Man Meat Mondays: November 21st, 2011

It’s Monday, November 21st, and you already knew that because you’ve got a calendar, but did you know it’s also World Television Day? Yup. WTD came about back in December of 1996 by proclamation of the United Nations General Assembly. Since too much TV is bad for you AND it’s Man MEAT Monday, here’s some of that less pretty muscle you’ve been asking for.

Today’s Political Factoids

The United States Congress met for the first time in the District of Columbia on this date in 1800. Up until then, it had met in Philadelphia.

Ever since President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the capitol in 1793, the District had been planned as the permanent home for the U.S. government. By 1800, enough of the capitol had been completed for the members of the 6th Congress to move in.

One senator found D.C. to be “lacking in houses, cellars, kitchens, well-informed men and amiable women.” Only the villages of Georgetown and Alexandria offered any amenities.

In 1800, the population of the District was 8,000.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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