This Week In National Club History
February 21, 1999: Ex-wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura of the Reform Pary, says third parties are important to the country and the press needs to laugh more.
February 23, 1955: The National Press Club allows women members of the press to sit in the ballroom balcony during speaker luncheons. Sixteen years later, they are admitted to membership in the Club. Actress Julie Harris is one of the first women to cross the threshold of the formerly “Accompanied Male Guests Only” bar.