Washington Post in History

Historical Events

  • 1877-12-06 Washington Post publishes 1st edition
  • 1972-08-01 1st article exposing Watergate scandal by Bernstein and Woodward in "The Washington Post"
  • 1977-06-06 "Washington Post" reports US has developed neutron bomb
  • 1981-04-15 Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award-winning story about an 8-year-old heroin addict is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

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

US Senator Bob Packwood
US Senator
Bob Packwood
  • 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

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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
  • 2017-10-15 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how Congress passed a bill sponsored by Tom Marino that hindered the fight against the opioid crisis
  • 2017-11-09 Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in "Washington Post" report

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2017-12-31 Singer Lorde called a bigot in ad in Washington Post after cancelling show in Israel

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde
  • 2018-09-16 US Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault in the 1980s in "The Washington Post"

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2018-11-19 Ivanka Trump sent "hundred" of emails from her personal account about government business according to Washington Post report

Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump Ivanka Trump
Businesswoman and Adviser to Donald Trump
Ivanka Trump
  • 2019-01-14 US President Donald Trump denies he is a Russian agent after NY Times article states the FBI started an investigation and the Washington Post raised issues over a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • 2019-12-09 US officials "deliberately misled" the public on progress of the Afghanistan war, hid that it was a lost cause, according to The Washington Post analysis of the "Afghanistan Papers"

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestBen Bradlee

1921-08-26 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2014)

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Person of interestBob Woodward

1943-03-26 Bob Woodward, American author and investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes), born in Geneva Illinois

Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward
Author and Investigative Reporter
Bob Woodward

Person of interestCarl Bernstein

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
  • 1947-10-11 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist (Washington Post), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-11-03 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
  • 1950-03-13 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

Famous Weddings

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

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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

Famous Deaths

  • 2001-07-17 Katharine Graham, American publisher (The Washington Post during Watergate), dies at 84

Person of interestBen Bradlee

2014-10-21 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, newspaper executive (Washington Post), dies at 93

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 2018-06-21 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), dies small intestine cancer of at 68

MurderJamal Khashoggi

2018-10-02 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian dissident, author, Washington Post columnist and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), assassinated in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at 59, reportedly on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi


Famous Journalists