Friday, December 1, 2017

Day 335 - This day in legal and military history

December 1

WORLD AIDS Awareness Day

NATIONAL Eat a Red Apple Day

NATIONAL Bartender Appreciation Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1824 The presidential election between John Q. Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay was turned over to the House of Representatives due to the lack of an electoral-vote majority

1881 Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

1887 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in the story "A Study in Scarlet"

1941 Japanese emperor Hirohito signed a declaration of war

1942 National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States

1955 Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South’s segregationist laws

1959 Twelve nations, including the United States, signed a treaty setting aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve free from military activity

1981 The AIDS virus is officially recognized

1990 Channel Tunnel sections from France and the UK meet beneath the English Channel

2000 The US Supreme Court heard arguments by attorneys of Al Gore and George W. Bush on the legality of a vote extension by the Florida Supreme Court

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