Crowds gather near the White House (E and 15th Street) for the dedication of the William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial in 1903. In the background, the Washington Monument is visible.
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Walt Disney and former actress Shirley Temple untie ribbon across entrance to Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland at official opening of castle on April 29, 1957. Shirley’s daughter, Susan, 9, follows her. Shirley Temple told the story of Sleeping Beauty during the official opening of the interior of the Castle at Disneyland. Left to right: […]
On January 11, 1926, Helen Keller visited the White House. She also had a photo-op with First Lady Grace Coolidge. Interacting with a person in the deaf community was nothing new for the First Lady. In 1904 – before her marriage to the future president Calvin Coolidge – Grace began her teaching training course at […]
The newsreel shows American film star Marilyn Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller arriving at a London Airport on July 19, 1956. She was in town to promote The Prince and the Showgirl with co-star Sir Laurence Olivier who is shown in the clip, alongside his wife Vivien Leigh, greeting Monroe and Miller. Olivier also directed […]
On September 21, 1938, New England was hit by a Category 3 hurricane. Many names were given to the storm including the Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Great Hurricane of 1938, and Long Island Express. However, it was mainly known as the New England Hurricane of 1938. Not since 1869 had this region experienced […]
Today marks Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday. Her life was full hardships from poverty and an attempted sexual assault as a child to abusive relationships, depression, drugs, and alcohol as an adult. However, Holiday was also a force of nature within the music world. Considered to be one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, […]