Tag Archives: Chester Arthur

Lost and Found – November 18th Edition

What to remember about November 18th…

    • 1493  Christopher Columbus 1st sights island of Puerto Rico
    • 1865  Mark Twain has 1st publishing success with printing of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
    • 1886  Former President Chester A. Arthur dies in New York City from complications of Bright’s Disease (b. 1829)
    • 1928  Walt Disney animated film Steamboat Willie is released; 1st cartoon with synchronized sound
    • 1961  President Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to Vietnam
    • 1978  Over 900 die in mass murder-suicide in Guyana at cult leader Jim Jones’ order; most die from cyanide-laced Kool-aid
    • 1988  President Reagan signs bill authorizing death penalty for drug traffickers that kill
    • 2004  William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park opens in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Lost and Found – October 5th Edition

What to remember about October 5th…

    • 1829  President Chester A. Arthur is born in North Fairfield, Vermont
    • 1864  Confederate forces under General hood fail to sever Union supply lines at Battle of Allatoona
    • 1902  American restaurant entrepreneur Ray Kroc is born; bought out McDonald brothers and took the company global
    • 1945  After 6-months on strike, workers outside Warner Brother’s Studios begin a week of violent clashes with police and non-union employees
    • 1969  Cuban MiG-17 fighter eludes radar to land undetected at Homestead AFB in Florida; pilot defects
    • 1974  American David Kunst completes the 1st around-the-world journey on foot; takes 4 years and 21 pairs of shoes
    • 1982  Johnson & Johnson initiate nationwide recall of Tylenol because of cyanide deaths due to product tampering
    • 1986  American Eugene Hasenfus is captured by Sandinistas after his plane is shot down delivering supplies to Contra rebels; his capture exposes the Iran-Contra affair
    • 2001  Robert Stevens becomes 1st fatality in the 2001 anthrax attacks
    • 2011  American businessman, technological innovator, and co-founder of Apple, Inc. Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs dies of cancer

Lost and Found – July 19th Edition

What to remember about July 19th…

  • 1692  Sarah Good and 4 other women hung for witchcraft after witchcraft trials in Salem, Mass.
  • 1814  American inventor and businessman Samuel Colt is born in Connecticut (d. 1862); legendary maker of firearms
  • 1848  1st women’s rights convention held near Seneca Falls, New York; Frederick Douglas attends
  • 1881  Sioux Chief Sitting Bull surrenders to U.S. Army
  • 1884  President Chester Arthur asserts power to quarantine immigrants for health reasons
  • 1943  Over 200 American bombers hit rail yards in Rome shaking the citizen’s confidence in Mussolini
  • 1963  NASA test pilot Captain Joe walker flies an X-15 experimental aircraft to 347,800 feet; qualifies as 1st human spaceflight
  • 1968  1st International Special Olympics open; games begin next day
  • 1984  Democrat Convention nominates Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President; She is the 1st woman and 1st Italian-American ever selected
  • 1985  NASA selects Christa McAuliffe for Teacher in Space Project; she will die in the 1986 crash of Space Shuttle Challenger

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Lost and Found – May 24th Edition

What to remember about May 24th…

  • 1543  Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies after a stroke (b. 1473); discovered Earth revolved around the sun despite “facts” to the contrary
  • 1775  John Hancock is elected president of Second Continental Congress
  • 1844  Samuel Morse demonstrates his telegraph for Congress; message “What Hath God Wrought?” is sent to Baltimore and back
  • 1883  Brooklyn Bridge is dedicated by President Arthur and future President Cleveland while thousands of New Yorkers turn out to watch
  • 1935  Major League Baseball holds its 1st night game at recently lighted Crosley Field in Cincinnati; Reds beat Phillies 2-1
  • 1941  German battleship Bismarcksinks pride of the Royal Navy HMS Hood
  • 1943  Josef Mengele becomes doctor of Auschwitz concentration camp; “Angel of Death” will torture and murder thousands of Jews
  • 1961  In Jackson, Mississippi, activist Freedom Riders are arrested for disturbing the peace as they disembark from their vehicle
  • 1964  Presidential candidate and Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) mentions possible use of atomic weapons in conflict in Vietnam
  • 1976  Concorde supersonic passenger service from London to Washington, D.C. begins
  • 1991  Israel begins Operation Solomon to evacuate by air more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews threatened by civil war
  • 1994  4 Islamic terrorists are sentenced to life in prison for 1993 bombing of the north tower of the World Trade Center

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 5th Edition

What to remember about October 5th…

  • 1829  President Chester A. Arthur is born in North Fairfield, Vermont
  • 1864  Confederate forces under General hood fail to sever Union supply lines at Battle of Allatoona
  • 1902  American restaurant entrepreneur Ray Kroc is born; bought out McDonald brothers and took the company global
  • 1945  After 6-months on strike, workers outside Warner Brother’s Studios begin a week of violent clashes with police and non-union employees
  • 1969  Cuban MiG-17 fighter eludes radar to land undetected at Homestead AFB in Florida; pilot defects
  • 1974  American David Kunst completes the 1st around-the-world journey on foot; takes 4 years and 21 pairs of shoes
  • 1982  Johnson & Johnson initiate nationwide recall of Tylenol because of cyanide deaths due to product tampering
  • 1986  American Eugene Hasenfus is captured by Sandinistas after his plane is shot down delivering supplies to Contra rebels; his capture exposes the Iran-Contra affair
  • 2001  Robert Stevens becomes 1st fatality in the 2001 anthrax attacks
  • 2011  American businessman, technological innovator, and co-founder of Apple Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs dies of cancer (b. 1955)

Lost and Found – September 20th Edition

What to remember about September 20th…

  • 1519  Expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain; Vittoria completes 1st circumnavigation of the globe nearly 3 years later
  • 1863  Confederate forces win bloody victory at Battle of Chickamauga
  • 1881  Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as president after the death of James Garfield; he is 3rd person to serve as president that year
  • 1893  Duryea brothers road test the 1st American made gasoline powered automobile
  • 1958  Izola Ware Curry attempts to assassinate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in New York City
  • 1977  Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
  • 2001  President George W. Bush addresses Congress stating “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there.”
  • 2011  “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ends in the U.S. military
  • 2014  Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan arrives in Dallas, TX.  Infected with Ebola, he becomes “patient zero” in 1st outbreak of the disease in US.

Lost and Found – July 19th Edition

What to remember about July 19th…

  • 1692  Sarah Good and 4 other women hung for witchcraft after witchcraft trials in Salem, Mass.
  • 1814  American inventor and businessman Samuel Colt is born in Connecticut (d. 1862); legendary maker of firearms
  • 1848  1st women’s rights convention held near Seneca Falls, New York; Frederick Douglas attends
  • 1881  Sioux Chief Sitting Bull surrenders to U.S. Army
  • 1884  President Chester Arthur asserts power to quarantine immigrants for health reasons
  • 1943  Over 200 American bombers hit rail yards in Rome shaking the citizen’s confidence in Mussolini
  • 1963  NASA test pilot Captain Joe walker flies an X-15 experimental aircraft to 347,800 feet; qualifies as 1st human spaceflight
  • 1968  1st International Special Olympics open; games begin next day
  • 1984  Democrat Convention nominates Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President; She is the 1st woman and 1st Italian-American ever selected
  • 1985  NASA selects Christa McAuliffe for Teacher in Space Project; she will die in the 1986 crash of Space Shuttle Challenger

Lost and Found – May 24th Edition

What to remember about May 24th…

  • 1543  Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies after a stroke (b. 1473); discovered Earth revolved around the sun despite “facts” to the contrary
  • 1775  John Hancock is elected president of Second Continental Congress
  • 1844  Samuel Morse demonstrates his telegraph for Congress; message “What Hath God Wrought?” is sent to Baltimore and back
  • 1883  Brooklyn Bridge is dedicated by President Arthur and future President Cleveland while thousands of New Yorkers turn out to watch
  • 1935  Major League Baseball holds its 1st night game at recently lighted Crosley Field in Cincinnati; Reds beat Phillies 2-1
  • 1941  German battleship Bismarck sinks pride of the Royal Navy HMS Hood
  • 1943  Josef Mengele becomes doctor of Auschwitz concentration camp; “Angel of Death” will torture and murder thousands of Jews
  • 1961  In Jackson, Mississippi, activist Freedom Riders are arrested for disturbing the peace as they disembark from their vehicle
  • 1964  Presidential candidate and Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) mentions possible use of atomic weapons in conflict in Vietnam
  • 1976  Concorde supersonic passenger service from London to Washington, D.C. begins
  • 1991  Israel begins Operation Solomon to evacuate by air more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews threatened by civil war
  • 1994  4 Islamic terrorists are sentenced to life in prison for 1993 bombing of the north tower of the World Trade Center

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