Take a look back in time with this rare footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicating the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland in 1940. Read more about this historic moment and see the original post here.
William Andrew Johnson, a former slave of President Andrew Johnson, was a guest at the White House when he visited President Franklin Roosevelt. Read the incredible story of his meeting with President Roosevelt, as well as details from his life before and after the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Mayflower Hotel has seen a lot of history, from FDR's famous "Nothing to Fear" speech to Monica Lewinsky's blue dress. Learn more about the "Grande Dame of Washington" and the Walker Hotel and Apartments.
In this article, we observe a great tongue-in-cheek opening line from the December 2, 1936 copy of the Washington Post. We reflect on the continuity and change of social interaction in DC, from exclusive "hospitalities" to the incorporation of social media.
Take a look back to 1934 for an account of a White House beer party just after the repeal of Prohibition. Find out the official White House beer recipe and more about the President's stance on alcohol.
In the hours before Pearl Harbor, Washington Post articles spoke of the failing negotiations between the U.S. and Japan. Read about the articles and President Roosevelt's dramatic move to prevent war. See his "Date Which Will Live in Infamy" speech and related articles.
This … picture … is … awesome. This is why I love baseball.
Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC – July 7th, 1937 (Library of Congress)
I could almost end the post with just this picture because it’s just that amazing.
The 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held in Washington at Griffith Stadium. The Senators were between mediocre and lousy by then,...
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.