Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 280 - This day in legal and military history

October 7

WORLD Card Making Day

INTERNATIONAL Frugal Fun Day [first Saturday of October]

NATIONAL Bald and Free Day

NATIONAL Bathtub Day 

NATIONAL Random Acts of Poetry Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

3761 BC Creation of the world, in the Jewish chronology

1765 The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England

1913 To lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford developed the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car from 12 hours to 93 minutes
1949 East Germany, the German Democratic Republic, is formed

1968 The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adults only

1982 Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats," the longest running show in Broadway history, opened

1990 Israel began handing out gas masks to its citizens

2001 The US invasion of Afghanistan in reaction to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 begins.  It will become the longest war in US history.

2003 California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place

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