Saturday, April 8, 2017

DAY 98 - This day in legal and military history

April 8

NATIONAL All is Ours Day

NATIONAL Zoo Lovers Day

NATIONAL Take Your Parents to the Playground Day [second Saturday in April]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1513 Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain

1789 The US House of Representatives holds its first meeting

1913 The 17th Amendment is ratified, requiring direct election of senators

1943 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities

1946 The League of Nations assembled for the last time

1974 Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record

1975 Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians becomes the first black manager of a major league baseball team

1986 Actor Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California

1994 Smoking was banned in the Pentagon and all US military bases

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