Sep 2, 2017
September 2. In 1649, the Italian city of Castro was completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent (?!#$%?) X. In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out and burned for 3 days, destroying 10,000 buildings. In 1775, the “Hannah,” first American war vessel, was commissioned by General George Washington. In 1792, during the French Revolution, mobs slaughtered 3 Roman Catholic bishops and more than 200 priests believed to be royalist sympathizers. In 1945, Japan surrendered to the US aboard the USS Missouri, ending WW2, which lasted 6 years and 1 day. On the same day, Vietnam declared its independence. In 1963, Alabama Governor George “StupidAss” Wallace sent in state troopers to prevent the integration of Tuskegee High School. On the same day, the “CBS Evening News” went from 15 to 30 minutes. In 1969, “Star Trek” was cancelled. In 1985, a French/American expedition found the “Titanic,” missing for 73 years. Happy Birthday, Lucretia Hale, Cleveland Amory, Horace Silver, Rosalind Ashford, Christa McAuliffe. Mission: Keep looking.