Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day 295 - This day in legal and military history

October 22
 

INTERNATIONAL Stuttering Awareness Day
 

NATIONAL Nut Day

NATIONAL Caps Lock Day
 

NATIONAL Smart is Cool Day
 

NATIONAL Color Day  

NATIONAL Mother-in-Law Day [fourth Sunday in October]

 

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

4004 BC The Creation, according to the Irish Protestant Bishop James Ussher
 

2134 BC Chinese scholars make the earliest recorded observation of an eclipse
 

1746 Princeton University, in New Jersey, receives its charter
 

1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes the first successful parachute descent, jumping from a balloon at 2,200 feet over Paris
 

1861 The first telegraph line linking West and East coasts was completed
 

1907 Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey

1938 Chester Carlson invents the photocopier
 

1978 The Papal inauguration of Pope John Paul II takes place. The Polish-born Wojtyla is the first non-Italian pope since Pope Adrian VI died in 1523.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 294 - This day in legal and military history

October 21
 

NATIONAL Babbling Day
 

NATIONAL Count Your Buttons Day
 

NATIONAL Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
 

NATIONAL Reptile Awareness Day
 

NATIONAL Apple Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1797 The US Navy frigate USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, was launched in Boston harbor

1872 The US Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted
 

1879 After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp
 

1916 US Army formed Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
 

1940 Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published
 

1959 The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan
 

1961 Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 293 - This day in legal and military history

October 20
 

INTERNATIONAL Sloth Day

NATIONAL Brandied Fruit Day
 

NATIONAL Suspenders Day
 

NATIONAL Information Overload Day
 

NATIONAL Waiters Day
 

NATIONAL Mammography Day [third Friday in October]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1803 The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase
 

1818 The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States
 

1820 Spain sold a part of Florida to the US for $5 million
 

1942 The US Congress passes the largest tax bill in the country’s history
 

1944 General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said "I shall return"
 

1987 Ten people were killed when an Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn hotel near Indianapolis International Airport
 

1992 In the first World Series game to be played outside the US, the host Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 292 - This day in legal and military history

October 19
 

NATIONAL Evaluate Your Life Day
 

NATIONAL Conflict Resolution Day
 

NATIONAL Get Smart About Credit Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1739 England declares war on Spain over borderlines in Florida. The war is known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear because the Spanish coast guards cut off the ear of British seaman Robert Jenkins.
 

1781 Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington and Count de Rochambeau at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the Revolutionary War
 

1917 The first doughnut is fried by Salvation Army volunteer women for American troops in France during World War I
 

1949 The People’s Republic of China is formally proclaimed
 

1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba
 

1973 President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes
 

1987 The stock market crashed on what came to be known as "Black Monday." Stocks dropped a record 508 points, or 22.6%, topping the drops on October 28 and 29 in 1929 that began the Great Depression. 

2003 Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II for her work among “the poorest of the poor” in India

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 291 - This day in legal and military history

October 18
 

GLOBAL Dignity Day
 

NATIONAL No Beard Day
 

NATIONAL Chocolate Cupcake Day
 

NATIONAL Hagfish Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1685 Louis XIV revokes the Edict of Nantes and outlaws Protestantism
 

1767 Two surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, completed mapping the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, called the Mason-Dixon line

1867 The rules for American football are formulated at a meeting in New York among delegates from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton and Yale universities
 

1954 Texas Instruments announces the first transistor radio
 

2011 Spaceport America officially opens in New Mexico as the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 290 - This day in legal and military history

October 17
 

NATIONAL Pasta Day
 

NATIONAL Wear Something Gaudy Day
 

NATIONAL Playing Card Collection Day
 

NATIONAL Mulligan Day
 

NATIONAL Spreadsheet Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1931 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison
 

1933 Albert Einstein, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist, flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States, becoming an American citizen in 1940
 

1978 Congress restores Jefferson Davis' citizenship
 

1979 Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 

1989 An earthquake registering 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit Northern California, killing 67 people

Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 289 - This day in legal and military history

October 16
 

WORLD Food Day
 

NATIONAL Bosses Day
 

NATIONAL Dictionary Day
 

NATIONAL Feral Cat Day
 

NATIONAL Department Store Day
 

NATIONAL Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day [third Monday in October]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1701 Yale University is founded as The Collegiate School of Killingworth, Connecticut by Congregationalists who consider Harvard too liberal
 

1793 Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution
 

1813 The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812
 

1834 "Second" Great Fire of London burns much of the city, including Parliament
 

1940 First black American is promoted to general: Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.
 

1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis began
 

1995 The Million Man March takes place in Washington, DC