Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DAY 52 - This day in legal and military history

February 21

NATIONAL Sticky Bun Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1775 As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men

1848 Publication of "The Communist Manifesto" by Marx & Engels

1862 Confederate Constitution & presidency were declared permanent

1878 The world’s first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers

1885 The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, DC

1940 The Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz

1945 The Bismarck Sea was the last US Navy aircraft carrier to be sunk in combat during World War II

1947 Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera in NYC. It could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds.

1956 A grand jury in Montgomery Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott

1965 El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcom X) is assassinated in front of 400 people

1972 Richard Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first US president to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the US

1975 Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2-1/2 to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up

1995 Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon

1996 The Space Telescope Science Institute announced that photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed the existence of a “black hole” equal to the mass of two billion suns in a galaxy some 30 million light-years away

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