Sunday, August 6, 2017

Day 218 - This day in legal and military history

August 6

NATIONAL Wiggle Your Toes Day

NATIONAL Farmworker Appreciation Day


NATIONAL Root Beer Float Day

NATIONAL Fresh Breath Day

NATIONAL Friendship Day [first Sunday in August]

NATIONAL Sisters Day [first Sunday in August]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1787 In Philadelphia, delegates to the Constitutional Convention begin debating the first complete draft of the proposed Constitution of the United States

1945 Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

1962 Jamaica becomes independent, after 300 years of British rule

1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South

1972 Atlanta Braves’ right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise

1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web, which debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet

2012 New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro erupts for the first time since 1897

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