Tag Archives: Canada

Lost and Found – October 30th Edition

What to remember about October 30th…

  • 1735  Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States John Adams is born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)
  • 1831  Escaped slave Nat Turner is captured after bloody slave rebellion that killed over 60; after a trial he hangs on November 11
  • 1938  Orson Welles radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” causes nationwide panic
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt approves $1 billion Lend Lease aid program for Soviet Union; hopes to stay out of the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her sister are moved from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
  • 1961  Soviet Union test 50 megaton hydrogen bomb; still the largest explosive device ever detonated
  • 1974  Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle
  • 1995  Vote for establishing an independent Quebec fails in Canada

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Happy Birthday Canada!

Isn’t it great when you are good enough friends to pull something like this?

oh Canada

(Found on Facebook. )

Lost and Found – July 1st Edition

What to remember about July 1st…

  • 1776  Debate begins in Continental Congress on Richard Henry Lee’s proposed resolution for independence from Great Britain
  • 1863  3-day Battle of Gettysburg, PA begins; turning point in the war
  • 1867  Passage of British North America Act creates self-governing Dominion of Canada; Canadian Independence Day
  • 1898  Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War; future President Theodore Roosevelt leads Rough Riders charge
  • 1916  Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie Geneva Doud in Denver
  • 1916  Battle of the Somme begins in France; British forces suffer 20,000 killed and 40,000 wounded in just one day
  • 1942  Battle of El Alamein; Rommel’s forces halted in North Africa
  • 1991  Warsaw Pact is formally dissolved by President Václav Havel
  • 1997  People’s Republic of China (PRC) assumes control of Hong Kong after United Kingdom relinquishes sovereignty
  • 2004 American film icon Marlon Brando dies in California (b. 1924)

Lost and Found – June 25th Edition

What to remember about June 25th…

  • 1788  Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • 1868  Florida conditionally re-admitted to the United States
  • 1876  Battle of Little Bighorn;   Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat Custer led forces in Montana
  • 1900  English Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
  • 1910  Congress passes the Mann Act; makes it illegal to transport any girl or woman across state lines for “any immoral purpose”
  • 1942  Lt. Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe; later becomes commander of all allied forces for D-Day
  • 1950  North Korean Peoples (KPA) army crosses the 38th parallel and invades South Korea; Korean War begins
  • 1991  Slovenia and Croatia both declare their independence and secede from the formerly Soviet controlled Yugoslavia
  • 1993  Kim Campbell sworn in as 1st female Canadian prime minister
  • 1996  Islamic terrorists from Hezbollah detonate truck bomb outside barracks at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia; 19 killed and 372 injured
  • 2006  Hamas terrorists kidnap Israeli Defense Force Corporal Gilad Shalit near Gaza border; held hostage until October 18, 2011
  • 2009  Singer Michael Jackson dies at age 50 in Los Angeles

Remembering Custer’s Last Stand – Encyclopedia Britannica

Lost and Found – May 23rd Edition

What to remember about May 23rd…

  • 1701  Scottish privateer Captain William Kidd is hanged for piracy and murder
  • 1777  170 patriot raiders begin Meigs Expedition that will capture British fort at Sag Harbor, Long Island, burn 24 ships, destroy tons of supplies, and capture 90 Redcoats before returning to Connecticut
  • 1788  South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify the Constitution
  • 1873  Canadian parliament creates North-West Mounted Police; they will later become Royal Canadian Mounted Police or “Mounties”
  • 1900  Sergeant William Harvey Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry is awarded Medal of Honor for his bravery on July 18, 1863 at James Island, South Carolina; 1st African-American to receive this award
  • 1934  Notorious criminal couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police near Sailes, Louisiana
  • 1967  Congressman sparks controversy over frequency of malfunctions in M-16 rifle recently made the standard U.S. infantry rifle
  • 1995  Damaged in the attack on April 19, remains of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City are imploded

Lost and Found – April 16th Edition

What to remember about April 16th…

Patriot’s Day – Commemorates Battles of Lexington and Concord

  • 1818  Rush-Bagot Treaty is ratified by U.S. Senate; establishes border between America and British Canada
  • 1859  French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville dies of tuberculosis (b. 1805); famous for his 2 volume Democracy in America
  • 1862  Slavery ends in Washington, D.C.; celebrated as Emancipation Day
  • 1863  Union fleet braves barrage of artillery from Confederates entrenched at Vicksburg; only one ship lost as they pass along the Mississippi
  • 1889  Silent film star Charlie Chaplin is born (d. 1977)
  • 1917  Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returns from a decade of exile; takes command of growing Russian Revolution
  • 1963  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated for protesting segregation in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1972  NASA’s Apollo 16 mission to the moon launches successfully
  • 1987  U.S. Patent Office began allowing the patenting of new animals and life-forms created by genetic engineering
  • 2003  Treaty is signed to allow Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, and Slovakia to join European Union
  • 2007  32 students and teachers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University are shot dead in spree shooting by student Seung Hui Cho

Lost and Found – February 15th Edition

What to remember about February 15th…

  • 1726  Founding father Abraham Clark is born in New Jersey; signer of Declaration of Independence and U.S. Representative
  • 1764  French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau build fort on site of what is now St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1879  President Rutherford Hayes signs bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1898  Battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in harbor at Havana, Cuba; investigation reveals mine as cause; attacker unknown but incident heightens tensions that lead to Spanish-American War
  • 1903 Toy shop owner places 1st stuffed “Teddy bears” in his window for sale; he wrote to Roosevelt to get permission to use his nickname
  • 1933 Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin Roosevelt during speech in Miami, Florida; missed and kills Chicago mayor Anton Cermak; he is executed just 10 days after conviction
  • 1942  British forces surrender Singapore to Japanese forces after week-long siege; 60,000 troops captured and sent to prison camps
  • 1946  World’s 1st general purpose computer is dedicated at University of Pennsylvania; ENIAC heralds new frontier in technology
  • 1965  Canada adopts maple leaf design for its national flag
  • 1998  After more than 2 decades of attempts, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. wins his 1st Daytona 500 NASCAR race

Lost and Found – October 30th Edition

What to remember about October 30th…

  • 1735  Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States John Adams is born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)
  • 1831  Escaped slave Nat Turner is captured after bloody slave rebellion that killed over 60; after a trial he hangs on November 11
  • 1938  Orson Welles radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” causes nationwide panic
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt approves $1 billion Lend Lease aid program for Soviet Union; hopes to stay out of the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her sister are moved from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
  • 1961  Soviet Union test 50 megaton hydrogen bomb; still the largest explosive device ever detonated
  • 1974  Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle
  • 1995  Vote for establishing an independent Quebec fails in Canada

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 – September 10th Edition

What to remember about September 10th…

  • 1608  John Smith is elected president of Jamestown; the 1st permanent English settlement in North America
  • 1776  Nathan Hale responds to George Washington’s call for volunteers to gather intelligence behind enemy lines
  • 1813  Oliver Hazard Perry leads U.S. forces to defeat British fleet in Battle of Lake Erie; after victory Perry sends message “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”
  • 1833  President Andrew Jackson announces closure of the Bank of the United States; believed the institution to be unconstitutional
  • 1897  London taxi driver George Smith is 1st person ever arrested for drunk driving
  • 1918  German Shepard pup is rescued from bombed out kennel in France by American serviceman Lee Duncan; given the name Rin Tin Tin he later becomes a movie star
  • 1939  Canada joins the Allies; declares war on Germany
  • 1946  Riding train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu hears the call of God directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”; becomes known as Mother Teresa
  • 1979  President Carter gives clemency to 4 Puerto Rican nationalists convicted of assassination attempt on President Truman and attack on the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002  Switzerland becomes 190th member of the United Nations
  • 2008  Large Hadron Collider at CERN performs 1st successful high energy experiments; world is NOT destroyed

rin tin tin on the set