Friday, November 24, 2017

Day 328 - This day in legal and military history

November 24

Black Friday [day after Thanksgiving, first advertised shopping day of Christmas season]
Black Friday at Apple store, NYC, 2011

NATIONAL You're Welcome Day

NATIONAL Buy Nothing Day

NATIONAL Native American Heritage Day

NATIONAL All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day

NATIONAL Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

NATIONAL Flossing Day

NATIONAL Systems Engineer Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1859 Charles Darwin publishes On Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day.

1871 National Rifle Association organized in New York City

1874 Joseph F Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire

1963 Jack Ruby fatally shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John Kennedy, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department

2000 The US Supreme Court stepped into the bitter, overtime struggle for the White House, agreeing to consider George W. Bush’s appeal whether the extended Florida ballot counting violates federal law

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