October 19, 2019

Today in History: Williamsburg Bridge

Today in History–December 19–the Library of Congress features New York City's Williamsburg Bridge, opened on this day in 1903. Built to alleviate traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge was the largest of three steel-frame suspension bridges to eventually span the city’s East River.  Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the Williamsburg Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, suspension bridges, and … [Read more...]

Today in History: Old Fort Niagara Captured

Today in History–December 19–the Library of Congress features the capture of Old Fort Niagara on this day in 1813. Learn more about this battle between American and British forces in the War of 1812 by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for primary sources related to the fabulous Niagara Falls and New York. Fort Niagara primary source set Today in History: War of 1812 background and primary source collections Today in History: Ice Jam on the … [Read more...]