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Lost and Found – December 1st Edition

What to remember about December 1st…

  • 1824  Because no candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Congress determines that John Quincy Adams will become 6th President of the United States
  • 1913  Ford Motor Company installs the 1st moving assembly line; manufacturing time for Model T cars goes from 12 hours to just 2-and-a-half
  • 1941  Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) is formed by Administrative Order 9
  • 1955  Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man violating Alabama segregation laws; her arrest sparks outrage and bus boycott
  • 1959  12 nations sign Antarctica Treaty banning military activity on the continent
  • 1969  U.S. holds 1st draft lottery since WWII
  • 1981  Centers for Disease Control officially recognizes AIDS as a disease; at that time known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  • 1988  1st Annual World AIDS Day is observed; held every December 1st
  • 1990  Workers break through and connect 2 tunnels under the English Channel; 4 years later the “Chunnel” will connect France and England by rail
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Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet

Lost and Found – February 6th Edition

What to remember about February 6th…

  • 1778  Treaty of Amity and Commerce is signed in Paris by representatives of U.S. and France; trade and military assistance will aid colonies
  • 1788  Massachusetts is 6th state to ratify U.S. Constitution
  • 1820  American Colonization Society sends 1st ship of freed slaves to West African port of Freetown, Liberia
  • 1911  Future actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1971  NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard drives golf ball on the Moon for “miles and miles and miles” during Apollo 14 mission
  • 1985  Reagan Doctrine announced in State of the Union speech; “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children”
  • 1993  African-American tennis champion Arthur Ashe dies from complications of AIDS in New York City (b. 1943)
  • 1998  Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport when President Clinton signs bill

Lost and Found – December 1st Edition

What to remember about December 1st…

  • 1824  Because no candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Congress determines that John Quincy Adams will become 6th President of the United States
  • 1913  Ford Motor Company installs the 1st moving assembly line; manufacturing time for Model T cars goes from 12 hours to just 2-and-a-half
  • 1941  Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) is formed by Administrative Order 9
  • 1955  Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man violating Alabama segregation laws; her arrest sparks outrage and bus boycott
  • 1959  12 nations sign Antarctica Treaty banning military activity on the continent
  • 1969  U.S. holds 1st draft lottery since WWII
  • 1981  Centers for Disease Control officially recognizes AIDS as a disease; at that time known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  • 1988  1st Annual World AIDS Day is observed; held every December 1st
  • 1990  Workers break through and connect 2 tunnels under the English Channel; 4 years later the “Chunnel” will connect France and England by rail

Lost and Found – October 2nd Edition

What to remember about October 2nd…

  • 1780  British officer John Andre is hanged as a spy for his role on the Benedict Arnold treason plot
  • 1835  1st shots are fired in the Texas Revolution when Mexican army tries to disarm settlers at Gonzales (see flag below)
  • 1919  President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke; he is left nearly incapacitated for the remainder of his term
  • 1950  Charles Shultz publishes the comic strip Peanuts in newspapers for the 1st time
  • 1967  Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the 1st African-American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1985  American movie star Rock Hudson dies of AIDS in Beverly Hills, California (b. 1925)
  • 2002  John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo open fire in the 1st attack of their 3-week sniper spree in the areas around Washington, D.C.
  • 2006  Charles Roberts takes hostages at Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; he shoots 10 young girls, killing 5 before taking his own life

“Gonzales Flag” fashioned by settlers determined to resist Mexican attempts to disarm the town

Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet
  • 2010  Wikileaks releases over 75,000 classified U.S. military documents from the 2004-2009 period of the war in Afghanistan

Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet

Lost and Found – February 6th Edition

What to remember about February 6th…

  • 1778  Treaty of Amity and Commerce is signed in Paris by representatives of U.S. and France; trade and military assistance will aid colonies
  • 1788  Massachusetts is 6th state to ratify U.S. Constitution
  • 1820  American Colonization Society sends 1st ship of freed slaves to West African port of Freetown, Liberia
  • 1911  Future actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1971  NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard drives golf ball on the Moon for “miles and miles and miles” during Apollo 14 mission
  • 1985  Reagan Doctrine announced in State of the Union speech; “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children”
  • 1993  African-American tennis champion Arthur Ashe dies from complications of AIDS in New York City (b. 1943)
  • 1998  Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport when President Clinton signs bill

Lost and Found – December 1st Edition

What to remember about December 1st…

  • 1824  Because no candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Congress determines that John Quincy Adams will become 6th President of the United States
  • 1913  Ford Motor Company installs the 1st moving assembly line; manufacturing time for Model T cars goes from 12 hours to just 2-and-a-half
  • 1941  Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) is formed by Administrative Order 9
  • 1955  Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man violating Alabama segregation laws; her arrest sparks outrage and bus boycott
  • 1959  12 nations sign Antarctica Treaty banning military activity on the continent
  • 1969  U.S. holds 1st draft lottery since WWII
  • 1981  Centers for Disease Control officially recognizes AIDS as a disease; at that time known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  • 1988  1st Annual World AIDS Day is observed; held every December 1st
  • 1990  Workers break through and connect 2 tunnels under the English Channel; 4 years later the “Chunnel” will connect France and England by rail

Lost and Found – November 7th Edition

What to remember about November 7th…

  • 1811  Surprise attack by Native American Confederation is repulsed by forces of Indiana Territory led by future President William Henry Harrison at Battle of Tippecanoe
  • 1872  “Ghost ship” Mary Celeste sets sail from New York; she will be found deserted at sea still under sail on December 4
  • 1874  Cartoon in Harper’s Weekly by Thomas Nast is 1st use of the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party (pic below)
  • 1916  Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes 1st woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1917  British forces defeat forces of Ottoman Empire at 3rd Battle of Gaza taking control of the province
  • 1917  Bolshevik revolutionaries overthrow Kerensky’s provisional government; Leninists come to power in Russian Revolution
  • 1944  Franklin D. Roosevelt wins 4th term as president
  • 1962  Former First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt dies in New York (b. 1884)
  • 1973  Congress overrides President Nixon’s veto of War Powers Resolution
  • 1980 Hollywood leading man Steve McQueen dies of mesothelioma; cancer may have come from asbestos in his racing suits
  • 1983  Bomb detonated inside U.S. Senate by May 19th Communist Movement to protest policies of the government
  • 1991  NBA star Magic Johnson announces he is infected with HIV and will be retiring from basketball
  • 2000  Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes 1st former First Lady to win election to public office; becomes U.S. Senator representing New York