Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DAY 60 - This day in legal and military history

March 1

WORLD Compliment Day

NATIONAL Plan a Solo Vacation Day


NATIONAL Horse Protection Day

NATIONAL Peanut Butter Lover's Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1780 Pennsylvania becomes the first US state to abolish slavery.

1790 Congress authorized the first US census.

1803 Ohio becomes the 17th state to join the Union.

1867 Nebraska becomes the 37th state to join the Union.

1875 Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.

1893 Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.

1913 Federal income tax takes effect, as per 16th Amendment

1941 “Captain America” first appeared in a comic book.

1954 US detonates 15 megaton hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll

1961 The Peace Corps is established

1864 Rebecca Lee was the first black woman awarded a medical degree.

1872 Yellowstone became the world's first National Park.

1977 US extended territorial waters to 200 miles.

1985 The Pentagon accepted the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a “nuclear winter”.

2002 NASA scientists said that vast ice fields had been detected under the surface of Mars with a gamma ray spectrometer on the Odyssey orbiter.

2003 Administrative control of the Coast Guard, Customs Service, and the United States Secret Service transferred to the newly created Department of Homeland Security.

2008 USS 'New York' (LPD-21), incorporating steel from the World Trade Center, is christened at New Orleans


  1. What an excellent post, Dena. Great job!

    Celebrating World Compliment Day. :)