This Day in History

The Library of Congress, one of the world’s largest and most important repositories of knowledge, was established on April 24, 1800. Created to serve the burgeoning United States Congress, it has since grown into a symbol of the nation’s commitment to the preservation and accessibility of knowledge. Housing millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts, the Library of Congress stands as a beacon of cultural heritage and intellectual exploration, reflecting the vast and varied tapestry of human thought and creativity.