Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Day 150 - This day in legal and military history

May 30

NATIONAL Water a Flower Day

NATIONAL Hole in my Bucket Day

NATIONAL Mint Julep Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1431 Joan of Arc is declared a heretic and burned at the stake by the English

1783 The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia

1848 William Young patents the ice cream freezer

1854 The Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Missouri Compromise

1868 Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves

1889 The brassiere is invented

1958 Unknown soldiers of WWII & Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery
 1962 The USS 'Arizona' Memorial dedicated in Pearl Harbor

2003 The US government lowered the terrorist threat level from orange to yellow


  1. Water the flower day with a hole in the bucket?

    1. You noticed that too? Oddly coincidental, some of these days!