Monday, September 4, 2017

Day 247 - This day in legal and military history

September 4

Labor Day

NATIONAL Newspaper Carrier Day 

NATIONAL Wildlife Day

NATIONAL Macadamia Nut Day

NATIONAL Eat an Extra Dessert Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1781 The city of Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers

1807 Robert Fulton began operating his steamboat

1881 The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on

1888 George Eastman patented his roll-film camera and registered the Kodak trademark

1893 Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess’ son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is published eight years later.

1950 First appearance of the comic strip "Beetle Bailey"

1972 Mark Spitz becomes the first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.

1998 Google is founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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