Today in History: Sources
Today in History is a Library of Congress presentation of historic facts highlighted by items from the American Memory collections. Listed below are the primary resources used to find the topics covered in Today in History. Use these publications to do your own research. In addition, go to a library and ask for newspapers and magazines around the date you are researching.
- Gregory, Ruth W. Anniversaries and Holidays. 4th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1983.
- Gross, Ernie. This Day in American History. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 1990.
- Hatch, Jane M., ed. The American Book of Days. 3rd ed. New York: The H. W. Wilson Co., 1978.
- Linton, Calvin D., ed. The American Almanac. New York: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1977.
- 440 International: Those Were the Days
- The History Channel: This Day in History
- The History Net: Today in History
- InteliHealth: Today in Health History Headlines
- The New York Times: On This Day
- Minnesota Public Radio: The Writer's Almanac
- PBS: History
- Scope Systems: Anyday
- Yahoo!: This Day in History
- Search across the American Memory collections
Use the cross collection search box at the top of this page to retrieve items from multiple collections related to a specific date.
Search across the American Memory collections on April 14. Your search will retrieve all items in the American Memory collections which include the words April 14 in the bibliographic record or the text. Sample hits include
- Letter from George Washington to Henry Knox, April 14, 1794 in George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799.
- The Opening, Pittsburg [sic] vs. Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 14, 1905 in Taking the Long View, 1851-1991.
- "Dry Bones in the Valley," an April 14, 1939 interview in American Life Histories, 1936-1940.
- Search the full text of one American Memory textual collection
To find references to a particular date within the full text of some of the American Memory textual collections, search on a date from an individual collections' search screen and select Search the full text of the collection.
California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives, 1849-1900 contains the full text of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts. Search this individual collection on a date, such as April 14, selecting to Search the full text of the collection.
Your search will retrieve all items in California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives, 1849-1900 which include April 14 in the text, no matter what year. Sample hits include
- Part of A Yankee Trader in the Gold Rush; the Letters of Franklin A. Buck. Compiled by Katherine A. White, 1930.
- Preface of Chambliss Diary; or, Society As It Really Is. By William H. Chambliss, 1895.