November 18, 2019

Today in History: The Ice Cream Cone

Today in History–July 23–the Library of Congress features the invention of the ice cream cone, purportedly conceived by Charles E. Menches on this day in 1904 . This confectioner was one of several who were given credit for this delectable invention and who participated in the 1904 St. Louis World Fair. Find out more about the invention of ice cream by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access recipes, books, primary sources images, and more. St. Louis, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Good Housekeeping Debuts

Today in History–May 2–the Library of Congress features the debut of Good Housekeeping on this date in 1885. This popular women's magazine offered information about running a home and also provided opportunities for reader input (hey, it's social media 19th-century style). Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to delve into some fascinating primary sources. Good Housekeeping Magazine Debuts from America's Library Good Housekeeping image set Good … [Read more...]