October 17, 2019

Today in History: James Madison

Today in History–March 16–the Library of Congress features James Madison, born on this day in 1751. (Actually, he was born on March 5 under the Julian calendar but when Great Britain and its colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1752 his birthday, along with everyone else's, was shifted 11 days forward.) Learn more about the man known as the "Father of the Constitution" by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about … [Read more...]

Today in History: Old Fort Niagara Captured

Today in History–December 19–the Library of Congress features the capture of Old Fort Niagara on this day in 1813. Learn more about this battle between American and British forces in the War of 1812 by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for primary sources related to the fabulous Niagara Falls and New York. Fort Niagara primary source set Today in History: War of 1812 background and primary source collections Today in History: Ice Jam on the … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Fall of Washington

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