Yellowstone National Park
1781...The Articles of Confederation are ratified.
1872...Yellowstone becomes the county's first National Park. The park is over
one million acres and it spreads over the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Yellowstone becomes famous for its steaming geysers (Old Faithful),
bubbling cauldrons, and its majestic mountain beauty.
1932.. The 20-month-old son of the famous aviator Charles
is kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey. The kidnapper uses a
ladder to obtain access to the baby's room on the upper floor. A ransom is
paid, but the kidnapper kills the little baby on the night he takes him.
The crime is eventually solved, a man is executed, and kidnapping becomes a
John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps, under the
Department of State, is to be a humanitarian agency, charged with the job
of sending trained America men and women to developing countries in the world to
help and assist them. The Peace Corps is still operational today, with
thousands of volunteers serving in more than 70 countries.
Texas and the Mexican War
1807...Congress abolishes the African sale trade.
1836...Texas declares independence from Mexico.
1917...Puerto Ricans are granted citizenship.