History Blog

April 24

Happy Birthday Shirley MacLean Beatty–81 Barbra Joan Streisand–73 Richard M. Daley–73 Jean-Paul Gaultier–63 Djimon Hounsou–51 Aidan Gillen(Murphy )–47 Eric Balfour–38 Kelly Clarkson–33 ; 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”