Sunday, May 7, 2017

Day 127 - This day in legal and military history

May 7

NATIONAL Lemonade Day [first Sunday in May]

NATIONAL Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1824 Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” premieres in Vienna

1847 The American Medical Association is formed in Philadelphia

1915 The German submarine U-20 torpedoes the passenger ship Lusitiania, sinking her in 21 minutes with 1,978 people on board, of which 1,198 drowned

1960 Leonid Brezhnev becomes president of the Soviet Union

1984 Federal District Judge Jack B. Weinstein announces a $180 million out-of-court settlement against seven chemical manufacturers of the defoliant Agent Orange in a class-action suit brought by 15,000 Vietnam veterans

1985 Ticker tape parade on Broadway to honor Vietnam Veterans 

1992 The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting mid-term Congressional pay raises, was ratified


  1. And Beethoven was deaf when the symphony premiered. That is amazing.