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This Day in History for January 11 – Grand Canyon Becomes US Monument and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908 – President Theodore Roosevelt makes the Grand Canyon a national monument (More info)

1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California (More info)

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This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More

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1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

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This Day in History for January 9 – Music for UNICEF Concert and More

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1493 – Columbus spots three manatees, mistakes them for mermaids, and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted” (More info)

1768 – In London, England, Philip Astley stages the wold’s first modern circus (More info)

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This Day in History for January 6 – Nancy Kerrigan Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1838 – Samuel Morse demonstrates his telegraph system for the first time (More info)

1907 – Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy (More info)

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This Day in History for January 5 – Golden Gate Bridge Construction Begins and More

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1643 – The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (More info)

1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for January 4 – Pelosi Becomes First Female Speaker and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government (More info)

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address (More info)

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This Day in History for January 3 – Apple Computer Incorporated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (More info)

1938 – The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (More info)

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This Day in History for December 30 – Marcos Becomes Philippine President and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1922 – The USSR is formed, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (More info)

1936 – The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike (More info)

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This Day in History for December 29 – Thomas Becket Assassinated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by knights acting on the orders of King Henry II (More info)

1851 – The first YMCA in the US opens in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

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This Day in History for December 28 – Pledge of Allegiance Adopted and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated (More info)

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign (More info)

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This Day in History for December 27 – Radio City Music Hall Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (More info)

1900 – Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (More info)

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This Day in History for December 23 – Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1823 – ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ more commonly known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ is published anonymously (More info)

1888 – Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor (More info)

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