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Moonday + 50 years

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/moonday-50-years
On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts became the first humans to set foot on the moon. That was 50 years ago. For nine days in the month of July, 1969, the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County followed the Apollo 11 Mission with breathless attention. Like other Americans, they knew this...

Summer diets aside, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4!

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/summer-diets-aside-national-chocolate-chip-cookie-day-august-4
Chocolate Chip Cookies (originally known as “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies”) were invented by Ruth Wakefield circa 1938. Aside from being recognized as the creator of this delicious treat, Wakefield is also known for running the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts...

June is African American Music Appreciation Month!  

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/june-african-american-music-appreciation-month%C2%A0%C2%A0
Originally coined Black Music Month, the commemoration was conceived by black music moguls Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Ed Wright in the 1970s and initiated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. The holiday was later renamed African American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack...

Why is Charlotte called the Queen City?

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Charlotte, North Carolina, was first settled after colonists made their way down the Great Wagon Road. Northern colonies in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia had become crowded, so settlers went south to seek religious and economic freedom, as well as to take advantage of...

Charlotte - Home of Lance Cracker’s Peanut Butter Sandwich

Blog post https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/charlotte-home-lance-cracker%E2%80%99s-peanut-butter-sandwich
Did you know that the famous peanut butter sandwich was accidentally created by Philip Lance in Charlotte, North Carolina? In 1913, Mr. Lance, a coffee salesman, purchased 500 pounds of peanuts for one of his customers. When the shipment arrived, the customer had no use for them anymore. Lance did...