November 22, 2017

Today in History: Japan

Today in History–July 29–the Library of Congress features the country of Japan. On this date in 1858, the United States and Japan signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (the Harris Treaty), which helped establish diplomatic ties between the two countries. Find out more about early U.S.-Japanese relations and Townsend Harris, the man who negotiated the treaty, by visiting the Today in History section. Then, follow the links below to access more resources and primary sources related to this … [Read more...]

Today in History: Don Carter & Bowling

Today in History–July 29–the Library of Congress features bowling great Don Carter, born on this day in 1926. Did you know that people have been bowling since ancient times? Find out more fascinating facts by visiting the Today in History section, then check out the primary source image sets below. Bowling images Bowling alley images Bowling books & other texts 1860-1939 Historical newspaper coverage: bowling Bowling song of the Cambrian Bowling Club More curated … [Read more...]