Saturday, September 30, 2017

Day 273 - This day in legal and military history

September 30


NATIONAL Save Your Photos Day


NATIONAL Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day

NATIONAL Chewing Gum Day

NATIONAL Ghost Hunting Day [last Saturday in September]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1846 The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts

1867 Midway Island is formally declared a US possession

1927 Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The record stood until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Mark McGwire beat Maris's record in 1998 by hitting 70 and Barry Bonds topped this in 2001 with 73.

1946 Twenty-two Nazi leaders were found guilty at the Nuremberg trials

1949 The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights

1954 The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, is commissioned in Groton, Connecticut

1955 Actor James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California

1996 The United States Congress passes the Lautenburg Amendment that bars the possession of firearms for people who were convicted of domestic violence, even misdemeanor level

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