Tag: Secretary of War

Swearing in of Dwight Davis as Assistant Secretary of War on March 5th, 1923

Three Secretaries of War and Where They Lived

We thought it would be interesting to do a little research on old members of the Cabinet and see where they used to live....
Parade of 'Reds' Here Ends in Arrest of 29 - November 11th, 1928 (Washington Post)

Parade of Communists Arrested at State, War and Navy Building

Everyone is aware of the communist scare stirred up by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s. Due to the media circus around that, sensationalizing it...
Japanese embassy posing for photo with naval officers at Washington's navy yard (Library of Congress)

Arrival of First Japanese Embassy at the Navy Yard (1860)

In January 1860, the Tokugawa shogunate sent a delegation to the United States with the primary objective of ratifying the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce...
Capitol Building after World War I Armistace Day (DC Public Library Commons)video

Washington Goes Wild to Celebrate Armistice Signing (1918)

Here's an excellent photo from the DC Public Library Flickr photostream. This shows the Capitol Building fully lit up following announcement of the end...
White House callers on January 24th, 2012

100 Years Ago: Who Visited the White House?

For the next "This Day in History" post, I came across this list of White House visitors for January 24th, 1912. A long list...