Monday, March 6, 2017

DAY 65 - This day in legal and military history

March 6

NATIONAL Frozen Foods Day

NATIONAL Dentist's Day 

NATIONAL Oreo Cookie Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1820 The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibits slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.

1831 Edgar Allan Poe failed out of West Point for “gross neglect of duty.” His parade uniform was supposedly incorrect.

1836 After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls

1857 The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision holds that slaves cannot be citizens

1930 Clarence Birdseye started to sell prepackaged frozen food for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts

1967 Selective Service System orders induction of Muhammad Ali

1981 Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather

2008 A bomb causes minor damage to the door of a US military recruiting center in Times Square, New York City

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