History Blog

April 24

Happy Birthday Shirley MacLean Beatty–79 Barabra Joan Streisand–71 Richard M. Daley–71 Jean-Paul Gaultier–61 Djimon Hounsou–49 Eric Balfour–36 Kelly Clarkson–31 ; 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”