This Week In History
- Sunday, 4/16: Rush-Bagot Treaty establishes US/Canada border, 1818; Bat Masterson’s last gunfight, 1881; Apollo 16 launched, 1972
- Monday, 4/17: Battle of Plymouth, NC, 1864; Ford Mustang debuts, 1964; Apollo 13 splashdown, 1970
- Tuesday, 4/18: Revere’s Midnight Ride, 1775; Great SFO Quake, 1906; Doolittle Raid, 1942
- Wednesday, 4/19: Victory at Concord, 1775; first Boston Marathon, 1897; Andretti’s first Indy-car race, 1964
- Thursday, 4/20: Siege of Boston begins, 1775; Wisconsin Terr. established, 1836; Danica Patrick first woman Indy-car race winner, 2008
- Friday, 4/21: Battle of San Jacinto, 1836; USN intercepts German arms shipment to Mexico, 1914; first US-hosted World’s fair since WWII opens in Seattle, 1962
- Saturday, 4/22: Coinage Act mandates “In God We Trust” on all currency, 1864; Oklahoma Land Rush, 1889; first combat helicopter use, 1944
Today’s Birthdays: “Untouchable” Eliot Ness, 1903; auto racing magnate Jack Roush, 1942; racer Al Unser Jr., 1962
Holidays Around the World: It’s Dutch-American Friendship Day. Poland observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UK celebrates Primrose Day, and Brazil observes both Army Day and Indian Day.
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
Gratuitous Gun Giveaways
- *American Handgunner magazine, for a Carolina Arms TC-45 .45 or EAA Witness Pavona .380 pistol package: http://americanhandgunner.com/giveaway/
- *Guns Magazine, for a Glock 41 Gen 4 pistol package, SRM Arms 1216 shotgun or Franklin Armory M4 (M4 ends May 1!): http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a Walther PPS M2 or Creed 9mm pistol: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
- *Aero Precision, for a custom AR15 (2nd one this month, ends April 30!): http://gvwy.io/wclvg9o
- GrabAGun, for a Heckler & Koch VP9 9mm pistol (ends April 30!): http://grabagun.com/giveaway
- *Primary Arms, for $3000 of AR15 upgrade parts (ends April 30!): https://wn.nr/njftDY
- Brownell’s, for an AR15 “Big Green Dream Gun” designed by Lou “The Incredible Hulk” Ferrigno: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/bapid=511/ClientPage/2017-Lou-Ferrigno-s-Big-Green-Dream-Gun-Giveaway
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry. Aero Precision and Primary Arms giveaways give me one entry each per person who uses my referral link.
Quote of the Day
Today’s QOTD is dedicated to the handful of trolls who’ve invaded our happy little Safe Space over the past week to harass our members including Yours Truly, a classic from my dear departed grandfather.
“You’re more fortunate than I am, you can kiss my [REDACTED] and I can’t.”–Master Sergeant W___ S____, USAF (Ret.)
As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. The floor is all yours, so by all means Sound Off in the Comments section.