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Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born


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Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia

This plan of the city of Washington, D.C., from 1791 shows Banneker's work as surveyor of our country's capital

CREDIT: “Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia : ceded by the states of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America,” 1792(?). Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Call Number G3850 1792 .E41 Vault. br />



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