Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Day 277 - This day in legal and military history

October 4

WORLD Animal Day


NATIONAL Ship in a Bottle Day

NATIONAL Improve Your Office Day



NATIONAL Golf Lover's Day

NATIONAL Walk to School Day [first Wednesday of October]

NATIONAL Pumpkin Seed Day [first Wednesday of October]

NATIONAL Kale Day [first Wednesday of October]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1895 The first US Open Golf tournament was held in Newport, Rhode Island

1927 Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting the heads of four US presidents on Mount Rushmore

1957 Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the “space race”

1965 Pope Paul VI arrives in New York, the first Pope ever to visit the US and the Western hemisphere

1976 In Gregg v. Georgia, the US Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases, restoring the legality of capital punishment. The first execution following this ruling was of Gary Gilmore in 1977.

1985 The Free Software Foundation is founded to promote universal freedom to create, distribute and modify computer software

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