Sunday, December 31, 2017

Day 365 - This day in legal and military history

December 31

New Year's Eve

NATIONAL Make Up Your Mind Day

NATIONAL Unlucky Day

NATIONAL Champagne Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1862 President Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two

1938 The first breath test for drivers, "drunkometer," was introduced in Indianapolis

1946 President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II

1965 California becomes the largest state by population

1992 Czechoslovakia splits into the Czech Republic and Slovakia

1999 The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal and the adjacent land known as the Panama Canal Zone to Panama 

2017 I finished a blog post every day this year!


  1. Congratulations, Dena!! A mighty accomplishment few can match. :) This has been fun.

    1. Thanks Colin! But I'm tired LOL. Scheduling daily posts is exhausting =)

  2. ~WooHoo~ Dena!! You did it. I am so impressed. It's been fun reading. enjoy your break from the daily posts and have a wonderful New Year celebration. Happy New Year

    1. Thanks AJ! Next year I'll be posting weekly, at least once but maybe twice per week. Definitely less stressful than daily. Happy New Year!