Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DAY 109 - This day in legal and military history

April 19


NATIONAL Hanging Out Day

NATIONAL Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1775 The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts

1933 The United States went off the gold standard by presidential proclamation

1939 Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights

1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on their backs

1977 Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots

1993 The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Davidian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas

1995 A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people

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