Check out this great old advertisement that we dug up in The Washington Times from September 7th, 1919.
This is one of the more interesting personal stories that we’ve uncovered.
For a while now, we’ve heard stories about President Grantbeing arrested for riding his horse too fast in the city. This is amusing on two accounts, the first being the President driving a horse and buggy alone on the streets of Washington. The second, that he was actually stopped and arrested for speeding. Clearly, we…
Check out this great photo shared by GoDCer Matthew. Thanks for sharing!
Washington Post headline
Watching the Oscars and thinking of “12 Years a Slave,” we were wondering if and when a former slave visited the White House as a guest. I also suspect that this has happened more than once, so after digging in The Washington Post, we were able to uncover a great story about a former slave who visited with President Roosevelt.
Below is the article detailing the meeting…
“It’s Midnight in Washington…and this is the Steve Allison show.”
I can remember those lines from 1959 just like it was yesterday.
WWDC (1260 on the AM dial) had hired a talk show host from Philadelphia named Steve Allison who ruled the airwaves from 10:30 pm to 1 am every night. At the time this was cutting edge programming for local radio.
Fidel Castro arrives at Military Air Transport Service…
This is an interesting article that we came across in The Washington Post, Times Herald from May 30th, 1962. At the time, there was much debate about the proposed Watergate Towne complex set to be built along the banks of the Potomac River.
The Watergate Complex
The zoning regulations of the time only permitted structured to be built up to 90 feet along the river. However, the…
Check out this program. It’s for the Duke vs. GWU football game, held on November 13th, 1948 at Duke.
Duke vs. GWU (1948)
Source: Duke University Libraries
Duke was pretty average in 1948, going 4-3-2 under coach Wallace Wade. GWU was similarly mediocre at 4-6 with coach Bo Rowland. Well, Duke smashed GWU in a horribly lopsided game, 62 to nothing.