Monday, October 9, 2017

Day 282 - This day in legal and military history

October 9

Columbus Day [second Monday of October]

NATIONAL Curious Events Day

NATIONAL Fire Prevention Day

NATIONAL Moldy Cheese Day

NATIONAL Beer and Pizza Day


NATIONAL Native American Day [second Monday in October]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1635 Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land

1767 Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed

1867 The Russians formally transferred Alaska to the US for $7.2 million in gold

1888 The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, opens to the public

1936 Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles

1995 Saboteurs pulled 29 spikes from a stretch of railroad track, causing an Amtrak train to derail in Arizona; one person was killed and about 100 were injured

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