This Day In History - Cherry Trees Planted in D.C. 1912

Cherry Trees Planted in D.C. 1912

Saturday, March 27, 2021

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Event Description

In Washington, D.C., Helen Taft, wife of President William Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planttwo Yoshina cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River, near the Jefferson Memorial. The event was held in celebration of a gift, by the Japanese government, of 3,020 cherry trees to the U.S. government.

Event Location

Washington, D.C., DC, United States