In 1979, Margaret Thatcher visited the United States for the first time to meet with President Jimmy Carter. Despite their differences, Thatcher's visit marked the beginning of a close and productive working relationship between the two leaders. Learn more about their "special relationship" here.
A brazen daylight assassination attempt against President Truman took place right on Pennsylvania Avenue with a shootout in front of Blair House. It was carried out by militant Puerto Rican pro-independence activists. White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt, was killed protecting the President.
Hinckley was arrested and found not guilty of his charges by reason of insanity. He was sent to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC, less than ten minutes from the place he attempted to assassinate Reagan.
Explore the 1901 Inauguration Parade of President McKinley! Learn more about the parade, its participants and a photo of McKinley from the same year riding through the streets of Oakland in this look back in history!
Explore the photo of Abraham Lincoln delivering his second inaugural address and the original document. Learn about the confrontation between Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth that may have saved Lincoln's life.
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.