Saturday, June 10, 2017

Day 161 - This day in legal and military history

June 10

WORLD Doll Day


NATIONAL Ball Point Pen Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1692 Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, for witchcraft

1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence

1854 The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation

1915 Girl Scouts were founded

1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by "Bill W"

1943 The Allies begin bombing Germany around the clock

1967 The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended

1977 The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale

1996 Intel released its 200 Mhz Pentium chip

1978 Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown

2003 Ontario, Canada issued the first full same-sex marriage licenses in North America

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