March 24, 2017

Today in History: John Paul Jones

Today in History–July 18–the Library of Congress features naval officer John Paul Jones, who died on this date in 1792 in obscurity in France. Born John Paul, this seaman added the name Jones after killing a man in what he said was self defense in the West Indies. Jones went on to serve successfully in the U.S. Continental navy and the Russian Navy under Empress Catherine II of Russia. More than a hundred years following his death his remains were discovered and brought to the United States and … [Read more...]

Today in History: Ty Cobb

Today in History–July 18–the Library of Congress features baseball great Ty Cobb, who connected with his 4,000th career hit on this day in 1927. Find out more about this "Georgia peach" by visiting the Today in History section, then access more primary sources related to Ty Cobb and baseball. Ty Cobb image set Ty Cobb historic newspaper coverage through 1922 Primary Source Spotlight: Baseball Primary Source Learning: Baseball Primary Source Learning: Women in Baseball … [Read more...]