To illustrate the depth one can access in our collections, we have compiled relevant archival imagery to frame a diverse cultural, political and chronological retrospective of noteworthy anniversaries. Be sure to bookmark this section as the calendar is a work in progress and will continue to expand.

11892123rdEllis Island Immigrant Station Opens
21882133rdStandard Oil Trust Forms when John D. Rockefeller unites Standard Oil with its affiliates
31777238thGeorge Washington defeats British Gen. Cornwallis's forces at the Battle of Princeton.
41902113rdAndrew Carnegie establishes the Carnegie Institute to support scientific research.
5196748thThe U.S. begins amphibious operations in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, in Operation Deckhouse
61827188thConfederate Major General John Calvin Brown is born.
61412603rdJoan of Arc believed to be born on this date in Domremy, France.
7194273rdThe Japanese siege of Bataan, in the Philippines, forces General MacArthur to evacuate
81867148thCongress overrides Pres. Andrew Johnson's veto of a bill granting the vote to all adult male citizens of Washington DC
9198728th White House acknowledges Pres. Reagan knew of link between U.S. arms sales to Iran and release of U.S. hostages in Lebanon.
10195758thHarold Macmillan becomes prime minister of Great Britain.
111757258thBirth of Alexander Hamilton, U.S. statesman, first Secretary of the Treasury.
121872143rdThe murderer of "Pet" Oliver Spencer Halstead, Republican politician, was sentenced to be executed.
131807208thUnion General Napoleon Bonaparte Buford born.
14194273rdPres. Franklin Roosevelt ushers in Japanese-American internment.
151777238thVermont, known as the republic of "New Connecticut," declares its independence from the U.K.
161847168thJohn C. Fremont, the famed "Pathfinder" of Western exploration, is appointed governor of California.
171562453rdFrench Protestants, called Huguenots, are legally recognized in France by the Edict of St. Germain.
181862153rdPresident John Tyler dies.
181782233rdBirth of Daniel Webster, U.S. statesman.
191807208thRobert E. Lee, commander-in-chief of the Confederate armies, is born.
20193778thFranklin D. Roosevelt is the first U.S. president sworn into office in January, rather than March
21197738thPres. Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all Vietnam draft evaders.
221807208thPres. Thomas Jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic
23193778thSeventeen Russians go on trial in Moscow during Josef Stalin's "Great Purge."
231737278thJohn Hancock, American revolutionary leader, is born.
23193283rdNew York Governor Franklin Roosevelt announces his candidacy for president.
241712303rdFrederick the Great, King of Prussia, born.
25197243rdPres. Nixon presents an 8-point peace plan for Vietnam, offering withdrawal for release of POWS.
261802213rdThe Library of Congress is established in Washington, DC.
271862153rdPres. Lincoln commands all land and sea forces to advance, in order to push Gen. McClellan into action
281547468thEngland's King Henry VIII dies.
291737278thThomas Paine, Anglo-American political theorist and pamphleteer, is born.
301882133rdFranklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, is born.
301862153rdThe famous Civil War ironclad the USS Monitor is launched at Greenpoint, Long Island.
311752263rdGouverneur Morris, U.S. political leader and diplomat, born.
311882133rdBirth of Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina and early film star.
31191798thGermany announces its renewal of U-boat warfare in the Atlantic