Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 294 - This day in legal and military history

October 21

NATIONAL Babbling Day

NATIONAL Count Your Buttons Day

NATIONAL Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

NATIONAL Reptile Awareness Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1797 The US Navy frigate USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, was launched in Boston harbor

1872 The US Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted

1879 After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp

1916 US Army formed Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

1940 Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published

1959 The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan

1961 Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400

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