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Lost and Found – January 13th Edition

What to remember about January 13th…

  • 1776  British marines raid Rhode Island to steal sheep and supplies; ambushed by Minutemen, redcoats go home empty-handed
  • 1842  Lone British survivor reaches friendly guard post; 16,000 British and allied troops were ambushed and slaughtered in Afghanistan
  • 1847  Treaty of Cahuenga ends hostilities in Mexican-American War; Treaty of Hidalgo will cede California in 1848
  • 1910  Opera performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York becomes first public radio broadcast
  • 1966  President Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert C. Weaver as head of Department of Housing and Urban Development; 1st African-American cabinet member
  • 1968  Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison; the recording is an unexpected smash hit
  • 1990  Douglas Wilder becomes takes office in Virginia as 1st African-American governor
  • 1999  Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan retires for the second time; he’ll return to the sport in 2001
  • 2002  President George W. Bush chokes on a pretzel and passes out while watching Miami Dolphins-Baltimore Ravens game

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Album

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Lost and Found – October 13th Edition

What to remember about October 13th…

    • 1775  Continental Congress orders establishment of the Continental Navy; will become the United States Navy
    • 1792  Cornerstone of the White House is laid
    • 1812  U.S. invasion of Canada is halted at Queenstown Heights
    • 1845  By a large margin, voters of the Republic of Texas elect to join the United States of America
    • 1943  Italy declares war on former ally Germany
    • 1967  American Basketball Association holds inaugural game; Oakland Oaks defeat Anaheim Amigos 134-129
    • 2010  Last of 33 Chilean miners is rescued after 69 days underground

Lost and Found – January 13th Edition

What to remember about January 13th…

  • 1776  British marines raid Rhode Island to steal sheep and supplies; ambushed by Minutemen, redcoats go home empty-handed
  • 1842  Lone British survivor reaches friendly guard post; 16,000 British and allied troops were ambushed and slaughtered in Afghanistan
  • 1847  Treaty of Cahuenga ends hostilities in Mexican-American War; Treaty of Hidalgo will cede California in 1848
  • 1910  Opera performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York becomes first public radio broadcast
  • 1966  President Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert C. Weaver as head of Department of Housing and Urban Development; 1st African-American cabinet member
  • 1968  Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison; the recording is an unexpected smash hit
  • 1990  Douglas Wilder becomes takes office in Virginia as 1st African-American governor
  • 1999  Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan retires for the second time; he’ll return to the sport in 2001
  • 2002  President George W. Bush chokes on a pretzel and passes out while watching Miami Dolphins-Baltimore Ravens game

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Album

Lost and Found – October 13th Edition

What to remember about October 13th…

Happy Birthday United States Navy

  • 1775  Continental Congress orders establishment of the Continental Navy; will become the United States Navy
  • 1792  Cornerstone of the White House is laid
  • 1812  U.S. invasion of Canada is halted at Queenstown Heights
  • 1845  By a large margin, voters of the Republic of Texas elect to join the United States of America
  • 1943  New government in Italy declares war on former ally Germany
  • 1958  Paddington Bear, fictional character from Michael Bond’s children’s books, makes his 1st appearance
  • 1967  American Basketball Association holds inaugural game; Oakland Oaks defeat Anaheim Amigos 134-129
  • 2010  Last of 33 Chilean miners is rescued after 69 days underground

Lost and Found – March 20th Edition

What to remember about March 20th…

  • 1778  American delegation led by Benjamin Franklin is presented to King Louis XVI of France in hopes of garnering assistance for the revolution
  • 1852  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published
  • 1854  Members of the Whig Party meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish an anti-slavery political party – Republican Party founded
  • 1922  USS Jupiter is re-commissioned as USS Langley (CV-1) after being converted into America’s 1st aircraft carrier
  • 1933  In Dachau, Germany, 1st concentration camp for communists and political dissidents is opened; later converted to death camp
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson notifies Alabama’s democrat governor George Wallace that National Guard troops will protect civil rights marches
  • 1976  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery committed after her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1985  American dog musher Libby Riddles becomes 1st woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1990  Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s jersey #33
  • 1995  Members of religious cult detonate several sarin gas bombs in Tokyo subway system killing 12 and injuring over 5000
  • 2003  Forces of the United States and several other coalition nations begin combat operations inside Iraq

Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty

Lost and Found – March 20th Edition

What to remember about March 20th…

  • 1778  American delegation led by Benjamin Franklin is presented to King Louis XVI of France in hopes of garnering assistance for the revolution
  • 1852  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published
  • 1854  Members of the Whig Party meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish an anti-slavery political party – Republican Party founded
  • 1922  USS Jupiter is re-commissioned as USS Langley (CV-1) after being converted into America’s 1st aircraft carrier
  • 1933  In Dachau, Germany, 1st concentration camp for communists and political dissidents is opened; later converted to death camp
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson notifies Alabama’s democrat governor George Wallace that National Guard troops will protect civil rights marches
  • 1976  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery committed after her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1985  American dog musher Libby Riddles becomes 1st woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1990  Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s jersey #33
  • 1995  Members of religious cult detonate several sarin gas bombs in Tokyo subway system killing 12 and injuring over 5000
  • 2003  Forces of the United States and several other coalition nations begin combat operations inside Iraq

Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty

Lost and Found – January 13th Edition

What to remember about January 13th…

  • 1776  British marines raid Rhode Island to steal sheep and supplies; ambushed by Minutemen, redcoats go home empty-handed
  • 1842  Lone British survivor reaches friendly guard post; 16,000 British and allied troops were ambushed and slaughtered in Afghanistan
  • 1847  Treaty of Cahuenga ends hostilities in Mexican-American War; Treaty of Hidalgo will cede California in 1848
  • 1910  Opera performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York becomes first public radio broadcast
  • 1966  President Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert C. Weaver as head of Department of Housing and Urban Development; 1st African-American cabinet member
  • 1968  Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison; the recording is an unexpected smash hit
  • 1990  Douglas Wilder becomes takes office in Virginia as 1st African-American governor
  • 1999  Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan retires for the second time; he’ll return to the sport in 2001
  • 2002  President George W. Bush chokes on a pretzel and passes out while watching Miami Dolphins-Baltimore Ravens game

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Album

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