Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Day 269 - This day in legal and military history

September 26

NATIONAL Johnny Appleseed Day


NATIONAL Love Note Day

NATIONAL Lumberjack Day 

NATIONAL Voter Registration Day [fourth Tuesday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1786 Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts in a military standoff that begins Shays’ Rebellion

1789 Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s first Secretary of State; John Jay the first chief justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood the first Postmaster-General; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first Attorney General

1829 Scotland Yard, the official British criminal investigation organization, is formed

1913 The first boat is raised in the locks of the Panama Canal

1914 The Federal Trade Commission is established to foster competition by preventing monopolies in business

1941 The US Army establishes the Military Police Corps

1955 The New York Stock Exchange suffers a $44 million loss

1960 Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy participate in the first nationally televised debate between presidential candidates

1961 Nineteen-year-old Bob Dylan makes his New York singing debut at Gerde’s Folk City

1969 The Beatles last album, Abbey Road, is released

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