March 1, 1879

On March 1, 1879, the Library of Hawaii was founded and began providing books to the citizens of the islands. It was also on this date that the library at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (later to be renamed Alabama Polytechnic Institute and even much later to be renamed Auburn) burned to the ground with all the books going up in flames. This was a devastating event as two of the five books hadn’t even been colored in yet.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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