The District of Columbia, created in 1790, became the Nation's capital on December 1, 1800. The 10-square-mile site, originally part of Maryland and Virginia, was chosen personally by President George Washington to fulfill the need for a new Federal district that would not be part of any state. The District of Columbia quarter reverse features native son Duke Ellington, the internationally renowned composer and musician, seated at a grand piano. Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born into a middle-class family in Washington, D.C., in 1899, and started piano lessons at the age of seven.
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