Washington Post in History

Historical Events

  • 1877-12-06 Washington Post publishes 1st edition
  • 1977-06-06 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • 1981-04-15 Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award winning stry about an 8-year-old heroin addict is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story
  • 1995-09-19 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
  • 2016-03-09 Eighth Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by Univision and the Washington Post and held in Miami, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • 1917-06-16 Katharine Graham, newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-08-26 Ben Bradlee, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 1943-03-26 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-02-14 Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • 1948-11-03 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)

Famous Weddings

  • 1968-04-20 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa

HeartWedding of Interest

1976-04-14 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein