Lost and Found – March 12th Edition

What to remember about March 12th…

  • 1864  Ill-fated Union Red River Campaign begins; infantry embarked on riverboats hope to reclaim territory in Louisiana
  • 1903  Baseball team owners give New York Highlanders permission to join the American League; in 1913 they will be renamed “Yankees”
  • 1915  Medal of Honor recipient, Philippine Scout, and U.S. First Lieutenant Willibald C. Bianchi is born in Minnesota (d. 1945)
  • 1930  Mohandas Gandhi begins a defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt and to promote independence movement
  • 1933  To bolster morale of people suffering through Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt addresses the nation in “fireside chat”
  • 1993  Appointed by President Clinton, Janet Reno is sworn in this day as 1st female Attorney General of the United States
  • 2003  15-year-old Elizabeth Smart is found alive nine months after she was kidnapped from her home; both abductors captured
  • 2011  Reactor explodes and releases radiation at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant after earthquake and tsunami strike the day before

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