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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/24/24 – LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DAY!

You can’t borrow a book unless you’re a Senator or Representative, but you can hang around all day and read or listen to anything you like. It’s open to the public, even on NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DAY! On April 24, 1800, America’s Second President, John Adams, set side $5,000 to purchase “such books as […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/10/23 – WASHINGTON, D.C. DAY!

America was still brand new and operating out of its temporary capital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while the new Federal Capital was being built, and on June 10, 1793, it officially superseded Philly as our nations’s capital on NATIONAL WASHINGTON, D.C. DAY! The States of Maryland and Virginia had donated the land straddling the Potomac River

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