Welcome to ON THIS DAY! Each day, we'll look at a few moments from history and popular culture. We'll show you where you can rediscover classic movies and music, or read more about great moments in history. We'll point you to e-books, downloadable and streamable music, e-audio, magazines, and of course, we haven't forgotten about physical books or DVDs.
Picture the world map six decades ago. Were all the countries and their flags the same as we know them today? How about traveling a couple of millennia back? What were the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and where did they reside? Where is the Blue Grotto (in Italian: Grotta Azzurra) on our planet, the place with the “unearthly blue light within?” How about the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis? Where is “The Sleeping Woman,” (in Spanish: La Mujer Dormida) and who was she in Aztec Mythology?
Our free daily docent-led art and architecture tour of the Los Angeles Central Library always includes a stop in the International Languages Department, through which visitors can find the Library's original 1926 Children's Department, with its decorated ceiling and Ivanhoe-themed murals.
Chicano/a poets have emerged as major literary figures in the United States with the recent appointments of Juan Felipe Herrera as California Poet Laureate (although he just finished his two-year term) and Alberto Rios as first poet Laureate of Arizona.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway 2015 Newsletter celebrates its fiftieth, golden anniversary of profitable returns for investors. The annual Newsletter is always informative reading for investors but this year it is particularly interesting as an overview of the history of the sprawling conglomerate. Of course, coverage is given to the current financial situation, with prospects on future trends and developments, or as Mr. Buffet puts it, “plans to sprawl further.”
April brings conflicting feelings. The weather is warming up and you know what that means? It’s time to have some fun outdoors. Barbeque season has arrived! Throw that nice piece of ribeye steak on the grill and ‘cue it just right. Start filling that cooler with your favorite beverage and get it nice and cold. These are just some of the good feelings and good times that get stirred up in April.
On the other hand, April also brings feelings of anxiety.
For one thing, it’s tax time. Need I say more? UGH!!!
Three new titles make their debut on the Hardcover Fiction list: Falling in Love
April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ... held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” The Academy also invites young people to participate in a special event.
Despite its plain, utilitarian design and basic functions (mainly stop, go and turn) Henry Ford’s Model T was the first automobile the average American could afford, and as more people became drivers, the romance with the car began. The steering wheel became a metaphor for independence: choosing one’s own path, one’s own itinerary and ultimately one’s own destiny, and the lure of the open road was irresistible.
¿Sabía usted que cada año aproximadamente 680 mil personas se hacen ciudadanos estadounidenses? Según el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS), éste es el número de inmigrantes provenientes de todo el mundo que se convierten en ciudadanos americanos en ceremonias de naturalización a través de los Estados Unidos cada año.
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