Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DAY 59 - This day in legal and military history

February 28

NATIONAL Tooth Fairy Day

NATIONAL Public Sleeping Day [I really like this one!]

NATIONAL Chocolate Souffle Day

NATIONAL Floral Design Day

NATIONAL Rare Disease Day [last day in February]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1066 England's Westminster Abbey opens its doors. 

1784 John Wesley issues “Deed of Declaration” formally establishing the Methodist Church.

1849 The steamship California landed in San Francisco, bringing the first East Coasters to the Gold Rush.

1954 The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

1969 A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.

1983 M*A*S*H, the cynical situation comedy about doctors behind the front lines of the Korean War, airs its final episode on this day in 1983, after 11 seasons. The last episode drew 77 percent of the television viewing audience [including me, I skipped out of a college class to watch this episode], the largest audience ever to watch a single TV show up to that time.

2013 United States v. Manning: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to 10 counts out of 22 against him for leaking classified material in the WikiLeaks case.

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