Today In History- April 13

Today In History- April 13


The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

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Jefferson Memorial dedicated on anniversary of his birth.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On Apr. 13, 1943, the Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C.  The event occurred exactly 200 years after the birth of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States and author of the revolutionary Declaration of Independence.  Despite the ravages occurring in World War Two, the memorial dedication attracted thousands, and remains among the most visited national monuments in Washington D.C.

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