Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Day 284 - This day in legal and military history

October 11

NATIONAL It's My Party Day

NATIONAL Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

NATIONAL Coming Out Day

NATIONAL Pet Obesity Awareness Day 

NATIONAL Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day


NATIONAL Emergency Nurses Day [second Wednesday of October]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1862 The Confederate Congress in Richmond passed a draft law allowing anyone owning 20 or more slaves to be exempt from military service

1890 The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in Washington, DC

1958 The lunar probe Pioneer 1 was launched; it failed to go as far as planned, fell back to Earth, and burned up in the atmosphere

1962 "McHale's Navy" premiers on ABC

1975 Saturday Night Live, a comedy-variety show, premiers on NBC, with guest host comedian George Carlin and special guests Janis Ian, Andy Kaufman and Billy Preston; the show is still running

1976 George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford

1984 Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space

2000 NASA launches its 100th Space Shuttle mission

2001 The Polaroid Corporation, with its “instant cameras” since 1947, files for bankruptcy

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