October 6, 2022

Today in History: Title IX

Today in History–June 23–Congress passed the landmark legislation, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which, as amended (20 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq.) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions and programs receiving federal funding. Learn more in this research guide overview and the resources linked to above and below. Legislative Path to Title IX timeline with links to primary sources Title IX digital copy National Archives U.S. legislation … [Read more...]

Today in History: May Posts

May 1 May 2 1864: Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1931: Empire State Building 1882: James F. Byrnes 1885: Good Housekeeping May 3 May 4 1494: Jamaica 1626: Manhattan Island 1894: Bird Day May 5 May 6 1862: Cinco de Mayo 1925: Charles Darwin & Teaching Evolution 1856: Robert E. Peary 1864: General James Longstreet May 7 May 8 1892: Archibald MacLeish 1915: Lusitania … [Read more...]

Today in History: April Posts

April 1 April 2 April Fool! 1865: Grant’s Army Attacks Confederate Lines at Petersburg April 3 April 4 1837: John Burroughs 1873: Carrie S. Burnham April 5 April 6 1916: National Park Service 1917: U.S. Enters World War I April 7 April 8 1915: Billie Holiday 1935: Works Progress Administration April 9 April 10 1865: Lee Surrenders 1872: First … [Read more...]

Today in History: March Posts

March 1 March 2 1692: Salem Witch Trials 1899: Mount Rainier National Park March 3 March 4 1859: Slave Auction 1861: Lincoln's Inauguration 1863: Idaho March 5 March 6 1770: Boston Massacre 1836: Remembering the Alamo March 7 March 8 1850: Daniel Webster 1965: First March from Selma 1884: Susan B. Anthony March 9 March 10 1841: Amistad Mutiny Survivors … [Read more...]

Today in History: February Posts

February 1 February 2 1859: Victor Herbert 1902: Langston Hughes 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe February 3 February 4 1880: Theodore Roosevelt 1941: United Service Organization February 5 February 6 1631: Rhode Island 1778: Franco-American Alliance February 7 February 8 1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder 1828: Air Balloons & Airships 1915: The Birth of a Nation February … [Read more...]

Today in History: January Posts

January 1 January 2 1892: Ellis Island 1893: Haiti 1933: Nicaragua January 3 January 4 1793: Lucretia Mott 1948: Burma/Myanmar January 5 January 6 1949: Harry S. Truman 1945: George H.W. Bush 1993: Dizzy Gillespie January 7 January 8 1891: Zora Neale Hurston 1955: Marian Anderson 1815 Battle of New Orleans January 9 January 10 1788: Connecticut … [Read more...]

Today in History: December Posts

December 1 December 2 1955: Rosa Parks Arrested 1957: Stravinsky & Balanchine 1763: Touro Synagogue 1942: Nuclear Fission December 3 December 4 1818: Illinois 1875: William "Boss" Tweed December 5 December 6 1776: Phi Beta Kappa 1782: Martin Van Buren 1864: Salmon P. Chase 1884: Washington Monument December 7 December 8 1941: Air Raid on Peal Harbor 1879: … [Read more...]

Today in History: November Posts

November 1 November 2 1897: Library of Congress Building Opens 1882: Mary Todd Lincoln 1889: North Dakota & South Dakota November 3 November 4 1916: Eugene O'Neill & the Provincetown Players 1845: Uniform Presidential Election Day November 5 November 6 1884: James K. Polk 1861: Jefferson Davis November 7 November 8 1837: Elijah Lovejoy 1950: Hawaii 1861: Trent … [Read more...]

Today in History: October Posts

October 1 October 2 1903: World Series 1780: John André & Benedict Arnold 1967: Thurgood Marshall October 3 October 4 1790: Chief John Ross & the Cherokee Nation 1902: Anthracite Coal Strike 1822: Rutherford B. Hayes October 5 October 6 1877: Chief Joseph Surrenders 1866: Rails & Robbers October 7 October 8 1868: Cornell University 1979: Cowboys & Fall Roundup … [Read more...]

Today in History: September Posts

September 1 September 2 1773: Phillis Wheatley 1864: Fall of Atlanta 1885: Rock Springs Massacre 1935: George Gershwin & Gullah Culture September 3 September 4 1838: Frederick Douglass 1856: Louis H. Sullivan 1781: El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles 1846: Daniel Burnham September 5 September 6 1847: Jesse James 1882: First Labor Day 1860: Jane Addams & Hull House 1901: William … [Read more...]