Friday, August 18, 2017

Day 230 - This day in legal and military history

August 18

NATIONAL Bad Poetry Day  
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NATIONAL Men's Grooming Day

NATIONAL Mail Order Catalog Day

NATIONAL Ice Cream Pie Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1587 In the Roanoke Island (North Carolina) colony, Ellinor and Ananias Dare become parents of a baby girl who they name Virginia, the first English child born in what would become the United States

1590 John White, the leader of the 117 colonists on Roanoke Island, returns from a trip to England to find the settlement deserted. No trace of the settlers is ever found.

1894 Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

1920 Tennessee becomes the 36th state to ratify the nineteenth amendment granting women’s suffrage, completing the three-quarters necessary to put the amendment into effect

1939 The film The Wizard of Oz opens in New York City

1958 Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published

1973 Hank Aaron makes his 1,378th extra-base hit, surpassing Stan Musial’s record

1982 Pete Rose sets a record with his 13,941st plate appearance

2011 Gold hits a record price of $1,826 per ounce

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