Monday, August 28, 2017

Day 240 - This day in legal and military history

August 28

NATIONAL Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

NATIONAL Crackers Over the Keyboard Day

NATIONAL Cherry Turnover Day

NATIONAL Radio Commercials Day

NATIONAL Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1922 The first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.

1938 The first degree given to a ventriloquist’s dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy–Edgar Bergen’s wooden partner

1963 One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream” speech

2005 Hurricane Katrina reaches Category 5 strength. The Louisiana Superdome is opened as a “refuge of last resort” in New Orleans.

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