18 September 1793#KnowSouthernHistory
On this day in 1793 - George Washington and other dignitaries laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in a traditional Masonic ceremony.
1862 - Ten men, all noncombatants, were loaded onto wagons, seated on newly made coffins, and taken to the Palmyra, Missouri fairgrounds where they were executed under order of federal General McNeil in what became known as the Palmyra massacre.
1947 - The National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy and newly formed Air Force, went into effect.
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