Lost and Found – May 3rd Edition

What to remember about May 3rd…

  • 1469  Writer, Philosopher, and father of modern political thought Niccolo Machiavelli is born in Florence, Italy (d.1527)
  • 1802  Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city
  • 1901  Great Fire breaks out at mattress factory in Jacksonville, Florida; 2368 buildings lost and over 10,000 left homeless
  • 1936  Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio makes his major league debut with his 1st appearance as a New York Yankee
  • 1942  1st modern air-naval conflict occurs when U.S. and Japanese fleets meet at Battle of the Coral Sea; Japan moves ahead to capture Solomon Islands
  • 1946  International Military Tribunals for the Far East begins; 28 government officials and military officers to be charged with war crimes
  • 1965  1st units of the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrive in Vietnam
  • 1978  World’s 1st spam e-mail is sent by Digital Equipment Corporation
  • 1980  13-year-old Cari Lightner is killed by drunk driver walking to a church carnival; Candy Lightner will form Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • 2000  Sport of geocaching is founded when 1st cache is hidden and GPS coordinates posted on the internet for hunters
  • 2007  3-year-old Madeleine McCann disappears on family vacation in Portugal; parents falsely charged when police bungle evidence

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