Saturday, July 22, 2017

Day 203 - This day in legal and military history

July 22

NATIONAL Hammock Day 


NATIONAL Pi Approximation Day

NATIONAL Rat Catcher's Day

NATIONAL Day of the Cowboy [fourth Saturday in July]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1376 The Pied Piper abducts the children of Hamlin

1789 Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the US Department of Foreign Affairs

1796 Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleveland

1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt's "court packing" scheme was rejected by the US Senate

1942 US initiates gasoline rationing

1975 Congress voted to restore Confederate general Robert E. Lee's US citizenship

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