Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 268 - This day in legal and military history

September 25
 

WORLD Dream Day
 

WORLD Pharmacists Day
 

NATIONAL Comic Book Day
 

NATIONAL Cooking Day
 

NATIONAL Better Breakfast Day
 

NATIONAL Family Day
 

NATIONAL Psychotherapy Day 

NATIONAL Math Storytelling Day 

NATIONAL Lobster Day 



Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1639 The first printing press in America began operating
 

1789 The first Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten became the Bill of Rights.
 

1804 The 12th Amendment is ratified, changing the procedure of choosing the president and vice-president
 

1839 France recognizes the Republic of Texas
 

1890 President Benjamin Harrison signed a measure establishing Sequoia National Park, the nation’s second oldest. The army was assigned park patrol duty.
 

1942 The War Labor Board orders equal pay for women in the United States
 

1957 Nine black children were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, under heavily armed guard, because of racial violence
 

1974 Scientists warn that continued use of aerosol sprays will cause ozone depletion, which will lead to an increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes
 

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, is sworn in

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Day 267 - This day in legal and military history

September 24
 

NATIONAL Cherries Jubilee Day
 

NATIONAL Pony Express Day
 

NATIONAL Punctuation Day
 

NATIONAL Gold Star Mother's Day  [last Sunday in September]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1789 Congress passes the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing a strong federal court system with the powers it needs to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution and federal law
 

1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school
 

1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field
 

1960 The Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is launched

1969 The trial of the “Chicago Eight” (later seven) began
 

1979 CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Day 266 - This day in legal and military history

September 23
 

INTERNATIONAL Rabbit Day [fourth Saturday in September]
 

Oktoberfest begins in Germany

NATIONAL Checkers Day
 

NATIONAL Restless Legs Awareness Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1846 German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune
 

1942 Auschwitz begins experimental executions using poison gas
 

1950 Congress adopted the Internal Security Act, which provided for registration of communists. The Act was ruled later unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court.
 

1996 "JAG" premiers on NBC, later moves to CBS, and runs for ten seasons
 

2001 President George W. Bush returned the American flag to full staff at Camp David, symbolically ending a period of national mourning for the 9/11 attacks

Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 265 - This day in legal and military history

September 22
 

First Day of Autumn
 

WORLD Rhino Day

WORLD Car Free Day 
 

NATIONAL White Chocolate Day
 

NATIONAL Business Women's Day
 

NATIONAL Elephant Appreciation Day
 

NATIONAL Hobbit Day
 

NATIONAL Ice Cream Cone Day
 

NATIONAL Doodle Day
 

NATIONAL Hug a Vegetarian Day
 

NATIONAL Dear Diary Day
 

NATIONAL Native American Day [fourth Friday in September]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1656 The General Provincial Court in Patuxent, Maryland, empanels the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who is accused of murdering her child. The jury acquits her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.
 

1776 American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City. His last words are reputed to have been, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
 

1862 President Abraham Lincoln changes the course of the war and American history by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation
 

1961 President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps
 

1964 Premiere of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." on NBC-TV, which runs for four seasons
 

1970 President Richard M. Nixon signs a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the US Congress
 

1980 The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 264 - This day in legal and military history

September 21
 

WORLD Gratitude Day
 

WORLD Alzheimer's Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Peace Day
 

NATIONAL Miniature Golf Day 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1792 The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy
 

1897 The New York Sun published its famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
 

1937 JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published
 

1989 General Colin Powell is confirmed by the US Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 

1996 The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day 263 - This day in legal and military history

September 20
 

NATIONAL Pepperoni Pizza Day  

NATIONAL Punch Day
 

NATIONAL String Cheese Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1990 Both Germanys ratified reunification
 

2001 US President George W. Bush, addressing a joint session of Congress, declares a “war on terror”
 

2011 The US military ends its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and allows gay men and women to serve openly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 262 - This day in legal and military history

September 19
 

INTERNATIONAL Talk Like a Pirate Day

NATIONAL Butterscotch Pudding Day
 

NATIONAL Gymnastics Day
 

NATIONAL IT Professionals Day [third Tuesday in September]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1892 The first documented emoticons, :-) and :-(, are posted on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System by Scott Fahlman

1893 New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote
 

1957 The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert