Titanic, Napoleon, Air Force One, Mafia Wars, Knights Templar and Petworth

Good week? Nah, this was a great week.  We had some really popular posts that made the rounds on Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere at large.

Here were the top three from this Titanic-centric week.

  1. 100 Years Ago Today: Major Archibald Butt, D.C. Resident, Boards Titanic for Transatlantic Crossing — Everyone’s talking about the Titanic. This evening marks 100 years since it hit the iceberg and went to the bottom. This was a fascinating personal story about a prominent local who was on that ship.
  2. The Original Opening Night at the Howard Theatre — I had the pleasure of attending the Tuesday night performance. The venue is awesome. Trombone Shorty is awesome. George Clinton … dude, you need to hang it up.
  3. Petworth is Like Omaha — Do you prefer the former or the latter? Omaha has the College World Series and Warren Buffett. Petworth has fixed-gear bikes and hipsters.

These were the worst posts of the week. My sincere apologies for boring you with these.

  1. Why Bother Shaving? X-Ray Away Your Unwanted Hair — Lame post. At least 24 GoDCers thought it was okay.
  2. Herbert Copeland: The Last Person Hanged in D.C. — Really? The Nazi execution post was popular.
  3. President’s Jet Breaks 15 Records to Moscow — You either don’t like Kennedy, Air Force One or Moscow. Which one is it?

Have a great Saturday and here’s to an exciting week of posts next week. I won’t divulge the secrets quite yet, but check Twitter on Sunday night.

Trombone Shorty at the Howard Theatre
Trombone Shorty at the Howard Theatre

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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