Saturday, September 9, 2017

Day 252 - This day in legal and military history

September 9

NATIONAL Teddy Bear Day

NATIONAL Wiener Schnitzel Day

NATIONAL Wonderful Weirdos Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1753 The first steam engine arrived in the US colonies

1776 The term “United States” is adopted by the Continental Congress to be used instead of the “United Colonies”

1791 Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington

1850 California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state

1926 The Radio Corporation of America creates the National Broadcasting Company

1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Cameras focus on his upper torso and legs to avoid showing his pelvis gyrations, which many Americans — including Ed Sullivan — thought unfit for a family show.

1965 The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is established

1965 Hurricane Betsy, the first hurricane to exceed $1 billion in damages, makes its second landfall near New Orleans

2003 Twenty-four tons of steel from the World Trade Center are melted & poured at a steel mill in Louisiana to form the bow section of the new USS New York (LPD-21)

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