On January 11th, 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
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On July 6th, 1785, the dollar was unanimously chosen as the official currency of the United States.
On July 5th, 1937, SPAM was first put on the market.
On July 4th, 1817, construction began on the Erie Canal.
A thought for the day: What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom to and freedom from." -- Marilyn vos Savant
On this date in history:
In 1608, French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the Canadian town of Quebec.
In 1775, George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
Those born on this date include:
- Welsh poet/writer William Henry Davies (The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp) in 1871
- actor/singer/composer George M. Cohan in 1878
- Czech novelist Franz Kafka in ...Read More