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Feb 14, 1884: Theodore Roosevelt”s Wife and Mother Die

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 1884, future President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die, only hours apart. Roosevelt was at work in the New York state legislature attempting to get a government reform bill passed when

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Jan 29, 1843: William McKinley is Born

On this day in 1843, future President William McKinley is born in Niles, Ohio. McKinley fought bravely as a Union infantryman in the Civil War and was awarded a battlefield commission by Union officer and fellow future President Rutherford B.

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Jan 11, 1908: Theodore Roosevelt Makes Grand Canyon a National Monument

On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument. Though Native Americans lived in the area as early as the 13th century, the first European sighting of the canyon wasn’t

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