Friday, November 10, 2017

Day 314 - This day in legal and military history

November 10

NATIONAL Forget-Me-Not Day

NATIONAL Marine Corps Day

NATIONAL Area Code Day

NATIONAL Sesame Street Day

NATIONAL Vanilla Cupcake Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1775 The US Marine Corps is founded

1951 Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States

1969 The PBS children’s program Sesame Street debuts

1970 The Great Wall of China opened to the world for tourism

1972 Hijackers divert a jet to Detroit, demanding $10 million and ten parachutes

1975 The iron ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald breaks in half and sinks in a storm at the eastern end of Lake Superior; all 29 crew members perish

1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened in Washington, DC

1983 Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0

1989 German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall

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