Lost and Found – January 24th Edition

What to remember about January 24th…

  • 1781  Patriot militia led by the Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and “Light Horse” Henry Lee raid Georgetown, S.C. and capture British officers
  • 1848  Gold is discovered in Sacramento Valley along Sutter’s Creek; California gold rush soon sparked
  • 1908  Sir Robert Baden-Powell publishes 1st installment of Scouting for Boys; Scouting movement begins
  • 1943  German General Friedrich von Paulus requests permission from Hitler to surrender his surrounded forces at Battle of Stalingrad
  • 1961  B-52 bomber  with its payload of Mark-39 nuclear bombs crashes near Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • 1965  WWII British Prime Minister, historian, and soldier Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill dies in London (b. 1874)
  • 1972  WWII Imperial Japanese Army sergeant is discovered hiding on Guam ; he has been hiding for 28 years
  • 1980  Administration of President Carter announces sales of military equipment and technology to China
  • 1989  Serial killer and rapist Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy dies in electric chair in Florida (b. 1946)

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