Saturday, February 18, 2017

DAY 49 - This day in legal and military history

February 18

NATIONAL Battery Day

NATIONAL Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

NATIONAL Drink Wine Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1841 The first continuous filibuster in the US Senate began, and lasted until March 11

1846 “It having been represented to the (Navy) Department, that confusion arises from the use of the words 'Larboard' and 'Starboard,' in consequence of the similarity of sound, the word 'Port' is hereafter to be substituted for 'Larboard.' -- Navy Department General Order

1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York.

1930 Pluto, generally the ninth most distant planet from the sun, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh

1945 US Marines storm ashore at Iwo Jima 
Click here and watch this video. It's awesome. 

1953 The first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil, opened in New York

1972 The California Supreme Court voids the death penalty

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