Dwight D. Eisenhower

Here's a pretty cool set of photos from January 20th, 1953. Source: Opie Radio

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In September 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while visiting Denver. He was rushed to Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, where he would spend seven weeks recovering. While convalescing, he c...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oKD5J7wllU In September of 1960, the U.S. and Japan were celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations. Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko traveled to Washing...

padlocked gate

You know how bad it sucks to accidentally lock yourself out of your house. How about when you're locked in and your home is the White House? Well, that actually happened to President Eisenhower. Her...

Locomotive and cars through the concourse (Photo courtesy of Trains magazine)

This is a guest post by GoDCer from Poolesville, Jack (the guy that tipped us off to some great stories, like the decapitated convict). President Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration was just five days...

Bonus Army eviction in 1932 (Wikipedia)

If you're fortunate enough to be participating in WABA's "Down the Tubes" ride tomorrow, the last stop on your journey is going to be Poplar Point. Probably 70% of District residents don't know what t...

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...

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I came across this one on YouTube. This was the first time the President of the United States was videotaped and then broadcast in color. This is the earliest surviving color videotape. It was filmed ...

A Pan Am 707 on the runway

Aviation has a strong history in the Washington area. Following on the heels of our last aeronautical first (Concorde at Dulles), here is another first for the region and the country. In the fa...

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One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is below if you'd like to read it. This is a truly amazing an...

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