Lost and Found – March 3rd Edition

What to remember about March 3rd…

  • 1776  Connecticut delegate Silas Deane leaves for secret mission in France; negotiates for arms, ammunition and equipment
  • 1820  Congress passes Missouri Compromise; delays conflict over slavery until tensions force repeal with 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • 1845  Congress employs power to override Presidential veto for 1st time
  • 1845  Florida is admitted to the Union as the 27th state
  • 1847  Scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur Alexander Graham Bell is born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1922)
  • 1863  Congress passes act creating the 1st wartime draft to be implemented in U.S. history; 1812 conscription act never put into effect
  • 1865  President Lincoln signs bill creating Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; distributes relief to former slaves
  • 1887  Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6-year-old Hellen Keller;  “miracle worker” teaches deaf and blind girl to communicate
  • 1931  President Hoover signs bill making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States

  • 1952  Supreme Court upholds New York law prohibiting persons who promote the overthrow of the federal government from teaching
  • 1980  Worlds 1st operational nuclear submarine USS Nautilus is decommissioned after nearly 30 years; now on display in Groton, Connecticut
  • 1991  After leading police on car chase, parolee Rodney King is stopped and beaten and taunted by Los Angeles police; incident is caught on film and leads to arrests, trial, lawsuits, and rioting
  • 2005  American businessman and adventurer Stephen Fossett completes 1st solo, nonstop, unrefueled, circumnavigation of the globe by a fixed-wing aircraft aboard Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer; flight began February 28th

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