March 30, 2017

World Spotlight: Arctic Circle & the North Pole

Arctic Region Library of Congress Places in the News November, 2011 Arctic National Geographic Encyclopedic Entry Arctic Region maps Arctic image set Arctic Circle image set Streaming webcasts Finding the Antipodes: history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic 2015/05/14 Day 1 morning Day 1 afternoon Day 2 My Winter in Greenland & Summer in Antarctica 2012/09/12 Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why It's a Big Deal 2011/07/20 On Thin Ice: … [Read more...]

Today in History: Cy Young

Today in History–August 6–the Library of Congress features Cy Young, who pitched in his first professional baseball game on this day in 1890, helping the Cleveland Spiders to beat the Chicago Colts. Young's real name was Denton but Cy, after cyclone, is how he is best known. Young earned a place in the baseball Hall of Fame in 1937; in 1956 major league baseball instituted the Cy Young award, given annually to the National and American league's best pitcher.   Learn more by visiting … [Read more...]