Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Day 354 - This day in legal and military history

December 20

NATIONAL Go Caroling Day 


NATIONAL Sangria Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1669 The first American jury trial was held in Delaware. Marcus Jacobson was condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding, and slavery.

1802 The United States buys the Louisiana territory from France

1860 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union

1879 Thomas A. Edison demonstrated his incandescent light at Menlo Park, New Jersey

1945 Tire rationing in the US ended

1948 US Supreme Court decided it had no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal

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