First Presidential Radio Broadcast Marks 100 Year Anniversary

By Jerry L. Wallace May 30, 1922 is a Red-Letter Day in the history of presidential communications. On that day 100 years ago, Warren G. Harding became the first President to speak over radio. The occasion was the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Remarkably, this significant moment

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Death Came Like a Thief in the Night: The Knickerbocker Theater Collapse

By Jerry L. Wallace Today, January 28th, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the nation’s most deadly structural engineering failures, the roof collapse of the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington, DC. The theater, part of Harry Crandall’s chain, was located at 18th and Columbia Road. It not only showed movies

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