Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 272 - This day in legal and military history

September 29

WORLD Heart Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean

1789 Congress votes to create a US army

1932 A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers

1943 Adolf Hitler‘s book Mein Kampf is published in the United States

1966 Chevrolet introduces the Camaro 

1982 Seven people died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.

2004 A US federal judge ruled that a section of the Patriot Act, that allowed the search of phone and Internet records, was unconstitutional

2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history

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