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A new year for New Years!

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Happy New Year! Ever wonder how people celebrated New Years 95 years ago during Prohibition? Dying to read about the opening of Yankee Stadium? Or what happened when Tutankhamun’s tomb was first opened?

“Revelers Rout Dry Agents in St. Louis, New York Riots,” Evening Star (Washington, DC), January 1, 1923.
“Just Before the New York Battle,” Evening Star (Washington, DC), April 19, 1923.
“Treasures in Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen of Egypt,” Midland Journal (Rising Sun, MD), March 2, 1923.

For the first time since 1999 we celebrate Public Domain Day here in the United States – on January 1, 2019, content published in 1923 in the US enters the public domain! What does that mean? We can make even more materials from the Library of Congress freely available to you, including our historic newspapers in Chronicling America. Take a look at some of the other things that happened in 1923:

“Huge Aztec Ruin Made Monument by Harding Order,” Evening Star (Washington, DC), February 8, 1923.
“President Wears Mourning Band for Mr. Harding Whom He Succeeds,” Evening Star (Washington, DC), August 5, 1923.
“Teapot Dome Report Before Committee,” Evening Star (Washington, DC), October 15, 1923.
“The Beer-Hall Revolt Collapses,” Evening Star (Washington, DC), November 10, 1923.

Coming to Chronicling America in 2019, look for new content with a variety of dates from Maine to California, from Key West to Alaska! If articles about New Years are your thing, check out our topics page on “New Century Celebrations“! And check out other Library resources like Free to Use and Reuse and CRS Reports. Happy 2019! We’re looking forward to sharing a lot more with you this year!

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