Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Washington, D.C.

Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park

Then and Now: Joan of Arc Statue in Meridian Hill Park

Prince of Petworth has a couple of posts on this statue already, but I wanted to add a few then and now photos and...
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Washington Hilton 1968

Hendrix Plays the Washington Hilton (1968)

Wow, this one is gold. Jimi Hendrix played the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Ave. NW -- the same one where Hinkley shot Reagan in...
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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...
J.E.B. Stuart

125 Years Ago: The Marriage of J.E.B. Stuart’s Daughter

The Baltimore Sun on January 6th, 1887 has a notice of the Waller-Stuart wedding, which happened the day prior in Staunton, VA. This of...
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.
Jackie Kennedy

First Lady Jackie Kennedy Named 1961’s Best Dressed Woman in the...

50 years ago today, on January 5th, 1962, Jackie Kennedy was named the best dressed woman in the world for the second year in...