Friday, November 17, 2017

Day 321 - This day in legal and military history

November 17

WORLD Peace Day

WORLD Prematurity Day

NATIONAL Electronic Greeting Card Day

NATIONAL Homemade Bread Day

NATIONAL Take a Hike Day 

NATIONAL Petroleum Day

NATIONAL Unfriend Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1800 Congress meets in Washington, DC, for the first time

1869 The Suez Canal is formally opened

1913 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal

1918 US influenza deaths far exceed World War I casualties

1969 Soviet and US negotiators meet in Helsinki to begin the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT)

1973 President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Florida, that “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

1988 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto becomes Prime Minister, the first woman to lead a modern Muslim state

2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California

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