Monday, December 11, 2017

Day 345 - This day in legal and military history

December 11
 

INTERNATIONAL Mountain Day
 

NATIONAL Noodle Ring Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1816 Indiana is admitted to the Union as the 19th state
 

1844 Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry
 

1941 Italy and Germany declare war against the US.  The US declares war on Italy and Germany.
 

1945 A Boeing B-29 Superfortress shatters all records by crossing the United States in five hours and 27 minutes

1946 The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established
 

1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball
 

2008 Bernard Madoff, an investment manager, was charged with defrauding clients of as much as $50 billion in what might be the largest swindle in Wall Street history

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Day 344 - This day in legal and military history

December 10
 

WORLD Choral Day
 

WORLD Candle Lighting Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Human Rights Day
 

NATIONAL Dewey Decimal System Day
 

NATIONAL Nobel Prize Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1817 Mississippi is admitted as the 20th state
 

1861 Kentucky is admitted to the Confederate States of America
 

1862 The US House of Representatives passes a bill creating the state of West Virginia
 

1901 The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace
 

1948 The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights
 

1958 The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the United States - 111 passengers flew from New York City to Miami
 

2009 US President Barack Obama accepts the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
Attribution: Photo: Harry Wad

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 343 - This day in legal and military history

December 9
 

INTERNATIONAL Children's Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Anti-Corruption Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Shareware Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Day of Veterinary Medicine
 

NATIONAL Christmas Card Day
 

NATIONAL Pastry Day
 

NATIONAL Gingerbread Decorating Day 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1793 Noah Webster established New York’s first daily newspaper, American Minerva
 

1854 Alfred Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" is published
 

1867 The capital of Colorado Territory is moved from Golden to Denver
 

1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas" premiered


Friday, December 8, 2017

Day 342 - This day in legal and military history

December 8
 

NATIONAL Brownie Day
 

NATIONAL Take it in the Ear Day
 

NATIONAL Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
 

NATIONAL Lost and Found Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1931 Coaxial cable was patented
 

1980 John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building
 

1991 The leaders of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine sign an agreement that dissolves the Soviet Union and establishes the Commonwealth of Independent States
 

1993 President Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law
 

2010 SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 341 - This day in legal and military history

December 7
 

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
 

INTERNATIONAL Civil Aviation Day
 

NATIONAL Letter Writing Day
 

NATIONAL Cotton Candy Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States
 

1941 Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII

1942 The US Navy launches the USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built
 

1945 The microwave oven was patented
 

1963 During the Army-Navy game, videotaped instant replay was used for the first time in a live sports telecast
 

1972 America's final moon mission, Apollo 17, blasted off from Cape Canaveral
 

1999 The Recording Industry Association of America files a copyright infringement suit against the file-sharing website Napster

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 340 - This day in legal and military history

December 6
 

NATIONAL St. Nicholas Day
 

NATIONAL Mitten Tree Day
 

NATIONAL Put On Your Own Shoes Day
 

NATIONAL Pawn Brokers Day
 

NATIONAL Miners Day
 

NATIONAL Microwave Oven Day
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1790 Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia
 

1865 The 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery
 

1877 Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites “Mary had a Little Lamb” into his phonograph machine
 

1884 Construction of the Washington Monument was completed
 

1921 Ireland’s 26 southern counties become independent from Britain forming the Irish Free State
 

1947 Florida’s Everglades National Park is established

2001 President George W. Bush dedicated the national Christmas tree to those who died on September 11 and to GIs who died in the line of duty
 

2006 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Day 339 - This day in legal and military history

December 5
 

WORLD Soil Day
 

INTERNATIONAL Ninja Day
 

NATIONAL Bathtub Party Day
 

NATIONAL Repeal Day [end of Prohibition]
 


Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
 

1776 Phi Beta Kappa is organized as the first American Greek-letter college fraternity, at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia
 

1848 President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ’49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California
 

1861 In the US Congress, petitions and bills calling for the abolition of slavery are introduced
 

1933 The 21st Amendment is ratified, ending Prohibition in the United States, which had begun 13 years earlier with the 18th Amendment

1955 The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO