Thursday, October 26, 2017

Day 299 - This day in legal and military history

October 26

NATIONAL Mincemeat Day

NATIONAL Howl at the Moon Day

NATIONAL Pumpkin Day

NATIONAL Day of the Deployed

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1656 BC Noah enters the Ark, according to Bishop Ussher

1775 King George III of Great Britain goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorizes a military response to quell the American Revolution

1861 Last ride of the Pony Express

1881 Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday were involved in the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

1904 NYC subway opens

1905 Norway secedes from Sweden

1970 Garry Trudeau’s comic strip Doonesbury first appears

2001 The USA PATRIOT Act is signed into law by President George W. Bush, greatly expanding intelligence and legal agencies’ ability to utilize wiretaps, records searches and surveillance

2005 The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years

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