President William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, had a Yellow-headed Mexican parrot named “Washington Post.” Reportedly, the parrot was quite patriotic. When McKinley whistled the beginning of “Yankee Doodle” the parrot would complete it.
President McKinley’s Parrot
- Pauline Wayne: First Cow — President William Howard Taft’s pet cow, Pauline Wayne, used to graze on the lawn of the White House and the State, War, and Navy Building (now the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building) next door. In 1910, Taft’s previous cow, Mooly Wooly, died after eating too many oats. Wisconsin senator Isaac Stephenson bought Pauline Wayne [...]
- Changing a tire at Benning race track, 1916 — Woman changing tire of Stutz Weightman Special no. 26 at Benning race track near Washington, D.C. in 1916. Share the History Love... [...]
- Nixon and family at Disneyland, 1959 — Vice President Richard Nixon and his family enjoying the Disneyland parade on June 14, 1959. The Nixons were on hand at Disneyland to help dedicate the brand-new, never-before-seen Monorail system. Share the History Love... [...]
- Charlie Chaplin helping the WWI cause, 1918 — Charlie Chaplin, comedy star, making his first speech for the third Liberty Loan drive in front of the State, War and Navy Building in Washington, D.C., on first anniversary of U.S. entry into war, April 6, 1918. Share the History Love... [...]
- Child with tiger cub, 1937 — Unidentified child with tiger cub photographed during the the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. Share the History Love... [...]