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On this day in 1901, the White House officially became the “White House”

October 12, 2023

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 12 of October, repeating indefinitely

On this day in 1901, the White House officially became “the White House”. Prior to Theodore Roosevelt’s order, the White House was officially called “the Executive Mansion.”

Did you know? As a nickname, “the White House” dates back to 1798, when the new building was first whitewashed to protect its porous sandstone walls from freezing. ❄️🏛❄️🏛❄️

The following year (1902), Roosevelt was responsible for another important development in White House history – the construction of the West Wing.

The White House, Washington D.C., Detroit Publishing Company, after 1898

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October 12, 2023
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