Friday, March 17, 2017

DAY 76 - This day in legal and military history

March 17
 

Saint Patrick's Day
Irish toast: “May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching.” — Traditional St. Patrick’s Day toast
 

NATIONAL Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
 

NATIONAL Submarine Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1766 Britain repeals the Stamp Act but passes the Declaratory Act, which asserts Great Britain’s right to pass any laws governing the American colonies
 

1898 USS Holland, first practical submarine, launched

1910 The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine
 

1973 First POWs are released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam
 

2011 NASA’s MESSENGER space probe becomes the first space craft ever to enter into orbit around Mercury

2 comments:

  1. Poor Ireland. Always being blamed for corned beef. :)


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