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Library turns 210

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Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1893


Today the Library of Congress is 210 years old.  It was on this date in 1800 when our building name sake and President, John Adams, approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of “such books as may be necessary for the use of congress.”

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