Saturday, April 29, 2017

DAY 119 - This day in legal and military history

April 29

WORLD Wish Day

NATIONAL Shrimp Scampi Day

NATIONAL Greenery Day


NATIONAL Sense of Smell Day [last Saturday of April]

NATIONAL Pool Opening Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1429 Joan of Arc leads French forces to victory over English at Orleans

1813 Rubber is patented

1852 The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus is published

1861 The Maryland House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union

1913 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents the all-purpose zipper

1945 The German Army in Italy surrenders unconditionally to the Allies.  The Nazi concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by Allied troops.

1986 Pitcher Roger Clemens set a major league baseball record by striking out 20 batters in a regular nine-inning game. He repeated his feat in 1996.

1992 Four Los Angeles police offices are acquitted of charges stemming from the beating of Rodney King. Three days of deadly rioting followed, with 55 people killed, 2,300 injured, and an estimated $1 billion in property damage.

2010 The United States Coast Guard begins a controlled burn to remove oil spilled in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster

2011 Kate Middleton marries Prince William in a lavish royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in London

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