Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 202 - This day in legal and military history

July 21

NATIONAL Junk Food Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1861 Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War

1873 The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was carried out by Jesse James and his gang

1898 Spain ceded Guam to the US

1925 John Scopes is found guilty for teaching evolution in Dayton, Tennessee, and fined $100

1930 The Veterans Administration is established

1949 The US Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) 82-13

1974 US House Judiciary approved two Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon


  1. Wow! This is a big day for many noteworthy events!

    1. Yes! I did notice when I was prepping this blog post that lots of big events happened on this date. Glad you did too.