Historical Events

This week celebrates the 152nd anniversary of the D.C. Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in the District of Columbia and came eight months before...

This is a great story to cross-post with our sister site, Ghosts of Baltimore. Airline traffic was getting too heavy for National Airport to handle...

1857 Inauguration

This is an extremely rare photograph of James Buchanan's Inauguration at the East Front of the Capitol Building on March 4th, 1857. It's a...

Marion Barry arrested by the FBI

Sometimes the story behind the story is almost as sensational as the original news. Nearly everyone remembers when former Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for...

Women marchers organized by country, state, occupation, and organization, led by Miss Inez Milholland and Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson, during the suffrage march, March 3, 1913, Washington, D.C.

Here's an interesting drawing that we dug up. It shows the suffrage march line from March 4th, 1913. Source: Library of Congress

Knickerbocker Theater disastervideo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h62ec3Ilgno Many of you will be familiar with these images from the Knickerbocker Theater disaster. We haven't yet written about it, but there's an excellent...

1873 Inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant

Here's an old print from 1873, showing Ulysses Grant's second inauguration, looking down Pennsylvania Ave. Source: Library of Congress

James Madison

Here's an interesting bit of old history. This is a presidential proclamation suspending certain building regulations for Washington on January 1st, 1817. January 1, 1817 By...

1978 Washington Bullets

Elvin 'The Big E' Hayes and Bobby Dandridge were in the house at the Verizon Center the other night to watch the struggling Washington...

We are grateful for the picture below, since so many of the amazing images on this site come via the Library of Congress! In...

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