Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: April 27-May 3


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!