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U.S. Senate subway circa 1915 (Shorpy)
Exploring the U.S. Senate Subway in 1915
Take a journey to the past with this exploration of the historic U.S. Senate Subway in 1915. See the high-resolution version of the photo and share it with your Capitol Hill friends!
Ebbitt House in 1865 as photographed by Matthew Brady (Wikipedia)
Old Ebbitt Grill History
What is the history of Washington's famous Old Ebbitt Grill? It was founded in 1856 as the city's first saloon.
1914 Raush & Lang electric vehicle (Smithsonian)
The Eternal Automobile Question: Cornelius Ford and the Misuse of Government Funds in 1914
Amid the implosion of yet another DC council member, it's only apropos to post a story like this. Cornelius Ford was nominated in 1913 to head up the Government Printing Office. In 1914, he was accused of misusing government funds for an automobile. Our outrage should never wane, as each time it should get even worse.
D.C. Commissioner, Melvin Hazen, who chose the design, is pictured with the new flag October 17th, 1938 (Library of Congress)
What Is The Flag of Washington, D.C.?
Washington, DC didn't have an official flag until the middle of the 20th century. The white background with two red stripes and three red stars was based on George Washington's family crest.
Ronald Reagan
Watch and Read Ronald Reagan's First State of the Union Address
Watch and read Ronald Reagan's first State of the Union address to Congress, given on January 26th, 1982. The best part is about 50 seconds into the clip. Original speech found on Wikipedia.
Winston Churchill's Speech in Washington in 1941
Watch a video of Winston Churchill's speech in Washington in December 1941, just after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and read the most powerful quote from the speech. Learn more about the speech and related articles.
Ron Paul in Astros uniform (1983)
Ron Paul Crushes Double During Congressional Baseball Game
Ron Paul hit a double during the Congressional baseball game in 1983 - see the full video here! Plus, find out why the game was banned in 1914 and how it came back in 1962.
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Congressman Joseph G. Cannon: The Most Powerful Speaker of the House in US History
Joseph G. Cannon served as Speaker of the House from 1903-1911 and is considered by many to be the most powerful Speaker of the House in American history. Read more to learn about his legacy!
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933)
Unpacking the Four Essential Human Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Speech
Learn more about the iconic Four Freedoms Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union address. The first two freedoms are codified in the Constitution, while the latter two form the basis of the modern liberal vision.

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