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This Day in Founder's History

This Day in Founders History – 23 August

This Day In Founders History – 23 August - On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saved a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops during the War of 1812. President Madison had requested that his wife gather important papers and be prepared to abandon the White House at any moment, as he was headed out to meet with his generals on the battlefield. It […]

todayAugust 23, 2012