Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Day 276 - This day in legal and military history

October 3

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Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1650 The English parliament declared its rule over the fledgling American colonies

1776 Congress borrows five million dollars to halt the rapid depreciation of paper money in the colonies

1789 George Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day to be November 26

1863 Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as "Thanksgiving Day"

1929 The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changes its name to Yugoslavia

1955 Captain Kangaroo and The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on television

1974 Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball

1990 After 40 years of division, East and West Germany are reunited as one nation

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