Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 341 - This day in legal and military history

December 7


INTERNATIONAL Civil Aviation Day

NATIONAL Letter Writing Day

NATIONAL Cotton Candy Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States

1941 Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII

1942 The US Navy launches the USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built

1945 The microwave oven was patented

1963 During the Army-Navy game, videotaped instant replay was used for the first time in a live sports telecast

1972 America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral

1999 The Recording Industry Association of America files a copyright infringement suit against the file-sharing website Napster

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