Lost and Found – August 23rd Edition

What to remember about August 23rd…

  • 1784  Four counties in North Carolina declare independence as the State of Franklin; becomes Tennessee
  • 1814  First Lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops
  • 1861  Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow is arrested by Allan Pinkerton; head of the new Secret Service Agency
  • 1927  Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for murder in Massachusetts
  • 1979  Soviet ballet star Aleksandr Godunov defects to the U.S. after New York performance of the Bolshoi Ballet
  • 1989  Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose receives a lifetime ban for betting on baseball
  • 1996  Osama bin Laden posts message entitled “A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.”

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