Lost and Found – August 20th Edition

What to remember about August 20th…

  • 1794  American troops under General”Mad Anthony” Wayne defeat Shawnee and British forces at Battle of Fallen Timbers
  • 1833  23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born; grandson of 9th President William Henry Harrison
  • 1862  Horace Greeley writes to Lincoln the “Prayer of the Twenty Millions” arguing that abolition should be the goal of the Union in the Civil War
  • 1866  President Johnson formally declares Civil War is over
  • 1920  Professional football is born at a meeting in Ohio
  • 1968  Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring”
  • 1975  Viking I planetary probe is launched towards Mars
  • 1986 Mail carrier  Patrick Henry Sherrill goes on shooting spree in Edmund, Oklahoma killing 14; in the aftermath the phrase “going postal” is coined
  • 1989  Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot and kill their parents in the den of the family’s Beverly Hills home
  • 1998  President Clinton orders cruise missile strikes on  Afghanistan and Sudan in retaliation for Osama bin Laden’s involvement in August embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

going postal


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