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Lost and Found – October 6th Edition

What to remember about October 6th…

  • 1536  Translator for much of the 1st printed English language Bible, William Tyndale is strangled and burned for heresy
  • 1683  America’s 1st Mennonite settlers arrive aboard Concord; 1st major German emigration to America
  • 1777  British forces capture 2 American forts while moving to support besieged troops at Saratoga
  • 1866  Reno brothers stage 1st train robbery in U.S. history; steal $13,000 in Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1890  Mormon leaders vote to outlaw polygamy in the church
  • 1973  Egypt and Syria launch surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur holy day; 4th Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1981  Libyan sponsored terrorists assassinate Egyptian President Sadat during anniversary observances for Yom Kippur War
  • 1995  Astronomers discover the 1st planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside Earth’s solar system
  • 2010  Green Beret Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008
  • 2012  U.S. Navy commissions guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) honoring 1st Medal of Honor recipient of Afghan War

Lost and Found – October 4th Edition

What to remember about October 4th…

  • 1535  Coverdale Bible is published; the 1st complete and modern English-language translation of the Bible
  • 1777  Though Continental forces lost, Battle of Germantown demonstrates American strategic abilities to potential allies
  • 1822  President Rutherford B. Hayes is born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)
  • 1876  Classes begin at Texas A&M University; 1st public institution of higher education in Texas
  • 1918  Germany sends telegraph a message to President Wilson requesting an armistice with the Allied powers
  • 1927  Sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore
  • 1957  Soviet Union surprises the world by launching the world’s 1st artificial satellite – Sputnik; the “Space Race” begins
  • 1970  Rock-and-roll icon Janis Joplin dies of heroin overdose
  • 1997  Hundreds of thousands of Christian men gather as Promise Keepers hold their Stand in the Gap assembly in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003  Palestinian Islamic Jihad suicide bombing of Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel kills 21 and injures 51 more
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne wins the $10 million Ansari X Prise by reaching 100km in altitude twice in a two-week period

Lost and Found – June 17th Edition

What to remember about June 17th…

  • 1579  Sir Frances Drake claims Nova Albion (California) for Britain
  • 1775  Battle of Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill); Patriot General William Prescott reportedly tells his men, “Don’t one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”
  • 1885  Statue of Liberty arrives in America aboard French ship Isere;  hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers line shore to welcome it
  • 1930  Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill signed into law By President Hoover
  • 1940  French announce plans to surrender to Germany
  • 1953  Soviet tanks and troops crush pro-democracy protests in East Berlin; exposes communism as a violent and oppressive fraud
  • 1963  SCOTUS decides Abington Township School district v. Schempp; required reading of Bible in schools unconstitutional
  • 1972  5 men arrested breaking into DNC offices at Watergate Hotel; ensuing cover-up leads to resignation of President Richard Nixon
  • 1994  O.J. Simpson arrested for murder after low-speed chase
  • 2015  White supremacist Dylan Roof kills 9 and wounds 1 at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.  He is arrested in North Carolina.

 

Lost and Found – May 6th Edition

What to remember about May 6th…

  • 1816  Christian abolitionists found the American Bible Society
  • 1861  State of Arkansas secedes from the Union; Richmond, Virginia is declared capital of the Confederacy
  • 1882  President Arthur signs the Chinese Exclusion Act suspending immigration from China and excluding resident aliens from U.S. citizenship
  • 1889  Eiffel Tower officially opens to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, France
  • 1935  1st flight of the Curtis P-36 Hawk fighter aircraft
  • 1937  German airship Hindenburg explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey; 36 die in fiery crash of world’s largest dirigible
  • 1941  1st flight of Republic Aviation’s P-47 Thunderbolt
  • 1942  All American forces in the Philippines are forced to surrender to invading Japanese Army
  • 1954  25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister cracks “unbreakable” four-minute mile at Oxford, England
  • 1970  Students across the nation join protests after 4 demonstrators killed at Kent State on May 4th  when National Guard Troops open fire
  • 1992  Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gives speech at site of Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” talk; declares Cold War is over
  • 1994  31 mile long “Chunnel” tunnel under the English Channel is officially opened by English Queen and French President
  • 1994  Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files lawsuit against President Bill Clinton; alleges that he sexually harassed her in 1991

Lost and Found – October 6th Edition

What to remember about October 6th…

  • 1536  Translator for much of the 1st printed English language Bible, William Tyndale is strangled and burned for heresy
  • 1683  America’s 1st Mennonite settlers arrive aboard Concord; 1st major German emigration to America
  • 1777  British forces capture 2 American forts while moving to support besieged troops at Saratoga
  • 1866  Reno brothers stage 1st train robbery in U.S. history; steal $13,000 in Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1890  Mormon leaders vote to outlaw polygamy in the church
  • 1973  Egypt and Syria launch surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur holy day; 4th Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1981  Libyan sponsored terrorists assassinate Egyptian President Sadat during anniversary observances for Yom Kippur War
  • 1995  Astronomers discover the 1st planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside Earth’s solar system
  • 2010  Green Beret Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008
  • 2012  U.S. Navy commissions guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) honoring 1st Medal of Honor recipient of Afghan War

USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)

Lost and Found – October 4th Edition

What to remember about October 4th…

  • 1535  Coverdale Bible is published; the 1st complete and modern English-language translation of the Bible
  • 1777  Though Continental forces lost, Battle of Germantown demonstrates American strategic abilities to potential allies
  • 1822  President Rutherford B. Hayes is born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)
  • 1876  Classes begin at Texas A&M University; 1st public institution of higher education in Texas
  • 1918  Germany sends telegraph a message to President Wilson requesting an armistice with the Allied powers
  • 1927  Sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore
  • 1957  Soviet Union surprises the world by launching the world’s 1st artificial satellite – Sputnik; the “Space Race” begins
  • 1970  Rock-and-roll icon Janis Joplin dies of heroin overdose
  • 1997  Hundreds of thousands of Christian men gather as Promise Keepers hold their Stand in the Gap assembly in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003  Palestinian Islamic Jihad suicide bombing of Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel kills 21 and injures 51 more
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne wins the $10 million Ansari X Prise by reaching 100km in altitude twice in a two-week period

Presidential Trivia – John Quincy Adams

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find.

Our candidate today is:  John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

  • Born July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts
  •  Died February 23, 1848 inside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Education:  Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard in 1787, A.M. from Harvard in 1790
  • Civilian profession: Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard
  • Married to Louisa Catherine Johnson in 1797.  She is the first and only foreign-born First Lady.
  • Children: Louisa, George Washington, John, Charles
  • Political Party – Whig (1838–1848), Federalist (Before 1808), Democratic-Republican (1808–1830), National Republican (1830-1834)
  • One of only 8 Presidents to be born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. Adams, Jackson, W. Harrison
  • First son of a President to become President.  George H.W. Bush is the only other.
  • Refused to take his oath of office upon a Bible stating that the Holy Book was for religious purposes only.
  • First to President without having won either the popular vote or most electoral college votes.  He was elected by the House of Representatives.
  • Weather permitting, he swam nude in the Potomac River every day.  A female reporter one day came down to the river and stole his clothes until he agreed to give her the first Presidential interview.
  • When he was Secretary of State, he negotiated the Adams-Onis Treaty that transferred Florida from Spain to the United States.
  • Only President to have silkworms or an alligator (kept in the bathroom) in the White House.  Also had installed the first pool table.
  • First President to be photographed
  • Adams spoke on behalf of the slaves of the Amistad before the U.S. Supreme Court.  As a thank you gift they gave him the Mendi Bible.
  • Famous quote:  “The four most miserable years of my life were my four years in the presidency.”

Lost and Found – June 17th Edition

What to remember about June 17th…

  • 1579  Sir Frances Drake claims Nova Albion (California) for Britain
  • 1775  Battle of Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill); Patriot General William Prescott reportedly tells his men, “Don’t one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”
  • 1885  Statue of Liberty arrives in America aboard French ship Isere;  hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers line shore to welcome it
  • 1930  Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill signed into law By President Hoover
  • 1940  French announce plans to surrender to Germany
  • 1953  Soviet tanks and troops crush pro-democracy protests in East Berlin; exposes communism as a violent and oppressive fraud
  • 1963  SCOTUS decides Abington Township School district v. Schempp; required reading of Bible in schools unconstitutional
  • 1972  5 men arrested breaking into DNC offices at Watergate Hotel; ensuing cover-up leads to resignation of President Richard Nixon
  • 1994  O.J. Simpson arrested for murder after low-speed chase
  • UPDATE:  2015  White supremacist Dylan Roof kills 9 and wounds 1 at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.  He is arrested in North Carolina.

Lost and Found – May 6th Edition

What to remember about May 6th…

  • 1816  Christian abolitionists found the American Bible Society
  • 1861  State of Arkansas secedes from the Union; Richmond, Virginia is declared capital of the Confederacy
  • 1882  President Arthur signs the Chinese Exclusion Act suspending immigration from China and excluding resident aliens from U.S. citizenship
  • 1889  Eiffel Tower officially opens to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, France
  • 1935  1st flight of the Curtis P-36 Hawk fighter aircraft
  • 1937  German airship Hindenburg explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey; 36 die in fiery crash of world’s largest dirigible
  • 1941  1st flight of Republic Aviation’s P-47 Thunderbolt
  • 1942  All American forces in the Philippines are forced to surrender to invading Japanese Army
  • 1954  25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister cracks “unbreakable” four-minute mile at Oxford, England
  • 1970  Students across the nation join protests after 4 demonstrators killed at Kent State on May 4th  when National Guard Troops open fire
  • 1992  Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gives speech at site of Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” talk; declares Cold War is over
  • 1994  31 mile long “Chunnel” tunnel under the English Channel is officially opened by English Queen and French President
  • 1994  Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files lawsuit against President Bill Clinton; alleges that he sexually harassed her in 1991

Lost and Found – October 6th Edition

What to remember about October 6th…

  • 1536  Translator for much of the 1st printed English language Bible, William Tyndale is strangled and burned for heresy
  • 1683  America’s 1st Mennonite settlers arrive aboard Concord; 1st major German emigration to America
  • 1777  British forces capture 2 American forts while moving to support besieged troops at Saratoga
  • 1866  Reno brothers stage 1st train robbery in U.S. history; steal $13,000 in Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1890  Mormon leaders vote to outlaw polygamy in the church
  • 1973  Egypt and Syria launch surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur holy day; 4th Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1981  Libyan sponsored terrorists assassinate Egyptian President Sadat during anniversary observances for Yom Kippur War
  • 1995  Astronomers discover the 1st planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside Earth’s solar system
  • 2010  Green Beret Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008
  • 2012  U.S. Navy commissions guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) honoring 1st Medal of Honor recipient of Afghan War

USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)