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Remembering Major Archibald Butt and the Titanic Memorials in Washington, DC
Remember Major Archibald Butt, who perished in the 1912 Titanic disaster. Read this guest post to learn more about the Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain and the Women's Titanic Memorial in DC. See photos, maps and learn more!
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March 1st, 1913: Titanic Hero Honored at White House
One hundred years ago today, exactly at 2:15 p.m. (when we published this post), Captain A.H. Rostron was awarded a Congressional Medal in the  East Room of the White House. President Taft (in the final days of his administration) presided over the event, presenting the award to Rostron for “acts of unusual heroism,” saving the lives of 700 passengers. Make sure you read our old...
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100 Years Ago Today: The Washington Times Front Page on the Evening of the Titanic's Sinking
On the evening of April 15th, 1912, the Washington Times front page likely didn't hint at the tragedy that would unfold that night. Today, over a hundred years later, it's rather haunting to look back on this page. White House aide Archibald Butt was also onboard the Titanic.
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Major Archibald Butt, D.C. Resident, Boards Titanic for Transatlantic Crossing
Archibald Willingham Butt was a successful and well-known military aide to presidents Roosevelt and Taft. He was fiercely loyal to both men and near the end of Taft’s term in 1912, it was clear that Roosevelt was disgruntled with Taft and would run against him. Major Butt was caught in the middle with equal but divided loyalties.
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Old Ads and Classifieds: An Amazing Discover of Titanic and Carpathia Ads from 1912
Take a step back in time and explore these amazing Titanic and Carpathia ads from 1912. Discover the Washington residents aboard the ill-fated Atlantic crossing and the ship that rescued its survivors.
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Faces of Yesterday: Dime Messenger Service Boys Working in Washington D.C. in 1912
Remembering the Dime Messenger Service boys who worked in Washington D.C. in 1912. Meet Eddie Tahoory and Earle Griffith, two young boys working at the headquarters at 1228 H St. NW. Discover the stories behind the faces of yesterday.
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