Sunday, April 2, 2017

DAY 92 - This day in legal and military history

April 2

INTERNATIONAL Children's Book Day



NATIONAL Peanut Butter and Jelly Day 

NATIONAL Reconciliation Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1917 President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to Congress

1917 Jeannette Pickering Rankin is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the US House of Representatives

1931 Virne “Jackie” Mitchell becomes the first woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

1978 Velcro was first put on the market

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