June 19, 2019

Today in History: Ice Jam on the Niagara

Today in History–March 29–the Library of Congress features Niagara Falls. On this day in 1848 an ice dam stopped the Niagara Falls from flowing for more than 24 hours. Learn more about this event and the beauty of this natural wonder by reviewing the Today in History section, then clicking the primary source links below. Ice Dam at Niagara's Source from America's Library The Low Water at Niagara The New York Herald (New York [N.Y.]), 03 April 1848 Phenomenon at Niagara Falls Baltimore … [Read more...]

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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...]