Saturday, April 22, 2017

DAY 112 - This day in legal and military history

April 22

NATIONAL Girl Scout Leader Day

NATIONAL Jelly Bean Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1889 The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land

1945 Adolf Hitler, learning from one of his generals that no German defense was offered to the Russian assault at Eberswalde, admits to all in his underground bunker that the war is lost and that suicide is his only recourse

1952 An atomic test conducted at Yucca Flat, Nevada, became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television

1955 Congress orders all US coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust”

1976 Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television

1993 The US Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, DC, to honor the victims of Nazi extermination

2000 Armed immigration agents took Elian Gonzalez from the Miami home of his relatives to reunite him with his father

2004 Pat Tillman former safety for the Arizona Cardinals, was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan. He had walked away from millions of dollars to join the Army Rangers and serve his country.

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