Lost and Found – December 25th Edition

What to remember about December 25th…


  • 1776  At 11pm, 5400 troops under General Washington begin their crossing of the Delaware River in bid to surprise Hessians
  • 1868  President Andrew Johnson unconditionally pardons all Civil War Confederate soldiers
  • 1899  American actor Humphrey Bogart is born in New York City (d. 1957)
  • 1941  British garrison in Hong Kong surrenders to the Japanese after loss of last water reservoirs and power stations
  • 1991  Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union, communist super power is dissolved the following day
  • 1996  Body of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is found in her Boulder, Colorado home just hours after ransom note discovered
  • 2009  Nigerian “Underwear Bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempts to destroy aircraft en route to Detroit

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