Sunday, July 23, 2017

Day 204 - This day in legal and military history

July 23
 

NATIONAL Vanilla Ice Cream Day
 

NATIONAL Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day
 

NATIONAL Parent's Day [fourth Sunday in July]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1847 Brigham Young says "This is the place" and founds Salt Lake City
 

1865 William Booth founds the Salvation Army
 

1868 The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans
 

1903 The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A

1995 The Hale-Bopp comet was discovered by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Day 203 - This day in legal and military history

July 22
 

NATIONAL Hammock Day 

NATIONAL Mango Day
 

NATIONAL Pi Approximation Day
 

NATIONAL Rat Catcher's Day
 

NATIONAL Day of the Cowboy [fourth Saturday in July]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1376 The Pied Piper abducts the children of Hamlin
 

1789 Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the US Department of Foreign Affairs
 

1796 Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleveland
 

1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt's "court packing" scheme was rejected by the US Senate
 

1942 US initiates gasoline rationing
 

1975 Congress voted to restore Confederate general Robert E. Lee's US citizenship

Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 202 - This day in legal and military history

July 21
 

NATIONAL Junk Food Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1861 Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War
 

1873 The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was carried out by Jesse James and his gang
 

1898 Spain ceded Guam to the US
 

1925 John Scopes is found guilty for teaching evolution in Dayton, Tennessee, and fined $100
 

1930 The Veterans Administration is established
 

1949 The US Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) 82-13
 

1974 US House Judiciary approved two Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 201 - This day in legal and military history

July 20
 

WORLD Jump Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Chess Day
 

NATIONAL Space Exploration Day
 

NATIONAL Lollipop Day
 

NATIONAL Moon Day
 

NATIONAL Ugly Truck Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1881 Sioux chief Sitting Bull surrenders to the US Army
 

1917 The US draft lottery in World War I went into operation
 

1948 US reinstitutes the draft for the Cold War
 

1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon 

1976 The Viking spacecraft lands on Mars and begins taking soil samples

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 200 - This day in legal and military history

July 19
 

NATIONAL Raspberry Cake Day
 

NATIONAL Hot Dog Day

NATIONAL Daiquiri Day
 

NATIONAL Stick Out Your Tongue Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1799 The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt
 

1870 Franco-Prussian War begins
 

1941 Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign

1980 The Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day 199 - This day in legal and military history

July 18
 

NATIONAL Caviar Day
 

NATIONAL Sour Candy Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

64 Great Fire of Rome begins
 

1877 Inventor Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first time
 

1925 The first volume of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf was published
 

1936 The Spanish Civil War began
 

1968 Intel is founded in Mountain View, California
 

1976 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score, a ten, at the Olympics and went on to score six more tens and win three gold medals

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 198 - This day in legal and military history

July 17
 

GLOBAL Hug Your Kids Day [third Monday of July]
 

WORLD Emoji Day
 

NATIONAL Peach Ice Cream Day
 

NATIONAL Yellow Pig Day
 

NATIONAL Tattoo Day
 

NATIONAL Get Out of the Doghouse Day [third Monday of July]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1453 France defeats England at Castillon, France, ending the Hundred Years’ War
 

1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France
 

1821 Spain ceded Florida to the United States
 

1917 The British royal family changed its name from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor amid anti-German sentiment during World War I
 

1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California 

1960 American pilot Francis Gary Powers pleads guilty to spying charges in a Moscow court