Friday, April 28, 2017

DAY 118 - This day in legal and military history

April 28


NATIONAL Blueberry Pie Day 

NATIONAL Superhero Day

NATIONAL Hairball Awareness Day [last Friday of April]

NATIONAL Arbor Day [last Friday of April]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1788 Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution and become a US state

1789 The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh

1930 The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas

1947 Thor Heyerdahl and five others began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft Kon-Tiki

1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the US Army and is stripped of his boxing title

1992 The US Department of Agriculture unveiled its first “food pyramid” 

2004 CBS broadcast photos on “60 Minutes” showing US abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison

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