Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DAY 115 - This day in legal and military history

April 25

WORLD Penguin Day 

NATIONAL East Meets West Day

NATIONAL Hug a Plumber Day


NATIONAL Telephone Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1719 Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe is published in London

1792 The guillotine is first used to execute highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier

1859 Work begins on the Suez Canal in Egypt

1901 New York became the first state to require license plates on cars

1938 A seeing eye dog is used for the first time

1945 Delegates from some 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations

1954 The first practical solar cell is publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories

1956 Elvis Presley‘s “Heartbreak Hotel” goes to number one on the charts

1971 The country of Bangladesh is established

1982 Israel completes Sinai withdrawal, in accordance with Camp David accords

1983 The Pioneer 10 spacecraft crossed Pluto’s orbit on its voyage through the Milky Way

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