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Lost and Found – January 9th Edition

What to remember about January 9th…

  • 1776 Patriot Thomas Paine 1st publishes his pamphlet on independence from Britain “Common Sense”
  • 1788  Connecticut becomes 5th state admitted to the Union
  • 1861  Confederate forces in Charleston fire on the Union supply ship Star of the West when it tries to reach Fort Sumter
  • 1913  Future 37th president of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon is born on this day in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1916  Ottoman Empire defeats Allied forces at Battle of Gallipoli leading to evacuation by sea
  • 1945  U.S. forces led by General MacArthur land at Luzon to continue recapture of the Philippine Islands
  • 1964  One of the Hillside Stranglers, Angelo Buono, is sentenced to life in prison; his accomplice Kenneth Bianchi testifies
  • 1991  Talks between representatives of the U.S. and Iraq fail to resolve growing crisis over the invasion of Kuwait
  • 2007  Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

MacArthur returns to the Phillipines

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Lost and Found – October 29th Edition

What to remember about October 29th…

  • 1777  After an extended illness John Hancock resigns his post as president of the Continental Congress
  • 1863  18 national delegations at meeting in Geneva, Switzerland agree to form the International Red Cross
  • 1901  Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President McKinley’ is executed less than 2 months after the shooting in Buffalo, New York
  • 1956  In response to Egyptian seizure and nationalization of the Suez Canal, Israel invades Sinai Peninsula
  • 1969  1st computer-to-computer link is established, 1st message is sent on ARPANET, precursor of the internet
  • 1998  Senator John Glenn returns to space at age 77 aboard shuttle Discovery; in 1962 was 1st American to orbit Earth
  • 2004  Al-Jazeera broadcasts tape of Osama bin Laden admitting direct responsibility for attacks of September 11, 2001

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 – June 5th Edition

What to remember about June 5th…

  • 1723 Scottish economist and author of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith baptized (d. 1790); inspiration for American Founding Fathers
  • 1805  1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” – Illinois
  • 1833 Ada Lovelace introduced to Charles Babbage – 1st computer programmer meets 1st computer maker
  • 1851  Publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin begins in abolitionist newspaper
  • 1884  William Tecumseh Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination famously saying “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected”
  • 1917  1st of 10 million men begin registering for the draft (WWI)
  • 1933  United States goes off of the gold standard; American currency no longer backed by gold and citizens prohibited from owning more than $100
  • 1942 US declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania
  • 1944  Field-marshal Erwin Rommel goes on vacation
  • 1950 SCOTUS rules in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents “separate but equal” unconstitutional in education
  • 1967 Arab-Israeli War (Six-Day War) begins; pre-emptive strike by Israel defused Egyptian and Syrian threat while unifying Jerusalem
  • 1968 Palestinian Sirhan-Sirhan assassinates presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy; brother of President John F. Kennedy
  • 2004  Former 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan dies at home in Bel Aire, California (b. 1911)

Lost and Found – April 1st Edition

What to remember about April 1st…

April Fools Day

  • 1621  Wampanoag tribe signs defensive treaty with colonists at Plymouth in Massachusetts; lasts more than 50 years
  • 1700  Date becomes popularized as a pranksters holiday in England
  • 1789  In New York City, U.S. House of Representatives elects Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (PA) as 1st Speaker of the House
  • 1865  Union forces cut supply lines for Lee’s army with victory at Battle of Five Forks; Confederates begin withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond
  • 1924  Adolf Hitler is convicted and sentenced to 5 years for failed attempt to seize control of German government; writes Mein Kampf in prison
  • 1945  50,000 troops make landing unopposed during invasion of Japanese island of Okinawa; new tactic draws allies inland
  • 1946  Earthquake off Alaska spawns 30-foot tall tsunami that strikes Hawaii killing over 100; prompts creation of Seismic SeaWave Warning System
  • 1948  Soviet troops stop and attempt to search U.S. and British military trains en route to supply West Berlin; tensions over control city mount
  • 1954  United States Air Force Academy is founded at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1970  President Nixon signs into law a total ban on cigarette advertizing by television or radio; adds Surgeon General’s warning to packaging
  • 1976  Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne; Wayne sells his shares soon after for $2300
  • 2001  U.S. Navy EP-3E ARIES II collides with Chinese fighter and is forced to land in China; crew is detained after destroying their classified equipment; Chinese intelligence service dismantles and examines aircraft
  • 2010  Congress cuts Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%as part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act

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 – January 9th Edition

What to remember about January 9th…

  • 1776 Patriot Thomas Paine 1st publishes his pamphlet on independence from Britain “Common Sense”
  • 1788  Connecticut becomes 5th state admitted to the Union
  • 1861  Confederate forces in Charleston fire on the Union supply ship Star of the West when it tries to reach Fort Sumter
  • 1913  Future 37th president of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon is born on this day in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1916  Ottoman Empire defeats Allied forces at Battle of Gallipoli leading to evacuation by sea
  • 1945  U.S. forces led by General MacArthur land at Luzon to continue recapture of the Philippine Islands
  • 1964  One of the Hillside Stranglers, Angelo Buono, is sentenced to life in prison; his accomplice Kenneth Bianchi testifies
  • 1991  Talks between representatives of the U.S. and Iraq fail to resolve growing crisis over the invasion of Kuwait
  • 2007  Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

MacArthur returns to the Phillipines

Lost and Found – September 24th Edition

What to remember about September 24th…

  • 622   Prophet Muhammad completes his journey of escape from Mecca to Medina ahead of threat; history of Islam begins (traditional)
  • 1780  Traitor Benedict Arnold flees to the British lines
  • 1789  Congress passes the 1st Judiciary Act; establishes the office of Attorney General and federal court system
  • 1890  Leadership of the Mormon church officially renounces polygamy
  • 1896  American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)
  • 1906  President Theodore Roosevelt declares Devils Tower in Wyoming to be 1st National Monument
  • 1957  President Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Littlerock, Arkansas to enforce desegregation
  • 1964  Warren Commission delivers their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to President Lyndon Johnson
  • 1979  Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service and the first public electronic mail service
  • 1991  American children’s writer Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel dies (b 1904)

Lost and Found – August 12th Edition

What to remember about August 12th…

  • 1861  Eliphalet Remington dies in New York; inventor and founder of Remington Arms Co.
  • 1881  American film director and producer Cecil B. Demille is born in Ashfield, Massachusetts
  • 1898  Armistice is signed by Spain ending Spanish-American War, U.S. gains Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Manilla
  • 1898  U.S. formally assumes sovereignty over Hawaii
  • 1914  United kingdom enters WWI by declaring war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1944  Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. dies during WWII Operation Aphrodite, brother of John F. Kennedy
  • 1960  NASA launches its 1st successful communications satellite Echo 1A, remains in orbit until 1968
  • 1961  To prevent people from escaping communist regime, East Germany begins construction on the Berlin Wall
  • 1981  The IBM PC is introduced
  • 1990  U.S. suffers 1st casualty in build-up to the Gulf War; Air Force SSGT John Campisi
  • 1994  Major League Baseball’s players begin strike that will continue until April 1995; there will be no World Series this year

Lost and Found – June 5th Edition

What to remember about June 5th…

  • 1723 Scottish economist and author of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith baptized (d. 1790); inspiration for American Founding Fathers
  • 1805  1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” – Illinois
  • 1833 Ada Lovelace introduced to Charles Babbage – 1st computer programmer meets 1st computer maker
  • 1851  Publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin begins in abolitionist newspaper
  • 1884  William Tecumseh Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination famously saying “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected”
  • 1917  1st of 10 million men begin registering for the draft (WWI)
  • 1933  United States goes off of the gold standard; American currency no longer backed by gold and citizens prohibited from owning more than $100
  • 1942 US declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania
  • 1944  Field-marshal Erwin Rommel goes on vacation
  • 1950 SCOTUS rules in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents “separate but equal” unconstitutional in education
  • 1967 Arab-Israeli War (Six-Day War) begins; pre-emptive strike by Israel defused Egyptian and Syrian threat while unifying Jerusalem
  • 1968 Palestinian Sirhan-Sirhan assassinates presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy; brother of President John F. Kennedy
  • 2004  Former 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan dies at home in Bel Aire, California (b. 1911)