Posts Tagged ‘Britannica ImageQuest’

America’s Favorite Pastime

28 March
Stock up on peanuts and crackerjacks, folks!  Opening Day of Major League baseball is finally here!

“The Pitch” (Photo by Markus Boesch/Getty Images)

National Weatherperson’s Day

5 February

The forecast for National Weatherperson’s Day is scholarly!

Use CredoReference topic pages to learn more about meteorology … and most anything else.

Computer simulation of a developing weather system



Happy Birthday, Elvis!

8 January

Happy Birthday to the King!

Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935. Click here to learn more about him.

BURBANK, CA – Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images – Britannica ImageQuest, BSC Library database; retrieved 1/8/19)

Happy Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

October 1, 1890

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress created Yosemite National Park. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and others campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison.

Interested in seeing Yosemite, but not able to swing a trip to California right now? Do the next best thing … take an armchair trip to Yosemite via Films on Demand.

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park. Photo by George Ranalli.

September 12: On This Day in 1940 – Lascaux Cave Paintings Discovered

Cave painting, Lascaux, Aquitaine, France

12 September
Some of the world’s oldest artwork was discovered this day in 1940 when four young boys stumbled across the Lascaux cave paintings in southern France.  Intrigued?  Read more about it here

Search our catalog for books, streaming video, and other sources on Lascaux and cave paintings.

Running deer from the Cave of Lascaux, Montignac, France.

Happy Birthday to the 14th Dalai Lama

July 6

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso


Happy birthday to the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, born on this day in 1935.

The Dalai Lama, political and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, at his home. Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.


We Remember Anne Frank on Her Birthday, June 12

Anne Frank’s diary charts two years of her life from 1942 to 1944, while she and her family were in hiding in Amsterdam from German Nazis. The diary begins just before the family retreated to their ‘Secret Annexe’.

Anne Frank, born on June 12, 1929, was one of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.  Anne died of typhus at the age of 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.  Her diary, published as The Diary of Anne Frank, tells the story of her experiences while in hiding with her family in Amsterdam during World War II.

Want to know more about Anne Frank and this time in history?  The BSC Library has the information you need.