Lost and Found – March 20th Edition

What to remember about March 20th…

  • 1778  American delegation led by Benjamin Franklin is presented to King Louis XVI of France in hopes of garnering assistance for the revolution
  • 1852  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published
  • 1854  Members of the Whig Party meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish an anti-slavery political party – Republican Party founded
  • 1922  USS Jupiter is re-commissioned as USS Langley (CV-1) after being converted into America’s 1st aircraft carrier
  • 1933  In Dachau, Germany, 1st concentration camp for communists and political dissidents is opened; later converted to death camp
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson notifies Alabama’s democrat governor George Wallace that National Guard troops will protect civil rights marches
  • 1976  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery committed after her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1985  American dog musher Libby Riddles becomes 1st woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1990  Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s jersey #33
  • 1995  Members of religious cult detonate several sarin gas bombs in Tokyo subway system killing 12 and injuring over 5000
  • 2003  Forces of the United States and several other coalition nations begin combat operations inside Iraq

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