Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day 190 - This day in legal and military history

July 9

NATIONAL Sugar Cookie Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1776 New York was the 13th colony to ratify the Declaration of Independence

1872 The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, Maine

1900 The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament, uniting the six separate colonies under a federal government of Australia beginning January 1, 1901

1942 Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse

2002 Baseball's All-Star Game ended in a tie after 11 innings. Both sides had run out of pitchers.

2011 After more than 50 years of struggle, South Sudan declares independence and becomes Africa's 54th state

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