Lost and Found – November 24th Edition

What to remember about November 24th…

  • 1784  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor is born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)
  • 1863  Union troops capture Lookout Mountain; begin to lift Confederate siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1877  Future 35th Vice President Alben W. Barkley is born in Graves County, Kentucky; elected with President Harry S. Truman
  • 1944  Mass air raid over Tokyo by 111 B-29 Superfortresses; 1st bombing of the city since 1942 Doolittle raid
  • 1963  Nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots and kills JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas police station basement
  • 1969  Army officials announce 1st Lt. William Calley will be court-martialed for massacre of 109 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
  • 1971  Mysterious hijacker D.B. Cooper parachutes from airliner into a nighttime thunderstorm over Washington state with $200,000

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