Sunday marked the bicentennial of the burning of Washington, D.C. by the British Army during the War of 1812.
Following the defeat of American forces during Battle of Bladensburg at the hands of the British, Washington, D.C. was occupied and burned.
The occupation remains the last time the United States Capital was occupied by a foreign army.
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