Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DAY 25 - This day in legal and military history

January 25

NATIONAL Opposite Day

NATIONAL Irish Coffee Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1787 Shay’s Rebellion - Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts, led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws.

1924 The first Winter Olympic games opened at Chamonix, France.

1961 President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.

1972 Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to US Congress, announces candidacy for president.

2004 NASA’s Opportunity rover sent its first pictures of Mars to Earth, just hours after it bounced to a landing on the opposite side of Mars from its twin rover, Spirit.

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