Thursday, October 12, 2017

Day 285 - This day in legal and military history

October 12

WORLD Sight Day

WORLD Arthritis Day

NATIONAL Cookbook Launch Day

NATIONAL Old Farmers Day

NATIONAL Moment of Frustration Day 


NATIONAL Savings Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1492 Christopher Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas

1792 First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York City

1810 Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria ("Mad King Ludwig") weds Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, in Munich, initiating what is now known as "Oktoberfest"

1892 The American Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in public schools to commemorate Columbus Day

1971 The House of Representatives passes the Equal Rights Amendment 354-23

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