Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.
1939: In Washington, D.C., President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial. Construction on the memorial to former President Thomas Jefferson was completed in 1943, with a bronze statue of Jefferson added in 1947.
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