June 21, 2018

Today in History: The Brewer & Baseball


Today in History–March 28–the Library of Congress features brewing magnate and baseball team owner August Anheuser Busch Jr., born on this day in 1899. As CEO of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Busch convinced the company board of directors to purchase the St. Louis Cardinals team, halting the team’s move to another city. Learn more about Busch and baseball by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below.

August Anheuser Busch Jr. Was Born from America’s Library

Anheuser Busch image set

Anheuser Busch historical newspaper coverage

Brewers’ Campaign Against Prohibition: timeline & select newspaper articles

It’s the Beer: American Beer Celebrated in Music In The Muse blog September 27, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals image set

St. Louis Cardinals historical newspaper coverage

Primary Source Spotlight: Baseball primary source collections

Primary Source Learning: Baseball primary source teaching & learning resources

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