Two national parks are established, and Nixon outlines new energy plans.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM
June 29, 1906: Mesa Verde National Park
is established in southwestern Colorado. After reports of vandalism at the sites of spectacular ruins of ancient Anasazi pueblo structures (at right), U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt ordered the creation of a park to protect Mesa Verde.
June 29, 1938: Olympic National Park
in Washington state is created. The park features rocky Pacific beaches, temperate rain forest, and rugged, glaciated mountains.
June 29, 1973:
U.S. President Richard M. Nixon delivers a national address
to outline steps to deal with the energy crisis, including the creation of a panel to reduce energy use.
June 29, 2012:
In a summer marked by abnormal numbers of severe weather outbreaks, a “Derecho” storm
races from the US Midwest to the East Coast, slamming much of the nation with high winds, torrential rains, and thunderstorms. Some Washington DC area residents lose electric power for a full week.
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