It was in Detroit, Michigan on Halloween, in the year 1926 that legendary Hungarian-American escape artist, Harry Houdini, died...
This week, Americans are submitting their federal income tax returns - and throughout the land there is indeed much gnashing of teeth of rending of garments. Care to know how your pocket book got into this fix?
We heard it through the grapevine! District native Marvin Gaye is now immortalized on a USPS commemerative stamp!
Pre-reading, my knowledge of Ulysses S. Grant was largely limited to his Civil War career. Post-reading, I can now drone on about his presidency, death from a baseball-sized throat tumor, and childhood spent riding horses while getting whacked about the head by a circus monkey. Get ready school groups!
This week marks the 108th anniversary of the catastrophe. It’s a sad story filled with searing imagery.
Let’s stay among the Irish today and learn about the history of Swampoodle - a now vanished DC neighborhood that was once home to the city’s working class Irish (until Union Station came in and ruined everything).