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Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth of the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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Lost and Found – July 31st Edition

What to remember about July 31st…

  • 1777  Continental Congress commissions Marquis de Lafayette as an unpaid Major General in the Continental Army
  • 1875  Former 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson dies in Tennessee of a suspected stroke (b. 1808)
  • 1912  American economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman is born in Brooklyn, New York, the man that saved America from Jimmy Carter’s stagflation and saved capitalism
  • 1941  Herman Goering sends order to Heydrich to create a plan for the “final solution of the Jewish situation”; Holocaust planning begins
  • 1965  English author J.K. Rowling is born; creator of the Harry Potter books series
  • 1971  Astronauts from Apollo 15 take first ride aboard the Lunar Rover on the surface of the Moon
  • 2007  Operation Banner, the British occupation of Northern Ireland, ends after 38 years

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Lost and Found – July 5th Edition

What to remember about July 5th…

  • 1775 – Continental Congress adopts “Olive Branch” petition by John Dickinson; appeals for reconciliation with Great Britain
  • 1864 – Union forces win Battle of Paces Ferry near Atlanta
  • 1865 – President Andrew Johnson signs order confirming the sentences given to the conspirators tried for Lincoln’s assassination
  • 1865 – William Booth founds Salvation Army in London, England
  • 1865  U.S. Secret Service is commissioned to suppress counterfeiting
  • 1891  Phineas Taylor “P.T.” Barnum born in Bethel, Connecticut; founder of Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus
  • 1947 – Larry Doby becomes 1st African-American player in baseball’s American League
  • 1950  Israeli Knesset enacts Law of Return granting rights of return, settlement, and citizenship to Jews
  • 1989 – Oliver North sentenced to 3 years jail (suspended), 2 years probation, and a $150,000 fine; conviction overturned on appeal

Lost and Found – May 17th Edition

What to remember about May 17th…

  • 1792  New York Stock Exchange is founded when 24 brokers sign agreement under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street in New York
  • 1827  At 18 years of age, future 17th President Andrew Johnson marries 16-year-old Eliza McCardle
  • 1863  Union troops win Battle of Big Black River forcing Confederates into besieged Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1943  Flight crew of the Memphis Belle becomes the first B-17 Flying Fortress crew to complete 25 missions over Europe
  • 1954  Supreme Court rules in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional
  • 1970  Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl begins sailing a papyrus boat across the Atlantic; proves ancient Africans could have made the trip
  • 1974  500 LAPD officers lay siege to hideout of Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA); gun battle and fire leaves 6 terrorists dead; kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst is not found
  • 1987  Iraqi Mirage F1 fighter launches 2 Exocet anti-ship missiles at frigate USS Stark killing 37 and wounding 21 during Iran-Iraq War
  • 1996  President Clinton signs new “Megan’s Law” requiring states to notify communities when sex offenders move into their area

Lost and Found – May 16th Edition

What to remember about May 16th…

  • 1777  Georgia Patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence Button Gwinnett receives is wounded in a duel; dies 3 days later from infection
  • 1849  Amidst massive cholera outbreak, New York City Board of Health establishes a hospital to deal with epidemic; more than 5000 will die
  • 1863  Union victory at Battle of Champion Hill cuts off rebel city of Vicksburg, Mississippi; six-week siege to take the city begins
  • 1868  Senate votes against impeachment and acquits President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors”
  • 1918  Sedition Act of 1918 is enacted; forbids “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language” about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt; penalty is 5 to 20 years in prison
  • 1920  Joan of Arc is canonized as a Catholic saint by Pope Benedict XV
  • 1929  Dinner banquet is held to honor winners of the 1st Academy Awards; Wings is the 1st and only silent film to win an Oscar
  • 1943  Warsaw Ghetto uprising ends as Nazis blow up last remaining synagogue and begin mass deportation of remaining Jews to death camp
  • 1948  Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel
  • 1966  Cultural Revolution begins as Communist Party of China issues “May 16 Notice”; in it Mao Zedong justifies the coming bloodshed
  • 1991  Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to ever address a joint session of the U.S. Congress
  • 2005  National Assembly of Kuwait votes in favor of women’s suffrage subject to Islamic law
  • 2011  NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor is launched on its 25th and final mission

Lost and Found – February 24th Edition

What to remember about February 24th…

  • 1803  Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Marshall, issues decision in William Marbury v. James Madison; power of judicial review confirmed
  • 1836  Colonel Travis sends messengers carrying call for aid for troops besieged at the Alamo by General Santa Ana
  • 1840  Former President John Quincy Adams begins arguments before Supreme Court in Amistad case defending rights of would-be slaves
  • 1868  President Andrew Johnson becomes 1st president impeached; attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton is reason
  • 1917  U.S. Ambassador to Mexico receives copy of “Zimmerman Note”; cable from Germany offers to Mexico the territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona if they enter WWI as an ally against America
  • 1944  “Merrill’s Marauders” Rangers begin guerilla campaign against Japanese in northern Burma after 1000-mile march into occupied territory
  • 1991  After 6-week bombing campaign, coalition ground forces invade Iraq and Kuwait; Operation Desert Shield becomes Desert Storm
  • 2008  Communist dictator Fidel Castro retires after almost 50 years

Merrill's Marauders on the march

Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth of the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Lost and Found – December 29th Edition

What to remember about December 29th…

  • 1778  Redcoats, mercenaries, and loyalist militia surprise Patriots at Savannah; city remains British controlled until 1782
  • 1808  Future 17th President Andrew Johnson is born in Raleigh, N.C. (d. 1875); he will be impeached for opposing reconstruction
  • 1812  HMS Java engages USS Constitution off Brazil; though damaged her captain wounded “Old Ironsides” captures the British ship
  • 1845  Texas is admitted to the Union as the 28th state
  • 1862  Union forces repulsed at Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs at Vicksburg, Mississippi; Sherman will learn from the mistake
  • 1890  U.S. Cavalry massacre over 100 Souix at Wounded knee following a scuffle and accidental shooting
  • 1939  1st flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
  • 1975  Bomb explodes in main terminal at La Guardia Airport killing 11 and injuring 79; remains unsolved

Lost and Found – December 25th Edition

What to remember about December 25th…

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

    • 1776  At 11pm, 5400 troops under General Washington begin their crossing of the Delaware River in bid to surprise Hessians
    • 1868  President Andrew Johnson unconditionally pardons all Civil War Confederate soldiers
    • 1899  American actor Humphrey Bogart is born in New York City
    • 1941  British garrison in Hong Kong surrenders to the Japanese after loss of last water reservoirs and power stations
    • 1996  Body of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is found in her Boulder, Colorado home just hours after ransom note discovered
    • 2009  Nigerian “Underwear Bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempts to destroy aircraft en rout to Detroit

Lost and Found – August 20th Edition

What to remember about August 20th…

  • 1794  American troops under General”Mad Anthony” Wayne defeat Shawnee and British forces at Battle of Fallen Timbers
  • 1833  23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born; grandson of 9th President William Henry Harrison
  • 1862  Horace Greeley writes to Lincoln the “Prayer of the Twenty Millions” arguing that abolition should be the goal of the Union in the Civil War
  • 1866  President Johnson formally declares Civil War is over
  • 1920  Professional football is born at a meeting in Ohio
  • 1968  Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring”
  • 1975  Viking I planetary probe is launched towards Mars
  • 1986 Mail carrier  Patrick Henry Sherrill goes on shooting spree in Edmund, Oklahoma killing 14; in the aftermath the phrase “going postal” is coined
  • 1989  Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot and kill their parents in the den of the family’s Beverly Hills home
  • 1998  President Clinton orders cruise missile strikes on  Afghanistan and Sudan in retaliation for Osama bin Laden’s involvement in August embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

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