Lost and Found – July 3rd Edition

What to remember about July 3rd…

  • 1754  George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity during the French and Indian War
  • 1775  George Washington rides before troops in Cambridge, MA; takes command of the Continental Army
  • 1863  Pickett’s Charge fails;  Battle of Gettysburg ends in Confederate defeat and subsequent withdrawal; General Lee declares “It’s all my fault… Upon my shoulders rests the blame.”
  • 1890  Idaho is admitted to the union as the 43rd state
  • 1954  WWII food rationing finally ends in Britain
  • 1986  President Ronald Reagan rededicated the Statue of Liberty; in his speech he states “We are the keepers of the flame of liberty; we hold it high for the world to see.”
  • 1988  USS Vincennes mistakenly shoots down Iranian airliner over the Persian Gulf; 290 killed
  • 2012  American actor, singer and writer Andrew Samuel “Andy” Griffith dies in at home in North Carolina (b. 1926)

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