Dedication of the Washington Monument
On February 21, 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated, 37 years after its cornerstone was laid.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park was established on November 19, 1919.
Happy Birthday Teddy Roosevelt
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858, in New York City, the second of four children.
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
On October 18, 1997, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) was officially dedicated in Arlington County, Virginia.
Birth of Frédéric A. Bartholdi
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty, was born on August 2, 1834, in Colmar, France.
District of Columbia
On July 16, 1790, the District of Columbia was established with George Washington’s signing of the Residence Act.
Happy Birthday to Peter Francisco
Pedro Francisco, also known as the “Virginia Giant,” the “Giant of the Revolution,” and the “Virginia Hercules,” was born on July 9, 1760, in Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal.
Antiquities Act of 1906
On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, giving him and future presidents the authority to create national monuments from federal lands.
The Homestead Act
On May 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law.