On February 4, 1826, The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper is published. One of the earliest distinctive American novels, the book is the second of the five-novel series called the “Leather-stocking Tales.” The novel is primarily set in the upper New York wilderness, detailing the transport of the two daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, to a safe destination at Fort William Henry. Among the caravan guarding the women are the frontiersman Natty Bumppo, the Major Duncan Heyward, and the Indians Chingachgook and Uncas, the former of whom is the novel’s title character. Find the Last of the Mohicans at the library, on hoopla and on OverDrive.
On February 4, 1978, Queen’s biggest hit of the Seventies, “We Are the Champions,” reaches #4 in the U.S. (#2 in Britain). Find Queen at the library and on hoopla.