Sunday, June 11, 2017

Day 162 - This day in legal and military history

June 11

NATIONAL Corn on the Cob Day

NATIONAL Making Life Beautiful Day

NATIONAL German Chocolate Cake Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1770 Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef

1919 Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to capture the Triple Crown

1934 The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ended in failure

1935 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey

1941 Amendment to act creating Coast Guard (January 28, 1915) provided “The Coast Guard shall be a military service and constitute a branch of the land and naval forces of the United States at all times.” 

1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants

1977 Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes, capturing the Triple Crown

1991 Microsoft released MS DOS 5.0

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