September 15, 2021

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...]

Today in History: August Posts

August 1 August 2 1876: Colorado 1924: James Baldwin August 3 August 4 1492: Christopher Columbus 1753: George Washington, Master Mason August 5 August 6 1775: San Francisco, California 1858: Holmes Reaches Pikes Peak 1890: Cy Young August 7 August 8 1742: Nathanael Greene 1896: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings August 9 August 10 1814: Andrew Jackson … [Read more...]

Today in History: July Posts

July 1 July 2 1847: Postage Stamps 1898: The Rough Riders 1881: James A. Garfield July 3 July 4 1863: Battle of Gettysburg 1878: George M. Cohan 1776: Independence Day July 5 July 6 1810: P.T. Barnum & Circuses 1865: Salvation Army 1957: Althea Gibson & Tennis July 7 July 8 1906: Satchel Paige 1978: Solomon Islands 1932: Great Depression July 9 July … [Read more...]

Today in History: June Posts

June 1 June 2 1899: New York City's Finest 1921: Tulsa Race Massacre 1866: Grover Cleveland 1924: Indian Citizenship Act June 3 June 4 1864: Battle of Cold Harbor 1880: Bell's Photophone 1754: Fort Necessity & the French and Indian War 1919 Congress Approves 19th Amendment 1968: The Gish Sisters June 5 June 6 1851: Uncle Tom's Cabin 1756: John Trumbull 1944: D-Day June 7 June … [Read more...]

Today in History: Plymouth Colony

Today in History–October 4–the Library of Congress features Plymouth Colony. On October 4, 1636, the General Court of Plymouth Colony instituted a legal code that guaranteed citizens a trial by jury and laws made with the consent of freemen. Discover more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below to access stories and primary sources. The Treaty That Saved Plymouth Colony The Murder of Penowanyanquis and the Trial of Arthur Peach, Plymouth, 1638 Plymouth … [Read more...]

Today in History: Alaska

Today in History–November 20–the Library of Congress features the Alaska Highway, opened on this date in 1942. Originally known as the Alcan Highway, this 1,500-miles-long roadway connected Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more information and primary sources related to the great state of Alaska. Alaska stories from America's Library Alaska primary source set with teacher's … [Read more...]