Workers Memorial Day

Today, April 28, is Workers Memorial Day.  It was first proclaimed in 1989 to commemorate the founding of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)  on April 28, 1970 and signed into law in 1971.

214th Anniversary of the Library of Congress

Today is the 214th anniversary of the Library of Congress.  An act that was approved by Congress to purchase books that would be used by Congress.  It was also for the filling up of an apartment for containing the books.  This is how our Library of Congress began and is one of the world's greatest libraries.

 

National Library Workers Day, April 15th

April 15th is National Library Workers Day!  It was first celebrated in 2004 to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and everyone that makes library service possible every day. 

For more information, go the American Library Association website, www.ala.org.

Happy Birthday Maya Angelou!

Maya Angelou is 86 today and was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. When she was 14, she dropped out and became San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school and her passion for music, dance, performance, and poetry came soon after this. 

Maya Angelou has written 16 books and 4 films which were either based upon her books, directed by her or narrated by her.

www.mayaangelou.com


 

35th Anniversary of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident

On March 28, 1979, at 4:00 am EST, a series of accidents began at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant on the Susquehanna River, which is 10 miles southeast of Harrisburg, PA.  Safety was reevaluated for existing nuclear generating operations after this.  Because of equipment and other failures, Three Mile Island came close to a meltdown of its uranium core, which could have caused extensive radiation contamination.