Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 337 - This day in legal and military history

December 3

Advent begins

NATIONAL Roof Over Your Head Day

NATIONAL Make a Gift Day

NATIONAL Disability Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1800 US state electors met and cast their ballots for the presidency, resulting in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr

1818 Illinois is admitted into the Union as the 21st state

1828 Andrew Jackson was elected 7th president of the United States over John Quincy Adams

1979 Eleven are dead and eight injured in a mad rush to see the rock band The Who at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio

1984 Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India

1989 Presidents George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announce the official end to the Cold War at a meeting in Malta

1992 A test engineer for Sema Group sends the world’s first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network

2005 The first manned rocket-powered aircraft delivery of US Mail takes place in Mojave, California

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