Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Day 206 - This day in legal and military history

July 25

NATIONAL Threading the Needle Day

NATIONAL Wine and Cheese Day

NATIONAL Hot Fudge Sundae Day

NATIONAL Hire a Veteran Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1850 Gold is discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon, extending the quest for gold up the Pacific coast

1861 The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress

1946 The United States tested the first underwater atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll

1947 The US Army, Navy, & Air Force are subordinated to the new Department of Defense

1952 Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States

1978 The first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born in Oldham, England

2010 The release of 91,731 classified documents from the Wikileaks organization was made public

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