Lost and Found – May 21st Edition

What to remember about May 21st…

  • 1863  Confederate forces at Port Hudson, Louisiana are ordered to evacuate as Union troops approach; stubborn refusal leads to capture of all
  • 1881  Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found American National Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and disasters
  • 1924  Chicago prodigies Leopold and Loeb kidnap and kill 14-year-old Bobby Franks for a “thrill”; thought they could commit the perfect crime
  • 1927  American aviator Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight; trip is 33 1/2 hours
  • 1932  American aviator Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland successfully completing the 1st solo, nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman; trip is 15 hours
  • 1942  German firm IG Farben opens factory outside Auschwitz death camp to take advantage of Jewish slave labor from the camp
  • 1945  Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall marry in Ohio
  • 1979  White Night riots break out in San Francisco over light sentencing of assasin of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk
  • 1982  British forces begin amphibious invasion to retake Falkland Islands from Argentinian occupiers
  • 2010  Japanese space agency JAXA launches 1st interplanetary spacecraft equipped with a soalr-sail

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