Friday, April 7, 2017

DAY 97 - This day in legal and military history

April 7

NATIONAL No Housework Day

NATIONAL Walk to Work Day 
NATIONAL Coffee Cake Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1927 US secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover’s Washington speech was seen and heard in New York in the first long-distance television transmission

1933 Prohibition ended when Utah became the 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment

1948 The World Health Organization, a UN agency, was founded

1949 Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner, South Pacific, opened on Broadway

1966 The United States recovered a hydrogen bomb it had lost off the coast of Spain

1969 The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1 entitled “Host Software”, was written by Steve Crocker of the University of California, Los Angeles

1994 Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.


  1. Hah. I have National No Housework Day about 320 days a year - maybe more.

    1. LOL me too. That's why I had kids - so I didn't have to do housework!

    2. I had three boys and they sure as heck didn't help keep the place clean, lol. Probably why I gave up trying.