Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DAY 95 - This day in legal and military history

April 5

NATIONAL Read a Road Map Day

NATIONAL First Contact Day

NATIONAL Deep Dish Pizza Day

NATIONAL Go for Broke Day

NATIONAL Walking Day [First Wednesday in April]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1614 Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe

1792 George Washington casts the first presidential veto

1887 Lord Acton writes, "Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely"

1896 First modern Olympic Games begin in Athens, with 8 nations participating

2010 The United States Supreme Court declines to take up a case by residents of Bikini Atoll and Enewetak in the Marshall Islands, who are seeking compensation for US nuclear tests conducted on the islands

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