Thursday, May 4, 2017

Day 124 - This day in legal and military history

May 4

My #4's 18th Birthday =)

WORLD Password Day

INTERNATIONAL Star Wars Day [May the 4th be with you]


NATIONAL Day of Prayer [first Thursday in May]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1626 Native Americans sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons

1715 A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella

1904 The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal

1927 A balloon soars over 40,000 feet for the first time

1932 Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion

1942 The United States begins food rationing

1959 The first Grammy Awards were held

1998 Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, California, under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty

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