Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Day 165 - This day in legal and military history

June 14

My oldest son's 23rd birthday

Flag Day

WORLD Blood Donor Day


NATIONAL Monkey Around Day

NATIONAL Bourbon Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1642 Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies

1775 The US Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops

1777 The Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States

1864 Congress orders black soldiers be paid the same as whites

1942 The Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional

1951 The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled

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