One of the many special and unique items at Central Library is a collection of ASE books. Armed Services Editions, popularly known as ASEs, are pocket-sized books made for and distributed to American servicemen around the world during World War II.
On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the year, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921 and setting a mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. He hit it off Tom Zachary, a 31-year-old left-hander pitching for the Washington Senators.
Fifty years ago, the United States was still recovering from the assassination of John F. Kennedy. President Lyndon Johnson began to build his vision of a “Great Society.” Young men burned their draft cards as the Vietnam War escalated.