Thursday, November 9, 2017

Day 313 - This day in legal and military history

November 9

WORLD Freedom Day

NATIONAL Chaos Never Dies Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1620 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts

1872 Great Fire of Boston - 13 die and more than 775 buildings burn

1887 The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

1888 Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly

1921 USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery

1965 Nine Northeastern states and parts of Canada go dark in the worst power failure in history

1970 The Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge by the state of Massachusetts regarding the constitutionality of the Vietnam War

1979 NORAD goes on full alert when a computer glitch indicates a massive wave of incoming Soviet missiles

1989 The Berlin Wall is opened after dividing the city for 28 years

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