Other Cool Stuff / 08.03.2012

Love it. Hate it. It has some of the most confusing terminology for out-of-towners. Inner loop of what? Outer loop? But there's only one Beltway. Wait, I'm on 495, but also 95, and that's 295? That's not confusing. Super GoDC reader, DrCapsFan (if we make t-shirts, he might get the first) suggested doing a little research into the Capital Beltway. This one will likely be a challenge, but I'm sure some interesting history is laying dormant. So, thanks for the suggestion and let's get down to it.
This Day in History / 06.02.2012

Okay, this isn't a true "This Day in History," but since I'm such a Back to the Future fan boy, I thought it would be interesting to see what was happening in D.C. on November 5th, 1955 -- the date Marty arrives back in Hill Valley, after the Libyans kill Doc Brown (1.21 gigawatts!). I'll dig through the old Washington Post from that day and see what interesting (or banal) stories I can find from our city. By the way, November 5th, 1955 was a Saturday.