May 4 is for the birds. Literally. Today’s “TIH” discusses “Bird Day” and all things ornithological. I truly do learn something new every day here.
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.
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 […]
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.
Even though there isn?t much of ?today? left, I did want to continue with my daily peek at ?Today in History.? The April 27 version focuses on the 1822 birth of a man who was so utterly American that his first two initials were ?U.S.?: President Ulysses S. Grant.? (I don?t know if this qualifies […]
Before I (happily) returned to D.C. last August, I lived in Manhattan for about a year and a half. Among my fondest memories there are the hours and days I spent in one of New York City’s great treasures, Central Park. To wit, a picture I took there after the record-setting snowfall of Feb. 12, […]
If you’re like me, and you filed your federal taxes at the last minute only a couple of weeks ago, you might have been intrigued by an unusual option: a refund of between $30 to $60 to which you probably didn’t know you were entitled. The IRS, at the urging of Congress, is issuing what […]
I anticipate that one of my regular features will be to highlight or comment upon ? hopefully every day ? the Library?s ?Today in History? page. There are a lot of ?on this day? pages on the Web, but I?d wager that none of them benefits so directly from the combined resources and expertise of […]