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Today in History: 24 April 1800


The United States Library of Congress is Established

On this day in 1800 the United States Library of Congress is established, with the then president John Adams, signing legislation for $5000 US to purchase the first books for the library.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress

Books:
History of the Library of Congress – Volume 1 (1800-1864), by William Dawson Johnston

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