Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 264 - This day in legal and military history

September 21

WORLD Gratitude Day

WORLD Alzheimer's Day


NATIONAL Miniature Golf Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1792 The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy

1897 The New York Sun published its famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

1937 JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published

1989 General Colin Powell is confirmed by the US Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

1996 The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women

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