Tag Archives: 13th Amendment

Lost and Found – December 18th Edition

What to remember about December 18th…

  • 1620  After scouting a suitable location for settlement and signing Compact, Pilgrims anchor Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
  • 1777  Declared by Continental Congress after victory at Battle of Saratoga, America celebrates 1st national day of thanksgiving
  • 1865   Secretary of State Seward certifies that enough states have ratified Republican proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution; slavery is finally abolished in America
  • 1915  Woodrow Wilson marries his second wife Edith Bolling Galt at her home while still serving as President; after his stroke, she will assume power and act as secret president
  • 1946  American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio; one of the most prominent directors in history
  • 1973  Islamic Development Bank is established to support and promote worldwide Sharia banking standards
  • 1996  Oakland, California school board officially recognizes “Ebonics” as a language
  • 2011  Playwright, anti-communist dissident, and 1st President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel dies (b. 1936)

Edith Wilson poses a parylized President Wilson so public will think that the nation is still led by its elected leadership.

Lost and Found – December 6th Edition

What to remember about December 6th…

  • 1790  U.S. Congress moves, seat of American government transferred from New York City to Philadelphia
  • 1865  With Georgia vote, 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified; slavery officially abolished
  • 1884  Crowning pyramid is placed atop the Washington monument; federal law ensures that it will remain the tallest building in the capital
  • 1889  Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans (b. 1808); infamous 1st and only president of the Confederate States of America
  • 1947  Everglades National Park is dedicated in Florida by President Truman
  • 1957  America’s 1st attempt to put a satellite into orbit ends when launch vehicle explodes on the pad
  • 1969  Altamont Music Festival ends marred by death Meredith Hunter, Hells Angels “security guard” claims self-defense
  • 1973  House of Representatives votes in agreement with Senate confirmation of Gerald Ford as Vice President
  • 1998  After coming to power six years earlier in bloody military coup, Hugo Chavez is elected president of Venezuela
  • 2004  Al Qaeda terrorists detonate bomb in attempt to assault U.S. consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia

everglades national park

Lost and Found – February 8th Edition

What to remember about February 8th…

  • 1820  Union General William Tecumseh Sherman is born (d. 1891)
  • 1837  Richard Mentor Johnson is elected by the Senate to be 9th Vice President of the United States; 1st time 12th Amendment exercised
  • 1862  Union Army secures 1st major victory of war with capture of Roanoke Island, NC ; aim to cut off Confederate access to the sea
  • 1865  Delaware voters reject ratification of 13th Amendment; choose to remain a slave state
  • 1910  Chicago W.D. Boyce returns to U.S. incorporates Boy Scouts of America after encountering “unknown scout” in London fog
  • 1918  U.S. Army begins weekly publication called Stars and Stripes; 1st seen in Civil war as newsletter to keeps troops informed
  • 1943  Allies take control of Guadal Canal after Japanese withdrawal; nearly 26,000 lost their lives in the battle for the island
  • 1971  National Association of Securities Dealers create NASDAQ, brokers decry worlds 1st electronic stock market as their spreads shrink

Lost and Found – February 1st Edition

What to remember about February 1st…

  • 1790  Supreme Court of the United states meets for 1st time; 6 Justices gather in New York with John Jay presiding as Chief Justice
  • 1861  Texas secedes from the Union as Civil War approaches; Governor Sam Houston opposes and predicts defeat for the South
  • 1862  American  abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe has her work “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” published
  • 1942  Voice of America begins live transmissions into Axis territory
  • 1948  President Truman signs bill establishing February 1 as National Freedom Day; honors signing of 13th Amendment by President Lincoln
  • 1960  4 African-American college students begin sit-in at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, N.C. when they are refused service at “white’s only” counter
  • 1978  French film director Roman Polanski flees U.S. after pleading guilty in drugging and sexual assault of 13-year old girl; Switzerland refuses to extradite
  • 1979  Debutant bank robber Patty Hearst is released after President Carter commutes her sentence; she will later be pardoned by President Clinton
  • 1979  Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile
  • 2003  Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up while reentering Earth’s atmosphere; all 7 crew are lost – Husband, McCool, Anderson, Brown, Chawla, Clark, Ramon

Lost and Found – January 31st Edition

What to remember about January 31st…

  • 1606  Guy Fawkes, chief conspirator in the “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up parliament and the king, jumps to his death on the way to his execution
  • 1752  Founding Father, lawmaker, and “Penman of the Constitution”  Gouverneur Morris is born in New York City (d. 1816)
  • 1865  13th Amendment to the Constitution in passed by Congress; it will be ratified and adopted by December; outlaws slavery in America
  • 1915  Germany attempts 1st large-scale use of chemical weapons on the battlefield; freezing temperatures and wind render poison gas ineffective – this time
  • 1945  Private Eddie Slovik becomes 1st and only U.S. soldier executed for desertion during WWII; Civil War was last time deserters executed
  • 1950  President Truman announces that U.S. will develop a new generation of atomic weapons now that Soviets have the bomb; hydrogen bomb is coming
  • 1958  NASA successfully launches its 1st satellite into orbit; Explorer 1
  • 1971  NASA launches Apollo 14 from Cape Canaveral beginning 3rd mission to land men on the Moon; Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell aboard
  • 1995  President Clinton authorizes $20 billion loan to Mexico in attempt to prevent economic collapse that could impact U.S. markets
  • 2001  Libyan terrorist Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is convicted by Scottish court for role in 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that killed 270; “terminally ill” and facing imminent death he is released on compassionate grounds in 2009; still alive as of this writing

guy fawkes and the gunpowder plot

Lost and Found – December 18th Edition

What to remember about December 18th…

    • 1620  After scouting a suitable location for settlement and signing Compact, Pilgrims anchor Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
    • 1777  Declared by Continental Congress after victory at Battle of Saratoga, America celebrates 1st national day of thanksgiving
    • 1865   Secretary of State Seward certifies that enough states have ratified Republican proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution; slavery is finally abolished in America
    • 1915  Woodrow Wilson marries his second wife Edith Bolling Galt at her home while still serving as President; after his stroke, she will assume power and act as secret president
    • 1946  American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio; one of the most prominent directors in history
    • 1973  Islamic Development Bank is established to support and promote worldwide Sharia banking standards
    • 1996  Oakland, California school board officially recognizes “Ebonics” as a language
    • 2011  Playwright, anti-communist dissident, and 1st President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel dies (b. 1936)

Edith Wilson poses a parylized President Wilson so public will think that the nation is still led by its elected leadership.

Lost and Found – December 6th Edition

What to remember about December 6th…

  • 1790  U.S. Congress moves, seat of American government transferred from New York City to Philadelphia
  • 1865  With Georgia vote, 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified; slavery officially abolished
  • 1884  Crowning pyramid is placed atop the Washington monument; federal law ensures that it remain the tallest building in the capital
  • 1889  Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans (b. 1808); infamous 1st and only president of the Confederate States of America
  • 1947  Everglades National Park is dedicated in Florida by President Truman
  • 1957  America’s 1st attempt to put a satellite into orbit ends when launch vehicle explodes on the pad
  • 1969  Altamont Music Festival ends marred by death Meredith Hunter, Hells Angels “security guard” claims self-defense
  • 1973  House of Representatives votes in agreement with Senate confirmation of Gerald Ford as Vice President
  • 1998  After coming to power six years earlier in bloody military coup, Hugo Chavez is elected president of Venezuela
  • 2004  Al Qaeda terrorists detonate bomb in attempt to assault U.S. consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia

everglades national park

Lost and Found – March 16th Edition

What to remember about March 16th…

  • 1751  Drafter of the Constitution, Founding Father, and 4th President of the United States James Madison is born in Virginia (d. 1836)
  •  1802  Congress authorizes founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; nations 1st military academy
  • 1926  American scientist Robert H. Goddard successfully launches worlds 1st liquid-fueled rocket; founding pioneer of the Space Age
  • 1945  After months of intense fighting, American forces secure island of Iwo Jima
  • 1968  Army troops led by Lt. William Calley massacre villagers in My Lai, Vietnam; rampage ends when helicopter pilot Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson lands his aircraft between soldiers and fleeing villagers
  • 1985  American journalist Terry Anderson is kidnapped by Muslim Hezbollah terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon; they hold him for 2,455 days
  • 1988  Iraqi forces are ordered by Saddam Hussein to use poison gas and nerve agents against Kurdish town; over 5,000 killed and 10,000 injured
  • 1995  Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; amendment formally ratified in 1865 abolished slavery in America

Lost and Found – March 16th Edition

What to remember about March 16th…

  • 1751  Drafter of the Constitution, Founding Father, and 4th President of the United States James Madison is born in Virginia (d. 1836)
  •  1802  Congress authorizes founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; nations 1st military academy
  • 1926  American scientist Robert H. Goddard successfully launches worlds 1st liquid-fueled rocket; founding pioneer of the Space Age
  • 1945  After months of intense fighting, American forces secure island of Iwo Jima
  • 1968  Army troops led by Lt. William Calley massacre villagers in My Lai, Vietnam; rampage ends when helicopter pilot Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson lands his aircraft between soldiers and fleeing villagers
  • 1985  American journalist Terry Anderson is kidnapped by Muslim Hezbollah terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon; they hold him for 2,455 days
  • 1988  Iraqi forces are ordered by Saddam Hussein to use poison gas and nerve agents against Kurdish town; over 5,000 killed and 10,000 injured
  • 1995  Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; amendment formally ratified in 1865 abolished slavery in America

Lost and Found – February 8th Edition

What to remember about February 8th…

  • 1820  Union General William Tecumseh Sherman is born (d. 1891)
  • 1837  Richard Mentor Johnson is elected by the Senate to be 9th Vice President of the United States; 1st time 12th Amendment exercised
  • 1862  Union Army secures 1st major victory of war with capture of Roanoke Island, NC ; aim to cut off Confederate access to the sea
  • 1865  Delaware voters reject ratification of 13th Amendment; choose to remain a slave state
  • 1910  Chicago W.D. Boyce returns to U.S. incorporates Boy Scouts of America after encountering “unknown scout” in London fog
  • 1918  U.S. Army begins weekly publication called Stars and Stripes; 1st seen in Civil war as newsletter to keeps troops informed
  • 1943  Allies take control of Guadal Canal after Japanese withdrawal; nearly 26,000 lost their lives in the battle for the island
  • 1971  National Association of Securities Dealers create NASDAQ, brokers decry worlds 1st electronic stock market as their spreads shrink