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
  • 1992-11-22 Washington Post reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-10-07 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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, American investigative reporter who covered Watergate for the Washington Post, born in Washington, D. C.

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