ECUADORUnder the rule of the Incan empire until the coming of the Spanish in 1532, Ecuador came to serve as an important administrative center for the viceroyalty of Peru. Independence came centuries later in 1822. For the next eight years, Ecuador was part of the Gran Colombia federation. Eventually, the Catholic Church achieved special prominence in the country such that citizenship was linked to the religion, Jesuits were brought in to oversee education, among other actions.
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT received the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office10:10AM THE PRESIDENT delivered remarks at The America’s Promise Alliance Education event U. S. Chamber of Commerce Remarks10:45AM THE PRESIDENT received the Economic Daily Briefing11:30AM THE PRESIDENTmet with Senior Advisors3:45PM THE PRESIDENT met with with Secretary LaHood4:30PM THE PRESIDENT met with Secretary Gates
The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. Among those who served time at the maximum-security facility were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963).
One of Little Rock`s most richly detailed Craftsman-style houses was built around 1928 for Scipio Africanus Jones, an African-American attorney. Jones was one of the prominent members of Little Rock’s black community during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. It was listed in National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1999.