Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Day 353 - This day in legal and military history

December 19

NATIONAL Look for an Evergreen Day

NATIONAL Oatmeal Muffin Day

NATIONAL Ugly Sweater Day

NATIONAL Underdog Day

NATIONAL Hard Candy Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1732 Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac

1777 Washington's army takes up winter quarters at Valley Forge

1843 Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol"

1972 Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings

1998 President Bill Clinton becomes the second president in American history to be impeached

2001 The fires that had burned beneath the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York City for the previous three months were declared extinguished except for a few scattered hot spots

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