Thursday, May 11, 2017

Day 131 - This day in legal and military history

May 11

NATIONAL Eat What You Want Day 
Cherry Cheesecake - the world's most delicious food

NATIONAL Twilight Zone Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1858 Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd US state

1866 Confederate President Jefferson Davis became a free man after spending two years in prison for his role in the American Civil War

1916 Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity was presented

1949 Siam changed its name to Thailand

1997 IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue, defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match (2 for blue, 1 for Kasparov, and 3 ties)

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