Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Day 136 - This day in legal and military history

May 16

NATIONAL Love a Tree Day

NATIONAL Sea Monkey Day

NATIONAL Wear Purple for Peace Day

NATIONAL Biographers Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1861 Tennessee officially admitted to the Confederacy. Kentucky proclaims its neutrality.

1884 Alaska became a US territory

1928 The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood

1941 The Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened on Broadway

1954 The US Supreme Court unanimously rules for school integration in Brown v. Board of Education

1991 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the US Congress. 

2011 Due to massive flooding along the river, the United States Coast Guard closes 15 miles of the Mississippi River near Natchez, Mississippi

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