Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ronald Reaganvideo

This is pretty amusing and a nice short video to share on a Sunday. This is the opening of Ronald Reagan's first State of the Union address to Congress, given on January 26th, 1982. The best part is a...

Thanks again to Arin over at HuffPost for the interview. We saw a giant traffic bump from it and hopefully gained a group of new GoDC readers. Now that your bracket is super jacked up (thanks Mizzou ...

Bridge suicides headline

I came across a sad and shocking article in the Washington Post from Saturday, July 20th, 1946. Three men jumped to their deaths off of three bridges in Washington. On Thursday, Samuel Hall, a Pullma...

Front page of Washington Times on March 10th, 1919

I'm a dog lover. I'm a huge dog lover and so is my wife (Marley and Me was a difficult movie to watch). When I came across this front page headline in the Washington Times, I was both saddened and mov...

Pauline Floyd in 1922 (Library of Congress)

Pauline Floyd was a pioneer and an excellent role model for women pursing a career in law. Not only did she enter the legal field at a time when female attorneys were rare, she was one of the younge...

video

Continuing the Anglo-American theme of today, here is a second video of a British Prime Minister in Washington. Winston Churchill took a steamship through German submarine-infested waters around Ch...

Taking off from the South Lawn (Smithsonian)video

President Eisenhower needed a quick and effective way to travel from Washington to his summer home in Rhode Island. Air Force One was too large for the trip and a motorcade would take too long, causin...

Look at this photo from 1910. It's amazing. That's the Executive Office Building on the left and the West Wing on the right ... and an airplane landing between them. Claude Grahame-White is about to ...

Self-portrait by Johnston, dressed as a man, sporting a fake mustache and holding a bicycle, ca. 1890 (Wikipedia)

In honor of Women's History Month, Cultural Tourism D.C. put up the first of hopefully many Frances "Fannie" Benjamin Johnston posts on Tumblr. She was a prominent 19th century female photographer and...

The Washington Monument

The next "Three Things..." post will be about one of the most iconic monument in our city: The Washington Monument. Since the cornerstone was laid on July 4th, 1848 (check out a photo of it under c...

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