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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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Celebrity Birthdays for January 10 – Rod Stewart, Pat Benatar and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Rod Stewart
Age: 67
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: His distinctive raspy voice, his work with The Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, hits like ‘Maggie May,’ ‘Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)’ and ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,’ and a later career reinterpreting classic songs written by others

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

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

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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Celebrity Birthdays for January 9 – Jimmy Page, Dave Matthews and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jimmy Page
Age: 68
Occupation: Musician, Songwriter and Producer
Known For: Being a member of the 1960s group The Yardbirds before going on to found the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, being considered one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters in rock music, and being a two-time inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Celebrity Birthdays for January 6 – Rowan Atkinson, John Singleton and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Rowan Atkinson
Age: 57
Occupation: Actor, Comedian and Screenwriter
Known For: Being one of the UK’s most successful comedians, starring as the title character in the films ‘Bean,’ ‘Mr. Bean’s Holiday,’ ‘Johnny English,’ and ‘Johnny English Reborn,’ and also starring in the spy spoof ‘Never Say Never Again’

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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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Celebrity Birthdays for January 5 – Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Robert Duvall
Age: 81
Occupation: Actor and Director
Known For: A career spanning more than 50 years that includes such legendary films as ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Network,’ ‘The Great Santini,’ ‘Apocalypse Now’ and the cult classic ‘True Romance,’ his Oscar-winning performance in ‘Tender Mercies,’ and being a rare Hollywood Republican

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

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

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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