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Lost and Found – January 5th Edition

What to remember about January 5th…

  • 1779  American explorer and army general Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. is born in Lamberton, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • 1781  Traitor Benedict Arnold, now a General in British army, leads loyalist troops to capture and destroy Richmond, Virginia
  • 1920  New York Yankees announce the purchase of Babe Ruth from Boston Red Sox; worst baseball deal in history?
  • 1933  Construction begins on the Great Depression delayed Golden Gate Bridge; most popular suicide location in the world
  • 1949  President Truman gives “Fair Deal” State of the Union speech outlining national health insurance, public housing, and more
  • 1967  U.S. Marines begin amphibious operations in Mekong Delta
  • 1970  United Mine Workers (UMW) leader Jock Yablonski and his family found murdered in their home; investigation reveals that UMW leadership had paid for their murders for disputing election
  • 1972  President Nixon signs bill authorizing Space Shuttle program
  • 1976  Pol Pot, murderous, communist dictator of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, renames the country Democratic Kampuchea
  • 1993  Serial killer and  child molester Westley Allen Dodd is executed; last execution by hanging in the U.S.
  • 1996  Palestinian master bomb maker is killed by Israel’s Shin Bet with bomb placed in his cell phone

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Lost and Found – July 11th Edition

What to remember about July 11th…

  • 1765  Future 6th President John Quincy Adams born in Massachusetts
  • 1782  British officers surrender Savannah, effectively ending Georgia’s involvement in the American Revolution (H/T David)
  • 1798  United States Marine Corps is reestablished in preparation for Quasi-War with France; USMC originally formed November 10, 1775
  • 1804  Alexander Hamilton mortally wounded in duel with Vice President Aaron Burr at Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1864  Confederate forces begin 2-day assault on Fort Stevens; President Lincoln attends as defenders repel invaders from Capitol
  • 1914  “Babe” Ruth plays his first game in the Major Leagues; pitches for the Boston Red Sox in victory over Cleveland Indians 4-3
  • 1921  Former 27th President William Howard Taft is sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; only person to hold both offices
  • 1945  Soviet Union announces that it will turn over civilian and military control of West Berlin to the Allies
  • 1947  Exodus 1947, former U.S. transport ship, departs France with 4515 Jewish passengers in attempt to run blockade and reach Palestine
  • 1955  1st class of cadets sworn is in at temporary site of the United States Air Force Academy, Lowery Air Force Base in Colorado
  • 1977  President Jimmy Carter presents posthumous award of Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1979  Skylab, the first successful U.S. space station, re-enters the atmosphere; debris falls in Australia and Indian Ocean
  • 2007  Former First Lady Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson dies (b. 1912)
NASA Skylab, America’s First Space Station

Lost and Found – June 2nd Edition

What to remember about June 2nd…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is 1st person to go before the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she will be hanged June 10th
  • 1774  Parliament renews Quartering Act; forces colonists to allow British troops to stay in private homes
  • 1865  Last Confederate army surrenders at Galveston, Texas
  • 1886  President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom at the White House; she is the youngest American First Lady
  • 1919  Anarchists set off 8 bombs targeting public figures in favor of anti-sedition laws and deportation of criminal immigrants
  • 1924  President Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act; all native Americans born inside U.S. territories granted citizenship
  • 1935  After 22 seasons, 10 World Series, and 714 home runs, George Herman “Babe” Ruth retires from baseball
  • 1953  Elisabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1966  NASA’s Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becomes 1st U.S. spacecraft to soft land on an extraterrestrial body
  • 1997  Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh is convicted in Denver, Colorado for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 1998  California ballot proposition 227 passes 61-39%; abolishes bi-lingual education in favor of English-only immersion
  • 2007  Illegal immigrant Alexis Flores is placed on FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for kidnapping, rape and murder of five-year-old girl in Philadelphia – dirtbag is still at-large

Lost and Found – April 8th Edition

What to remember about April 8th…

  • 1778  John Adams arrives in Paris to join diplomatic mission
  • 1884  Confederate forces halt Union’s Red River campaign to invade Texas from Louisiana with rout at Battle of Mansfield
  • 1895  Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.
  • 1913  With passage in Connecticut, 17th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified; direct election of Senators required by all states
  • 1935  Works Progress Administration is created as Congress passes President Roosevelt’s “New Deal”
  • 1945  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran minister and vocal opponent of Hitler, is hanged just days before Flossenberg prison camp liberated by Allies
  • 1954  President Truman orders seizure of all steel mills to avoid strike
  • 1974  African-American baseball player Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record with his 715th career home run
  • 1994  Body of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain is found of apparent suicide in his home; many fans blame girlfriend Courtney Love for his death
  • 2005  Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph agrees to plead guilty in exchange for 4 life sentences; placed bombs at Atlanta Olympics, abortion clinics, and nightclubs and then eluded police for eight years
  • 2013 Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher, the “Iron Lady”, Britain’s 1st female Prime Minister dies of a stroke (b. 1925)

Lost and Found – January 29th Edition

What to remember about January 29th…

  • 1843  Future 25th President William McKinley is born Miles, Ohio (d. 1901); succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt after his assassination
  • 1845  Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” is 1st published
  • 1861  Kansas enters the Union as the 34th state; slave-free state
  • 1886  Karl Benz, founder of Mercedes-Benz, patents the 1st successful gasoline powered automobile
  • 1891  Last monarch of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani ascends to the throne
  • 1936  Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York inducts 1st members: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson
  • 1954  American actress, talk show host, and philanthropist Orpah Gail “Oprah” Winfrey is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • 1991  Battle of Khafji is 1st major ground engagement of the Persian Gulf War; Iraqi forces invade Saudi Arabia but are beaten off by coalition forces
  • 1998  Bomb explodes at abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama; Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Robert Rudolf kills 1 and wounds 2
  • 2002  President George W. Bush makes “Axis of Evil” State of the Union Address; declares Iraq, Iran, and North Korea major threats to world security

william mckinley coin

Lost and Found – January 5th Edition

What to remember about January 5th…

  • 1779  American explorer and army general Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. is born in Lamberton, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • 1781  Traitor Benedict Arnold, now a General in British army, leads loyalist troops to capture and destroy Richmond, Virginia
  • 1920  New York Yankees announce the purchase of Babe Ruth from Boston Red Sox; worst baseball deal in history?
  • 1933  Construction begins on the Great Depression delayed Golden Gate Bridge; most popular suicide location in the world
  • 1949  President Truman gives “Fair Deal” State of the Union speech outlining national health insurance, public housing, and more
  • 1967  U.S. Marines begin amphibious operations in Mekong Delta
  • 1970  United Mine Workers (UMW) leader Jock Yablonski and his family found murdered in their home; investigation reveals that UMW leadership had paid for their murders for disputing election
  • 1972  President Nixon signs bill authorizing Space Shuttle program
  • 1976  Pol Pot, murderous, communist dictator of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, renames the country Democratic Kampuchea
  • 1993  Serial killer and  child molester Westley Allen Dodd is executed; last execution by hanging in the U.S.
  • 1996  Palestinian master bomb maker is killed by Israel’s Shin Bet with bomb placed in his cell phone

Lost and Found – August 16th Edition

What to remember about August 16th…

  • 1780  Continental forces led by General Horatio Gates suffer embarrassing loss at Camden, South Carolina
  • 1812  American General William Hull surrenders Detroit to British and Indian forces without a fight; he is later convicted of cowardice
  • 1841  President John Tyler is burned in effigy outside the White House for vetoing reestablishment of the Bank of the United States
  • 1896  George Carmack finds gold while fishing in the Yukon; “Klondike Fever” leads to the last great gold rush in America
  • 1948  Baseball legend Babe Ruth dies of cancer in New York City
  • 1974  The Ramones play their first public show in Manhattan; Punk Rock is born
  • 1977  Elvis Presley, the “King Of Rock and Roll” dies in Memphis, Tennessee of an apparent heart attack
  • 1984  Automaker John DeLorean is acquitted of drug trafficking charges
  • 2007  Student Seung-Hui Cho goes on shooting spree at Virginia Tech, he commits suicide after killing 32 and wounding 25

delorean showroom car

Lost and Found – August 11th Edition

What to remember about August 11th…

  • 1806  Meriwether Lewis is shot during the Corps of Discovery exploratory expedition
  • 1877  American astronomer Asaph Hall makes observations discovering the moons of Mars
  • 1921  American author and historian Alex Haley is born
  • 1929  Babe Ruth becomes 1st baseball player to hit 500 career home runs
  • 1934 The 1st group of federal prisoners arrives at the former military prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay
  • 1965  5 days of rioting begin in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles after white police struggle with a black DUI suspect
  • 1972  Last U.S. ground combat unit leaves Vietnam
  • 1973  Movie classic American Graffiti is released
  • 1984  President Reagan jokes during a sound check stating “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
  • 1994  Major League Baseball player’s union goes on strike; for 1st time in 89 years there will be no World Series champion
  • 2009  American founder of the Special Olympics Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies in Boston; sister of President John F. Kennedy

Lost and Found – July 11th Edition

What to remember about July 11th…

  • 1765  Future 6th President John Quincy Adams born in Massachusetts
  • 1782  British officers surrender Savannah, effectively ending Georgia’s involvement in the American Revolution (H/T David)
  • 1798  United States Marine Corps is reestablished in preparation for Quasi-War with France; USMC originally formed November 10, 1775
  • 1804  Alexander Hamilton mortally wounded in duel with Vice President Aaron Burr at Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1864  Confederate forces begin 2-day assault on Fort Stevens; President Lincoln attends as defenders repel invaders from Capitol
  • 1914  “Babe” Ruth plays his first game in the Major Leagues; pitches for the Boston Red Sox in victory over Cleveland Indians 4-3
  • 1921  Former 27th President William Howard Taft is sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; only person to hold both offices
  • 1945  Soviet Union announces that it will turn over civilian and military control of West Berlin to the Allies
  • 1947  Exodus 1947, former U.S. transport ship, departs France with 4515 Jewish passengers in attempt to run blockade and reach Palestine
  • 1955  1st class of cadets sworn is in at temporary site of the United States Air Force Academy, Lowery Air Force Base in Colorado
  • 1977  President Jimmy Carter presents posthumous award of Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1979  Skylab, the first successful U.S. space station, re-enters the atmosphere; debris falls in Australia and Indian Ocean
  • 2007  Former First Lady Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson dies (b. 1912)

NASA Skylab One

Lost and Found – June 2nd Edition

What to remember about June 2nd…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is 1st person to go before the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she will be hanged June 10th
  • 1774  Parliament renews Quartering Act; forces colonists to allow British troops to stay in private homes
  • 1865  Last Confederate army surrenders at Galveston, Texas
  • 1886  President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom at the White House; she is the youngest American First Lady
  • 1919  Anarchists set off 8 bombs targeting public figures in favor of anti-sedition laws and deportation of criminal immigrants
  • 1924  President Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act; all native Americans born inside U.S. territories granted citizenship
  • 1935  After 22 seasons, 10 World Series, and 714 home runs, George Herman “Babe” Ruth retires from baseball
  • 1953  Elisabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1966  NASA’s Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becomes 1st U.S. spacecraft to soft land on an extraterrestrial body
  • 1997  Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh is convicted in Denver, Colorado for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 1998  California ballot proposition 227 passes 61-39%; abolishes bi-lingual education in favor of English-only immersion
  • 2007  Illegal immigrant Alexis Flores is placed on FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for kidnapping, rape and murder of five-year-old girl in Philadelphia – dirtbag is still at-large