Today in Southern History:

1 July 1941


On this date in 1941…

The U.S. Congress established the Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.


Other Years:
  • 1861 – The U.S. War Department decreed that Kansas and Tennessee were to be scoured for “volunteers” to bolster the federal army.
  • 1862 – The Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia.
  • 1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania began when Confederate troops searching for shoes and other needed desperately supplies collided with federal cavalry.
  • 1933 – Wiley Post of Texas became the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1980 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

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