Posts Tagged ‘John F. Kennedy’

Nationals to Announce New Racing President on Saturday

Update, 11:10 a.m.: The Nationals have tweeted that they are announcing the new president Saturday.

After foam Teddy Roosevelt finally won a president's race at the end of the Nationals regular season, there were hints that a fifth president could be added to the festivities. But who among the remaining 40 would be chosen? Washington might [...]

Today in D.C. History: Post Publisher Commits Suicide

On Aug. 3, 1963, former Washington Post publisher Philip Graham, having struggled with severe bouts of depression for at least five years, went into the bathroom of his family farm near Marshall, Va., and committed suicide with a 28-gauge shotgun.
Four months prior, the 48-year-old Graham had delivered a famous and oft-quoted speech to Newsweek correspondents [...]