Thursday, April 27, 2017

DAY 117 - This day in legal and military history

April 27

WORLD Pinhole Photography Day

NATIONAL Babe Ruth Day

NATIONAL Prime Rib Day

NATIONAL Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day [fourth Thursday in April]

NATIONAL Tell a Story Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1773 British Parliament passes the Tea Act [leading to the Boston Tea Party]

1861 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from the Union

1940 Himmler orders the construction of Auschwitz concentration camp

1983 Pitcher Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson’s strikeout record, which had held since 1927

1989 In China, more than 150,000 students and workers calling for democracy marched, cheered, and sang as they took over Tiananmen Square in central Beijing

2009 The low-flying Air Force One causes momentary panic in New York City

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