Friday, September 15, 2017

Day 258 - This day in legal and military history

September 15

NATIONAL Make a Hat Day

NATIONAL Concussion Awareness Day

NATIONAL Greenpeace Day

NATIONAL Double Cheeseburger Day

NATIONAL POW/MIA Recognition Day [third Friday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1789 The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the Department of Foreign Affairs)

1858 The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company’s motto is “Remember, boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the United States mail!” 

1928 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect

1971 The environmental group Greenpeace is founded

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court

2008 The largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history is filed by Lehman Brothers financial services firm

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