Lost and Found – November 23rd Edition

What to remember about November 23rd…

  • 1749  Edward Rutledge, reluctant signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1800)
  • 1804  14th President Franklin Pierce is born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1869)
  • 1814  Elbridge Gerry ,Vice President to James Madison, dies of heart failure while still serving in office (b. 1744)
  • 1863  General Grant’s Union troops counter-attack; Battle of Chattanooga begins
  • 1943  Islands of Tarawa and Makin fall to U.S. forces
  • 1981  President Reagan signs secret order ordering CIA to organize and recruit Nicaraguan Contra rebels
  • 1985  Palestinian terrorists hijack Egyptian airliner; 60 hostages die either at captors hands or during botched rescue attempt
  • 2004  World of Warcraft MMORPG is released

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