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August 22
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Drawing of the U.S. Capitol after burning by the British, George Munger, 1814
In retaliation for the Americans' recent burning of the Canadian capital at York (present-day Toronto), British troops descended on Washington, D.C., in August 1814, to set fire to much of the...
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