Tuesday, July 20, 2004

"Today in History": Warning -- some might find this politically incorrect. Tom McMahon points out the following about the Library of Congress "Today in History" webpage.
No Man On The Moon. No Men In Space. No Men, Period.
Pretty odd is the fact that the Library of Congress Today in History Page for July 20 has nothing on the Moon Landing, but goes on and on and on about the First Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York being convened for a second day back in 1848. And that, after their July 19 entry discussed it at length. In fact, the only entry for any of the Space Race events in the Today in History pages is for June 24, the date Sally Ride returned from the mission that made her the first American woman astronaut in space, 20 years after the first Soviet woman in space. Alan Shepard, sorry. John Glenn, nope. Neil Armstrong, never heard of him. Move along, folks. And no more questions, please...
Here's the LOC page in question.