Sunday, November 12, 2017

Day 316 - This day in legal and military history

November 12

WORLD Quality Day

NATIONAL Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

NATIONAL Fancy Rat and Mouse Day

NATIONAL Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

NATIONAL Happy Hour Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1775 General Washington forbade the enlistment of blacks

1912 Robert Scott’s diary and dead body were found in Antarctica

1954 The Ellis Island Immigration Station closes, after welcoming some 12,000,000 new Americans

1968 The US Supreme Court voids an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools

1990 Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, publishes a formal proposal for the creation of the World Wide Web

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