Lost and Found – October 11th Edition

What to remember about October 11th…

  • 1779  Polish noble and general in the Continental Army Casimir Pulaski dies from wounds after Battle of Savannah
  • 1809  Meriwether Lewis dies under suspicious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee
  • 1890  Daughters of the American Revolution organization is founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1910  Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to fly in an airplane; plane built by the Wright brothers and flown by Arch Hoxsey in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1958  Pioneer 1 is 1st spacecraft launched by NASA
  • 1975  Future president Bill Clinton marries Hillary Rodham
  • 1975  Saturday Night Live comedy show premiers on NBC
  • 2000  Space Shuttle Discovery heads into orbit; begins NASA’s 100th shuttle mission
  • 2002  Former president Jimmy Carter is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 2008  Luc Costermans sets new land speed record for un-sighted (blind) drivers; reaches 192 mph in a Lamborghini Gallardo

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