Thursday, March 30, 2017

DAY 89 - This day in legal and military history

March 30

NATIONAL Take a Walk in the Park Day

NATIONAL Doctors Day

NATIONAL I am in Control Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1842 Anesthesia was used for the first time in an operation

1858 Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents the pencil with an eraser attached on one end

1870 The 15th Amendment passes, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race

1870 President US Grant signs bill readmitting Texas to the Union, the last Confederate state readmitted

1942 The Coast Guard was designated as a service of the Navy, similar to the Marine Corps

1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma, opens on Broadway

1964 The game show Jeopardy debuted on television

1981 President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington, DC by John W. Hinckley Jr.


  1. Wow. Hard to believe Jeopardy has been on that long.

    1. I completely agree with you. Makes me feel OLD!