Lost and Found – November 2nd Edition

What to remember about November 2nd…

  • 1777  USS Ranger under command of John Paul Jones sets sail from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to hunt British warships
  • 1795  James Knox Polk is born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (d. 1849); he will be America’s 11th president
  • 1865  Warren Gamaliel Harding is born in Corsica, Ohio (d. 1923); he will be 29th America’s president
  • 1899  North and South Dakota are admitted to the Union as the 39th and 40th states
  • 1917  British foreign Secretary sends declaration of intent to establish a Jewish homeland; League of Nations will approve
  • 1921  American Birth Control League was founded by Margaret Sanger; becomes Planned Parenthood in 1942
  • 1947  Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose makes maiden and only flight; it is still the largest aircraft ever built
  • 1963  South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated i coup; America is drawn deeper into the war
  • 1983  President Reagan signs bill declaring 3rd Monday in January be observed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 2004  Dutch film maker Theo Van Gogh is murdered in broad daylight by a muslim after making film critical of Islam’s treatment of women


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