Daily Archives: Feb 14, 2012

A Failed Suicide Attempt to One-Legged Bicycle Acrobat

Joe and Herb doing tricks

Herbert Bell was the unfortunate victim of a railroad accident in 1912, where he lost his left above the knee. He was able to sue for damages, but only recouped $500 (shocking and sad). He was an electrician in New …

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Before Ovechkin: The Washington Lions and Uline Arena

Washington Lions 1948-89

My last post went way back to the 1920s. This one is a couple of decades after that, but well before the Washington Capitals arrived here. Our second “Before Ovechkin” post will cover the Washington Lions of the American Hockey …

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If Walls Could Talk: The New LivingSocial Live Events Center

National Union Building (Wikipedia)

I came across a great idea while reading Prince of Petworth’s post on LivingSocial yesterday. The DC-based company just opened up their “live events center” in a building at 918 F St. NW, which was the former National Union Building. …

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