History Blog

April 24

Happy Birthday RIP Harry “Michael” Parks(1940–2017) ; Shirley MacLean Beaty–86 Barabra Joan Streisand–78 Richard M. Daley–78 Jean-Paul Gaultier–68 Djimon Hounsou–56 Rory McCann–51 Aidan Gillen(Murphy)–52 Rory McCann–51 Eric Balfour–43 Kelly Clarkson–38 ; 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”