Thursday, November 2, 2017

Day 306 - This day in legal and military history

November 2

All Souls Day

INTERNATIONAL Project Management Day

NATIONAL Use Less Stuff Day

NATIONAL Deviled Egg Day

NATIONAL Look for Circles Day

NATIONAL Plan Your Epitaph Day

NATIONAL Men Make Dinner Day [first Thursday of November]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1889 North Dakota becomes the 39th state and South Dakota becomes the 40th state

1903 London’s Daily Mirror newspaper is first published

1920 The first radio broadcast in the United States is made from Pittsburgh

1947 Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose flies for the first and last time

1948 Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey to the surprise of pollsters and newspapers, in the greatest presidential upset in history [until, perhaps, 2016]

1960 A British jury determines that Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence is not obscene

1983 President Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2000 An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the first residents of the international space station

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