Lost and Found – August 2nd Edition

What to remember about August 2nd…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence is finally signed by the delegates to the Continental Congress
  • 1865  CSS Shenandoah prowling the Pacific learns that the Civil War is over; sails non-stop to England to surrender
  • 1923  29th President of the United States Warren G. Harding dies of a stroke in San Francisco, California (b. 1865)
  • 1934  President Hindenburg of the Weimar Republic dies
  • 1934  Chancellor Adolf Hitler becomes absolute dictator of Germany; assumes the title of Führer
  • 1939  Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd send a letter to President Roosevelt urging that the U.S. develop a nuclear weapon
  • 1964  North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack destroyers USS Maddox (DD 731) and USS Turner Joy in the Tonkin Gulf Incident
  • 1990  Iraq invades its southern neighbor Kuwait; leads to Gulf War
  • 1998  American puppeteer and children’s television host Shari Lewis dies of cancer in California (b. 1933)
  • 2006  Hezbollah ends temporary cease-fire and launches over 200 rockets into Israel in one day; 1 killed and 16 wounded
  • 2009 Remains of Navy Pilot Michael Scott Speicher recovered in Iraq; 1st combat casualty of Gulf War; shot down January 17, 1991
  • 2010  Ethics Committee of the House of Representatives charges Maxine Waters (D – CA) of multiple ethical violations

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