Sunday, May 21, 2017

Day 141 - This day in legal and military history

May 21


NATIONAL Waiters and Waitresses Day

NATIONAL Talk Like Yoda Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1881 The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton

1927 Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (from New York to Paris) in his monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis

1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland)

1956 The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific

1989 In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China’s Tiananmen Square