We can all tell that Atlantic Puffins are some of the most adorable birds out there, but did you know they're also hopeless romantics? To mate, puffins form long-term relationships, where the male builds the nest and both parents incubate the egg and feed the chick, known as a "puffling." Happy Valentine's Day!
When John James Audubon witnessed the Atlantic Puffin during his trip to Labrador, he observed the great care puffins took to protect each...Read More
On September 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered to the Allies, in a "twenty-minute ceremony which ended just as the sun burst through low-hanging clouds as a shining symbol to a ravaged world now done with war," according to the New York Times. "It is my earnest hope and indeed the hope of all mankind that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past," said Gen....Read More
Today in 1745, founding father John Jay was born in New York City. He was a lawyer, a diplomat, the president of the Continental Congress, second Governor of New York, and the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also the author of five of the Federalist Papers, which were written to convince the public to ratify the proposed United States Constitution.
As part of its collection of John Jay Papers, the...Read More
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