Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Baseball, Author Signings, and much more

I could talk about the possibility of the bill on the economy bailout/stimulus, etc., but it has been a long week of economic news. If you must have more go to the Senate Banking Committee, I am going to have fun at the Library of Congress.

Did you know that Roger Maris hit his 61st homerun on this day in 1961? A feat that held until 1998, when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa passed it within days of each other. You can learn this and more other exciting baseball trivia in the Library of Congress's Today in History. You can also find links to pictures, newspaper articles and much more.

The Library of Congress also hosted the 2008 Book Festival this weekend where authors came and talked about and signed their books. You can view podcasts from this event and others on the web site.

Finally, to close out our tour, why not run over to myLOC? This new site lets us those of us who live far away from DC explore the exhibitions, building and resources from the comfort of our own computers.

If you still need more non-economic news, why not check out the library's Historic Documents and Exhibits page.

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