Thursday, June 22, 2017

Day 173 - This day in legal and military history

June 22
 

NATIONAL Chocolate Eclair Day
 

NATIONAL Onion Rings Day

NATIONAL HVAC Tech Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1847 The first doughnut with a hole in it was created
 

1868 Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union
 

1870 The US Justice Department was created
 

1910 German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis
 

1944 FDR signs the "Servicemen's Readjustment Act", better known as "the GI Bill of Rights"
 

1962 The Hovercraft was first tested
 

1970 President Richard Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day 172 - This day in legal and military history

June 21
 

First Day of Summer
 

WORLD Music Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Yoga Day
 

NATIONAL Selfie Day
 

NATIONAL Skateboarding Day

NATIONAL Daylight Appreciation Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1788 New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land
 

1834 Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper was patented
 

1898 Guam became a US territory
 

1939 Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - a disease which wastes muscles
 

1948 Berlin Airlift begins
 

1982 John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan
 

1989 The US Supreme Court decided that burning the US flag was protected under the First Amendment
 

2004 SpaceShipOne lifted off from the Mojave Desert in the initial stage of the world’s first attempted commercial space flight

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Day 171 - This day in legal and military history

June 20
 

WORLD Refugee Day
 

WORLD Productivity Day
 

NATIONAL Ice Cream Soda Day
 

NATIONAL Cherry Tart Day
 

NATIONAL Hike With a Geek Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1782 Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States and the eagle as its symbol

1863 West Virginia admitted into the Union as the 35th state
 

1867 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million
 

1941 The US Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps
 

1955 The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group
 

1963 The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow
 

1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Day 170 - This day in legal and military history

June 19
 

Juneteenth
 

WORLD Sauntering Day
 

NATIONAL Kissing Day

NATIONAL Garfield the Cat Day
 

NATIONAL Martini Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

240 BC Eratosthenes accurately calculates the circumference of the earth
 

1865 Emancipation Day, also known as Juneteenth, was the day that Union General Granger informed Texas slaves that they were free. Blacks came to celebrate the day as Juneteenth Freedom Day.
 

1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Day 169 - This day in legal and military history

June 18
 

Father's Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Panic Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Picnic Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Yoga Day
 

NATIONAL Splurge Day
 

NATIONAL Go Fishing Day
 

NATIONAL Clean Your Aquarium Day
 

NATIONAL Turkey Lovers' Day [third Sunday in June]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1812 The War of 1812 begins when the United States declares war against Great Britain
 

1815 Battle of Waterloo: Wellington crushes Napoleon, with the help of Blucher's Prussians
 

1873 Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote for president
 

1903 First transcontinental auto trip began in San Francisco and arrived in New York three months later
 

1928 Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
 

1983 Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Day 168 - This day in legal and military history

June 17
 

WORLD Juggling Day
 

NATIONAL Eat Your Vegetables Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution
 

1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere

1967 China detonated its first hydrogen bomb and became the world’s 4th thermonuclear power
 

1972 Watergate: Republican operatives break into Democratic Party offices at the Watergate Hotel in Washington
 

1994 Millions of Americans watch former football player OJ Simpson drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police

Friday, June 16, 2017

Day 167 - This day in legal and military history

June 16
 

NATIONAL Fresh Veggies Day
 

NATIONAL Fudge Day
 

NATIONAL Flip Flop Day [third Friday in June]


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1858 Abraham Lincoln, in accepting the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Illinois, declares “A house divided against itself cannot stand”
 

1904 Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom
 

1910 The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington
 

1935 President Franklin Roosevelt‘s New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives
 

1952 Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States