Lost and Found – April 11th Edition

What to remember about April 11th…

  • 1803  French Foreign Minister Talleyrand offers to sell all of Louisiana Territory to the United States
  • 1814  Emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates throne and is banished to the island of Elba as part of Treaty of Fontainebleau
  • 1862  Confederates surrender Fort Pulaski on Savannah River after Union artillery bombardment proves defenses cannot hold
  • 1945  U.S. troops liberate Buchenwald concentration camp
  • 1951  President Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his command for making statements contradicting administration’s policies
  • 1970  NASA’s ill-fated Apollo 13 mission is launched from Cape Canaveral carrying James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise
  • 1979  Brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin flees country as rebels near
  • 1981  President Reagan leaves hospital for the White House to recover from March 30th assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • 2006  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that his country has successfully enriched uranium

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