Saturday, December 2, 2017

Day 336 - This day in legal and military history

December 2

NATIONAL Fritters Day


NATIONAL Special Education Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral

1823 President James Monroe proclaims the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, “that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers”

1867 People wait in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City

1927 The new Ford Model A is introduced

1954 The US Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for conduct unbecoming of a senator

1970 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established

1993 NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope

2001 Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in US history

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