Soldiers operate a 40mm anti-aircraft gun on the roof of the Government Printing Office, June 1944. The U.S. Capitol is seen in the background on the right.
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Unknown soldier from World War I being taken from the USS Olympia at the Washington Navy Yard and transported to the US Capitol to lay in state. On November 11, 1921, the body was interned at Arlington National Cemetery. This photograph was taken shortly after 4 p.m. on November 9, 1921. The group of officials at […]
On March 4, 1925, Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated as the 30th President of the United States with his wife First Lady Grace Coolidge by his side. Sworn in by Chief Justice William H. Taft on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol, Coolidge had become President after the death of President Harding two years prior. […]
The White House Egg Roll has been a Easter tradition since the 1870s. According to The White House: “[It] is one of the oldest and most unique traditions in presidential history.” Some historians have attributed Dolley Madison with suggesting the idea of an egg roll. Reportedly, the first egg rolls occurred earlier during President Andrew Johnson’s administration […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]