In 1915: On Jan. 22, "the Governor and Council approved the appointment by the Commission of Mr. John Adams Lowe as agent."1 Miss Zaidee Brown, the first agent of the Commission, resigned in April 1914 to take a post as librarian in Long Beach, California.2
TODAY: On May 12, 2014, Dianne Carty was appointed director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.3
Johnny Gruelle received the patent for the Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789) on September 7, 1915.
What else happened in 1915?
1. Twenty-fourth Report of the Free Public Library Commission of Massachusetts, 1916.
2. Twenty-fifth Report of the Free Public Library Commission of Massachusetts, 1915.
3. MBLC website [link].
4. Raggedy Ann - Wikipedia entry [link].
5. www.raggedyann.cc [link].
6. www.uscg.mil [link].
7. www.history.com [link].
8. www.rmslusitania.info [link].
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