Friday, October 27, 2017

Day 300 - This day in legal and military history

October 27


NATIONAL American Beer Day

NATIONAL Black Cat Day


NATIONAL Cranky Co-Workers Day

NATIONAL Frankenstein Friday [last Friday in October]

NATIONAL Breadstick Day [last Friday in October]

NATIONAL Tell a Story Day [in UK and Scotland]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1682 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded

1787 The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the US Constitution, was published

1791 President George Washington transmits to Congress the results of the first US census, exclusive of South Carolina which had not yet submitted its findings

1873 Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire

1891 DB Downing, inventor, is awarded a patent for the street letter (mail) box

1938 Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon

1943 First women Marines report for duty on the West Coast, at Camp Pendleton

1971 The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire

1978 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1988 US President Ronald Reagan decides to tear down a new US Embassy in Moscow because Soviet listening devices were built into the structure

1997 The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down

2004 After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy

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