Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Day 228 - This day in legal and military history

August 16

WORLD Bratwurst Day

NATIONAL Wave at Surveillance Cameras Day

NATIONAL Tell a Joke Day

NATIONAL Rollercoaster Day 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1691 Yorktown, Virginia, was founded

1777 France declares a state of bankruptcy

1858 US President James Buchanan and Britain’s Queen Victoria exchange messages inaugurating the first transatlantic telegraph line

1861 President Lincoln prohibited the states of the Union from trading with the seceding states of the Confederacy

1988 IBM introduces artificial intelligence software

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