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On this day in history, June 30, 1936: Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" was published. The historical novel took almost ten years to write. Though Mitchell's treatment of issues like slavery is controversial, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler have worked their way into American pop culture. Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Gone with the Wind" in 1937 and it was made into the film in 1939. Photo courtesy Atlanta History Center

On this day in history, June 30, 1936: Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" was published. The historical novel took almost ten years to write. Though Mitchell's treatment of issues like slavery is controversial, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler have worked their way into American pop culture. Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Gone with the Wind" in 1937 and it was made into the film in 1939. Photo courtesy Atlanta History Center

On this Day in History, April 24, 1800: President John Adams approved legislation to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress," thus establishing the Library of Congress.

On this Day in History, April 24, 1800: President John Adams approved legislation to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress," thus establishing the Library of Congress.

On This Day in History, August 9, 1944: The US Forest Service introduced the Smokey Bear ad campaign to educate the public about the dangers of forest fires.

On This Day in History, August 9, 1944: The US Forest Service introduced the Smokey Bear ad campaign to educate the public about the dangers of forest fires.

On this Day in History, March 28, 1797: The washing machine was patented. Pictured is the "Easy" brand washing machine, circa 1935.

On this Day in History, March 28, 1797: The washing machine was patented. Pictured is the "Easy" brand washing machine, circa 1935.

On this day in history, September 17, 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Along with her brothers, Harry and Ben, she fled Poplar Neck Plantation (Maryland). While her exact route and how long it took to travel are not known, we do know that she traveled at night and used the North Star to guide her north to the Mason-Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania, a free state. Tubman went on to serve as a “conductor” for the Underground Railroad & is credited with bringing over 300 slaves to…

On this day in history, September 17, 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Along with her brothers, Harry and Ben, she fled Poplar Neck Plantation (Maryland). While her exact route and how long it took to travel are not known, we do know that she traveled at night and used the North Star to guide her north to the Mason-Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania, a free state. Tubman went on to serve as a “conductor” for the Underground Railroad & is credited with bringing over 300 slaves to…

On This Day in History, November 29, 1929: American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole, flying from their base on the Ross Ice Shelf to the pole and back in 18 hours and 41 minutes.

On This Day in History, November 29, 1929: American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole, flying from their base on the Ross Ice Shelf to the pole and back in 18 hours and 41 minutes.

On this Day in History, March 29, 1962 – 50 years ago today: Jack Paar hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time. (Paar, left, circa 1965)

On this Day in History, March 29, 1962 – 50 years ago today: Jack Paar hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time. (Paar, left, circa 1965)

On this Day in History, May 8, 1945: The Americans celebrated Victory in Europe Day and rejoiced in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

On this Day in History, May 8, 1945: The Americans celebrated Victory in Europe Day and rejoiced in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

On this Day in History, January 15, 1929: Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister.

On this Day in History, January 15, 1929: Martin Luther King Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister.

This is a copy of the killing of Osama Bin Laden from the New York Times. Like previously mentioned about 9/11, these topics have controversial views.  I think it is important to pin because the way the newspaper has the ability to put a certain point of view in our society's mind. The killing of Osama Bin Laden changed our culture in such a drastic way, by giving us hope for peace, and newspapers have helped greatly in that.

This is a copy of the killing of Osama Bin Laden from the New York Times. Like previously mentioned about 9/11, these topics have controversial views. I think it is important to pin because the way the newspaper has the ability to put a certain point of view in our society's mind. The killing of Osama Bin Laden changed our culture in such a drastic way, by giving us hope for peace, and newspapers have helped greatly in that.

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