Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Day 123 - This day in legal and military history

May 3

WORLD Freedom of the Press Day

NATIONAL Lumpy Rug Day

NATIONAL Paranormal Day

NATIONAL Specially-Abled Pets Day

NATIONAL Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1802 Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city, with the mayor appointed by the president and the council elected by property owners

1937 Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind

1948 The Shelley v. Kraemer Supreme Court decision stated that it is unconstitutional for a court to enforce a restrictive covenant which prevents people of a certain race from owning or occupying property

1952 The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain

1999 Kansas and Oklahoma were hit by an outbreak of more than 55 tornadoes, including one measured at F5 on the Fujita scale


  1. It's a good day to wear different shoes and trip on all that dust under the lumpy rug. LOL.

    1. LOL but so long as it's only dust making the lumps and not something scary =)

  2. I will never forget being at a meeting and dropping my pen on the floor. When I reached down to get it I noticed that the executive sitting next to me had on one black shoe and one navy shoe. Guess she got dressed in the dark. Did not know they had a day to celebrate it.

    1. If that happened to me I don't know if I'd be able to refrain from the giggles! At least you didn't notice that YOU were the one with the mismatched shoes.....