Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DAY 108 - This day in legal and military history

April 18


NATIONAL Newspaper Columnists Day

NATIONAL Lineman Appreciation Day

NATIONAL Animal Crackers Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts warning that “the British are coming”

1906 A massive earthquake hits San Francisco, measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale

1923 Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a three-run homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1

1942 First issue of the newspaper for US armed forces, Stars and Stripes, was published

1946 The League of Nations dissolves

1978 The US Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999

1983 The US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans

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