Lost and Found – August 5th Edition

What to remember about August 5th…

  • 1620  The Mayflower departs from England on its first attempt to reach North America
  • 1779  Battle for the Bronx between brigades from New York And Connecticut
  • 1864  Fleet under Union Admiral Farragut defeats Confederates at the Battle of Mobile Bay; Rebels lose one of their last southern ports
  • 1884  The Cornerstone is laid on Bedloe’s Island (to become Liberty Island) for the Statue of Liberty
  • 1930  American Astronaut Neil Armstrong is born; 1st person to walk on the Moon
  • 1962  Actress Marilyn Monroe dies in Los Angeles (b. 1926)
  • 1964  In retaliation for attacks on U.S. ships in Tonkin Gulf, U.S. aircraft carriers  launch strikes against targets in North Vietnam
  • 1981  President Reagan fires 11,359 illegally striking air traffic controllers
  • 1983  Film Risky Business released in theaters; Tom Cruise finds stardom
  • 2010  Mining accident in Copiapó,Chile; traps 33 miners underground for a record 69 days

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