Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 288 - This day in legal and military history

October 15

WORLD Toy Camera Day

WORLD Students Day

WORLD Math Day

NATIONAL I Love Lucy Day


NATIONAL White Cane Safety Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1582 In Catholic countries which have adopted the Gregorian Calendar, this is the day following Oct 6, 1582

1860 Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, NY, wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard

1878 Thomas A. Edison founds the Edison Electric Light Company

1914 Congress passes the Clayton Anti-Trust Act, which exempts unions from anti-trust laws; legalizes strikes, picketing and boycotting; and makes illegal several corporate activities including the setting prices which would effect a monopoly

1951 I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had its television debut

1956 Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time

1966 The US Department of Transportation was created

1989 Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky makes his 1,851st goal, breaking the all-time scoring record in the National Hockey League

1990 Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the USSR, receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in making his country more open and reducing Cold War tensions

1991 Clarence Thomas received a narrow (52–48) Senate confirmation of his nomination to the Supreme Court

1993 Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end apartheid in South Africa

2008 The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 733.08 points, the second-largest percentage drop in the Dow’s history

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