Lost and Found – September 27th Edition

What to remember about September 27th…

  • 1722  American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams is born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1803)
  • 1777  Lancaster, Pennsylvania is capital of United States for one day as Congress meets there while fleeing from Philadelphia
  • 1779  Continental Congress appoints John Adams to negotiate treaties for America in Europe
  • 1854  Luxury ship Arctic strikes steamer Vesta in fog off Newfoundland; 322 die in the 1st modern naval disaster
  • 1938  President Franklin Roosevelt writes to Chancellor Adolf Hitler in an appeal for peace
  • 1941 SS Patrick Henry is launched; she is the 1st of more than 2700 Liberty ships that will be built for WWII
  • 1954  The Tonight Show debuts on television; Steve Allen is the 1st of many hosts
  • 1979  Congress establishes the Department of Education as the 13th Cabinet position
  • 1994  Over 350 Republican congressional candidates sign the 10-point Contract with America
  • 1997  NASA loses contact with Sojourner rover; historical Mars Pathfinder mission comes to an end

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