On this day: April 24

Published On: Apr 22 2013 04:13:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.

OTD April 24 - John Adams
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1800: The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress."

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