Sunday, September 3, 2017

Day 246 - This day in legal and military history

September 3

NATIONAL Pet Rock Day 

NATIONAL Skyscraper Day

NATIONAL Welsh Rarebit Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1189 Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey

1783 The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end

1939 Great Britain and France declared war on Germany during World War II

1974 Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball

1976 The unmanned US spacecraft Viking II landed on Mars and took the first pictures of the planet's surface

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