As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

This Day in History

Our American history collections are vast. Explore a little piece of history everyday with our This Day in History posts. Find us on your favorite social network and stay tuned for fascinating facts connected with historic objects and archival materials from your national collections.

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