Thursday, August 31, 2017

Day 243 - This day in legal and military history

August 31

NATIONAL Eat Outside Day

NATIONAL Trail Mix Day 

NATIONAL We Love Memoirs Day

NATIONAL Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1887 Thomas Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," and moving pictures were born

1888 Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper's first victim, was found murdered in London

1961 A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany. It will be called the Berlin Wall.

1965 The US Congress creates the Department of Housing & Urban Development

1968 A 7.3 earthquake in Iran completely destroys five villages and severely damages six others

1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play on the same team (Seattle Mariners) simultaneously in professional baseball

1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a Paris car crash along with her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul while fleeing paparazzi

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