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IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WHEREAS, on January 28, 1898, at First and F Streets, Southeast, in a sewer connection project, the fossils or a large carnivorous dinosaur, which may be an ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, were found and given to the Smithsonian as the very first dinosaur from the District of Columbia, and
WHEREAS, this dinosaur has since been given the name "Capitalsaurus" and
WHEREAS, on September 30, 1998 "Capitalsaurus" became an official symbol of the District of Columbia through the efforts of the children of the District of Columbia, in particular the students at Smothers and Watkins Elementary Schools; and
WHEREAS, likewise, the children of the District of Columbia, in particular, the children of the Montessori Program at Watkins Elementary School successfully lobbied the City Council of the District of Columbia to add the Ceremonial name "Capitalsaurus Court" to the 100 block of F Street, Southeast, which took effect on October 19, 19999; and WHEREAS, the ceremonial street signs will be unveiled on January 28, 2000, "CAPITALSAURUS DAY" and
WHEREAS, evidence of a third dinosaur from the District of Columbia, a large "raptor-type" dinosaur found 70 feet below East Capitol Street near the Benning Road Metro Station will be publicly announced on January 28, 2000 "CAPITALSAURUS DAY" and
WHEREAS, students from many schools, both public and private, of the District of Columbia alongside city officials and their representatives will celebrate these aforementioned events on January 28, 2000 "CAPITALSAURUS DAY" in Washington, D.C., and call upon all the residents of the city to join me in supporting these exciting scientific and public events.