Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 289 - This day in legal and military history

October 16

WORLD Food Day


NATIONAL Dictionary Day

NATIONAL Feral Cat Day

NATIONAL Department Store Day

NATIONAL Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day [third Monday in October]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1701 Yale University is founded as The Collegiate School of Killingworth, Connecticut by Congregationalists who consider Harvard too liberal

1793 Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution

1813 The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812

1834 "Second" Great Fire of London burns much of the city, including Parliament

1940 First black American is promoted to general: Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.

1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis began

1995 The Million Man March takes place in Washington, DC

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