Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Day 326 - This day in legal and military history

November 22

NATIONAL Go For a Ride Day

NATIONAL Cranberry Relish Day

NATIONAL Juke Box Day [day before Thanksgiving]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1842 Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Ash fallout reached as far as 48 miles away.

1858 Denver, Colorado is founded

1906 The SOS distress signal was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin

1919 A Labor conference committee in the United States urges an eight-hour workday and a 48-hour week

1935 Pan Am inaugurates the first transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila

1963 Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, and Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president

1964 Almost 40,000 people pay tribute to John F. Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death

1988 The first prototype of a B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bomber is unveiled for public viewing

1990 Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom

1995 The first feature-length film created entirely with computer generated imagery, Toy Story, premiers

2000 Governor George Bush called on the US Supreme Court to stop the vote counting in Florida

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