January 12, 1915: Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park.
Archive for the January Category
January 31, 1865: The House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States. (Image courtesy Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZC4-2521)
January 30, 1815: The Library of Congress — destroyed when the British burned Washington — was reestablished with Jefferson’s personal library containing 1500 volumes.
January 29, 2002: In his State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea an “axis of evil.”
January 28,1962: Navy Yard, 14th & Colorado, Bureau Engraving, Calvert Street Loop, 17th & Penna. Ave SE & Union Station street car lines abandoned. Last street car pulls into Navy Yard carhouse ending 99 1/2 years of street railway service in the Nation’s Capital.
January 27, 1888: The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.