Thursday, March 16, 2017

DAY 75 - This day in legal and military history

March 16

My #2 son's 21st birthday

NATIONAL Everything You Do is Right Day

NATIONAL Absolutely Incredible Kid Day [no, I am not making up this date, it is entirely coincidental that this is also my #2 son's birthday =) ]

NATIONAL Artichoke Hearts Day

NATIONAL Freedom of Information Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is published

1882 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the International Red Cross

1922 Marines guarded the US mail during a national crime wave

1930 USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) was floated out to become a national shrine

1959 John Sailling (111), last documented Civil War vet, died
1969 1776,” a musical about the writing of the Declaration of Independence, opened on Broadway  [My husband loves the movie that was made from this play]

1995 Mississippi formally abolished slavery and ratified 13th Amendment
1996 NASA astronaut Norman Thagard was welcomed aboard the Russian space station Mir as the first American to visit the orbiting outpost


  1. Happy Birthday to #2 son! :)

    My wife and I have seen "1776" on stage. Not Broadway, but it was very good nonetheless. We have it on DVD--it's a favorite.

    1. Never seen the stage play but we have it on DVD and watch it at least once per month. It's one of my husband's favorite movies.