Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 290 - This day in legal and military history

October 17


NATIONAL Wear Something Gaudy Day

NATIONAL Playing Card Collection Day

NATIONAL Mulligan Day

NATIONAL Spreadsheet Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1931 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison

1933 Albert Einstein, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist, flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1940

1978 Congress restores Jefferson Davis' citizenship

1979 Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 

1989 An earthquake registering 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit Northern California, killing 67 people

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