Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day 304 - This day in legal and military history

October 31


NATIONAL Caramel Apple Day


NATIONAL Girl Scout Founder's Day [Juliette Low's birthday in 1860]

NATIONAL Doorbell Day

NATIONAL Knock Knock Jokes Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1517 Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of the church at Wittenberg in Germany, the start of the Protestant Reformation

1803 Congress ratified the purchase of the entire Louisiana area, adding territory to the United States for 13 subsequent states

1846 A heavy snowfall trapped the Donner Party in the Sierra Nevada mountains

1864 Nevada becomes the 36th state

1913 Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across the United States

1941 After 14 years of work, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is completed

1956 Rear Admiral GJ Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole

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