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This Day in History: August 20, 1794 – Battle of Fallen Timbers…

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August 20, 1794: Battle of Fallen Timbers near present day Toledo.  Indian confederacy led by Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket defeated by General “Mad Anthony” Wayne. Blue Jacket, war chief of the Shawnees E90.B56 E25 1983x  stacks

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Sustainable Preservation Practices: A free one-day workshop with Jeremy Linden, IPI

08.19.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Sustainable Preservation Practices: A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff “An optimal preservation environment is one that achieves the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, and is sustainable over time.” “Optimal practices can yield a 10% to 30% reduction in energy costs using existing equipment without risk to […]

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This Day in History: August 19, 1909 – First race

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August 19, 1909: First race held at the Indianapolis Speedway The race GV1029 .V4    Stacks Oversize

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This Day in History: August 17, 1915 – Charles Kettering…

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August 17, 1915: Charles Kettering receives a patent for the electric automobile starter Grand eccentrics: turning the century : Dayton and the inventing of America F497.M7 B47 1996x  Stacks

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This Day in History: August 16, 1829 – Siamese twins…

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August 16, 1829: Siamese twins Eng and Chang Bunker arrived in Boston for an exhibition sponsored by P.T. Barnum The two : a biography QM691 .W25  Stacks

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This Day in History: August 14, 1935 – FDR signs…

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August 14, 1935: FDR signs the Social Security Act Finer with age : segment 2, Social Security OAE 1.2:F495/2010/11, dvd   Ohio Documents

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This Day in History: July 24, 1901 – Writer O. Henry is released from prison

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July 24, 1901 – Writer O. Henry is released from prison after serving three years for embezzlement.  He began writing stories to support his young daughter while he was in prison. O. Henry :  the legendary life of William S. Porter PS2649.P5 Z758   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 23, 1862 – General Henry W. Halleck assumes the role of general-in-chief

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July 23, 1862 – General Henry W. Halleck assumes the role of general-in-chief of all Union forces in an effort to better coordinate the Union war effort. Halleck :  Lincoln’s Chief of Staff E467.1.H18 A8   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 22, 1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean

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July 22, 1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico. The magnificent adventures of Alexander Mackenzie F1060.7 .M26   Located in the State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: July 19, 1553 – Lady Jane Grey is deposed

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July 19, 1553 – Lady Jane Grey, great-granddaughter of King Henry VIII, is deposed after only nine days as the monarch of England. Lady Jane Grey, October 1537-February 1554 DA345.1.D9 C5x   Located in the State Library Stacks

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