Lost and Found – August 1st Edition

What to remember about August 1st…

  • 1779  Francis Scott Key is born (d. 1843); lawyer and lyricist who wrote poem that becomes “Star Spangled Banner
  • 1819  American novelist Herman Melville born (d. 1891); author of Moby Dick
  • 1834  Slavery is abolished in the British Empire
  • 1864  Ulysses S. Grant appoints General Phillip Sheridan commander of the Army of the Shenandoah
  • 1876  Colorado admitted to the Union as 38th state
  • 1907  1st Scout camp on Brownsea Island begins; celebrated as origin of the worldwide Scouting movement
  • 1943  Patrol boat PT-109 commanded by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy destroyed; surviving crew shipwrecked
  • 1944  Polish resistance begins Warsaw uprising; hope to liberate the city before Soviet army arrives and gives power to communists
  • 1966  Sniper Charles Whitman opens fire from the top of a tower at the University of Texas; 14 killed and 31 wounded
  • 1981  MTV broadcasts its first show
  • 2007  I-35W bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Minneapolis, Minnesota collapses during rush hour

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