The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln in Washington

The 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Advertisements

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The cherries of friendship in Washington

Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki donated 3020 cherry tree saplings to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the northern […]

The first ship of Star Trek is being exhibited in Washington

USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is a starship in the Star Trek media franchise. It is the main setting of the original Star Trek television series (1966–1969) and several Star Trek films, Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, the Enterprise carries its crew on a mission to explore strange, new worlds and new civilizations to boldly go where no man has gone before”. Matt Jefferies designed the Enterprise for television, and its core design components – a […]

The Wright Brothers Airplane is being exhibited in Washington

The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft. It was designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles (6.4 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, the airplane is exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. The U.S. Smithsonian Institution describes the aircraft as “the first powered, […]