The best way to celebrate the National Park System in America is to stand on the hallowed ground of any one of them and just look around. They never fail to fill you with wonder and genuine pride in the treasures that exist in this country.
On April 16, 1947, Lew Alcindor was born; he would later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players basketball has ever known; since his retirement, he has focused much of his time on writing.
On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were opened in Athens, Greece.
This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.