Lost and Found – September 2nd Edition

What to remember about September 2nd…

    • 1666  London’s Great Fire breaks out; three-quarters of the city destroyed and 100,000 left homeless
    • 1775  George Washington hires the schooner Hannah to be the 1st armed American warship, founding vessel of the U.S. Navy
    • 1789  Congress establishes the United States Treasury Department to restore the economy post-war
    • 1862  After disaster at second Battle of Bull Run, Lincoln reluctantly puts McClellan in charge of Union forces
    • 1885  In Rock Springs, Wyoming, striking miners attempting to unionize riot and kill 28 Chinese laborers and chase away hundreds more
    • 1901  “Speak softly and carry a big stick”; Theodore Roosevelt used the slogan for the 1st time at the Minnesota State Fair
    • 1945  V-J Day; Japan formally surrenders to the Allies at ceremony aboard battleship USS Missouri
    • 1969  Worlds 1st ATM debuts at Chemical Bank in New York
    • 1973  J.R.R. Tolkien dies in Bournemouth, England; author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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