Monday, October 2, 2017

Day 275 - This day in legal and military history

October 2

INTERNATIONAL Day of Non-Violence

WORLD Architecture Day

WORLD Bullying Prevention Day

WORLD Habitat Day

WORLD Farm Animals Day 

NATIONAL Custodial Worker Day

NATIONAL Name Your Car Day

NATIONAL Fried Scallops Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1871 Mormon leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He is later convicted, but the US Supreme Court overturns the conviction.

1919 President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.  Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall was urged to assume the presidency but he refused.

1950 The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers

1964 Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer

1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American Supreme Court justice

1980 Congressional Representative Mike Myers is expelled from the US House for taking a bribe in the Abscam scandal, the first member to be expelled since 1861

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