became the first president to have impeachment proceedings brought against him by the House of Representatives.andrew-johnson

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Posted in February on February 23, 2009 by Kent

February 23, 1926: Women jurors in the District were approved by the citizens advisory council. A bill pending before the House District committee to amend the code to provide that there should be no restriction to service as jurors or as members of the jury commission based on sex was brought before the council in a letter from Mrs. Jennie O. Berliner, a member of the Women’s Bar association, with a request for prompt action.women-jurors

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Posted in February, Presidents on February 22, 2009 by Kent

February 22, 1924: Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.coolidge