Friday, May 19, 2017

Day 139 - This day in legal and military history

May 19

NATIONAL Boys Club Day

NATIONAL Bike to Work Day [third Friday of May]

NATIONAL Endangered Species Day [third Friday of May]

NATIONAL Pizza Party Day [third Friday of May]

NATIONAL Devil's Food Cake Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1921 Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants entering the United States

1928 The first annual Calaveras County "Frog Jumping Jubilee" was held in Angel's Camp, California
 1958 The United States and Canada formally established the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

1964 US diplomats find at least 40 microphones planted in the American embassy in Moscow

2013 US Navy dolphins find a rare nineteenth-century torpedo off the coast of California


  1. 1964. Surely the Russians were only hoping to hear some American Rock and Roll?