I appreciate all the feedback I have gotten about the blog thus far ? the vast majority of it, thankfully,? positive.
One comment that has come across the transom, however: ?Less ?Today in History?!?? Hey, I like history!
While I prefer to interpret that as a yearning hunger for even more posts across the breadth and depth of the Library, the point is well-taken.
Nevertheless, while I would be a terrible son if I didn?t point out that today?s ?TIH? delves into the genesis of Mother?s Day (not that my mom is a reader yet), I thought I would repeat yesterday?s experiment in which I selected a random frontpage from 100 years ago via our ?Chronicling America? Web site.
Unfortunately, the result wasn?t quite so risible as William Howard Taft?s body mass index.
I decided to look West to California and was greeted with a frontpage full of stories from The San Francisco Call about riots stemming from a railroad strike.
I suppose if there is a silver lining to be had, it is that a city that was nearly destroyed barely a year prior was at least still around to deal with such issues as labor relations.