Lost and Found – July 20th Edition

What to remember about July 20th…

  • 1864  Confederates attack in Battle of Peachtree Creek outside Atlanta; fail to drive Union from river crossing
  • 1934  Teamsters violence during strike in Minneapolis leads to shooting by police; 2 strikers die and 67 wounded
  • 1938  Department of Justice files suit against motion picture studios vor violation of anti-trust laws; leads to break-up of industry in 1948
  • 1944  Claus von Stauffenberg’s plot to assassinate Hitler fails
  • 1949  Syria and Israel sign armistice; final step to ending 1948 Arab-Israeli War
  • 1951  Palestinian nationalist murders King Abdulla I of Jordan while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem
  • 1968  1st Special Olympic Games begin in Chicago
  • 1969  Command module of Apollo 11 lands on the moon; Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin will become 1st humans to walk on Moon
  • 1973 American martial-arts film actor Bruce Lee dies (b. 1940)
  • 1979  NASA’s Viking I makes 1st landing on another planet; sends back 1st photos and data from Martian surface
  • 1993  Former White House counsel Vincent Foster found dead in Fort Marcy Park, Va of apparent suicide
  • 1997  Completely restored USS Constitution sets sail to celebrate her 200th birthday; 1st voyage in 116 years

UPDATE:  2012  In Aurora, Colorado a shooter opens fire at midnight showing of new Batman movie The Dark Night Rises ; 12 dead and 50 wounded

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