History for Today

The United States Library of Congress is Established

On this day in 1800 the United States Library of Congress is established, with the then president John Adams, signing legislation for $5000 US to purchase the first books for the library.

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History of the Library of Congress – Volume 1 (1800-1864), by William Dawson Johnston

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Free Book: Free Kindle Books

The link below is to an article that lists 6 Kindle Classic Books available for free. The six books listed are:

– The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

– The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

– King Solomon’s Mines, by Henry Rider Haggard

– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

– Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

– Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz, by Lyman Frank Baum

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Article: Bricks into Books

The link below is to an article reporting on another book art idea – of sorts. The idea is to turn bricks into what appears like old books. Why not just buy some old books? Perhaps a cheaper idea?

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