Daily Archives: Feb 6, 2012

Back to the Future (Wikipedia)

Okay, this isn't a true "This Day in History," but since I'm such a Back to the Future fan boy, I thought it would be interesting to see what was happening in D.C. on November 5th, 1955 -- the date ...

"Graf Zeppelin over Capitol." The German airship on its visit to Washington in October 1928 (Shorpy)

Here is an amazing photo that I came across on everyone's favorite photo website, Shorpy. The Graf Zeppelin slowly cruised up the Eastern seaboard, paying a visit to the nation's capital at about 12:3...

National Capital Brewery (1917)

I thought the triple homicide post I put up was crazy. This one is right up there. The National Capital Brewery (cool PDF here) was a giant presence in southeast, near Capitol Hill. The plant stood...