Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 200 - This day in legal and military history

July 19

NATIONAL Raspberry Cake Day


NATIONAL Daiquiri Day

NATIONAL Stick Out Your Tongue Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1799 The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, is found in Egypt

1870 Franco-Prussian War begins

1941 Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign

1980 The Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan

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