Historical Events

These posts are about historical events in Washington, D.C.

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President Theodore Roosevelt’s Inaugural Ceremony (1905)

Now this is a great one from the vaults of the Library of Congress. I found this on YouTube (of course). There's no sound,...
Roosevelt Inauguration 1945

President Franklin Roosevelt’s Fourth Inauguration (1945)

Here is video (partly in color) of FDR being inaugurated for the fourth time. This being the fourth time is impressive enough, but also,...
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1945 Film Footage of President Roosevelt’s Funeral

April 12th, 1945 was a sad day for our nation. Our president, who had led us through the depths of the Depression and was...
The Beatles at Washington Coliseum - Feb. 11th, 1964video

The Beatles’ First Concert in the U.S. Was at Washington Coliseum

The Beatles' first live performance in America was in Washington, D.C. on February 11th, 1964. They played at the Washington Coliseum after arriving at Union Station from New York City.
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A Country Mourns With the Kennedy Family

The country was in mourning, having just lost our President a few weeks earlier in Dallas. This is a pretty somber, powerful and moving...