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TIL that in 1912, as a symbol of friendship, Japan sent 3,000 cherry trees to beautify the Potomac tidal basin. The United States has commemorated the gift with a cherry blossom festival every year since 1935, with the exception of the six years following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

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