Thursday, July 13, 2017

Day 194 - This day in legal and military history

July 13


NATIONAL Barbershop Music Appreciation Day

NATIONAL Embrace Your Geekness Day

NATIONAL Fool's Paradise Day

NATIONAL French Fries Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1585 A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reaches Roanoke Island, North Carolina

1787 Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacts the Northwest Ordinance, establishing rules for governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union, and limiting the expansion of slavery

1798 English poet William Wordsworth visits the ruins of Tintern Abbey

1832 Henry Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota

1863 Opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting in New York City

1866 The Great Eastern begins a two week voyage to complete a 12-year effort to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic between Britain and the United States

1977 A 25-hour blackout hit New York City, causing widespread rioting and looting

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