Monday, February 20, 2017

DAY 51 - This day in legal and military history

February 20

Presidents Day [Third Monday in February]

NATIONAL Cherry Pie Day 

NATIONAL Love Your Pet Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1792 The US Postal Service is created

1809 The US Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union

1839 Congress prohibits dueling in the District of Columbia

1959 The FCC applies the equal time rule to TV newscasts of political candidates

1962 Mercury astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth

1971 Young people protest having to cut their long hair in Athens Greece

2003 A fire in The Station nightclub in Warwick, RI, killed 100 and injured over 150

2007 The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rules 2-1 to uphold an act of the 109th Congress removing the right of Guantánamo Bay detainees to challenge their detention in lower federal courts

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