Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Day 214 - This day in legal and military history

August 2

NATIONAL Ice Cream Sandwich Day 

NATIONAL Coloring Book Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1776 The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously on the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document

1876 Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker

1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire

1909 The first Lincoln pennies were minted

1990 Iraqi forces invade neighboring Kuwait, beginning the First Gulf War, "Desert Shield/Desert Storm"

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