Saturday, March 4, 2017

DAY 63 - This day in legal and military history

March 4

NATIONAL Holy Experiment Day

NATIONAL March Forth and Do Something Day

NATIONAL Grammar Day


NATIONAL Pound Cake Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1789 The first Congress of the United States meets in New York and declares that the Constitution is in effect.

1791 Vermont is admitted as the 14th state. It is the first addition to the original 13 colonies.

1849 The US had no President. Polk’s term ended on a Sunday and Taylor couldn’t be sworn in until Monday; Senator David Atchison (pres pro tem) term had ended March 3rd.

1908 The New York board of education bans the act of whipping students in school.

1955 First radio facsimile transmission (fax) was sent across the continent.

1999 In North Carolina a military jury acquitted Captain Richard J. Ashby of all charges in the 1998 death of 20 people who died when his jet cut the cable of their ski gondola in the Italian Alps. Italian authorities were outraged.

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