Saturday, August 19, 2017

Day 231 - This day in legal and military history

August 19



INTERNATIONAL Homeless Animals Day

NATIONAL Aviation Day


NATIONAL Photography Day

NATIONAL Break the Monotony Day

NATIONAL Soft Ice Cream Day

NATIONAL Honey Bee Awareness Day [third Saturday in August]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1692 Five women are hanged in Salem, Massachusetts after being convicted of the crime of witchcraft. Fourteen more people are executed that year and 150 others are imprisoned.

1812 The USS Constitution earns the nickname Old Ironsides during the battle off Nova Scotia that saw her defeat the HMS Guerriere

1919 The Marines’ Hymn” was registered with the US Copyright Office
Click here for Marines' Hymn by USMC band 

1934 Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer

1950 Edith Sampson becomes the first African-American representative to the United Nations

2004 Google Inc. stock begins selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market, with an initial price of $85 and an ending price for the day of $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded

2005 A supercell weather pattern hits Toronto, with a series of thunderstorms spawning several tornadoes and causing flash floods in Southern Ontario. Losses exceed $500 million Canadian dollars, the highest ever in the province.

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