24 April 2015

On This Day: Library of Congress established


The Library of Congress was established On This Day in 1800. President John Adams signed a bill authorizing the transfer of the federal government from Philadelphia to Washington, DC. That same bill established a library for the members of Congress. 

Did you also know …

The Library of Congress, which is located at 101 Independence Avenue, has a Local History & Genealogy Reading Room? For more information, go to http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/.

Source:
Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/about/history-of-the-library/  

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.