Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 293 - This day in legal and military history

October 20


NATIONAL Brandied Fruit Day

NATIONAL Suspenders Day

NATIONAL Information Overload Day

NATIONAL Waiters Day

NATIONAL Mammography Day [third Friday in October]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1803 The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase

1818 The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States

1820 Spain sold a part of Florida to the US for $5 million

1942 The US Congress passes the largest tax bill in the country’s history

1944 General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said "I shall return"

1987 Ten people were killed when an Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn hotel near Indianapolis International Airport

1992 In the first World Series game to be played outside the US, the host Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2

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