Monday, January 28, 2013
We're supposed to have snow here in D.C. overnight.
As a reminder to everyone in the District, on January 28, 1922, the biggest recorded snowstorm in Washington, D.C., history caused the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre to collapse, killing 98 people. The death toll was high: 98 people died and 133 injured. The dead included ormer Congressman Andrew Jackson Barchfeld and a number of prominent political and business leaders. The theater's architect, Reginald Geare, and owner, Harry Crandall, later committed suicide.
Enjoy the weather!