Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day 333 - This day in legal and military history

November 29

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Day [tentative]

NATIONAL Square Dance Day

NATIONAL Electronic Greeting Card Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1777 San Jose, California, the first civilian settlement [pueblo] in Alta California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe

1890 The first Army-Navy football game, at West Point: Navy 24, Army 0

1903 An inquiry into the US Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions of dollars because of fraud

1948 The children’s television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres

1963 The Beatles released I Want to Hold Your Hand in Great Britain

1972 Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game

2012 Data from the NASA space probe MESSENGER indicate that Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, almost surely has water/ice buried beneath the surface at its north pole

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