Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Day 332 - This day in legal and military history

November 28

NATIONAL French Toast Day

NATIONAL Red Planet Day

NATIONAL Day of Giving [Tuesday after Thanksgiving]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1520 Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan, having discovered a strait at the tip of South America [now called the Strait of Magellan], enters the Pacific Ocean

1868 Mt. Etna in Sicily violently erupts

1942 Coffee rationing went into effect in the US, continuing through World War II

1942 Almost 500 people died in the Coconut Grove nightclub fire in Boston

1948 Dr. Edwin Land’s first Polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston

1958 The US reported the first full-range firing of an ICBM

1963 Six days after the assassination of President Kennedy, President Johnson announced that the Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, would be renamed “The John F. Kennedy Space Center.” Residents voted in 1973 to change the name back to Cape Canaveral. 

1980 Iranian naval and air forces destroy most of the Iraqi Navy

1990 Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Great Britain and John Major became the new prime minister

1995 President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mile-an-hour speed limit

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