Lost and Found – August 8th Edition

What to remember about August 8th…

  • 1863  General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis after the defeat at Gettysburg
  • 1879  Bob Smith is born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (d. 1950); American surgeon and founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 1929  Airship Graf Zeppelin departs New Jersey to begin 1st circumnavigation of the globe; also 1st non-stop crossing of Pacific
  • 1942  6 German saboteurs, captured after being delivered to the U.S. by U-Boat, are executed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945  President Truman signs the Charter of the United Nations
  • 1974  In a televised address to the nation, Richard Nixon becomes the 1st President of the United States to resign from office
  • 1988  The Chicago Cubs baseball team host the first night game ever played in Wrigley Field’s 58 year history; game called on account of rain
  • 2000  Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised after 136 years; was the 1st submarine to ever sink another warship
  • 2008  Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John Edwards admits to fathering a child in an adulterous affair


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