Saturday, November 25, 2017

Day 329- This day in legal and military history

November 25

NATIONAL Small Business Saturday

NATIONAL Parfait Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

2348 BC Biblical scholars believe this is the day of the Great Deluge, or Flood

1783 Evacuation Day - the British leave New York City, their last base in the US, and the Governor of New York honors George Washington at a banquet where thirteen toasts are offered, beginning with "The United States of America"

1867 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite

1923 Transatlantic broadcasting from England to America commences

1946 The US Supreme Court grants the Oregon Indians land payment rights from the US government

1955 The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel

1963 The body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery

1999 Elian Gonzalez was rescued off the coast of Florida

2002 President Bush created the Department of Homeland Security

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