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Category: This Day in History

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Three Homes for Sale 70 Years Ago

These three homes in DC, MD and VA were for sale exactly 70 years ago today on December 29th, 1951. Take a look to see how they have changed (or not).

Record Low Temperatures 130 Years Ago

You think it’s cold today? Well, it is … but 130 years ago, there were some record freezing temperatures causing problems all over the city. We went through the papers to dig up some old stories about the misery of

Washington Celebrates Christmas in 1913

One hundred years ago today, these two images were the front pages of The Washington Times and The Washington Herald, respectively. Merry Christmas GoDCers! Have a great, relaxing time around the tree with your families. Source: Library of Congress Source: Library

Kennedy and the National Symphony Orchestra

Before the Kennedy Center opening, the National Symphony Orchestra would perform at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Below is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on November 22nd, 1963 with a quote from President Kennedy.

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