Monday, June 12, 2017

Day 163 - This day in legal and military history

June 12


NATIONAL Peanut Butter Cookie Day

NATIONAL Superman Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1365 King Edward III bans football, to insure Englishmen get their archery practice

1665 Nieuw Amsterdam is incorporated under English law as "New York"

1880 John Lee Richmond pitched baseball's first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.

1921 President Warren Harding urges every young man to attend military training camp

1931 Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws

1939 The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York

1942 Anne Frank begins her diary, on her 13th birthday

1961 President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation calling for the American flag to be flown at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, “at all times during the day and night”

1967 The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages

1977 David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York

1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators rally in Central Park

1987 Ronald Reagan says, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"


  1. Imagine if they tried to ban football in the UK today.