Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Day 298 - This day in legal and military history

October 25

WORLD Pasta Day


NATIONAL Punk for a Day Day

NATIONAL Greasy Food Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1825 Erie Canal opened, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean

1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade took place at Balaklava during the Crimean War

1943 Japanese open the Burma railroad ("The Bridge on the River Kwai")

1958 The last US troops leave Beirut

1960 Martin Luther King, Jr is sentenced to four months in jail for a sit-in

1962 In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to 5 years in prison

1962 John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

1972 The first female FBI agents were hired

1983 The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada

1996 Federal Judge Richard Matsch granted Oklahoma City bombing defendants Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols separate trials

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