Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Day 360 - This day in legal and military history

December 26

Boxing Day

NATIONAL Candy Cane Day 

NATIONAL Thank You Note Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1786 Daniel Shays leads a rebellion in Massachusetts to protest the seizure of property for the non-payment of debt.

1865 James H. Nason received a patent for a coffee percolator

1966 The first Kwanzaa is celebrated.

1982 Time magazine chooses a personal computer as its “Man of the Year”, the first non-human ever to receive the honor.

1991 The Supreme Soviet formally dissolves the Soviet Union.

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