Historic Events

Explore an index of significant events in House history recalled by interviewees on topics ranging from the Bonus March of 1932 to changes in Capitol security in the 21st century.

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“Due to the Circumstances of Today”: The U.S. House of Representatives Remembers September 11, 2001
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Office of the House Historian conducted a series of interviews with former Representatives, House officials, and employees. This ongoing, event-based oral history project focuses on eyewitness accounts of 9/11, as well as the subsequent effect of the attacks on the institution.

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