History Blog

April 24

Happy Birthday RIP Harry “Michael” Parks(1940–2017) ; Shirley Beaty MacLean–89 Barbra Joan Streisand–81 Richard M. Daley–81 Jean-Paul Gaultier–71 Djimon Hounsou–59 Aidan Gillen(Murphy)–55 Rory McCann–54 Eric Balfour–46 Kelly Clarkson–41 ; 1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”