Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Day 234 - This day in legal and military history

August 22

NATIONAL Be an Angel Day

NATIONAL Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

NATIONAL Eat a Peach Day

NATIONAL Tooth Fairy Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1642 Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham

1775 England’s King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of open rebellion

1864 Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention, the first codified international treaty that covered sick and wounded soldiers in the battlefield

1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first US chief executive to ride in an automobile in Hartford, Connecticut

1911 President William Taft vetoed statehood to Arizona, because he believed a provision in the state's constitution authorizing the recall of judges was detrimental to the independence of the judiciary. The offending clause was removed and Arizona was admitted to statehood on February 14, 1912. Afterward, the state restored the provision to its constitution.

1963 American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km (66 mi)

1969 Hurricane Camille hits the US Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.4 billion in damages

1989 The first complete ring around Neptune is discovered

1996 The US Army began operating an incinerator in Utah to destroy 14,000 tons of chemical weapons over 7 years

2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended for refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building’s lobby

2005 The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway

2007 The most runs scored by any team in modern major league baseball history is recorded as the Texas Rangers trounce the Baltimore Orioles 30-3

2007 The Storm botnet sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day

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