Brooklyn Eagle: The US Capitol has been stormed before – when British troops burned Washington in 1814


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As rioters forced their way into the US Capitol Building on Jan. 6, astounded CNN presenters noted that this was the first time something like this had happened for more than 200 years. And that on the occasion it was the British, an enemy power, which was responsible. This was in August 1814 when British troops […]

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