Thursday, February 9, 2017

DAY 40 - This day in legal and military history

February 9

NATIONAL Toothache Day [there's a national day for this????]



Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1825 No presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824.  The US House of Representatives votes to elect John Quincy Adams, who won fewer votes than Andrew Jackson in the popular election, as president of the United States.

1861 Tennessee votes against secession

1861 Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America

1942 Daylight Saving Time, called “war time", begins

1964 The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show

1994 Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa

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