Lost and Found – May 14th Edition

What to remember about May 14th…

  • 1787  Delegates to the Constitutional Convention begin assembling in Philadelphia in preparation for major change in American government
  • 1804  One year after the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on mission of exploration
  • 1864  Union troops begin 1st skirmishes of Atlanta campaign at Battle of Resaca; General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” proceeds
  • 1904  Olympic Games open for 1st time in America at St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948  After British troops withdraw, Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel now exists; gunfire can be heard in the distance
  • 1955  Soviet Union and 7 communist satellite countries sign Warsaw Pact to counter NATO’s acceptance of West Germany as a member
  • 1961  Bus carrying Freedom Rider civil rights protesters is firebombed near Anniston, Alabama, demonstrators beaten by mob
  • 1973  NASA successfully launches America’s 1st space station into orbit; crew ofSkylab One will board 11-days later
  • 1998  American singer and actor Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra dies in a Los Angeles hospital (b. 1915); lights of Las Vegas dimmed in his memory

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