British troops enter Washington, D.C.

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1812 War Events
Event date:
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 (This event repeats every year)
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, August 24, 1814 (208 year anniversary)

On August 24, 1814, British troops under General Robert Ross enter Washington, D.C. to destroy many government buildings, including the White House, the Treasury building and the Library of Congress.