Grand Canyon Becomes National Monument
The Grand Canyon became a national monument on January 11, 1908 as part of a declaration by President Theodore Roosevelt. A friend to the environment, Roosevelt had this to say about the natural wonder: "The ages had been at work on it, and man can only mar it."
First to Walk on Moon
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon, the first people ever to do so.
Thomas Edison See the brilliance of this famous inventor, who gave us
the light bulb, the phonograph, and much more.
Mickey Mouse's Big Success Begins
On November 3, 1928, Steamboat Willie, the first first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be a success, debuted. It catapulted its star and its creator, Walt Disney, to fame. Read more about this famous first, which was actually a third, and find out which other cartoon character Mickey Mouse most closely resembles. Did Walt Disney copy someone else?
Brown v. Board of Education
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously announced an end to public segregation in schools in the famous Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case.
John Wesley Powell
John Wesley Powell was one of America's greatest and boldest explorers. He it was who went down the deadly Colorado River, naming the Grand Canyon in the process. He it was who explored (and mapped) much of the unsettled American West. He it was who never took no for an answer.
The Titanic is one of the most famous ocean liners ever, mainly because it never completed its maiden voyage, instead hitting an iceberg and sinking early on the morning of April 15, 1912.
The Opening of the Panama Canal
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened for business, with the passage through of the Ancon, an American cargo-passenger ship.