Tag Archives: Bill of Rights

Lost and Found – September 25th Edition

What to remember about September 25th…

  • 1775  Colonial Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured after failed attack on British-controlled Montreal; sent to England for execution
  • 1789  1st Congress of the United States passes 12 amendments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights; 10 of the 12 will be ratified by the states by 1791
  • 1897  American author and Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner is born near Oxford; Mississippi
  • 1919  President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke while campaigning for passage of the Treaty of Versailles and U.S. entry into the League of Nations; measure never passes, Wilson is left altered and debilitated
  • 1929  American aviation pioneer and Medal of Honor winner Jimmy Doolittle takes a blind flight; proves that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible
  • 1942  Swiss police are instructed to deny entry to Jewish refugees
  • 1944  Surviving elements of British 1st Airborne withdraw from the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden
  • 1957  300 federal troops force the desegregation Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas after mobs threaten children
  • 1981  Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice and the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1992  12-year-old Gregory Kingsley is granted a divorce from his biological parents by a judge in Orlando, FL

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Lost and Found – December 15th Edition

What to remember about December 15th…

  • 1791  With passage in Virginia, the Bill of Rights is ratified and forms the 1st 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • 1864  2-day Battle of Nashville begins; Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Hood eliminated as fighting force
  • 1939  Film classic “Gone with the Wind” premiers in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1960  Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested in Palm Beach before he can make 2nd attempt on life of President-elect John F. Kennedy
  • 1961  Nazi war criminal and organizer of Hitler’s “final solution to the Jewish Question” Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death by Israeli court
  • 1966  American entertainer and entrepreneur Walter Elias “Walt” Disney dies of cancer in California (b. 1901)
  • 1973  American Psychiatric Association votes 13-0 to remove homosexuality from official list of psychiatric disorders
  • 1978  President Carter announces that U.S. will formally recognize the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC) and sever relations with neighboring U.S. ally Taiwan
  • 1998  House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary releases 265-page report recommending impeachment of President Clinton for high crimes and misdemeanors
  • 2005  USAF announces the F-22 Raptor fighter now in service

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Lost and Found – December 11th Edition

What to remember about December 11th…

  • 1725  George Mason IV is born in Virginia (d. 1792); patriot, Constitutional Convention delegate, and “Father of the Bill of Rights”
  • 1777  General Washington halts march to Valley Forge as American and British forces stumble upon each other at river crossing
  • 1816  Indiana is admitted to the Union as 19th state
  • 1862  Union troops cross river into Fredericksburg, Virginia hoping to take the city from Army of Northern Virginia
  • 1941  Hitler’s Germany declares war on United States; Italy follows suit
  • 1972  Landing module of Apollo 17 touches down; last human visit to the Moon begins
  • 2008  Financier con man Bernie Madoff is arrested in New York City for $65 billion Ponzi Scheme
  • 2008  Police recover remains of murdered 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in a garbage bag near the family home in Orlando, Florida

washington at valley forge

Lost and Found – November 20th Edition

What to remember about November 20th…

  • 1789  New Jersey becomes 1st states to ratify the Bill of Rights ; 1st 10 amendments to the United States Constitution
  • 1942  Future 47th Vice President of the United States Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1945  War crimes trials of 24 Nazis begin at Nuremberg
  • 1947  Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey; in 1957 becomes Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom
  • 1962  After removal of Soviet weapons, Cuban Missile Crisis ends with lifting of quarantine of the island
  • 1979  Islamic militants seize Grand Mosque at Mecca, days of clashes with Saudi and French troops leave at least 250 dead and 500 wounded
  • 1985  Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 operating system
  • 1998  Zarya is the 1st module of the International Space Station launched into orbit

Lost and Found – September 25th Edition

What to remember about September 25th…

  • 1775  Colonial Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured after failed attack on British-controlled Montreal; sent to England for execution
  • 1789  1st Congress of the United States passes 12 amendments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights; 10 of the 12 will be ratified by the states by 1791
  • 1897  American author and Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner is born near Oxford; Mississippi
  • 1919  President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke while campaigning for passage of the Treaty of Versailles and U.S. entry into the League of Nations; measure never passes, Wilson is left altered and debilitated
  • 1929  American aviation pioneer and Medal of Honor winner Jimmy Doolittle takes a blind flight; proves that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible
  • 1942  Swiss police are instructed to deny entry to Jewish refugees
  • 1944  Surviving elements of British 1st Airborne withdraw from the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden
  • 1957  300 federal troops force the desegregation Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas after mobs threaten children
  • 1981  Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice and the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1992  12-year-old Gregory Kingsley is granted a divorce from his biological parents by a judge in Orlando, FL

Lost and Found – December 15th Edition

What to remember about December 15th…

  • 1791  With passage in Virginia, the Bill of Rights is ratified and forms the 1st 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • 1864  2-day Battle of Nashville begins; Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Hood eliminated as fighting force
  • 1939  Film classic “Gone with the Wind” premiers in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1960  Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested in Palm Beach before he can make 2nd attempt on life of President-elect John F. Kennedy
  • 1961  Nazi war criminal and organizer of Hitler’s “final solution to the Jewish Question” Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death by Israeli court
  • 1966  American entertainer and entrepreneur Walter Elias “Walt” Disney dies of cancer in California (b. 1901)
  • 1973  American Psychiatric Association votes 13-0 to remove homosexuality from official list of psychiatric disorders
  • 1978  President Carter announces that U.S. will formally recognize the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC) and sever relations with neighboring U.S. ally Taiwan
  • 1998  House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary releases 265-page report recommending impeachment of President Clinton for high crimes and misdemeanors
  • 2005  USAF announces the F-22 Raptor fighter now in service

Lost and Found – December 11th Edition

What to remember about December 11th…

  • 1725  George Mason IV is born in Virginia (d. 1792); patriot, Constitutional Convention delegate, and “Father of the Bill of Rights”
  • 1777  General Washington halts march to Valley Forge as American and British forces stumble upon each other at river crossing
  • 1816  Indiana is admitted to the Union as 19th state
  • 1862  Union troops cross river into Fredericksburg, Virginia hoping to take the city from Army of Northern Virginia
  • 1941  Hitler’s Germany declares war on United States; Italy follows suit
  • 1972  Landing module of Apollo 17 touches down; last human visit to the Moon begins
  • 2008  Financier con man Bernie Madoff is arrested in New York City for $65 billion Ponzi Scheme
  • 2008  Police recover remains of murdered 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in a garbage bag near the family home in Orlando, Florida

washington at valley forge

Lost and Found – November 20th Edition

What to remember about November 20th…

  • 1789  New Jersey becomes 1st states to ratify the Bill of Rights ; 1st 10 amendments to the United States Constitution
  • 1942  Future 47th Vice President of the United States Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1945  War crimes trials of 24 Nazis begin at Nuremberg
  • 1947  Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey; in 1957 becomes Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom
  • 1962  After removal of Soviet weapons, Cuban Missile Crisis ends with lifting of quarantine of the island
  • 1979  Islamic militants seize Grand Mosque at Mecca, days of clashes with Saudi and French troops leave at least 250 dead and 500 wounded
  • 1985  Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 operating system
  • 1998  Zarya is the 1st module of the International Space Station launched into orbit

Lost and Found – September 25th Edition

What to remember about September 25th…

  • 1775  Colonial Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured after failed attack on British-controlled Montreal; sent to England for execution
  • 1789  1st Congress of the United States passes 12 amendments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights; 10 of the 12 will be ratified by the states by 1791
  • 1897  American author and Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner is born near Oxford; Mississippi
  • 1919  President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke while campaigning for passage of the Treaty of Versailles and U.S. entry into the League of Nations; measure never passes, Wilson is left altered and debilitated
  • 1929  American aviation pioneer and Medal of Honor winner Jimmy Doolittle takes a blind flight; proves that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible
  • 1942  Swiss police are instructed to deny entry to Jewish refugees
  • 1944  Surviving elements of British 1st Airborne withdraw from the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden
  • 1957  300 federal troops force the desegregation Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas after mobs threaten children
  • 1981  Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice and the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1992  12-year-old Gregory Kingsley is granted a divorce from his biological parents by a judge in Orlando, FL