Tag Archives: Christopher Columbus

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 12th Edition

What to remember about October 12th…

    • 1492  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaches the New World
    • 1792  1st celebration of Columbus Day in America is held in New York
    • 1810  Wedding festivities in Bavaria become the 1st Oktoberfest
    • 1870  Confederate general Robert E. Lee dies at home in Lexington, Virginia (b. 1807)
    • 1892  By presidential proclamation, the Pledge of Allegiance is introduced to schools across America during Columbus Day celebrations
    • 1933  Alcatraz Island is acquired from the Army by the Department of Justice for use as a Federal Prison; island had been used as a military prison since 1861
    • 1964  1st spacecraft with multi-person crew launches; Soviets lead the space race with flight of Voskhod 1
    • 1979  Douglas Adams’ classic comedy work The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is 1st published
    • 1997  American folk singer John Denver dies in crash of an experimental aircraft in California (b. 1943)
    • 1999  Day of Six Billion; United Nations estimates that earth’s population reached 6 billion persons this day
    • 2000  Muslim al Qaeda terrorists use suicide boat bomb in attack against the USS Cole; 17 sailors killed and 38 wounded
    • 2002  Muslim terror group Jemaah Islamiyah detonates car bomb outside nightclub on Bali; 182 killed, another 200 injured
    • 2007  Former Vice President Al Gore is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Lost and Found – May 20th Edition

What to remember about May 20th…

  • 1506  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies of heart attack in Valladolid, Spain (b. 1451)
  • 1778  Patriot and Oneida indian allies led by Marquis de Lafayette evade entrapment by British troops at Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1861  North Carolina becomes the last state to secede from the Union
  • 1873  Levi Strause and Jaco Davis get their patent for blue jeans
  • 1927  American aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from Long Island, New York on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1932  Amelia Earhart begins the world’s first succesful solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a woman
  • 1940  German forces reach the English Channel near Abbeville, France
  • 1940  1st prisoners arrive at Death Camp at Auschwitz n Poland
  • 1969  10 days and 10 assaults finally win U.S. and South Vietnamese troops Battle for Hill 937; “Hamburger Hill” is won
  • 1989  Chinese authorities declare martial law as pro-democracy demonstrations gather momentum

Lost and Found – October 12th Edition

What to remember about October 12th…

Columbus Day – USA

  • 1492  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaches the New World
  • 1792  1st celebration of Columbus Day in America is held in New York
  • 1810  Wedding festivities in Bavaria become the 1st Oktoberfest
  • 1870  Confederate general Robert E. Lee dies at home in Lexington, Virginia (b. 1807)
  • 1892  By presidential proclamation, the Pledge of Allegiance is introduced to schools across America during Columbus Day celebrations
  • 1933  Alcatraz Island is acquired from the Army by the Department of Justice for use as a Federal Prison; island had been used as a military prison since 1861
  • 1964  1st spacecraft with multi-person crew launches; Soviets lead the space race with flight of Voskhod 1
  • 1979  Douglas Adams’ classic comedy work The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is 1st published
  • 1997  American folk singer John Denver dies in crash of an experimental aircraft in California (b. 1943)
  • 1999  Day of Six Billion; United Nations estimates that earth’s population reached 6 billion persons this day
  • 2000  Muslim al Qaeda terrorists use suicide boat bomb in attack against the USS Cole; 17 sailors killed and 38 wounded
  • 2002  Muslim terror group Jemaah Islamiyah detonates car bomb outside nightclub on Bali; 182 killed, another 200 injured
  • 2007  Former Vice President Al Gore is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Lost and Found – October 10th Edition

What to remember about October 10th…

  • 0732  Coalition of Christian forces defeats Moorish army at Battle of Tours; ends Muslim expansion into Western Europe
  • 1845  United States Naval Academy opens at Annapolis, Maryland with a class of 50 midshipmen
  • 1944  Over 800 Gypsy children are gassed to death at Auschwitz
  • 1971  London Bridge reopens after it is dismantled, moved, and reassembled in Lake Havasu, Arizona
  • 1973  Vice President Spiro Agnew becomes 1st to resign in disgrace after pleading no-contest to tax evasion charges
  • 1985  U.S. fighter planes force plane carrying escaping terrorists from the Achille Lauro attack to land in Italy
  • 1985  American director, actor, and screenwriter Orson Welles dies in Hollywood, California
  • 2002 House of Representatives votes 296-133 to give President George W. Bush authority to use military force against Iraq (Senate follows suit the next day)

London Bridge Lake Havasu City Arizona

Lost and Found – May 20th Edition

What to remember about May 20th…

  • 1506  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies of heart attack in Valladolid, Spain (b. 1451)
  • 1778  Patriot and Oneida Indian allies led by Marquis de Lafayette evade entrapment by British troops at Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1861  North Carolina becomes the last state to secede from the Union
  • 1873  Levi Strause and Jaco Davis get their patent for blue jeans
  • 1927  American aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from Long Island, New York on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1932  Amelia Earhart begins the world’s first successful solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a woman
  • 1940  German forces reach the English Channel near Abbeville, France
  • 1940  1st prisoners arrive at Death Camp at Auschwitz n Poland
  • 1969  U.S. and South Vietnamese troops win Battle for Hill 937 “Hamburger Hill” after 10 days and 10 assaults
  • 1989  Chinese authorities declare martial law as pro-democracy demonstrations gather momentum

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)
  • 1923 Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. is born in Derry, New Hampshire; will become 1st American to travel in space and later command Apollo 14; is 5th man to walk on the moon
  • 1928  Walt Disney animated film Steamboat Willie is released; 1st cartoon with synchronized sound
  • 1961  President John F. 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

Lost and Found – October 12th Edition

What to remember about October 12th…

  • 1492  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaches the New World
  • 1792  1st celebration of Columbus Day in America is held in New York
  • 1810  Wedding festivities in Bavaria become the 1st Oktoberfest
  • 1870  Confederate general Robert E. Lee dies at home in Lexington, Virginia (b. 1807)
  • 1892  By presidential proclamation, the Pledge of Allegiance is introduced to schools across America during Columbus Day celebrations
  • 1933  Alcatraz Island is acquired from the Army by the Department of Justice for use as a Federal Prison; island had been used as a military prison since 1861
  • 1964  1st spacecraft with multi-person crew launches; Soviets lead the space race with flight of Voskhod 1
  • 1979  Douglas Adams’ classic comedy work The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is 1st published
  • 1997  American folk singer John Denver dies in crash of an experimental aircraft in California (b. 1943)
  • 1999  Day of Six Billion; United Nations estimates that earth’s population reached 6 billion persons this day
  • 2000  Muslim al Qaeda terrorists use suicide boat bomb in attack against the USS Cole; 17 sailors killed and 38 wounded
  • 2002  Muslim terror group Jemaah Islamiyah detonates car bomb outside nightclub on Bali; 182 killed, another 200 injured
  • 2007  Former Vice President Al Gore is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Lost and Found – October 10th Edition

What to remember about October 10th…

  • 0732  Coalition of Christian forces defeats Moorish army at Battle of Tours; ends Muslim expansion into Western Europe
  • 1845  United States Naval Academy opens at Annapolis, Maryland with a class of 50 midshipmen
  • 1944  Over 800 Gypsy children are gassed to death at Auschwitz
  • 1971  London Bridge reopens after it is dismantled, moved, and reassembled in Lake Havasu, Arizona
  • 1973  Vice President Spiro Agnew becomes 1st to resign in disgrace after pleading no-contest to tax evasion charges
  • 1985  U.S. fighter planes force plane carrying escaping terrorists from the Achille Lauro attack to land in Italy
  • 1985  American director, actor, and screenwriter Orson Welles dies in Hollywood, California
  • 2002 House of Representatives votes 296-133 to give President George W. Bush authority to use military force against Iraq (Senate follows suit the next day)

London Bridge Lake Havasu City Arizona

Lost and Found – May 20th Edition

What to remember about May 20th…

  • 1506  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies of heart attack in Valladolid, Spain (b. 1451)
  • 1778  Patriot and Oneida Indian allies led by Marquis de Lafayette evade entrapment by British troops at Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania
  • 1861  North Carolina becomes the last state to secede from the Union
  • 1873  Levi Strause and Jaco Davis get their patent for blue jeans
  • 1927  American aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from Long Island, New York on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1932  Amelia Earhart begins the world’s first successful solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a woman
  • 1940  German forces reach the English Channel near Abbeville, France
  • 1940  1st prisoners arrive at Death Camp at Auschwitz n Poland
  • 1969  U.S. and South Vietnamese troops win Battle for Hill 937 “Hamburger Hill” after 10 days and 10 assaults
  • 1989  Chinese authorities declare martial law as pro-democracy demonstrations gather momentum