Thursday, November 30, 2017

Day 334 - This day in legal and military history

November 30

NATIONAL Stay Home Because You're Well Day

NATIONAL Computer Security Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1782 The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence and ending the Revolutionary War

1974 The fossilized remains of a female human ancestor named Lucy (after the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) were found in Ethiopia

1982 Thriller, Michael Jackson’s second solo album, is released and becomes the best-selling album in history

1993 US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law, which required a 5 day waiting period to purchase handguns

1995 Operation Desert Storm officially comes to an end

1998 Exxon and Mobil Oil agree to a $73.7 billion merger, creating the world’s largest company, Exxon-Mobil

2004 On the game show Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loses after 74 consecutive victories, the longest winning streak in game-show history, earning him a total of over $3 million

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