Thursday, July 27, 2017

Day 208 - This day in legal and military history

July 27

NATIONAL Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

NATIONAL Scotch Whisky Day

NATIONAL Walk on Stilts Day

NATIONAL Chili Dog Day [last Thursday in July]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1909 Orville Wright sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane–one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds

1920 A radio compass was used for the first time for aircraft navigation

1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare” 

1953 The United States, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end

1996 The Summer Olympics in Atlanta Georgia is disrupted by the explosion of a pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park

2003 Lance Armstrong won his fifth straight Tour de France

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