Monday, February 27, 2017

DAY 58 - This day in legal and military history

February 27

NATIONAL No Brainer Day

NATIONAL Polar Bear Day

NATIONAL Strawberry Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1782 In England, the House of Commons votes against waging any further war in America. On 5 March, Parliament enacts legislation empowering the English Crown to negotiate peace with the United States.

1827 The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.

1844 The Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

1939 The US Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.

1973 The US Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can’t bar residents because of color.

1986 The US Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.

1991 Coalition forces liberate Kuwait after seven months of occupation by the Iraqi army. 

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