Thursday, May 18, 2017

Day 138 - This day in legal and military history

May 18


NATIONAL No Dirty Dishes Day

NATIONAL Visit Your Relatives Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1642 The city of Montreal was founded by the French

1861 Arkansas admitted to the Confederate States of America

1896 The Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson upholds the “separate but equal” policy in the United States

1917 The US Congress passes the Selective Service act, calling up soldiers to fight World War I

1942 New York ends night baseball games for the rest of World War II

1951 The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York City

1980 After rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours

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