September 29, 1907
Construction began on Washington National Cathedral. Leaders at the Cathedral decided on September 6, 2017, after two years of study and debate, to remove two stained-glass windows honoring Confederate figures Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The windows were installed in 1953 after years of fundraising by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. According to the Washington Post, Cathedral spokesman Kevin Eckstrom said there was discussion at the time about featuring other U.S. figures, including former president Ulysses S. Grant, who commanded the Union armies at the end of the Civil War, but that donors insisted that the windows honor Southerners.

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