Monday, November 6, 2017

Day 310 - This day in legal and military history

November 6

NATIONAL Marooned without a Compass Day

NATIONAL Saxophone Day 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States

1861 Jefferson Davis is elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy

1866 Professor Arronax, Conseil, and Ned Land are taken aboard Captain Nemo's 'Nautilus' to begin "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"

1923 As European inflation soars, one loaf of bread in Berlin is reported to be worth about 140 billion German marks

1986 The Iran arms-for-hostages deal is revealed, damaging the Reagan administration

1999 Australia’s voters reject a referendum to make the country a republic with a president appointed by Parliament

2012 The US territory of Puerto Rico votes for a non-binding resolution to become a US state

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