Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DAY 17 - This day in legal and military history

January 17

NATIONAL Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day

NATIONAL Kid Inventors Day

NATIONAL Bootlegger's Day

NATIONAL Hot Buttered Rum Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1893 Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Dole

1977 Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in the U.S. since the death penalty was reintroduced

1985 A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves

1998 President Clinton became the first sitting US president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit

2007 President George W. Bush announces that the NSA is now required to obtain warrants for wiretapping and domestic surveillance

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