Theodore Roosevelt declared Grand Canyon a national monument

Grand Canyon National Park View From Grandview Point 1458

Today is Jan. 11. On this date:


President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919).


The first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.


Creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was proposed during a dinner of Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.


Aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, California, that made her the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean.


Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.


The Beatles’ single “Please Please Me” (B side “Ask Me Why”) was released in Britain by Parlophone.

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