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Smithsonian Castle (1900)
Bad Weather? Check Out This Cool Photo of the Smithsonian Castle
Bad weather keeping you indoors? Check out this cool photo of the Smithsonian Castle from 1900 and explore the rest of the Washingtoniana Collection at the D.C. Public Library. Plus, related articles from SI.edu and Ghosts of DC.
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Witnessing History: A Silent Film of President William McKinley Shot by Thomas Edison in 1901
Witness history in this incredible silent film of President William McKinley, shot by Thomas Edison in 1901 at the Capitol. Thanks to the Library of Congress, we can see what life was like over a hundred years ago!
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Robert Todd Lincoln Attends Dedication of Lincoln Memorial
Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's son, was still alive nearing 80, when the now famous memorial to his father was dedicated. Here are a series of photos from that day.
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Esther Williams and Van Johnson Recreate 'Duchess of Idaho' on WTOP Radio in 1952
Esther Williams and Van Johnson recreated their musical romantic comedy, 'Duchess of Idaho' on WTOP Radio in 1952. Learn more about this A-list celebrity couple and watch the movie trailer!
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan's Live Performance in Washington, D.C. in 1983
Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan's live performance in Washington, D.C. on December 27th, 1983. Featuring the setlist from that night, a video of the performance and a tribute to the late musician.
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Home Movie Footage from Lady Bird Johnson During the 1960s
Check out this home movie footage from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s! The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these videos, plus follow them on Twitter and Facebook. See President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey, and more!
Richard Nixon
A Look Back at President Nixon During the Watergate Scandal
Take a look back at President Nixon during the Watergate scandal and see how the American Presidency was redefined. Watch the video and see the intimidating photo of Richard Nixon. Visit Ghosts of DC to learn more!
The Doors play the Washington Hilton - 1967
The Washington Hilton: Where Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger Played in 1967
The Washington Hilton was a popular place for live music in 1967, with Jim Morrison and The Doors playing there on Thanksgiving. Read more about this historic event and see photos!
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Woodrow Wilson's Role in Honoring the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
Learn about President Woodrow Wilson's role in honoring the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the historic events surrounding this momentous occasion, including the Evening Public Ledger's coverage and Wilson's visit to the Tomb of the Unknowns. Visit Woodrow Wilson House for more information.
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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: An Analysis of One of the Most Powerful Speeches of All Time
An in-depth look at one of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time. Read the text or watch the full speech to see why this is something worth watching in its entirety. Includes a famous quote, start watching at 13:45.

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