Sunday, October 29, 2017

Day 302 - This day in legal and military history

October 29


NATIONAL Internet Day


NATIONAL Oatmeal Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1863 Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross

1929 Black Tuesday takes place–the most catastrophic day in stock market history, the herald of the Great Depression

1945 The first ball-point pen is sold by Gimbell’s department store in New York for a price of $12

1966 The National Organization for Women was founded

1969 The US Supreme Court orders immediate desegregation

1969 The first computer-to-computer link is established through ARPANET, forerunner of the Internet

1998 John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77

2004 Osama bin Laden admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the US

2008 Delta and Northwest airlines merge, forming the world’s largest airline

2012 Hurricane Sandy devastates much of the East Coast of the US, nearly 300 die

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