Category Archive: History and Culture

Aug 08 2017

Step by step

  “By taking this action, I hope that I have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America.” On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation as the 37th President of the United States, effective noon the following day. Gerald R. Ford became the 38th …

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Jul 20 2017

The one where we go down another rabbit trail

On this day in 1932, police in Washington, DC use tear gas to disperse World War I veterans who attempt to march on the White House as part of the “Bonus Expeditionary Force.” Let that sink in for a minute. World War I veterans. Tear gas. What the actual [word I won’t print here]? This …

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