Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Day 256 - This day in legal and military history

September 13

NATIONAL Defy Superstition Day

NATIONAL Fortune Cookie Day


NATIONAL Positive Thinking Day


NATIONAL Celiac Disease Awareness Day

NATIONAL Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1789 Start of the US National Debt as the government took out its first loan, borrowed from the Bank of North America (NYC) at 6 percent interest

1814 British commence an overnight bombardment of Fort McHenry, inspiring "The Star Spangled Banner"

1898 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film

1956 IBM introduced the Model 305 computer capable of storing 20 megabytes of data

1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, based on barometric pressure. Hurricane Wilma will break that record in 2005.

2001 Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks. The data flight recorder for United Flight 93 was found at the Pennsylvania crash site. Eighteen hijackers were identified as ticketed passengers.

2008 Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas.  It had already been the most costly storm in Cuba’s history and becomes the third costliest in the US.


  1. Wow, you can tell it's hurricane season just looking at the history of this date. Of course, we could tell here because my brother's family finally flew back to Florida today. The Orlando airport was opened, but not nearby Miami.

    1. Glad your brother and his family are safe. I hope his house didn't sustain much damage. The pictures I've seen are devastating.