Lost and Found – August 4th Edition

What to remember about August 4th…

  • 1753  George Washington becomes a Master Mason
  • 1790  Congress passes act allowing Alexander Hamilton to form the Revenue Cutter Service; becomes the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915
  • 1864  Squabbles between Union generals lead to delays and unnecessary casualties as Atlanta campaign continues
  • 1892  Family of Lizzie Borden is murdered in Fall River, Massachusetts; she is tried for the murders and acquitted
  • 1914  The United States declares its neutrality in what will become World War I
  • 1944  15-year-old Anne Frank and her family captured by the Nazis and shipped to the Auschwitz death camp after informer reports them
  • 1969  Henry Kissinger meets with Vietnamese representatives for secret peace negotiations in Paris
  • 1977  President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy
  • 1993  LAPD officers Koon and Powell sentenced to 30 months in prison for violating civil rights of Rodney King
  • 2007  NASA launches the Phoenix probe on its voyage to Mars

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