July 9, 2020

Today in History: Satchel Paige

Today in History–July 7–the Library of Congress features Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige, born on this day in 1906. Did you know that Paige was 69 years old when he pitched in his final game, shutting out all but one hitter in three innings? Learn more about this extraordinary baseball player by visiting the Today in History section, then check out these baseball teaching resources and primary source sets. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige from America's Library Satchel Paige historical newspaper … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Solomon Islands

Today in History–July 7–the Library of Congress features the Solomon Islands, which became an independent nation on this day in 1978.  Learn more about this far-out place by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more related resources. Solomon Islands background information Places in the News Solomon Islands country profile BBC Solomon Islands timeline BBC Solomon Islands maps Solomon Islands image set Solomon Islands historical newspaper … [Read more...]