Lost and Found – August 27th Edition

What to remember about August 27th…

  • 1776  British forces defeat General Washington’s continental forces in Battle of Brooklyn Heights
  • 1859  Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania; 1st successful well and birth of the oil industry
  • 1883  The Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia explodes; most powerful eruption in recorded history
  • 1908  President Lyndon Baines Johnson is born on a farm near Stonewall, Texas; gained office after the assassination of President Kennedy (d. 1973)
  • 1928  Kellogg–Briand Pact (World Peace Act) outlawing war was signed
  • 1962  NASA launches space probe Mariner 2 on voyage to Venus
  • 1990  American blues guitarist and singer Stephen “Stevie Ray” Vaughan dies in helicopter crash
  • 2001  Work begins in Washington D.C. preparing the site for the National WWII Memorial
  • 2007  NFL quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick pleads guilty in dogfighting case; after less than 2 years in prison he is allowed to return to football

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