Today in History–November 17–the Library of Congress features the Suez Canal, opened on this day in 1869. The waterway connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean. The longest canal in the world without locks, this heavily-traveled channel stretches 101 miles across Egypt’s Isthmus of Suez. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the Suez Canal.
U.S. historical newspaper coverage of the Suez Canal
Suez Crisis political cartoons
- Throw Another Log on the Fire Herb Block Washington Post October 30, 1955
- Are You Sure You’re Getting the Whole Picture Here? Herb Block Washington Post January 28, 1957
- He Started It Dallas News, February 10, 1957