Lost and Found – September 9th Edition

What to remember about September 9th…

  • 1776  Continental Congress changes the nation’s name from “United Colonies” to “United States of America”
  • 1791  Capital of the District of Colombia is renamed in honor of 1st American president, Washington, D.C.
  • 1850  California becomes 31st state admitted to the Union
  • 1863  Union forces capture Chattanooga, Tennessee after nearly bloodless campaign of feint and maneuver
  • 1890  American businessman Harland David “Colonel” Sanders is born in Henryville, Indiana; founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • 1942  Submarine launched Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon; 1st aerial bombing attack on the U.S.
  • 1971  Prison riot breaks out in Attica, New York
  • 1976  Genocidal communist dictator Mao Zedong dies

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