Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day 176 - This day in legal and military history

June 25
 

GLOBAL Beatles Day
 

NATIONAL Log Cabin Day
 

NATIONAL Catfish Day
 

NATIONAL Color TV Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1788 Virginia became the 10th state in the Union
 

1868 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union
 

1868 The US Congress enacts legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the federal government
 

1876 General George A. Custer and over 260 men of the Seventh Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Bighorn in Montana
 

1876 Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his telephone at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

1903 Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium
 

1950 Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War
 

1951 The first commercial color TV program was transmitted by CBS from New York to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, DC
 

1962 The US Supreme Court bans official prayers in public schools
 

1981 The US Supreme Court holds male-only draft registration constitutional

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Day 175 - This day in legal and military history

June 24
 

NATIONAL Fairy Day
 
NATIONAL Swim a Lap Day 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1497 Explorer John Cabot lands in North America in present-day Canada
 

1664 The colony of New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, is founded
 

1861 Tennessee becomes 11th state to secede from the Union
 

1964 The Federal Trade Commission announces that, starting in 1965, cigarette makers must include warning labels about the harmful effects of smoking

Friday, June 23, 2017

Day 174 - This day in legal and military history

June 23
 

NATIONAL Pink Day
 

NATIONAL Take Your Dog to Work Day [Friday after Father's Day]
 

NATIONAL Typewriter Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1776 The final draft of Declaration of Independence was submitted to US Congress
 

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a ''Type-Writer"
 

1961 Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
 

2003 The US Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan's School of Law affirmative action policy

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Day 173 - This day in legal and military history

June 22
 

NATIONAL Chocolate Eclair Day
 

NATIONAL Onion Rings Day

NATIONAL HVAC Tech Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1847 The first doughnut with a hole in it was created
 

1868 Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union
 

1870 The US Justice Department was created
 

1910 German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis
 

1944 FDR signs the "Servicemen's Readjustment Act", better known as "the GI Bill of Rights"
 

1962 The Hovercraft was first tested
 

1970 President Richard Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day 172 - This day in legal and military history

June 21
 

First Day of Summer
 

WORLD Music Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Yoga Day
 

NATIONAL Selfie Day
 

NATIONAL Skateboarding Day

NATIONAL Daylight Appreciation Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1788 New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land
 

1834 Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper was patented
 

1898 Guam became a US territory
 

1939 Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - a disease which wastes muscles
 

1948 Berlin Airlift begins
 

1982 John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan
 

1989 The US Supreme Court decided that burning the US flag was protected under the First Amendment
 

2004 SpaceShipOne lifted off from the Mojave Desert in the initial stage of the world’s first attempted commercial space flight

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Day 171 - This day in legal and military history

June 20
 

WORLD Refugee Day
 

WORLD Productivity Day
 

NATIONAL Ice Cream Soda Day
 

NATIONAL Cherry Tart Day
 

NATIONAL Hike With a Geek Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1782 Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States and the eagle as its symbol

1863 West Virginia admitted into the Union as the 35th state
 

1867 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million
 

1941 The US Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps
 

1955 The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group
 

1963 The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow
 

1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. Ali’s conviction was ultimately overturned by the Supreme Court.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Day 170 - This day in legal and military history

June 19
 

Juneteenth
 

WORLD Sauntering Day
 

NATIONAL Kissing Day

NATIONAL Garfield the Cat Day
 

NATIONAL Martini Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

240 BC Eratosthenes accurately calculates the circumference of the earth
 

1865 Emancipation Day, also known as Juneteenth, was the day that Union General Granger informed Texas slaves that they were free. Blacks came to celebrate the day as Juneteenth Freedom Day.
 

1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved