2000 – Library of Congress – The Library celebrates its bicentennial during the year, culminating in the actual anniversary date on April 24. 2001 – Library of Congress – The first National Book Festival, developed in cooperation with First Lady Laura Bush, takes place..Continue


1901 – Library of Congress – On Oct. 28, the Library announces that its printed catalog cards are now available for sale to libraries around the world. 1903 – Library of Congress – President Theodore Roosevelt issues an executive order on March 9 directing..Continue


1800 – Library of Congress – The Library of Congress was established as the fledgling legislature of the new Republic prepared to move from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. On April 24, 1800, Pres. John Adams approved legislation..Continue