Saturday, April 1, 2017

DAY 91 - This day in legal and military history

April 1

April Fool's Day

NATIONAL Fun at Work Day


NATIONAL Sourdough Bread Day

NATIONAL Love our Children Day [first Saturday in April]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1778 Oliver Pollock creates the dollar sign $

1853 Cincinnati became the first US city to pay its firefighters a regular salary

1893 Navy General Order 409 of 25 February 1893 establishes the rank of Chief Petty Officer

1954 US Air Force Academy established

1970 President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television

1976 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer

1982 The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama

2009 A computer virus called Conficker was spread through millions of computers, destroying files and sharing information. This was supposed to be an April Fools’ Day Joke. Nobody laughed.

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