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This Week in House History
The historical highlights featured in This Week in House History are written by the historians, archivists, and curators who preserve the history of the U.S House of Representatives. New highlights are added weekly. The collection, searchable by date or subject, includes more than 400 historical House events.
George Washington Wrote the Continental Congress about Conditions in Boston
March 24, 1776
On this date, General George Washington wrote a letter to the Continental Congress about conditions in the city of Boston, which British troops had evacuated after a one-year occupation.
Representative Lera Millard Thomas of Texas
March 26, 1966
On this date, Representative Lera Millard Thomas of Texas won the special election to succeed her late husband Albert Thomas, Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, for the remainder of his term in the 89th Congress (1965–1967).
A Joint Meeting to Celebrate the Birth of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
March 27, 1990
On this date, Congress celebrated the centennial of the birth of President Dwight D. Eisenhower with a Joint Meeting.
A House Chamber Funeral for Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite
March 28, 1888
On this date, the House of Representatives hosted a funeral to honor Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite.