Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 198 - This day in legal and military history

July 17

GLOBAL Hug Your Kids Day [third Monday of July]

WORLD Emoji Day

NATIONAL Peach Ice Cream Day

NATIONAL Yellow Pig Day


NATIONAL Get Out of the Doghouse Day [third Monday of July]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1453 France defeats England at Castillon, France, ending the Hundred Years’ War

1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France

1821 Spain ceded Florida to the United States

1917 The British royal family changed its name from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor amid anti-German sentiment during World War I

1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California 

1960 American pilot Francis Gary Powers pleads guilty to spying charges in a Moscow court

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