Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day 176 - This day in legal and military history

June 25

GLOBAL Beatles Day

NATIONAL Log Cabin Day

NATIONAL Catfish Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1788 Virginia became the 10th state in the Union

1868 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union

1868 The US Congress enacts legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the federal government

1876 General George A. Custer and over 260 men of the Seventh Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Bighorn in Montana

1876 Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his telephone at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

1903 Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium

1950 Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War

1951 The first commercial color TV program was transmitted by CBS from New York to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, DC

1962 The US Supreme Court bans official prayers in public schools

1981 The US Supreme Court holds male-only draft registration constitutional

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