Friday, September 1, 2017

Day 244 - This day in legal and military history

September 1

NATIONAL Cherry Popover Day

NATIONAL Letter Writing Day

NATIONAL Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

NATIONAL Bring Your Manners to Work Day

NATIONAL College Colors Day

NATIONAL Lazy Moms Day  [first Friday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1752 The Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia

1882 The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union

1894 By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday

1904 Helen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College

1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan become Canadian provinces

1923 An earthquake levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000

1939 Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II in Europe

1942 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, upholds the government’s detention of Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals as a war measure

1985 The wreck of the Titanic is found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint US and French expedition

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