May 26, 2019

Today in History: The Battles of Saratoga

Today in History–September 19–the Library of Congress features the first battle of Saratoga. On this day in 1777, Continental soldiers under American General Horatio Gates defeated the British in Saratoga, New York. A month later, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his British troops at the same place. The American victories at Saratoga turned the tide of the war in favor of the colonists favor and helped persuade the French to recognize and support American independence. Learn more by … [Read more...]

Today in History: John Keats

Today in History–September 19–the Library of Congress features poets and the seasons. On this day in 1819, English poet John Keats, wrote "To Autumn," a three-stanza ode to the splendor, bounty, and melancholy of fall. Find out more poems and poets by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access 19th-century periodical articles written about Keats. John Keats Wrote Ode "To Autumn" from America's Library John Keats poems "The Poetical Works of John … [Read more...]