Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Day 158 - This day in legal and military history

June 7

NATIONAL Chocolate Ice Cream Day


NATIONAL Running Day [first Wednesday in June]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1767 Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky

1775 The United Colonies change their name to the United States

1776 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence

1892 Homer Plessy was arrested for his refusal to move from a whites-only seat on a train. This led to the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision.

1905 Norway declares independence from Sweden, which acquiesces

1914 The first vessel passes through the Panama Canal

1929 Vatican City became a sovereign state

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