Sunday, May 01, 2011

From the "Things I Didn't Know" File..

From CNN's writeup of last night's White House Correspondents dinner:
The White House Correspondenhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifts' Association dinner was Obama's second as president. It has been a ritual in Washington since 1920, when it was first held to boost communication between the press and the president, according to the association's website.

It was only open to men until 1962, when President John F. Kennedy said he would not attend unless women were invited.
I'm still always surprised to read things like that, although thinking about it for a bit I guess I really shouldn't be. Props to JFK for making a statement.

No comments: