Lost and Found – November 14th Edition

What to remember about November 14th…

  • 1765  American inventor Robert Fulton is born (d. 1815); developed 1st commercial steamboat and 1st practical submarine
  • 1888  American journalist Elizabeth Jane “Nellie Bly” Cochran begins her successful attempt to travel around the world in 80 days
  • 1896  First Lady Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower is born in Boone, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1914  Islamic holy war is declared by leader of Ottoman Empire bringing Jihad to World War I on the side of Germany
  • 1915  American educator and activist Booker T. Washington dies in Tuskegee, Alabama (b. 1856)
  • 1965  1st Cavalry Division engages Viet Cong in Battle of Ia Drang Valley; 1st major engagement of the war
  • 1965  Army helicopter pilots Col. Bruce Perry Crandall and Maj. Ed W. “Too Tall” Freeman will receive the Medal of Honor for their actions on this day at Ia Drang
  • 1969  NASA launches Apollo 12 mission to the Moon; 36-seconds after launch module is struck by lightning but mission continues
  • 1970  Plane crash kills 75 football players, staff and boosters of Marshall University, small town is devastated by loss
  • 1991  Fired postal worker Thomas McIlvane kills 4 then commits suicide in shooting at Royal Oak, Michigan post office
  • 2008  Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody becomes the 1st woman to attain the rank of 4-star General in the U.S. Army

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