Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DAY 3 - This day in legal and military history

January 3

NATIONAL Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

NATIONAL Drinking Straw Day

NATIONAL Fruitcake Toss Day [who keeps them this long?]

NATIONAL Festival of Sleep Day [now here's a holiday I can get into!]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1521 Martin Luther excommunicated from Catholic Church

1920 NY Yankees acquired Babe Ruth

1947 Proceedings of US Congress are televised for the first time

1958 Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole

1959 Alaska admitted to the US as the 49th state

1962 Fidel Castro excommunicated from Catholic Church

1977 Apple Computers incorporates

1996 First mobile flip phone goes on sale

1999 Mars Polar Lander launched

2000 The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run

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