Saturday, June 24, 2017

Day 175 - This day in legal and military history

June 24

NATIONAL Swim a Lap Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1497 Explorer John Cabot lands in North America in present-day Canada

1664 The colony of New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, is founded

1861 Tennessee becomes 11th state to secede from the Union

1964 The Federal Trade Commission announces that, starting in 1965, cigarette makers must include warning labels about the harmful effects of smoking

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