Lost and Found – May 12th Edition

What to remember about May 12th…

  • 1780  Patriot forces suffer worst defeat of the revolution when 3000 troops surrender to British at siege of Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1907  Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • 1932  Body of baby Lindbergh is found less than a mile from home 2 months after he is kidnapped
  • 1933  Agricultural Adjustment Act becomes law; restricted food production by paying farmers to let their fields lie fallow and to kill off livestock
  • 1949  Blockade of West Berlin by Soviet forces is lifted after 11-months because of massive U.S. and British airlifts to supply and defend the city
  • 1971  Major fighting breaks out in the A Shau valley in Vietnam; some of the bloodiest battles of the war will happen in the next few days
  • 1978  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces that hurricanes will no longer exclusively be named after women
  • 2002  Jimmy Carter becomes 1st president to visit Cuba since the bloody communist revolution in 1959
  • 2003  Detonation of 4 simultaneous car bombs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kills 35 and wounds 160

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