Monday, December 18, 2017

Day 352 - This day in legal and military history

December 18


NATIONAL Arabic Language Day

NATIONAL Bake Cookies Day

NATIONAL Roast Suckling Pig Day

NATIONAL Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1878 New Jersey became the third state to ratify the US Constitution and become a state

1865 The 13th Amendment is formally adopted into the US Constitution, ensuring that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”

1892 Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" premiered at St. Petersburg's Maryinksy Theatre

1944 Douglas MacArthur is promoted to five star rank as a General of the Army 

1944 The Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans

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