Tag Archives: Red Skelton

Lost and Found – September 17th Edition

What to remember about September 17th…

  • 1730  Prussian general Baron Friedrich von Steuben is born; Inspector General and a founder of the Continental Army
  • 1787  The Constitution of the United States is adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1862  Union and Rebel troops clash in bloodiest one-day battle in American history at Antietam Creek, Virginia; General Lee’s invasion of the north is halted
  • 1908  Thomas Etholen Selfridge is 1st person killed in a powered aircraft flight; dies in crash of Wright Flyer piloted by Orville Wright
  • 1916  German pilot Manfred “Red Baron” von Richthofen shoots down his first enemy plane over the Western Front
  • 1944  Allied airborne landings of Operation Market Garden begin in the Netherlands
  • 1976  NASA publicly unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 1983  Vanessa Williams becomes 1st African-American woman to be crowned Miss America; title is taken away a year later when nude pictures are revealed
  • 1997  American radio and television comedian Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton dies at home in Anza, California (b. 1913)
  • 2001  Trading resumes on the New York Stock Exchange after the September 11th attacks; longest closure since the Great Depression

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Lost and Found – September 17th Edition

What to remember about September 17th…

  • 1730  Prussian general Baron Friedrich von Steuben is born; Inspector General and a founder of the Continental Army
  • 1787  The Constitution of the United States is adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1862  Union and Rebel troops clash in bloodiest one-day battle in American history at Antietam Creek, Virginia; General Lee’s invasion of the north is halted
  • 1908  Thomas Etholen Selfridge is 1st person killed in a powered aircraft flight; dies in crash of Wright Flyer piloted by Orville Wright
  • 1916  German pilot Manfred “Red Baron” von Richthofen shoots down his first enemy plane over the Western Front
  • 1944  Allied airborne landings of Operation Market Garden begin in the Netherlands
  • 1976  NASA publicly unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 1983  Vanessa Williams becomes 1st African-American woman to be crowned Miss America; title is taken away a year later when nude pictures are revealed
  • 1997  American radio and television comedian Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton dies at home in Anza, California (b. 1913)
  • 2001  Trading resumes on the New York Stock Exchange after the September 11th attacks; longest closure since the Great Depression

Lost and Found – September 17th Edition

What to remember about September 17th…

  • 1730  Prussian general Baron Friedrich von Steuben is born; Inspector General and a founder of the Continental Army
  • 1787  The Constitution of the United States is adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1862  Union and Rebel troops clash in bloodiest one-day battle in American history at Antietam Creek, Virginia; General Lee’s invasion of the north is halted
  • 1908  Thomas Etholen Selfridge is 1st person killed in a powered aircraft flight; dies in crash of Wright Flyer piloted by Orville Wright
  • 1916  German pilot Manfred “Red Baron” von Richthofen shoots down his first enemy plane over the Western Front
  • 1944  Allied airborne landings of Operation Market Garden begin in the Netherlands
  • 1976  NASA publicly unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 1983  Vanessa Williams becomes 1st African-American woman to be crowned Miss America; title is taken away a year later when nude pictures are revealed
  • 1997  American radio and television comedian Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton dies at home in Anza, California (b. 1913)
  • 2001  Trading resumes on the New York Stock Exchange after the September 11th attacks; longest closure since the Great Depression

What the Pledge of Allegience really means…

In 1997, famous radio, film, and television comedian Red Skelton passed away at his home in Anza, California.  Besides his clowning and entertaining legacy, “Red” leaves us with one of the most memorable renditions of the Pledge of Allegiance that we may ever come across.  Take a moment to watch it.  You’ll come away with a better understanding of what it should really mean when it is recited.