Today in Southern History: ENRON!

2 December 2001  

On this date in 2001…

Wall Street darling and Texas money-pit, Enron, filed for bankruptcy devouring millions of innocent investors’ dollars through mismanagement.

Other Years:

  • 1761 – The British government decreed that there would be no land grants made for Indian land in British territories without the Crown’s approval.
  • 1823 – U.S. President James Monroe of Virginia presented his doctrine preventing further European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
  • 1861 – The C.S.S. Patrick Henry was damaged in a two hour battle with Federal gunboats at Newport News, Virginia. 
  • 1972 – The December Giant, the largest sinkhole in the U.S. collapsed measuring as much as 425 ft. across and 150 ft. deep near Montevallo, Alabama.
  • 1990 – The Mid-South prepared for a massive earthquake on the New Madrid seismic zone erroneously predicted by Iben Browning.
  • 1993 – The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope. 

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