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Jan
11
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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. Though Native Americans lived in the area as early as the 13th century, the first European sighting of the canyon wasn't until 1540, by members of an expedition... read more »
American Revolution
1775
Jewish Patriot joins Provincial Congress of South Carolina »
Art, Literature, and Film History
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. »
Civil War
1863
Battle of Arkansas Post »
Cold War
1989
Reagan gives his farewell address »
Crime
2012
Van der Sloot admits to Peru murder »
Disaster
1966
Flash flood in Rio »
General Interest
1928
Stalin banishes Trotsky »
1935
Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California »
1949
Cornerstone laid at Washington's Islamic Center »
Inventions & Science
1937
Violence erupts at GM plant strike »
Presidential
1908
Roosevelt dedicates the Grand Canyon as a national monument »
Sports
1973
American League adopts designated hitter rule »
Vietnam War
1956
Diem issues Ordinance No. 6 »
1965
Demonstrations erupt in Saigon and Hue »
Westward Expansion
1908
Grand Canyon National Monument is created »
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 »