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