Sunday, May 8, 2011

Monday, May 8, 1933

Went in swimming. Today was report cards. I got S in Math, English and Expression, and I got M in Civics and General Science.

On May 8, 1933, Harold Ickes, Franklin Roosevelt's Secretary of the Interior,
decided that the name of this dam should be "Boulder Dam." Construction started
in 1931 on the concrete gravity-arch dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River,
on the border between the U.S. states of  Arizona and Nevada, and it was opened in 1936.
In 1947 a resolution naming it Hoover Dam was passed by Congress and signed by President Truman.

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