(Roughly) Daily

No child left behind…


Via our old friends at Criggo

As we reconcile ourselves to the homework load, we might recall that it was on this date in 1884 that workers laid the 3,300-pound marble capstone on the Washington Monument and topped it with a nine-inch pyramid of cast aluminum, completing construction of the 555-foot erection honoring the Father of our country.  The cornerstone had been laid on Independence Day, 1848.



Written by (Roughly) Daily

December 6, 2011 at 1:01 am