Lost and Found – August 10th Edition

What to remember about August 10th…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence arrives in England
  • 1821  Missouri enters the Union as 24th state
  • 1846  President James Polk signs the Smithsonian Institution Act; created with money gifted by English scientist James Smithson
  • 1874  Herbert Hoover is born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964); he will become the 31st President of the United States
  • 1877  Presbyterian missionary Amanda McFarland is first white women to settle in Ft.Wrangle, Alaska; takes charge of school
  • 1945  Japan sends word to Allies that they will surrender with one condition – Emperor Hirohito must remain the hereditary monarch
  • 1961  Agent Orange used for the 1st time by the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1969  Manson cult members continue killing spree with murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca
  • 1977  New York City police arrest David Berkowitz for “Son of Sam” murders
  • 1988  President Reagan signs act authorizing compensation for Japanese Americans interred or relocated during WWII
  • 1995  Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh indicted for Oklahoma City Bombing; Michael Fortier makes a deal and testifies against them
  • 2011  China begins sea-trials of their 1st aircraft carrier ex-Varyag

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