Thursday, January 19, 2017

DAY 19 - This day in legal and military history

January 19

NATIONAL Popcorn Day 


NATIONAL Get to Know Your Customers Day [third Thursday of each quarter]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1861 Georgia is the fifth state to secede from the Union

1920 The Senate rejects American membership in the League of Nations

1953 Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on "I Love Lucy". More people watch this show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

1980 President Jimmy Carter announces the US boycott of the Summer Olympics in Moscow [Back in the 80s, I once wrote a “letter to the editor” of Newsweek Magazine on this topic, and it was printed!]

1986 The first IBM PC computer virus is released

2001 President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky

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