Some People Don’t Know That Washington DC Was The First To Do These 6 Things

Back in the day, millions of people sent their inventions to DC to the Old Patent Office for patent approval so DC is familiar with inventions and innovations. But DC isn’t just a received of innovation. We’ve been known to start some things ourselves. These 6 things Washington DC was the first to do.

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Were you surprised about any of these things that DC did first? Do you know of any other inventions that began in DC? Don’t miss the history of DC that’s captured in these 12 photographs!