Celebrate the 89th anniversary of the Washington Senators opening game at Griffith Stadium against the New York Yankees. Read more about the game, Walter Johnson, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth's 1925 season!
It was so cold 130 years ago, you could skate on the Potomac River! We dug up some old stories about the misery of winter and found some good stuff about the freezing temperatures causing problems all over the city. Read on to learn more!
Take a look back in time with us as we explore Alexandria history with a peek at the front page of the Alexandria Gazette exactly 110 years ago, on January 2nd, 1904. See the original page from the Library of Congress.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the front pages of The Washington Times and The Washington Herald in 1913. GoDCers, have a Merry Christmas and take a look back at what the holiday looked like in DC a century ago!
The National Symphony Orchestra performed at D.A.R. Constitution Hall prior to the opening of the Kennedy Center. Read about President Kennedy's connection to the Orchestra and see an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on November 22nd, 1963.
50 years ago today, this headline in The Washington Post was apropos. Though today's rancor over the debt ceiling is far worse, it's a reminder of where we came from. Our debt ceiling is now close to $17 trillion.
On the day President Kennedy was assassinated, a prayer was printed in The Washington Post asking for patience and light in the midst of sorrow. Read this powerful story and its foreshadowing of the tragedy to come.
Everyone's talking about JFK's 50th anniversary of assassination, but have you heard the stories of the regular, average things that happened that day? Get a look at the front pages of the Washington Post on November 22nd and 23rd, 1963.
On November 2nd, 1863, John Wilkes Booth made his acting debut at Ford's Theatre. Check out this advertisement from the Daily National Republican and learn more about Booth's debut in Baltimore on our sister site.
50 years ago today, The Washington Post printed an advertisement for Capitol Park Townhouses. Today, the same area is unrecognizable due to developers modernizing it with brutalist, Soviet-like buildings.
Learn about the liquor ban enacted on August 28, 1963 to mark the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Discover what Washingtonians were told about traffic, transit, telework, and more for the momentous event.
Take a trip back in time and explore the front page of the Washington Times from May 17th, 1912. See what news was important to readers at the time, and uncover a piece of history from over 100 years ago!
Get a glimpse into the epic 1912 presidential election between Taft and Roosevelt through the pages of the Washington Times from May 15th, 101 years ago. See the front and back page of the newspaper from that day.
Take a step back in time and explore the May 14th, 1912 edition of the Washington Times with our "In the Paper" installment. View the front and back pages to gain insight into the events of 101 years ago.
Take a trip back in time and view the front and back page of the Washington Times from the week of May 13th, 1912, exactly 101 years ago. Click on the images to see a larger version and read the paper.
96 years ago yesterday, the Alexandria Gazette ran an ad for Portner's Beer. The descendants of Robert Portner are now reviving the brand as a brewhouse in Alexandria. Support the local beer scene and help Catherine and Margaret Portner with their Indiegogo campaign!
100 years ago today, Captain A.H. Rostron was presented with a Congressional Medal in the East Room of the White House by President Taft for "acts of unusual heroism." Read our post to learn more about the award and the Titanic connection to President Taft.