On this day in history – resources for history buffs!

Did you know that on this day in history:

  • President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas (1963)
  • Toy Story was released as the first feature-length film created using only computer-generated imagery (1995)
  • Angela Merkel became the first woman Chancellor in Germany (2005)
  • YouTube hosted the largest ever live broadcast (2008)

(See more at HistoryOrb.com)

newspaperIf you’re into this kind of stuff, the Library has the resource for you – History Reference Centre! It is crammed full of history books, primary source documents, biographies, historical almanacs and more!  If current events is more your style, check out the Library’s newspaper databases – Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies contains the full-text of Canada’s major dailies, Canadian Business and Current Affairs contains newspapers as well as trade publications and magazines and The Hamilton Spectator contains today’s Spec as well as a 19 year backfile!

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