Lost and Found – September 3rd Edition

What to remember about September 3rd…

  • 1777  The “Stars and Stripes” American flag was flown in battle for the very 1st time; skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware
  • 1783  American Revolution officially comes to an end as the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris
  • 1838  Abolitionist Frederick Douglas successfully escapes from slavery by boarding train to Maryland while dressed as a sailor
  • 1861  Forces under Confederate General Polk invade Kentucky causing  state legislature to request Union assistance
  • 1919  President Wilson begins 8000-mile train tour across the nation to promote American membership in the League of Nations
  • 1925  1st U.S. Navy airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in storm over Caldwell,Ohio; 14 crew killed
  • 1939  Australia, France, Great Britain, and New Zealand declare war on Germany following invasion of Poland; naval blockade of Germany begins that will last through the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her family are put on a transport from Westerbork to the Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1970  American football coach Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi dies of cancer
  • 1976  Viking 2 Lander successfully arrives on the surface of Mars
  • 2004  Beslan school hostage crisis ends on day 3 with the deaths of over 300, more than half are children


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