Sunday, February 5, 2017

DAY 36 - This day in legal and military history

February 5

NATIONAL Weatherman's Day

NATIONAL Chocolate Fondue Day

NATIONAL Shower with a Friend Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1778 South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation

1917 Congress passed the Immigration Act, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Wilson's veto

1922 Reader’s Digest begins publication in New York

1937 FDR proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices—"packing" the court

1942 The United States declares war on Thailand

1952 New York adopts three-colored traffic lights 

1972 US airlines began mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage

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