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Burning of the White House, 1814 (Credit: White House Association)

The British Burn Washington, D.C., 200 Years Ago

As the War of 1812 neared its conclusion, British forces torched the White House, the Capitol and nearly every other public building in Washington.

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In Case of Emergency: The Washington-Moscow Hotline Turns 50

Fifty years after its inception, check out some surprising facts about this Cold War-era icon.

First Family and Visiting Children Roll Eggs in 2009

The White House Easter Egg Roll Turns 135: Slideshow

Find out about the history of the White House Easter Egg Roll and check out photos from its early years to today.

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All the Presidents’ Birthdays

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a look at some unusual ways the commanders-in-chief have spent their special day.

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A History of White House Attacks

Last week’s White House shooting wasn’t the first time the executive mansion has come under fire.

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125 Years Ago: Nice Day for a White House Wedding

Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married at the White House when he wed Frances Folsom 125 years ago.