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Lost and Found – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  9th President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration (b. 1773); John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1973  World Trade Center is dedicated in New York City
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters

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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 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 – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  9th President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration (b. 1773); John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1973  World Trade Center is dedicated in New York City
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters

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

A poster for every school in America #2

Here is a dose of reality that government or its schools don’t want your kids to get.

See Poster #1.