Lost and Found – May 9th Edition

What to remember about May 9th…

  • 1791  Founding Father, musician, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence Francis Hopkins dies suddenly in Philadelphia (b. 1737)
  • 1864  Union troops take Snake Creek Gap, Georgia; crucial pass for General Sherman’s troops on their way to capture Atlanta
  • 1914  President Woodrow Wilson issues presidential proclamation officially establishing 1st national Mother’s Day holiday
  • 1955  West Germany formally joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Cold War face off escalates
  • 1960  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control pill
  • 1974  House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against President Nixon over Watergate scandal
  • 1980  Liberian freighter collides with Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, Florida; 1400-ft. section collapses killing 35
  • 1997  1st U.S. ambassador to Vietnam appointed since end of the war is former Air Force POW and Representative Pete Peterson

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