National Press Club

This Week in National Press Club History

December 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Dec. 13, 1929: National Press Club occupies new quarters with a 99-year lease at $1 a year.

Dec. 14, 1934: The National Press Club presents its second “An Evening of Magic” for children, featuring magicians from Baltimore and Washington.

Dec. 15, 1921: President Warren G. Harding, an active Press Club member, casts his ballot at the Club’s election.

Dec. 17, 2003: Lance Armstrong, multiple winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, is greeted by Washington area cyclists during his luncheon.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

For more information on upcoming History Committee-sponsored events, or to join the History Committee, contact Marc A. Wojno at