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Posted in January on January 12, 2012 by Kent

January 12, 1915:  Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park.rocky-mountain-national-park

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Posted in January on January 31, 2009 by Kent

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)free

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Posted in January, Libraries on January 30, 2009 by Kent

January 30, 1815:  The Library of Congress — destroyed when the British burned Washington — was reestablished with Jefferson’s personal library containing 1500 volumes.library-of-congress-jeffersons-library

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Posted in January on January 29, 2009 by Kent

January 29, 2002: In his State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea an “axis of evil.”axis-of-evil

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Posted in January, Street Cars on January 28, 2009 by Kent

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.

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Posted in January on January 27, 2009 by Kent

January 27, 1888: The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C. national-geographic-society

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Posted in January, Sports on January 26, 2009 by Kent

January 26, 1992: The Washington Redskins beet the Buffalo Bills 37-24 in Super Bowl XXVI.bills-redskins