TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1908

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

1913

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

1935

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

1939

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Neville Cham­ber­lain and Lord Hal­i­fax, the Bri­tish for­eign sec­re­tary, met with Ital­ian leader Ben­ito Mus­solini in Rome.

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