Thursday, September 14, 2017

Day 257 - This day in legal and military history

September 14

NATIONAL Cream Filled Donut Day

NATIONAL Eat a Hoagie Day 

NATIONAL Gobstopper Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1814 Francis Scott Key writes the words to the “Star Spangled Banner” as he waits aboard a British launch in Chesapeake Bay for the outcome of the British assault on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812

1940 Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in US history. It passed by one vote.

1959 The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon when it crashed onto the lunar surface

1994 Major League Baseball players strike over a salary cap and other proposed changes, forcing the cancellation of the entire postseason and the World Series

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