Lost and Found – April 9th Edition

What to remember about April 9th…

  • 1859  23-year old Mark Twain receives steamboat pilot’s license; experience leads to world-renowned writing career
  • 1865  Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant meet at McLean home in Appomattox, Virginia to settle surrender terms for Confederate Army
  • 1867  Seward’s Folly passes the Senate; purchase of Alaska Territory from Russia for $7.2 million is approved – about 2 cents per acre
  •  1940  Germany stages simultaneous invasions of Norway and Denmark
  • 1942  U.S. forces surrender on Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines
  • 1959  NASA introduces America’s 1st astronauts at press conference: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton
  • 2009  Honda Motors hydrogen fuel-cell powered car wins World Green Car award, FCX Clarity is 1st mass-produced fuel-cell car


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