Tag: The Capitol Building

Queen Liliuokalani, last royal ruler of Hawaii (1917)

Hawaiian ex-Queen Liliʻuokalani Comes to Washington

This might be the most unique ideas for a post that I have come up with thus far. Hopefully you will agree...
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933)video

FDR’s 1941 State of the Union: Four Freedoms Speech

Later this evening, the President will give his annual State of the Union address. On such an important day, it would be remiss of...

Film Footage of President McKinley’s Inauguration

Chalk this up to our incredible Library of Congress. A silent film by Thomas Edison, shot on March 4th, 1901 at the Capitol. This...
Saving Daylight! postcard (1918)

We Need Daylight Savings … and More Cigars!

We haven't always had daylight savings ... back in 1918, there was debate on Capitol Hill about time zones and daylight savings. Interestingly enough,...
Ready for the start to Arlington - Unknown Soldiervideo

Video: Wilson, Harding and a Nation Pay Respect to the Unknown...

Here's a video I came across on YouTube of the old president and recently inaugurated one attending the burial ceremony of the Unknown Soldier....

JFK: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You (1961...

One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is...