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Datebook: September 9 – DC named after Washington 220 years ago

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On September 9, 1791, the District of Columbia was founded and named after George Washington, to become the special district to serve as the permanent national capital of the United States as permitted by Article 1 U.S. Constitution, proposed by James Madison. Shortly thereafter, the Residence Act established that this capital district would be located along the Potomac River, its location decided by President George Washington. A federal city was constructed near Georgetown and on September 9, 1791, was named The City of Washington. The newly established federal district was named The Territory of Columbia.

It’s Friday, September 9

Tomorrow the Paducah Symphony Orchestra opens its season with a gala program featuring soloist Michael Ludwig, violin, for the Brahms 1st Symphony. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center. There’s a free pre-concert reception at 6:30. Call 270-444-0065 for tickets. Also, Mr. Ludwig gives a free master class tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the McCracken County Library.

The Golden Pond Target Range at LBL temporarily closes for improvements Mondays through Fridays starting next Monday through October 1. See for possible weekend closures. The Archery Range remains open.

The Carson Center’s Annual Distiller’s Dinner is Saturday, October 29, and offers an evening with the President of Maker’s Mark, Bill Samuels, Jr. Artisan Kitchen caters the seated dinner. For reservations call 270-443-9932.

The Humane Society of Calloway County offers microchipping for $10 and custom pet ID tags tomorrow from 9 to 5 on the Courthouse Square.

Experience a live national broadcast when A Prairie Home Companion comes to Murray November 5. See for information.


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