Monday, December 11, 2017

Day 345 - This day in legal and military history

December 11


NATIONAL Noodle Ring Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1816 Indiana is admitted to the Union as the 19th state

1844 Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry

1941 Italy and Germany declare war against the US.  The US declares war on Italy and Germany.

1945 A Boeing B-29 Superfortress shatters all records by crossing the United States in five hours and 27 minutes

1946 The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established

1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball

2008 Bernard Madoff, an investment manager, was charged with defrauding clients of as much as $50 billion in what might be the largest swindle in Wall Street history

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