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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

1937 : Violence erupts at GM plant strike

Civil War
1863 : Yankees capture Rebel stronghold in Arkansas

Cold War
1989 : Reagan gives his farewell address

2012 : Van der Sloot admits to Peru murder

1966 : Flash flood in Rio

General Interest
1928 : Stalin banishes Trotsky
1935 : Earhart flies from Hawaii to California
1949 : Cornerstone laid at Washington's Islamic Center

1927 : Charlie Chaplin's assets frozen

1978 : Song of Solomon wins National Book Critics Circle Award

1992 : Paul Simon returns to Johannesburg, South Africa, with the blessing of the U.N.

Old West
1908 : Grand Canyon National Monument is created

1908 : Roosevelt dedicates the Grand Canyon as a national monument

1973 : American League adopts designated hitter rule

Vietnam War
1956 : Diem issues Ordinance No. 6
1965 : Demonstrations erupt in Saigon and Hue

World War I
1916 : French forces occupy Corfu

World War II
1945 : Truce signed in Greek Civil War
2010 : Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank, dies at 100


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