March 1st, 1913: Titanic Hero Honored at White House

One hundred years ago today, exactly at 2:15 p.m. (when we published this post), Captain A.H. Rostron was awarded a Congressional Medal in the  East Room of the White House. President Taft (in the final days of his administration) presided over the event, presenting the award to Rostron for “acts of unusual heroism,” saving the lives of 700 passengers.

Make sure you read our old post from the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, with another connection to President Taft.

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Washington Times - March 1st, 1913
Washington Times – March 1st, 1913

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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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