Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DAY 94 - This day in legal and military history

April 4

NATIONAL Tell a Lie Day

NATIONAL Hug a Newsperson Day

NATIONAL School Librarian Day

NATIONAL Walk Around Things Day

NATIONAL SAAM Day of Action [Sexual Assault Awareness Month]

NATIONAL Equal Pay Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1812 The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana

1818 The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars

1841 President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office [of pneumonia], just a month after being sworn in

1850 The city of Los Angeles was incorporated

1859 At Mechanics Hall in New York, Daniel Emmett introduced “I Wish I was in Dixie’s Land.” About two years later the song became the Civil War song of the Confederacy.

1949 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed

1968 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

1973 The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City
World Trade Center NYC circa 1990

1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record