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This Week in House History
The House historical highlights featured in This Week in House History are maintained by the Office of the Clerk's Office of Art and Archives. New highlights are added weekly. The collection, searchable by date or subject, includes more than 400 historical House events.
The Apollo 11 Crew Members Appear Before a Joint Meeting of Congress
September 16, 1969
On this date, Speaker John McCormack of Massachusetts introduced the Apollo 11 crew members before a Joint Meeting of Congress.
The Establishment of the Supreme Court
September 17, 1789
On this date, the House concluded debate and agreed to establish the Supreme Court and the federal court system as defined by Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution.
President George W. Bush Addressed a Joint Session of Congress on the Subject of the War on Terrorism
September 20, 2001
On this date, President George W. Bush addressed a Joint Session of Congress on the subject of the war on terrorism.
The Establishment of the Peace Corps
September 21, 1961
On this date, the conference report for a bill providing $40 million for the permanent establishment of the Peace Corps was agreed to by the House and Senate.