Thursday, June 15, 2017

Day 166 - This day in legal and military history

June 15

Magna Carta Day


WORLD Meat Free Day

NATIONAL Smile Power Day

NATIONAL Nature Photography Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1215 King John signs the Magna Carta

1752 Benjamin Franklin and his son test the relationship between electricity and lightning by flying a kite in a thunder storm

1775 George Washington is named Commander-in-Chief by Congress

1836 Arkansas is admitted into the Union as the 25th state

1844 Charles Goodyear received a patent for the vulcanization of rubber, his process to strengthen rubber

1864 Robert E Lee's home, Arlington, becomes a military cemetery 

1992 Vice President Dan Quayle's "potatoe" spelling incident

2002 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was knighted by Queen Elizabeth

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