Thursday, June 22, 2017

Day 173 - This day in legal and military history

June 22

NATIONAL Chocolate Eclair Day

NATIONAL Onion Rings Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1847 The first doughnut with a hole in it was created

1868 Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union

1870 The US Justice Department was created

1910 German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis

1944 FDR signs the "Servicemen's Readjustment Act", better known as "the GI Bill of Rights"

1962 The Hovercraft was first tested

1970 President Richard Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18

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