Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: April 27-May 3

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April 27, 1813: US Troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (now Toronto).


April 28, 1789: The Mutiny on the Bounty occurs when Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift by a rebellious crew.


April 29, 1770: James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.


April 30, 1803: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.


May 1, 1786: Opening night of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro in Vienna, Austria.


May 2, 1808: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation at the beginning of the Peninsular War.


May 3, 1802: Washington, DC is incorporated as a city.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorite: Christmas at the LoC

Our Friday Favorite this week once again combines two of my favorite things: the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building and Christmas trees. Workers last week put up a large tree in the Great Hall, as they do every year. If you click on the picture, you’ll open a larger image–check out the detail in those arches and the crown molding!

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http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2013/12/photo-of-the-day-trimming-the-tree/