Washington, D.C.

United States of America

Washington, D.C. , formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C. , is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the Territory of Columbia until an act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the Territory into a single entity called the District of Columbia.

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  • It gradually became clear that the Soviet government, encouraging-East-West contacts, had a policy of freely issuing short-term visas to cover important official visits. A visit by West German chancellor Konrad Adenauer was coming up in early September, and Richard C. Hottelet, CBS correspondent in Bonn, also received a visa to cover the trip. Thus, my visa told me nothing of my prospects for establishing a permanent bureau. News Director John Day agreed with me that, under the circumstances, I could not dispose of my Washington apartment and car, but, if I received accreditation, would have to return to Washington to settle my affairs.

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