November 20, 2022

World Spotlight: Arctic Circle & the North Pole

Arctic Region maps Arctic image set Arctic Circle image set Foreign Affairs oral histories mentioning the Arctic Arctic sheet music Books related to the Arctic Books related to the Arctic Circle U.S. legislation related to the Arctic Arctic Circle historic newspaper coverage Arctic Region Library of Congress Places in the News November, 2011 Arctic National Geographic Encyclopedic Entry Who Claims the Arctic? Teaching with the Library of Congress July 5, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Cy Young

Today in History–August 6–the Library of Congress features Cy Young, who pitched in his first professional baseball game on this day in 1890, helping the Cleveland Spiders to beat the Chicago Colts. Young's real name was Denton but Cy, after cyclone, is how he is best known. Young earned a place in the baseball Hall of Fame in 1937; in 1956 major league baseball instituted the Cy Young award, given annually to the National and American league's best pitcher.   Learn more by visiting … [Read more...]