Lost and Found – November 17th Edition

What to remember about November 17th…

  • 1777  Articles of Confederation are submitted by the Continental Congress to the states for ratification
  • 1800  U.S. Congress holds 1st session in Washington, D.C.
  • 1856  U.S. establishes Fort Buchanan to assert control of territory acquired in Gadsden Purchase
  • 1871  National Rifle Association is founded when granted a charter by the state of New York
  • 1947  U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements anti-Communist loyalty oath for its members
  • 1965  Units of the 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) are ambushed during Battle of Ia Drang Valley; costly victory for U.S. forces
  • 1970  Soviet spacecraft deploys Lunokhod 1 on the moon; it is the 1st remote-controlled robot to land on another world
  • 1970  1st Lt. William Calley goes on trial for massacre at My Lai
  • 1973  Answering questions at a  press conference in Florida, President Nixon declares “I am not a crook”
  • 1997  Islamic terrorists murder 62 in Luxor Massacre at archaeological and tourist site at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
  • 2003  John Muhammad is found guilty of murder while on trial for his role in the “Beltway sniper” attacks
  • 2003  Actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes 38th governor of California
  • 2009  Administrators at  University of East Anglia discover their servers are hacked and thousands of emails and files showing their falsification of global warming research data are made public

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