On this day in history

Sep. 17th, 2017 02:11 pm
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It's really good weather and a Sunday, so I'm hanging out at home, not doing much.  I did go for a walk of approx 45-50 minutes earlier to take care of the exercise thing, and in a moment I will go do some gardening.  Since it's my birthday - which I honestly try to ignore because it's a bloody depressing event - I decided to look up what events happened on this day in history.  Some fairly earthshaking stuff and some intriguing trivia, which of course I prefer.

On this day in 1683, one Antonie van Leeuwenhoek first reported the existence of bacteria.  Looked like nobody paid much attention to him for some time.

The USA got their constitution together in 1787!

And get this, since I'm still on a Finland kick, in 1809 on this day,  a "peace" was announced between Sweden and Russia in what was termed the Finnish War.  I'm not sure that's the word the Finns would have used, since to achieve said peace, the Swedes handed over the Finnish territory to Russia.

In 1972, to end on a more optimistic note, MASH premiered on TV!



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