Lost and Found – September 20th Edition

What to remember about September 20th…

  • 1519  Expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain; Vittoria completes 1st circumnavigation of the globe nearly 3 years later
  • 1863  Confederate forces win bloody victory at Battle of Chickamauga
  • 1881  Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as president after the death of James Garfield; he is 3rd person to serve as president that year
  • 1893  Duryea brothers road test the 1st American made gasoline powered automobile
  • 1958  Izola Ware Curry attempts to assassinate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in New York City
  • 1977  Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
  • 2001  President George W. Bush addresses Congress stating “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there.”
  • 2011  “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ends in the U.S. military
  • 2014  Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan arrives in Dallas, TX.  Infected with Ebola, he becomes “patient zero” in 1st outbreak of the disease in US.

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