Lost and Found – April 2nd Edition

What to remember about April 2nd…

  • 1513  Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida; 1st recorded landing and exploration of the peninsula
  • 1863  Food riots break out in Confederate city of Richmond, Virginia
  • 1917  Jeannette Pickering Rankin (R-MO) becomes 1st woman to be seated as a member of the House of Representatives
  • 1917  President Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war
  • 1979  Anthrax epidemic breaks out in Russian town killing 62; outbreak caused by human error at nearby biological weapons plant
  • 1982  Argentinian forces begin full-scale invasion of British colony on the Falkland Islands; British war response will take weeks
  • 1992  Mafia boss John “The Teflon Don” Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering; assassin turned informant credited for conviction
  • 2005  Pope John Paul II dies (b. 1920)

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