October 15, 2019

Today in History: New Jersey

Today in History–December 18–the Library of Congress features the state of New Jersey, which ratified the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787; it was the third state to join the Union. Nicknamed the "Garden State" in the 19th century for its rolling farmlands, today New Jersey is known for its shoreline tourism and is also one of the most developed and industrialized states in America. Find out more about this revolutionary politico by visiting the Today in History section, then click the … [Read more...]

Today in History: Atlantic City

Today in History–June 26–the Library of Congress features Atlantic City, New Jersey. On this day in 1879, the first stretch of the Atlantic City boardwalk opened, paving the way for this shoreline spot to become a premier resort destination. Learn more about the boardwalk by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources related to this city on the sea. The Atlantic City boardwalk from America's Library Atlantic City boardwalk historical … [Read more...]