January 6
The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
January 6
New Mexico joins the union as the 47th state.
February 14
Arizona becomes the 48th state.
August 24
Alaska becomes a US Territory.
Grand Central Terminal, New York City
February 2
Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
  February 3
The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
February 12
In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
January 25
Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  January 28
An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  February 21
In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
August 25
The United States National Park Service is created.
February 26
Denali National Park established
January 8
President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
  January 16
The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
President Theodore Roosevelt's grave in Oyster Bay
January 6
President Theodore Roosevelt died at his home in Oyster Bay, NY
  February 26
Grand Canyon National Park established



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