Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Independence Day!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Independence Day. An interesting side note: scientists at the Library of Congress recently discovered that when Thomas Jefferson was working on a draft of the Declaration of Indepedence, he first wrote the word "subjects", wiped it out, and replaced with the word "citizens".

For a quick review of the history of the Declaration of Independence, check out the wikipedia article. We should remember the context of the holiday we are celebrating.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat