600 years ago: The birth of Joan of Arc.
425 years ago: The birth of Virginia Dare (The first child of English parents to be born in the new world Lost Village of Roanoke Island).
225 years ago: The birth of Sacagawea.
200 years ago: The War of 1812, Louisiana became a state, and the birth of Charles Dickens.
175 years ago: The birth of “Wild” Bill Hancock.
100 years ago: The launching and sinking of the RMS Titanic, New Mexico and Arizona became states, Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, and the births of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Sonia Hennie, Sam Sneed, Ben Hogan, Eric Sevareid, Studs Terkel, Chuck Jones, Gene Kelly, Art Linkletter, Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Danny Thomas, Woodie Guthrie, Jackson Pollock, John Cheever, and Julia Child.
75 years ago: The dirigible Hindenburg exploded, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves debuted, The Hobbit was published, and Amelia Earhart disappeared.
60 Years ago: Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.
50 Years ago: The Cuban Missile Crisis, the first James Bond film, Dr. No, was released, Johnny Carson became the host of The Tonight Show, both the first K-Mart and Wal-Mart stores were opened
To find out more at the library, visit their website www.bclibrary.org or by phone at 293-1281. The library is located at 701 Adams Boulevard. The library is open 9-8:30 Monday to Thursday, 9-5 on Fridays, 11-4 Saturdays and 1-4 Sundays.