Sunday, December 17, 2017

Day 351 - This day in legal and military history

December 17

NATIONAL Maple Syrup Day

NATIONAL Wright Brothers Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1777 France recognized American independence

1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

1944 The US approves an end to the internment of Japanese Americans, declaring that the “evacuees” from the West Coast could return to their homes effective January 2, 1945

1948 The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Kitty Hawk – the Wright brothers’ plane

1989 The Simpsons, television’s longest-running animated series, makes its US debut

1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by US, Canada, and Mexico

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