12 November 2015

Blockade-Runners

12 November 1861 

#KnowSouthernHistory 

On this date in 1861 - The Fingal, a blockade-runner bought in England, was one of the first to arrive with military supplies in Savannah harbor. 

Other Years:

  • 1799 - Andrew Ellicott made the first recorded U.S. meteor shower observation from a ship off the Florida Keys
  • 1928 – The British steamship "Vestris" capsized & sank off the Virginiacoast, killing 110.
  • 1968 – In the case Epperson v. Arkansas the U.S. Supreme Court declared an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools unconstitutional.



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