History Blog

April 24

Happy Birthday Shirley MacLean Beaty–85 Barabra Joan Streisand–77 Richard M. Daley–77 Jean-Paul Gaultier–67 Djimon Hounsou–55 Rory McCann–50 Aidan Gillen(Murphy)–51 Eric Balfour–42 Kelly Clarkson–37 ; 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”