Friday, June 16, 2017

Day 167 - This day in legal and military history

June 16

NATIONAL Fresh Veggies Day


NATIONAL Flip Flop Day [third Friday in June]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1858 Abraham Lincoln, in accepting the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Illinois, declares “A house divided against itself cannot stand”

1904 Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom

1910 The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington

1935 President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives

1952 Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States


  1. If it was up to me I would ban flip flops unless you are at the beach. I certainly wouldn't celebrate it.

    1. I hate having anything between my toes. I have "flip flops" but they have a band across the toes rather than going between them.

    2. So, more like a sandal? I can abide sandals and agree about having that strap between the toes. Ever watch someone run through an airport in flip-flops?

    3. I haven't been in an airport in a while [just at passenger pick-up and drop-off] but I have seen someone try to run with flip flops and badly twist her ankle. Ouch.