History Blog

April 24

Happy Birthday RIP Harry “Michael” Parks(1940–2017) ; Shirley MacLean Beaty–87 Barabra Joan Streisand–79 Richard M. Daley–79 Jean-Paul Gaultier–69 Djimon Hounsou–57 Aidan Gillen(Murphy)–53 Rory McCann–52 Eric Balfour–44 Kelly Clarkson–39 ; 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”