Saturday, March 11, 2017

DAY 70 - This day in legal and military history

March 11

NATIONAL Johnny Appleseed Day

NATIONAL Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day

NATIONAL Worship of Tools Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1669 Eruption of Mt. Etna kills 15,000 

1888 A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. More than 400 people die, mainly from exposure.

1969 Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans

1993 Janet Reno won unanimous Senate confirmation to be the first female US Attorney General

1999 The US Rodman naval base in Panama was transferred to Panama

2004 In Madrid, Spain, a series of bombs hidden in backpacks exploded in quick succession at three stations, blowing apart four commuter trains and killing 202 people and wounding over 1,450

2011 Japan is hit by an enormous earthquake that triggers a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north, about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo. Cooling systems in one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station fail shortly after the earthquake, causing a nuclear crisis.

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