Monthly Archives: February 2011

Grand Canyon

Did you know the Grand Canyon National Park was established on February 26, 1919? The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world.  The Grand Canyon was set aside by the U.S. government in 1908 as a … Continue reading

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Marines Go Ashore

On February 19, 1945 the United States Marines went ashore at Iwo Jima.  American troops went ashore in 100 landing boats. They made a successful landing on Iwo at 8 A. M. The invading Marines fought above ground. The defending … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky.  He grew up the son of a carpenter and farmer in Kentucky and Indiana.  Lincoln had little schooling when he was a child.  He was mostly self-taught.  Before going … Continue reading

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First President

Did you know that George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States on February 4, 1789? Washington was elected to the office of President and John Adams was elected as the Vice President.  President Washington was … Continue reading

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