Friday, June 9, 2017

Day 160 - This day in legal and military history

June 9

NATIONAL Donald Duck Day 
NATIONAL Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1898 China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years

1934 Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen

1944 The Republic of Iceland was established

1948 Israel became a state

1973 Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years


  1. I'm thinking Donald Duck makes more sense even with a speech impediment.

    1. Hard to imagine Duck wouldn't be at least comparable.