November 19, 2018

NHD 2019: World History Before the 20th Century

Athens, Sparta, and the Battle of MarathonHistory of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus 1875 History of Persia: Battle of Marathon History of Greece Volume 5 .pdf file (use find function to find mentions of Marathon) H.Res.1704 - Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon 111th Congress (2009-2010) Athens primary sources & other resources Sparta primary sources & other resourcesSaladin: Military Triumph During the Crusades … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Buffalo Bill Cody

Stories from America's LibraryBuffalo Bill Cody brief bio Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Buffalo Hunting with the Duke Little Sure Shot and the Gang Nebraskaland Days: Buffalo Bill RodeoAmerican TreasuresBuffalo Bill’s Special Service Buffalo Bill's Wild West ShowBuffalo Bill image setBuffalo Bill filmsBucking broncho 1894 Buffalo dance 1894 Sioux ghost dance 1894 Buffalo Bill--peaux rouges/redskins 1896 Buffalo Bill's wild west parade … [Read more...]

Today in History: Juan Ponce de León

Today in History–September 27–the Library of Congress features Juan Ponce de León, who was granted permission to settle Bimini Island and Florida on this day in 1514.  Seven years later, in 1521, Ponce de León sailed from Puerto Rico to Florida with two ships, two hundred men, fifty horses, as well as other domestic animals and agricultural tools. Unfortunately, the party was attacked by Seminole Indians and Ponce de León was wounded; an infection resulted and he died later that year … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Rough Riders

Today in History–July 1–the Library of Congress features the rough riders. On this day in 1898 these voluntary cavalrymen, led by Theodore Roosevelt, helped to secure a U.S. victory in the Battle of Santiago, the decisive battle of the short-lived Spanish-American War. The rough riders stormed Kettle Hill, then joined in the capture of the San Juan Hill complex in Cuba. Find out more about these soldiers who captured the attention of the American public by visiting the Today in History section, … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Cuba

Cuba Country StudyCuba primary source set from the American Memory collectionsCuba primary source set from the World Digital LibraryCuba mapsCuba image setCuba films & webcastsCuba sheet musicCuba/Cuban songs & oral historiesForeign Affairs oral histories: Cuban missile crisisVeteran oral histories service location: CubaCuba books & other textsSelect newspaper articles about CubaMore Cuba newspaper coverageThe Cuban rafter … [Read more...]

Today in History: Spanish-American War

Today in History–April 25–the Library of Congress features the Spanish-American War, declared on this date in 1898. Learn more about this short, decisive war by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to learn even more from primary sources.The World of 1898: The Spanish-American WarSpanish-American War primary source set, includes teacher guideThe Spanish-American War in Motion PicturesTopical (chronological) title list of Spanish-American war motion … [Read more...]

Today in History: U.S.S. Maine Sunk

Today in History–February 15–the Library of Congress features the Spanish-American War, sparked on this date in 1898 when an explosion sank the battleship U.S.S. Maine in the Havana, Cuba harbor, killing 266 of the 354 crew members. Two months later, President William McKinley announced a state of war with Spain on April 25, 1898. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to learn even more from primary sources.The World of 1898: The Spanish-American … [Read more...]

Today in History: John F. Kennedy Assassinated

Today in History–November 22–the Library of Congress features John F. Kennedy, assassinated on this day in 1963. Find out more about this tragic day in our nation's history by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more resources and individual primary sources related to the 35th president of the United States.Primary sourcesLetter, John F. Kennedy to Clare Boothe Luce thanking the congresswoman for a good luck coin, 29 September 1942 Documents … [Read more...]

Today in History: Guantánamo Bay

Today in History–June 10–the Library of Congress features Guantánamo Bay. On this day in 1898, U.S. Marines landed at Guantánamo Bay. For the next month, American troops fought a land war in Cuba that resulted in the end of Spanish colonial rule in the Western Hemisphere. Get more historical information by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources. What can you learn from comparing images across the centuries?U.S. Marines landed at … [Read more...]