Monday, June 12, 2017

Day 163 - This day in legal and military history

June 12
 

NATIONAL Red Rose Day
 

NATIONAL Peanut Butter Cookie Day
 

NATIONAL Superman Day
 

NATIONAL Loving Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1365 King Edward III bans football, to insure Englishmen get their archery practice
 

1665 Nieuw Amsterdam is incorporated under English law as "New York"
 

1880 John Lee Richmond pitched baseball's first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
 

1921 President Warren Harding urges every young man to attend military training camp
 

1931 Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws
 

1939 The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York
 

1942 Anne Frank begins her diary, on her 13th birthday
 

1961 President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation calling for the American flag to be flown at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, “at all times during the day and night”
 

1967 The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages
 

1977 David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York
 

1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators rally in Central Park
 

1987 Ronald Reagan says, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"

2 comments:

  1. Imagine if they tried to ban football in the UK today.

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    1. That would definitely be interesting =)

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