Sunday, September 17, 2017

Day 260 - This day in legal and military history

September 17


NATIONAL Locate an Old Friend Day

NATIONAL Citizenship Day

NATIONAL Constitution Day 

NATIONAL Apple Dumpling Day

NATIONAL Women's Friendship Day [third Sunday in September]

NATIONAL Wife Appreciation Day [third Sunday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1787 The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America

1796 President George Washington delivers his “Farewell Address” to Congress before concluding his second term in office

1908 Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed

1916 Germany’s “Red Baron,” Manfred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial combat

1920 The American Professional Football Association - a precursor of the NFL - was formed in Canton, Ohio

1962 The first federal suit to end public school segregation is filed by the US Justice Department

1972 Premiere of "M*A*S*H", on CBS-TV

1976 The Space Shuttle is unveiled to the public

1994 Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf Miss America

1997 Dedication of a monument commemorating the horses and mules who died in military service during the Civil War, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond

2001 The New York Stock Exchange reopens for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers; the longest period of closure since the Great Depression of the 1930s

2001 President Bush said the United States wanted terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden “dead or alive”

2004 The Coast Guard made the largest cocaine seizure in its history (to date) when Coast Guard and Navy forces located and seized 30,000 pounds of cocaine aboard the fishing vessel Lina Maria approximately 300 miles southwest of the Galapagos Islands

2004 Barry Bonds became the third baseball player to hit 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth

2006 Alaska’s Fourpeaked Mountain erupts for the first time in at least 10,000 years

2011 Occupy Wall Street movement calling for greater social and economic equality begins in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, coining the phrase “We are the 99%”

No comments:

Post a Comment