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This Day at Law

William the Conqueror invades England, leading to major legal and political reform

On September 28, 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England from Normandy, France. After successfully conquering the country, William ushered in a series of political and legal reforms that still define the United Kingdom and its former colonies to this day, including, centralization of state power, a census, and the infusion of French and Latin into the language of the courts.Learn more about William the Conqueror from Project Gutenberg.

President Millard Filmore signed bill banning flogging in the navy

On September 28, 1850, President Millard Filmore signed the 1851 naval appropriations bill, which abolished flogging as a form of punishment in the US Navy.Learn more about the history of flogging in the navy from Bluejacket.com.

President Millard Filmore signed bill banning flogging in the navy

On September 28, 1850, President Millard Filmore signed the 1851 naval appropriations bill, which abolished flogging as a form of punishment in the US Navy. Learn more about the history of flogging in the navy from Bluejacket.com.

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