Thursday, August 17, 2017

Day 229 - This day in legal and military history

August 17

NATIONAL Thrift Shop Day

NATIONAL Vanilla Custard Day

NATIONAL Get Smart About Credit Day

NATIONAL Black Cat Appreciation Day

NATIONAL I Love My Feet Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1969 Hurricane Camille devastated the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people

1978 Three Americans complete the first crossing of the Atlantic in a balloon

1982 The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany

1998 President Bill Clinton admits to the American public that he had affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

1999 A 7.4-magnitude earthquake near Izmit, Turkey kills over 17,000 and injures nearly 45,000

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