Friday, August 4, 2017

Day 216 - This day in legal and military history

August 4


NATIONAL Coast Guard Day 

NATIONAL Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

NATIONAL Assistance Dog Day

NATIONAL Single Working Women's Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1790 The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the US Navy and Coast Guard, is organized

1884 Thomas Stevens became the first person to bicycle across the United States

1914 Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany

1916 US agrees to buy the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million

1944 Anne Frank and her family are betrayed to the Nazis

1949 Congress approved Public Law 207, establishing the Coast Guard as a branch of the US Armed Forces

1988 The US Senate votes to give each Japanese-American who was interned during WWII $20,000 compensation and an apology

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