Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DAY 116 - This day in legal and military history

April 26

NATIONAL Administrative Professionals Day [Wednesday of last full week in April]

NATIONAL Hug an Australian Day

NATIONAL Pretzel Day

NATIONAL Richter Scale Day

NATIONAL Help a Horse Day

NATIONAL Audubon Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1607 Colonists land at Cape Henry, Virginia. They would found Jamestown the next month.

1865 John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

1931 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits a home run but is called out for passing a runner.  The mistake ultimately costs him the home run record.

1968 US conducted an underground nuclear test, beneath the Nevada desert, of a one megaton device called “Boxcar”

1986 The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union

1994 Nelson Mandela wins the presidency in South Africa’s first multiracial elections

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