The “United Colonies” Become “United States”
On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared that the United Colonies would now be known as the United States.
Library of Congress Founded
On April 24, 1800, President John Adams officially established the Library of Congress.
Dedication of Jefferson Memorial
On April 13, 1943, the Jefferson memorial in Washington, DC, was officially dedicated.
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
On January 16, 1786, Virginia enacted Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom.
Birth of Philip Mazzei
Italian physician, merchant, horticulturalist and close friend of President Thomas Jefferson, Philip Mazzei was born on December 25, 1730, in Poggio a Caiano (Prato) in Tuscany.