Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by anastasiav
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Library of Congress celebrates its 202nd birthday. Today, the Library of Congress celebrates its 202nd birthday. On April 24, 1800, President John Adams approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be necessary for the use of congress."
The books, the first purchased for the Library of Congress, were ordered from London and arrived in 1801. The collection of 740 volumes and three maps was stored in the U.S. Capitol, the Library's first home. President Thomas Jefferson approved the first legislation defining the role and functions of the new institution on January 26, 1802.
Check out, Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress and a Concordance of Images for more.
posted by Blake
on Apr 24, 2003 -
Today in History What happened on your Birthday?
Mine: July 8
Ferdinand Graf Von Zeppelin born in 1838
Wall Street Journal begins publishing 1889
Liberty Bell Cracks (again) 1835
Monty Irvin and Hank Thompson, first blacks to play for NY Giants (baseball)
posted by a3matrix
on Sep 10, 2001 -