Friday, July 28, 2017

Day 209 - This day in legal and military history

July 28

WORLD Hepatitis Day

NATIONAL Milk Chocolate Day

NATIONAL Talk in an Elevator Day [last Friday in July]

NATIONAL System Administrator Appreciation Day [last Friday in July]

NATIONAL Get Gnarly Day [last Friday in July]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1866 Congress approves adoption of the metric system

1868 The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is adopted, guaranteeing citizenship to all those born or naturalized in the United States and equal protection to all persons

1896 The city of Miami, Florida, was incorporated

1931 Congress makes "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem

1943 President Roosevelt announced the end of coffee rationing

1945 A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 13-14 people

1990 A fire at an electrical substation causes a blackout in Chicago. Some 40,000 people were without power for up to three days.

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