Lost and Found – April 12th Edition

What to remember about April 12th…

  • 1633  Pope Urban VIII appoints inquisitor to investigate astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei for heresy; Galileo will be convicted in this 2nd trial
  • 1861  Confederate artillery opens fire on Union held Fort Sumter; 1st major outbreak of hostilities marks beginning of Civil War
  • 1945  President Franklin Roosevelt dies of massive stroke while on vacation in Warm Mineral Springs, Georgia
  • 1945  Harry S. Truman becomes 33rd President of the United States
  • 1961  Aboard Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space
  • 1981  NASA’s space shuttle Challenger launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida; STS-1 is the 1st shuttle mission
  • 1999  President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for willful failure to testify truthfully in Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit


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