June 26, 2019

Today in History: Woodrow Wilson

Today in History–December 28–the Library of Congress features Woodrow Wilson, born on this date in 1856. Learn more about our nation’s 28th president (1913-21) and Nobel peace prize winner by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about President Wilson. Woodrow Wilson Papers Woodrow Wilson books & articles Woodrow Wilson manuscripts Woodrow Wilson speeches (audio) Woodrow Wilson sheet music Woodrow Wilson … [Read more...]

Today in History: World War I

Today in History–June 28–the Library of Congress features World War I. Two events bracketing this global conflict happened on June 28. The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sofia in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, set off a chain of events leading to the first world war. Five years later, on June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allies signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending World War I. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links … [Read more...]