Today in History - August 24

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Friday, Aug 24 2012 by

1814 – Dumbarton House hosts Dolley Madison during her flight from the White House and British invaders.

Dumbarton House (Google Maps)
Dumbarton House

1944 – Frenchman Emile Jacob, Portuguese Avelino de Queiros and Polak Stephane Starawscki, three members of the Forces Françaises de l’Intérieur, the French Forces of the Interior, were killed here in combat with a German convoy.

War Memorial FFI Chidrac (StreetView)
War Memorial FFI Chidrac