Lost and Found – November 22nd Edition

What to remember about November 22nd…

  • 1718  Infamous English pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach is killed by battle with British Navy off North Carolina coast
  • 1783  President of Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation John Hanson dies (b. 1721); he is America’s 1st President, though not under the finally adopted Constitution
  • 1864  Confederate forces under General Hood invade Tennessee to try to draw Sherman away from his March to the Sea
  • 1942  Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad encircles and traps a quarter million German troops
  • 1954  Humane Society of the United States is founded
  • 1963  President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas (b. 1917), Texas by communist Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1977  Supersonic transcontinental passenger service begins with British Airways Concorde
  • 1988  B-2 “stealth” bomber is revealed to the public
  • 1990  President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush have Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 1994  Murder suspect Bennie Lee Lawson opens fire in Washington, D.C. police station; 2 FBI agents, 1 policeman, and the gunman die
  • 1998  60 Minutes airs videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian euthanizing patient Thomas Youk; he will serve 8 years in prison for murder
  • 2001  American entrepreneur, author, and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Mark Kay Ash dies in Dallas, Texas (b. 1918)

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