Lost and Found – November 18th Edition

What to remember about November 18th…

  • 1493  Christopher Columbus 1st sights island of Puerto Rico
  • 1865  Mark Twain has 1st publishing success with printing of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • 1886  Former President Chester A. Arthur dies in New York City from complications of Bright’s Disease (b. 1829)
  • 1923 Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. is born in Derry, New Hampshire; will become 1st American to travel in space and later command Apollo 14; is 5th man to walk on the moon
  • 1928  Walt Disney animated film Steamboat Willie is released; 1st cartoon with synchronized sound
  • 1961  President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to Vietnam
  • 1978  Over 900 die in mass murder-suicide in Guyana at cult leader Jim Jones’ order; most die from cyanide-laced Kool-aid
  • 1988  President Reagan signs bill authorizing death penalty for drug traffickers that kill
  • 2004  William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park opens in Little Rock, Arkansas


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