JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Monday, September 28, 2009

President Millard Filmore signed bill banning flogging in the navy
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

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.

Flogging log of USS Columbus, 1845

Learn more about the history of flogging in the navy from Bluejacket.com.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2009


 East Germany created
October 7, 2015

 Nuclear test-ban treaty signed
October 7, 2015

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org