Friday, December 22, 2017

Day 356 - This day in legal and military history

December 22

NATIONAL Date Nut Bread Day

NATIONAL Forefathers Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1829 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line

1918 The last of the World War I food restrictions are lifted

1989 The division of East and West Germany effectively ends when the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin reopens 

2010 US President Barack Obama signs a law officially repealing the 17-year-old military policy known as “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

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