Lost and Found – November 6th Edition

What to remember about November 6th…

  • 1789  John Carroll is appointed the 1st Catholic Bishop in America; founder of Georgetown University
  • 1854  American composed and conductor John Phillip Souza is born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1932)
  • 1861  Jefferson Davis elected President of the Confederacy
  • 1944  Plutonium is 1st produced at Hanford Atomic Facility; it will be used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1965  U.S. begins Freedom Flights program that brings 250,000 refugees from communist Cuba
  • 1986  John A. Walker, Jr. is convicted of running spy ring for the Soviets; sentenced to life in prison
  • 1985  Press accounts reveal that President Reagan authorized arms sales to Iran; Iran-Contra Affair expands
  • 1991  Last of the oil wells in Kuwait set ablaze by retreating Iraqi forces is extinguished after almost 10 months
  • 2003  President Bush signs Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

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