Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Day 241 - This day in legal and military history

August 29

NATIONAL More Herbs, Less Salt Day

NATIONAL Individual Rights Day

NATIONAL According to Hoyle Day

NATIONAL Chop Suey Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

70 The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege

1758 The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey

1786 Shays' rebellion, an insurrection of Massachusetts farmers against the state government, began

1842 The Treaty of Nanking was signed, ending the Opium Wars and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain

1957 Strom Thurmond ended the longest filibuster in US Senate history. He spoke for more than 24 hours against a civil rights bill. The bill passed.

1958 The Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado

1966 The Beatles give their last public concert at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

2005 Hurricane Katrina slammed into the US Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000

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