Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 291 - This day in legal and military history

October 18

GLOBAL Dignity Day


NATIONAL Chocolate Cupcake Day

NATIONAL Hagfish Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1685 Louis XIV revokes the Edict of Nantes and outlaws Protestantism

1767 Two surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, completed mapping the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, called the Mason-Dixon line

1867 The rules for American football are formulated at a meeting in New York among delegates from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton and Yale universities

1954 Texas Instruments announces the first transistor radio

2011 Spaceport America officially opens in New Mexico as the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport

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