Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 320 - This day in legal and military history

November 16



NATIONAL Have a Party with Your Bear Day

NATIONAL Fast Food Day

NATIONAL Use Less Stuff Day

Great American Smoke-Out [third Thursday of November]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1864 Union General William T. Sherman departs Atlanta and begins his “March to the Sea”

1907 The Indian and Oklahoma territories are unified to make Oklahoma, which becomes the 46th state

1914 The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens

1920 Metered mail begins in Stamford, Connecticut with the first Pitney Bowes postage meter

1933 The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations

1973 President Nixon signed the bill authorizing the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline 

2004 President George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state

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