By Kaleena Fraga
On this day:
On this day in 1793, George Washington laid the first cornerstone for what would become the U.S. Capitol building.
The exact location of this stone has been lost to time.
When the White House was renovated in the 1950s, many of its bricks were found to have Masonic symbols. Washington is one of many prominent Masons who have held power throughout American history.