Sunday, April 30, 2017

DAY 120 - This day in legal and military history

April 30

NATIONAL Hairstylist Appreciation Day

NATIONAL Honesty Day

NATIONAL Oatmeal Cookie Day

NATIONAL Military Brats Day

NATIONAL Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

NATIONAL Bugs Bunny Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1492 Ferdinand & Isabella agree to bankroll Columbus

1789 In New York City, George Washington is inaugurated as the first president of the United States

1812 Louisiana is admitted into the Union as the 18th state

1889 Washington’s inauguration became the first US national holiday

1900 Hawaii annexed as a US territory

1931 The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opens

1939 US commercial television made its official debut at the New York World’s Fair.  The signal was transmitted from the Empire State Building.

1945 Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Karl Donitz becomes his successor.

1975 The Vietnam War ended with South Vietnam's surrender to North Vietnam

1991 Over 131,000 were killed and as many as 9 million left homeless when a cyclone struck Bangladesh

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