Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Day 207 - This day in legal and military history

July 26

NATIONAL All or Nothing Day

NATIONAL Aunt and Uncle Day

NATIONAL Coffee Milkshake Day

NATIONAL One Voice Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1775 The Continental Congress establishes a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general

1788 New York became the 11th US state

1920 The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote

1945 Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister

1947 President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

1948 President Harry Truman issued Executive Order No. 9981 for “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion or national origin”

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