Lost and Found – August 30th Edition

What to remember about August 30th…

  • 1780  Benedict Arnold sends letter to General Clinton agreeing to terms; for £20,000 Arnold would betray his country and deliver West Point and the Hudson to the British
  • 1862  Rebels rout Union forces at Battle of Richmond
  • 1918  Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin shot by Fanya Kaplan but survives; millions will die in the years to follow in pogroms and gulags
  • 1963  “Hotline” is established between Soviet Union and United States to allow crisis communication between their leaders
  • 1967  Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as 1st African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • 1983  On space shuttle Challenger, Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford (USAF) becomes 1st African-American in space
  • 2003 American tough-guy actor Charles Bronson dies in L.A. (b. 1921)
  • 2005  Following Hurricane Katrina, Lake Ponchartrain levees break causing widespread flooding in New Orleans

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