Lost and Found – September 28th Edition

What to remember about September 28th…

  • 1781  Battle of Yorktown, Virginia begins; end of the siege will effectively leave America in the hands of the colonists
  • 1787  Congress votes to send the newly signed Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for approval
  • 1891  American author Herman Melville dies in New York City
  • 1918  Flu epidemic strikes Philadelphia killing nearly 12,000; worldwide deaths will reach 20 million
  • 1928  Through a laboratory accident, Dr. Alexander Flemming discovers the antibiotic penicillin
  • 1995  President Bill Clinton presides over signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat
  • 2008  SpaceX successfully launches the Falcon 1, the first ever private spacecraft

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