Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Day 171 - This day in legal and military history

June 20

WORLD Refugee Day

WORLD Productivity Day

NATIONAL Ice Cream Soda Day

NATIONAL Cherry Tart Day

NATIONAL Hike With a Geek Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1782 Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States and the eagle as its symbol

1863 West Virginia admitted into the Union as the 35th state

1867 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million

1941 The US Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps

1955 The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group

1963 The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow

1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court.

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