Lost and Found – October 3rd Edition

What to remember about October 3rd…

    • 1789  President Washington issues the 1st Presidential proclamation; declares a national day of Thanksgiving be held on November 26th, 1789
    • 1863  President Lincoln proclaims that the 4th Thursday in November the nation would observe a Thanksgiving holiday; in 1939 FDR would move it to 3rd Thursday to encourage shoppers
    • 1895  Stephen Crane’s novel depicting the life of a civil war soldier The Red Badge of Courage is published
    • 1922  Rebecca L. Felton is appointed to the United States Senate, she is the 1st woman to ever hold that office
    • 1942  German scientists launch a V-2 rocket at Peenemünde, Germany; it is the 1st man-made object to reach space
    • 1985  Space shuttle Atlantis makes her maiden voyage into space
    • 1990  Less than a year after the destruction of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany unite as a single nation
    • 1995  Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson is acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman
    • 2008  “O.J.” Simpson is convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in the attack on sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong
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