Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 283 - This day in legal and military history

October 10

WORLD Homeless Day

WORLD Mental Health Day

INTERNATIONAL Newspaper Carrier Day

NATIONAL Angel Food Cake Day

NATIONAL Face Your Fears Day

NATIONAL Cake Decorating Day

NATIONAL Hug a Drummer Day

NATIONAL Handbag Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1789 In Versailles France, Joseph Guillotin says the most humane way of carrying out a death sentence is decapitation by a single blow of a blade

1845 The US Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Maryland with 50 midshipman students and seven professors

1863 The first telegraph line to Denver is completed

1886 The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, New York

1911 The Panama Canal opens

1935 George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway

1970 The Quebec Provincial Minister of Labour, Pierre Laporte, is kidnapped by terrorists

1971 The London Bridge, built in 1831 and dismantled in 1967, reopens in Lake Havusu City, Arizona, after being sold to Robert P. McCulloch and moved to the United States

1973 Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency amid accusations of income tax evasion. President Richard Nixon names Gerald Ford as the new vice president. Agnew is later convicted and sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000.

2009 US President Barack Obama announces he will end the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against homosexuals serving in the US military

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