Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 265 - This day in legal and military history

September 22

First Day of Autumn

WORLD Rhino Day

WORLD Car Free Day 

NATIONAL White Chocolate Day

NATIONAL Business Women's Day

NATIONAL Elephant Appreciation Day


NATIONAL Ice Cream Cone Day


NATIONAL Hug a Vegetarian Day

NATIONAL Dear Diary Day

NATIONAL Native American Day [fourth Friday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1656 The General Provincial Court in Patuxent, Maryland, empanels the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who is accused of murdering her child. The jury acquits her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.

1776 American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City. His last words are reputed to have been, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

1862 President Abraham Lincoln changes the course of the war and American history by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation

1961 President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps

1964 Premiere of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." on NBC-TV, which runs for four seasons

1970 President Richard M. Nixon signs a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the US Congress

1980 The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war

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