Sunday, September 24, 2017

Day 267 - This day in legal and military history

September 24

NATIONAL Cherries Jubilee Day

NATIONAL Pony Express Day

NATIONAL Punctuation Day

NATIONAL Gold Star Mother's Day  [last Sunday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1789 Congress passes the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing a strong federal court system with the powers it needs to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution and federal law

1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school

1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field

1960 The Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is launched

1969 The trial of the “Chicago Eight” (later seven) began

1979 CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service

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