Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DAY 80 - This day in legal and military history

March 21

NATIONAL Common Courtesy Day

NATIONAL California Strawberry Day

NATIONAL Fragrance Day

NATIONAL French Bread Day

NATIONAL Single Parent Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1788 Almost the entire city of New Orleans, Louisiana, 856 buildings, is destroyed by fire

1947 President Truman signed Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to swear allegiance to the United States

1851 Yosemite Valley was discovered

Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

1963 Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, California, closes

1980 President Jimmy Carter announces to the US Olympic Team that they will not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan

2001 Space shuttle Discovery glided to a predawn touchdown, bringing home the first residents of the international space station

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