Tag Archives: Boy Scouts

Lost and Found – January 1st Edition

What to remember about January 1st…

  • 1781  1500 Patriot troops under General Anthony Wayne mutiny over not being paid; they march off on their own to capture Princeton
  • 1808  As the 20-year constitutional prohibition against legislation in relation to slavery expires, Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves goes into effect in any U.S. jurisdiction
  • 1863  As promised, President Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in rebellious America; Union army is instructed to liberate any they find
  • 1892  Federal immigration receiving station opens on Ellis Island
  • 1934  Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring goes into effect in Nazi Germany; court ordered sterilization
  • 1942  President Roosevelt and Minister Churchill issue proclamation at end of the Arcadia Conference vowing to create United Nations
  • 1958  At San Quentin Johnny Cash plays his 1st prison performance; inmate Mearle Haggard is inspired to change his life
  • 1959  Communist led by Fidel Castro force Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista to flee the country for the Dominican Republic
  • 1962  United States Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) are established
  • 1966  Advance units of 1st Marine Division arrive in Vietnam; by march 20,000 Marines will be in country
  • 1984  As a result of 1974 anti-trust lawsuit brought by Justice Department, AT&T is broken into 7 holding companies known as “Baby Bells”
  • 2004  Roman Catholic and Protestant Boy Scout organizations reunite after almost a century of division

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Lost and Found – July 29th Edition

What to remember about July 29th…

  • 1805  French historian Alexis de Tocqueville is born; author of the famous Democracy in America
  • 1833  English abolitionist William Wilberforce dies
  • 1862  Confederate spy Marie Isabella “Belle” Boyd is arrested by Union troops; detained in Washington, D.C.
  • 1907  Sir Robert Baden-Powell establishes Brownsea Island Scout Camp
  • 1921  Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI Party)
  • 1958  President Eisenhower signs legislation creating National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • 1965  Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division begin arriving in Vietnam
  • 1976  Serial killer David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz begins his killing spree in New York City

Lost and Found – June 15th Edition

What to remember about June 15th…

  • 1775  Assembly of Lower Counties of Pennsylvania declares independence from Britain forming state of Delaware
  • 1775  George Washington accepts command of Continental Army
  • 1836  Arkansas admitted to the Union as its 25th state
  • 1863  As General Lee’s Confederates move towards Washington, D.C., President Lincoln calls for 100,000 volunteers to defend the city
  • 1864  Union Army bypasses Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia to attack Petersburg; leads to the eventual fall of Richmond
  • 1877  Former slave Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African-American graduate from the United States Military Academy
  • 1916  National charter signed establishing Boy Scouts of America
  • 1917  Congress passes the Espionage Act
  • 1942  Deportation of Jews from Netherlands begins; approximately 101,000 sent to death camps;  Anne Frank will be among them
  • 1944  U.S. forces begin landings for the invasion of Saipan
  • 1994  Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

Lost and Found – February 8th Edition

What to remember about February 8th…

  • 1820  Union General William Tecumseh Sherman is born (d. 1891)
  • 1837  Richard Mentor Johnson is elected by the Senate to be 9th Vice President of the United States; 1st time 12th Amendment exercised
  • 1862  Union Army secures 1st major victory of war with capture of Roanoke Island, NC ; aim to cut off Confederate access to the sea
  • 1865  Delaware voters reject ratification of 13th Amendment; choose to remain a slave state
  • 1910  Chicago W.D. Boyce returns to U.S. incorporates Boy Scouts of America after encountering “unknown scout” in London fog
  • 1918  U.S. Army begins weekly publication called Stars and Stripes; 1st seen in Civil war as newsletter to keeps troops informed
  • 1943  Allies take control of Guadal Canal after Japanese withdrawal; nearly 26,000 lost their lives in the battle for the island
  • 1971  National Association of Securities Dealers create NASDAQ, brokers decry worlds 1st electronic stock market as their spreads shrink

Lost and Found – January 24th Edition

What to remember about January 24th…

  • 1781  Patriot militia led by the Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and “Light Horse” Henry Lee raid Georgetown, S.C. and capture British officers
  • 1848  Gold is discovered in Sacramento Valley along Sutter’s Creek; California gold rush soon sparked
  • 1908  Sir Robert Baden-Powell publishes 1st installment of Scouting for Boys; Scouting movement begins
  • 1943  German General Friedrich von Paulus requests permission from Hitler to surrender his surrounded forces at Battle of Stalingrad
  • 1961  B-52 bomber  with its payload of Mark-39 nuclear bombs crashes near Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • 1965  WWII British Prime Minister, historian, and soldier Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill dies in London (b. 1874)
  • 1972  WWII Imperial Japanese Army sergeant is discovered hiding on Guam ; he has been hiding for 28 years
  • 1980  Administration of President Carter announces sales of military equipment and technology to China
  • 1989  Serial killer and rapist Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy dies in electric chair in Florida (b. 1946)

Lost and Found – January 1st Edition

What to remember about January 1st…

  • 1781  1500 Patriot troops under General Anthony Wayne mutiny over not being paid; they march off on their own to capture Princeton
  • 1808  As the 20-year constitutional prohibition against legislation in relation to slavery expires, Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves goes into effect in any U.S. jurisdiction
  • 1863  As promised, President Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in rebellious America; Union army is instructed to liberate any they find
  • 1892  Federal immigration receiving station opens on Ellis Island
  • 1934  Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring goes into effect in Nazi Germany; court ordered sterilization
  • 1942  President Roosevelt and Minister Churchill issue proclamation at end of the Arcadia Conference vowing to create United Nations
  • 1958  At San Quentin Johnny Cash plays his 1st prison performance; inmate Mearle Haggard is inspired to change his life
  • 1959  Communist led by Fidel Castro force Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista to flee the country for the Dominican Republic
  • 1962  United States Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) are established
  • 1966  Advance units of 1st Marine Division arrive in Vietnam; by march 20,000 Marines will be in country
  • 1984  As a result of 1974 anti-trust lawsuit brought by Justice Department, AT&T is broken into 7 holding companies known as “Baby Bells”
  • 2004  Roman Catholic and Protestant Boy Scout organizations reunite after almost a century of division

Lost and Found – August 21st Edition

What to remember about August 21st…

  • 1858  The first of seven debates between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln is held
  • 1863  Rebel guerillas raid Lawrence Kansas; Quantrill’s men murder 192 and burn almost 200 buildings and homes
  • 1912  Arthur Aldred becomes 1st American boy to earn the rank of Eagle Scout; award presentation is delayed to September 2nd as medal design was not yet  finished
  • 1959  President Eisenhower signs proclamation admitting Hawaii to the Union as the 50th state
  • 1968  Private James Anderson, Jr. is the 1st African-American Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1992  U.S. Marshalls are caught scouting Randy Weaver’s farm in Idaho; ambush fails and 10-day siege at Ruby ridge begins
  • 1995  Hamas suicide bomber targets bus in Ramat Eshkol area of Jerusalem; 4 killed and over 100 wounded

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Lost and Found – August 1st Edition

What to remember about August 1st…

  • 1779  Francis Scott Key is born (d. 1843); lawyer and lyricist who wrote poem that becomes “Star Spangled Banner
  • 1819  American novelist Herman Melville born (d. 1891); author of Moby Dick
  • 1834  Slavery is abolished in the British Empire
  • 1864  Ulysses S. Grant appoints General Phillip Sheridan commander of the Army of the Shenandoah
  • 1876  Colorado admitted to the Union as 38th state
  • 1907  1st Scout camp on Brownsea Island begins; celebrated as origin of the worldwide Scouting movement
  • 1943  Patrol boat PT-109 commanded by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy destroyed; surviving crew shipwrecked and adrift
  • 1944  Polish resistance begins Warsaw uprising; hope to liberate the city before Soviet army arrives and gives power to communists
  • 1966  Sniper Charles Whitman opens fire from the top of a tower at the University of Texas; 14 killed and 31 wounded
  • 1981  MTV broadcasts its first show
  • 2007  I-35W bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Minneapolis, Minnesota collapses during rush hour

Lost and Found – July 29th Edition

What to remember about July 29th…

  • 1805  French historian Alexis de Tocqueville is born; author of the famous Democracy in America
  • 1833  English abolitionist William Wilberforce dies
  • 1862  Confederate spy Marie Isabella “Belle” Boyd is arrested by Union troops; detained in Washington, D.C.
  • 1907  Sir Robert Baden-Powell establishes Brownsea Island Scout Camp
  • 1921  Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI Party)
  • 1958  President Eisenhower signs legislation creating National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • 1965  Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division begin arriving in Vietnam
  • 1976  Serial killer David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz begins his killing spree in New York City

Lost and Found – June 15th Edition

What to remember about June 15th…

  • 1775  Assembly of Lower Counties of Pennsylvania declares independence from Britain forming state of Delaware
  • 1775  George Washington accepts command of Continental Army
  • 1836  Arkansas admitted to the Union as its 25th state
  • 1863  As General Lee’s Confederates move towards Washington, D.C., President Lincoln calls for 100,000 volunteers to defend the city
  • 1864  Union Army bypasses Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia to attack Petersburg; leads to the eventual fall of Richmond
  • 1877  Former slave Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African-American graduate from the United States Military Academy
  • 1916  National charter signed establishing Boy Scouts of America
  • 1917  Congress passes the Espionage Act
  • 1942  Deportation of Jews from Netherlands begins; approximately 101,000 sent to death camps;  Anne Frank will be among them
  • 1944  U.S. forces begin landings for the invasion of Saipan
  • 1994  Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as Supreme Court Justice