Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Day 130 - This day in legal and military history

May 10

NATIONAL Clean Up Your Room Day

NATIONAL Receptionist Day [second Wednesday in May]

NATIONAL Third Shift Workers Day [second Wednesday in May]

NATIONAL School Nurses Day [Wednesday of National Nurses Week]

NATIONAL Bike to School Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1773 To keep the troubled East India Company afloat, Parliament passes the Tea Act, taxing all tea in the American colonies

1869 The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, creating the first transcontinental railroad

1872 Victoria Woodhull becomes first the woman nominated for US president

1924 J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1928 WGY-TV in Schenectady, New York, begins regular television programming

1960 The USS Nautilus completes the first circumnavigation of the globe underwater

1994 Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first black president

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