Monday, July 24, 2017

Day 205 - This day in legal and military history

July 24

NATIONAL Cousins Day

NATIONAL Drive-Thru Day 

NATIONAL Tell an Old Joke Day

NATIONAL Tequila Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history 

1567  Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned and forced to abdicate her throne to her 1-year-old son James VI

1866 Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War

1938 Instant coffee was invented. Nestle came up with the first instant coffee after 8 years of experiments.

1974 The Supreme Court rules that President Richard Nixon must surrender the Watergate tapes

1870 The first trans-US rail service began

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