Sunday, November 5, 2017

Day 309 - This day in legal and military history

November 5

Guy Fawkes Day

Daylight Savings Time Ends [first Sunday in November, change your clocks!]

NATIONAL Gunpowder Day

NATIONAL Zero Tasking Day

NATIONAL Love Your Red Hair Day

NATIONAL Doughnut Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1605 Guy Fawkes is betrayed and arrested in an unsuccessful attempt by Catholics to blow up British Parliament in the “Gunpowder Plot”

1639 First post office in the colonies opened in Massachusetts

1872 Susan B. Anthony is arrested and fined $100 for trying to vote

1911 Calbraith P. Rodgers ends the first transcontinental flight – 49 days from New York to Pasadena, California

1930 Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel Babbit

1935 Parker Brothers company launches “Monopoly,” a game of real estate and capitalism

1979 Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declared US “The Great Satan”

2009 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation

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