Monday, July 3, 2017

Day 184 - This day in legal and military history

July 3

INTERNATIONAL Plastic Bag Free Day

NATIONAL Compliment Your Mirror Day 

NATIONAL Disobedience Day

NATIONAL Stay Out of the Sun Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1608 Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec

1775 George Washington takes command of the Continental Army

1863 The Battle of Gettysburg ended

1890 Idaho is admitted to the union as the 43rd state

1901 The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train

1903 The first cable across the Pacific Ocean is spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila

1930 Congress created the US Veterans Administration

1954 World War II food rationing ends in Great Britain, almost nine years after the war ended

1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

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