Friday, December 29, 2017

Day 363 - This day in legal and military history

December 29

NATIONAL Pepper Pot Day

NATIONAL Tick Tock Day

NATIONAL No Interruptions Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1607 Indian Chief Powhatan spares John Smith’s life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas

1845 Texas is admitted as the 28th state of the Union

1851 The first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) opened in Boston

1890 The US Cavalry kills 146 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota

1891 Edison patented the “transmission of signals electrically” (radio)

1950 Time magazine selected “GI Joe” as the Man of the Year