Sunday, August 13, 2017

Day 225 - This day in legal and military history

August 13


NATIONAL Filet Mignon Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1868 A series of earthquakes killed 25,000 in Peru and Ecuador

1889 The first coin-operated telephone is patented by William Gray

1942 Disney's Bambi opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City

1961 The erection of the Berlin Wall begins

1969 The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City

1993 The US Court of Appeals rules Congress must save all emails

2008 US swimmer Michael Phelps won his 11th career gold medal, becoming the first athlete in Olympic history to do so

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