Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 346 - This day in legal and military history

December 12

Chanukah / Hanukkah begins at sundown, ends December 20

NATIONAL Ding-a-Ling Day

NATIONAL Poinsettia Day 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1787 Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the US Constitution

1800 Washington DC was established as the capital of the US

1995 By only three votes, the US Senate killed a constitutional amendment giving Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of flag desecration

1998 The House Judiciary Committee approved a fourth and final article of impeachment against President Clinton

2000 The US Supreme Court announces its decision in Bush v Gore, effectively ending legal challenges to the results of that year’s presidential election

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