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Read about Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's visit to New Mexico last week as part of a tour to bring poetry to rural areas.
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Eugene B. Ely landed an airplane on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Bay 1911, 1st successful landing by a plane on a ship. Read about it in
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Today in History: Paris Peace Conference of World War I begins, 1919
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Let us help with your New Year's resolutions. Read more with the kids & check out some of our great books online: More tips:
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Library of Congress Jan 17
Inquiring Minds: Director Casts Girls as “Newsies,” Citing Library’s Historical Photos
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Library of Congress Jan 17
Robert Scott’s expedition reached the South Pole 1912, one month after Roald Amundsen’s expedition beat him to the punch. Read about the race to the pole in
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Today in History: printer, scientist, stateman & revolutionary Benjamin Franklin born, 1706
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Library of Congress Jan 16
Having a touch of winter in your neck of the woods? Read about another cold snap in our historical newspaper archives:
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Library of Congress Jan 16
Hooray! Celebrating 10 years of sharing photos via the Commons
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Library of Congress Jan 16
Prof. Hazy Fog regrets to inform you there will be no weather for the coming week. More in our historical newspaper archives
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Library of Congress Jan 16
18th Amendment to the US Constitution ratified 1919, establishing the prohibition of alcoholic. Read about it in our historical newspaper archives
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Library of Congress Jan 16
Today in History: Chicago defeats Iowa 15-12 in the 1st unofficial college basketball game, 1896
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Library of Congress Jan 15
All through January, we're helping with your New Year's resolutions. Read more! When in DC, register for a reader card at the Library: More tips:
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Library of Congress Jan 15
The streets of Boston streamed with molasses 1919 after a factory explosion caused the Great Molasses Flood. More in our newspaper archives:
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Library of Congress Jan 15
Today in History: civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. born, 1929
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Building Black History: Find Your Roots The Library’s local history and genealogy resources make it easier for African-Americans to explore their family histories. Read more about how you can explore:
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Library of Congress Jan 14
Today in History: US is established as sovereign nation with ratification of the Treaty of Paris, 1784
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Library of Congress Jan 13
DEADLINE APPROACHING: The application deadline for Junior Fellows summer intern program is among us. Apply by Fri., Jan. 26, 2018. For more information: To apply:
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All through January, we're helping with your New Year's resolutions. Get some historical perspective on losing weight: More tips:
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Today in History: "last of the red hot mamas," Sophie Tucker born 1884 (or 1886)
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