April 20, 2019

Today in History: William Shakespeare

Today in History–April 26–the Library of Congress features William Shakespeare, baptized on this day in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare's birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23, because babies generally were baptized about three days after birth. Learn about the Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access Shakespeare's works and other resources related to the bard. Works by William … [Read more...]

Today in History: Frederick Law Olmsted

Today in History–April 26–the Library of Congress features Frederick Law Olmsted, born on this day in 1822. Find out more about this world famous landscape architect by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Olmstead. Frederick Law Olmsted Papers Frederick Law Olmsted historical newspaper coverage Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmsted image set Frederick Law Olmsted: related … [Read more...]