Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day?
The American holiday of Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It was officially called Washington's Birthday and observed as a federal holiday on February 22nd, Washington's actual day of birth. Washington's Birthday was the first federal holiday celebrating the life of an individual American, joining only four national bank holidays – Christmas Day,
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Beginning this year, we will be discussing notable figures in legal history and what information can be found on them in HeinOnline. Last week marked the birthdays of Alexander Hamilton and Salmon P. Chase, both of whom greatly influenced the national banking system of the United States.
Alexander Hamilton (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873)
Over the past 2 years, much of America has heard of the revolutionary, hip-hop musical new to Broadway,
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What a tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be! Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States surprised the world; many entertainment icons passed away, including actor Gene Wilder, actress Florence Henderson, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, legendary musician and performer Prince, and psychic Miss Cleo, among many others.
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HeinOnline is constantly adding content and tools to enhance users' research experiences, but this month featured more announcements than most. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay informed on what's new and what's coming soon!
Since there was so much to absorb, here's a summary of what happened in October:
1. HeinOnline's overall page count surpassed 140,000,000! There are more than 120,000 titles, nearly 300,000 volumes,
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William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has just released a monumental, unique, culturally significant, and free collection. Below is a note from company President Kevin M. Marmion:
Today, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. released the newest HeinOnline collection, Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. This collection, developed under the direction of Paul Finkelman, Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law,
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