Lost and Found – May 15th Edition

What to remember about May 15th…

  • 1800  President John Adams orders the federal government to move from Philadelphia to the new capital in Washington, D.C.
  • 1864  Cadet volunteers from Virginia Military Institute join confederate forces in holding off Union offensive at Battle of New Market
  • 1869  Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association in New York
  • 1928  Mickey Mouse premiers in his 1st motion picture, Plane Crazy
  • 1941  Gloster E.28/39 makes 1st flight; is 1st allied jet aircraft
  • 1942  Law establishing Women’s auxiliary Army Corps (WAACs)takes effect; females granted official military status
  • 1948  Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade Israel after withdrawal of British troops; Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1963  NASA launches Faith 7; final mission of the Mercury program takes Gordon Cooper into orbit
  • 1972  Governor George Wallace, segregationist Democrat candidate for the presidency, is shot and paralyzed by Arthur Bremer
  • 1973  Nolan Ryan throws 1st of his 7 no-hitters as a Major League pitcher
  • 1988  Soviet forces begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • 2004  In Iraq an artillery shell used in an improvised explosive device releases a nerve agent injuring 2 U.S. soldiers
  • 2007  Evangelical preacher, televangelist, and founder of Liberty University Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. dies of a heart attack (b. 1933)

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