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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 11 - The Day in History

January 11 : General Interest
1908: Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument

On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Jewish Patriot joins Provincial Congress of South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jewish-patriot-joins-provincial-congress-of-south-carolina

Automotive
1937 : Violence erupts at GM plant strike
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/violence-erupts-at-gm-plant-strike

Civil War
1863 : Yankees capture Rebel stronghold in Arkansas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-arkansas-post

Cold War
1989 : Reagan gives his farewell address
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-gives-his-farewell-address

Crime
2012 : Van der Sloot admits to Peru murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/van-der-sloot-admits-to-peru-murder

Disaster
1966 : Flash flood in Rio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/flash-flood-in-rio

General Interest
1928 : Stalin banishes Trotsky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stalin-banishes-trotsky
1935 : Earhart flies from Hawaii to California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earhart-flies-from-hawaii-to-california
1949 : Cornerstone laid at Washington's Islamic Center
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cornerstone-laid-at-washingtons-islamic-center

Hollywood
1927 : Charlie Chaplin's assets frozen
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charlie-chaplins-assets-frozen

Literary
1978 : Song of Solomon wins National Book Critics Circle Award
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/song-of-solomon-wins-national-book-critics-circle-award

Music
1992 : Paul Simon returns to Johannesburg, South Africa, with the blessing of the U.N.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paul-simon-returns-to-johannesburg-south-africa-with-the-blessing-of-the-un

Old West
1908 : Grand Canyon National Monument is created
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grand-canyon-national-monument-is-created

Presidential
1908 : Roosevelt dedicates the Grand Canyon as a national monument
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-dedicates-the-grand-canyon-as-a-national-monument

Sports
1973 : American League adopts designated hitter rule
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-league-adopts-designated-hitter-rule

Vietnam War
1956 : Diem issues Ordinance No. 6
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diem-issues-ordinance-no-6
1965 : Demonstrations erupt in Saigon and Hue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/demonstrations-erupt-in-saigon-and-hue

World War I
1916 : French forces occupy Corfu
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-forces-occupy-corfu

World War II
1945 : Truce signed in Greek Civil War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truce-signed-in-greek-civil-war
2010 : Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank, dies at 100
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/miep-gies-who-hid-anne-frank-dies-at-100


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