Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 340 - This day in legal and military history

December 6

NATIONAL St. Nicholas Day

NATIONAL Mitten Tree Day

NATIONAL Put On Your Own Shoes Day

NATIONAL Pawn Brokers Day


NATIONAL Microwave Oven Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1790 Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia

1865 The 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery

1877 Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites “Mary had a Little Lamb” into his phonograph machine

1884 Construction of the Washington Monument was completed

1921 Ireland’s 26 southern counties become independent from Britain forming the Irish Free State

1947 Florida’s Everglades National Park is established

2001 President George W. Bush dedicated the national Christmas tree to those who died on September 11 and to GIs who died in the line of duty

2006 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars

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