Lost and Found – September 8th Edition

What to remember about September 8th…

  • 1565  St. Augustine, Florida founded; Spaniards arrive with the 1st African slaves in North America
  • 1900  Devastating hurricane destroys Galveston, Texas; more than 6000 people die
  • 1915  German Zeppelin successfully bombs London; 22 killed in the massive fire that develops
  • 1925  British film actor, comedian and singer Peter Sellers is born (d. 24 July 1980) in Southsea, Portsmouth; famous for roles as the “Pink Panther” and “Dr. Strangelove
  • 1943  General Eisenhower announces that Italy has surrendered to the Allies
  • 1966  1st episode of Star Trek airs on national television; stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • 1974  President Ford pardons his predecessor, President Nixon
  • 2003  Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) begins suing individuals that share copyrighted music files online
  • 2004  CBS News releases forged documents that claim to show President George Bush’s military record is tainted

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