Monday, April 24, 2017

DAY 114 - This day in legal and military history

April 24

NATIONAL Pigs in a Blanket Day

NATIONAL Poem in Your Pocket Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1066 Halley's Comet appears.  Visible from Earth every 75-76 years, its next appearance will be in 2061. 

1800 The Library of Congress is established in Washington, DC with a $5,000 budget allocation

1833 A patent is granted for the first soda fountain

1898 Spain declares war on the United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1981 The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.  It used software from a corporation called Microsoft.

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