The American League declares itself a Major League in baseball after one season as a minor league stemming from the minor Western League in 1899. Eight charter teams included the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Americans, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Athletics, and the Washington Senators.
Mount Katmai in southwest Alaska erupts in one of the largest recorded volcanic expulsions in the history of the world. It was designated Katmai National Monument in 1918 as protection against future eruptions.
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Inspired by the best historic sites across the USA, ABH is one place where the history student or tourist can start, with a timeline history of the USA, plus pages dedicated to the most historic site attractions across the nation. Dedicated to telling the history of the nation in conversational style, with enough detail to engage, but not too much to overwhelm.