Monday, April 17, 2017

DAY 107 - This day in legal and military history

April 17

WORLD Hemophilia Day

NATIONAL Bat Appreciation Day

NATIONAL Haiku Poetry Day

NATIONAL Ellis Island Family History Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with Spain to find a western route to the Indies

1861 Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union

1937 Daffy Duck made his debut in Porky's Duck Hunt

1970 Apollo 13, originally scheduled to land on the moon, lands back safely on Earth after an accident

1986 IBM produced its first megabit-chip

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