Lost and Found – August 19th Edition

What to remember about August 19th…

  • 1812  USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” as British cannon-shot bounce off her hull
  • 1921  Screenwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry is born in El Paso, Texas; creator of Star Trek
  • 1934  Adolf Hitler becomes President of Germany
  • 1940  1st flight of the B-25 Mitchell bomber
  • 1942  Allied forces raid seaport of Dieppe, France gaining intel that will aid the D-Day landings in Normandy
  • 1945  Following the Japanese surrender on August 14, Communist Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh seize city of Hanoi in Vietnam
  • 1946  42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Blythe III (Bill Clinton) is born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1960  Captured American U-2 pilot Frances Gary Powers is convicted of espionage by the Soviets
  • 1964  The Beatles begin their first concert tour in America at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California
  • 1991  Crown Heights Riot: Mob of African-Americans murder a Jewish student in New York City after Gavin Cato dies in a car accident
  • 2004  Google, Inc. becomes a publicly traded company

USS Constitution – Old Ironsides

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