August 21, 2019

Today in History: NASA & the Space Age

Today in History–June 24–the Library of Congress features the dawn of the space age. On this date in 1961, the public learned of President John F. Kennedy's letter assigning Vice President Lyndon Johnson to coordinate the U.S. satellite programs. Under Johnson, the National Space Council recommended that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provide policy coordination with all government agencies involved in space flight. Find out more about the U.S. quest to explore the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Siam / Thailand

performed by the American QuartetToday in History–June 24–the Library of Congress features Siam, now Thailand. On this day in 1932 a coup brought 700 years of absolute rule under a series of Siamese kings to an end. Visit the Today in History section to get more historical tidbits about the history of the monarchy and the World's Transportation Commission, which visited in 1898 to explore possibilities of promoting American trade. Then follow the links below to access more Thailand … [Read more...]