Kansas takes centerstage “Today in History,” as a pair of Sunflower State notables are celebrated, including playwright William Inge, born this day in 1913.
Good Housekeeping is probably best known both as a magazine and for its famous “Seal.” Today’s “TIH” hearkens back to this day in 1885 when the magazine itself was first launched.
The webcast from Monday’s big Waldseemüller Map event is now up. The previous link has also been updated. UPDATE: It has been suggested that the link to the webcast is broken, but it doesn’t appear so on my machine. Anyone else having trouble with it? UPDATE: The broken link has been corrected.
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Lest the day slip completely away from me � and so as to keep my newfound “TIH” autodidacticism intact � I point to today’s edition remembering the day in 1931 when the lights first went on at that famous magnet for oversized apes, the Empire State Building. I’ve only been to the top once, but […]
It’s a busy day and a busy month at the Library of Congress! Not only is today Law Day, but it marks the kickoff of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. We’ve issued a news release detailing how the Library is observing the month, and launched a Web site gathering several related Library collections and resources together […]
As a followup to yesterday?s blurb about the fire at the Georgetown branch of the DC Public Library ? although I didn?t know it at the time of posting, the Library of Congress is working to lend a hand. Here is a statement I received from staff in our Preservation Directorate: Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian […]
Harper Lee?s famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, begins with a quote by the English essayist Charles Lamb: ?Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.? Perhaps Lee and/or Lamb was being ironic, but May 1, which is celebrated as Law Day, puts that quotation in a very literal and meaningful context. The theme of Law Day […]
A few AP photos are starting to move from the event that ended barely an hour ago, in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally transferred the 1507 Waldseemüller Map to the Library of Congress and the American people (represented by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer). You can see them here, here, here, here, here and […]
Did you know that America’s first president was also apparently one of the more reluctant to serve in office? Today’s “TIH” focuses on the Library’s vast collections regarding George Washington and his “manifest embarrassment” during his first inaugural address on April 30, 1789.