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Sept. 3, 1872

Alexander “Boss” Shepherd demolishes Northern Liberties Market, paving way for infrastructure improvements.

Nov. 30, 1942

Developer Douglas Jemal born.

Summer 1993

Chuck Brown’s first Wolf Trap show (with Eva Cassidy).

August 1996


pile of dirt used to camouflage drug transactions in Shaw cleared for youth-baseball field.

November 1998

D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey orders 183 mountain bikes for patrol officers.

January 1999

D.C. Council becomes majority-white.


Ben’s Chili Bowl adds vegetarian chili to menu.

Spring 1999

Results Gym gets Hummer.

June 2000

Bistrot du Coin replaces Food for Thought.

October 2000

Mayor Anthony A. Williams attends groundbreaking for renovation of Clifton Terrace. Says: “I should really just keep a shovel in my truck, because these groundbreakings are becoming a way of life.”

June 2001

D.C. General Hospital shuts down inpatient services.

Winter 2002

Union Temple Baptist Church acquires digital sign.


D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton proposes tax credit for first-time Jamba Juice buyers.