Monday, August 21, 2017

Day 233 - This day in legal and military history

August 21

NATIONAL Senior Citizens Day

NATIONAL Spumoni Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1800 First public concert by the US Marine Corps Band, Washington, DC

1862 As the economy took a beating from the Civil War, the Treasury Department released fractional currency known as postage currency

1911 The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.

1959 Hawaii is admitted into the Union as the 50th state

1993 NASA engineers lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft on a $980 million mission. Its fate remains unknown.

2017 Total eclipse of the sun 

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