On This Day,March 7

On March 7, 1777, Continental Congressman John Adams writes three letters to and receives two letters from his wife, Abigail. He is with Congress in Philadelphia, while she maintains their farm in Braintree, Massachusetts. The remarkable correspondence between Abigail and John Adams—numbering 1,160 letters in total—covered topics ranging from politics and military strategy to household economy and family health. Their mutual respect and adoration served as evidence that even in an age when women were unable to vote, there were nonetheless marriages in which wives and husbands were true intellectual and emotional equals.Find John and Abigail at the library, on hoopla and in OverDrive





The Four Seasons’ December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) reaches number 1 on the Billboard’s Top 100 for the week starting March 5, 1976.




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