Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day 295 - This day in legal and military history

October 22

INTERNATIONAL Stuttering Awareness Day


NATIONAL Caps Lock Day

NATIONAL Smart is Cool Day

NATIONAL Color Day  

NATIONAL Mother-in-Law Day [fourth Sunday in October]


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

4004 BC The Creation, according to the Irish Protestant Bishop James Ussher

2134 BC Chinese scholars make the earliest recorded observation of an eclipse

1746 Princeton University, in New Jersey, receives its charter

1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes the first successful parachute descent, jumping from a balloon at 2,200 feet over Paris

1861 The first telegraph line linking West and East coasts was completed

1907 Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey

1938 Chester Carlson invents the photocopier

1978 The Papal inauguration of Pope John Paul II takes place. The Polish-born Wojtyla is the first non-Italian pope since Pope Adrian VI died in 1523.


  1. Noooooooooo! I so wish I knew earlier that it was National Nut Day. Cuz, Dena, I know few nuts, some of whom live right in this house with me.

    Thanks, though. I still have a few minutes and although my son left with his girlfriend (nuts like pecans, the two of them), there are still a couple people here...