Saturday, December 16, 2017

Day 350 - This day in legal and military history

December 16

NATIONAL Chocolate Covered Anything Day

NATIONAL Day of Reconciliation

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1773 To protest the tax on tea from England, a group of young Americans, disguised as Indians, throws 342 chests of tea from 3 British ships into the Boston Harbor

1835 A fire in New York City lasts two days and destroys 674 buildings including the Stock Exchange, the Merchants’ Exchange, the Post Office, and the South Dutch Church

1944 The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began in Belgium

2000 Colin Powell was selected to become the first African-American secretary of state

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