Tag Archives: Constitution

Lost and Found – January 14th Edition

What to remember about January 14th…

  • 1639  Fundamental Orders are adopted in Connecticut; 1st written constitution in the colonies
  • 1741  American General turned traitor Benedict Arnold is born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1801)
  • 1784  War for Independence ends officially as Continental Congress ratifies second Treaty of Paris; Britain acknowledges colonies now as United States; known in U.S. as Ratification Day
  • 1875  Nobel Prize-winning physician, theologian, and musician Dr. Albert Schweitzer is born (d. 1965)
  • 1942  President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Presidential Proclamation No. 2537, persons from Axis nations of Italy, Germany and Japan required to register with Department of Justice; opened door to full-scale internment
  • 1950  1st flight of the Soviet Union’s MiG-17 jet fighter
  • 1963  George Wallace is inaugurated as Democrat governor of Alabama; ran on platform of  “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”
  • 1969  Accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise kills 27 and injures over 300; serious safety flaws revealed aboard the 1st nuclear aircraft carrier
  • 2005  World Health Organization reports that worldwide polio cases have doubled since Islamic boycott on vaccines began; Muslims claim an American plot
  • 2008  Bobby Jindal is sworn in as the 56th Governor of Louisiana; 1st Indian-American governor elected in the U.S.

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Lost and Found – January 7th Edition

What to remember about January 7th…

  • 1718  Revolutionary War general and member of Rogers’ Rangers Israel Putnam is born in Salem village, Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1785  American John Jeffries and Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard are 1st to cross the English Channel by air; do it in a balloon
  • 1789  1st presidential election under the newly ratified U.S. Constitution is held; George Washington wins as expected
  • 1800  Future 13th President Millard Fillmore is born in New York (d. 1874)
  • 1953  President Truman announces in State of the Union address that the U.S. has successfully developed a hydrogen bomb
  • 1980  President Carter signs bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bail out loans for Chrysler Corporation
  • 1999  President Clinton’s impeachment trial begins in the Senate for lying under oath and obstructing justice
  • 2010  Muslim gunmen open fire on Christians leaving midnight Christmas mass in Egypt; 9 killed and 11 wounded
  • 2015  Muslim terrorists storm offices of French Satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris killing 12 and wounding 11 for the “blasphemy” of making fun of Islam and Muhammad; rampage continues for 2-more days until another 5 killed an 11 wounded in associated attacks

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Lost and Found – January 2nd Edition

What to remember about January 2nd…

  • 1776  Congress publishes Tory Act to advise colonies on how to deal with persons remaining loyal to Britain
  • 1788  Georgia becomes 4th state in the Union by voting to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • 1909 Father of modern conservatism and 5-term U.S. Senator Barry Morris Goldwater is born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • 1923  Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior under President Harding resigns over corruption charges in Teapot Dome scandal
  • 1935  Bruno Hauptman goes on trial for the murder of the infant son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh
  • 1974  President Nixon signs Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act to establish a national speed limit during oil crisis
  • 1980  President Carter reacts to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan by delaying implementation of SALT-II Treaty; Soviets unimpressed

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 – December 15th Edition

What to remember about December 15th…

  • 1791  With passage in Virginia, the Bill of Rights is ratified and forms the 1st 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  • 1864  2-day Battle of Nashville begins; Confederate Army of Tennessee under General Hood eliminated as fighting force
  • 1939  Film classic “Gone with the Wind” premiers in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1960  Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested in Palm Beach before he can make 2nd attempt on life of President-elect John F. Kennedy
  • 1961  Nazi war criminal and organizer of Hitler’s “final solution to the Jewish Question” Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death by Israeli court
  • 1966  American entertainer and entrepreneur Walter Elias “Walt” Disney dies of cancer in California (b. 1901)
  • 1973  American Psychiatric Association votes 13-0 to remove homosexuality from official list of psychiatric disorders
  • 1978  President Carter announces that U.S. will formally recognize the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC) and sever relations with neighboring U.S. ally Taiwan
  • 1998  House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary releases 265-page report recommending impeachment of President Clinton for high crimes and misdemeanors
  • 2005  USAF announces the F-22 Raptor fighter now in service

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Lost and Found – December 12th Edition

What to remember about December 12th…

    • 1787  Pennsylvania become 2nd state to ratify the Constitution
    • 1870  Joseph H. Rainey is seated as 1st African-American directly elected United States Congressman
    • 1917  Father Edward J. Flannagan founds Boys Town in Nebraska; village for education of wayward boys still in operation today
    • 1941  Adolf Hitler announces in his offices that “destruction of the Jews must be (the war’s) necessary consequence”.
    • 1985  Charter flight returning from Cairo crashes in Newfoundland killing 248 members of U.S. 101st Airborne Division
    • 2000  Supreme Court issues ruling effectively deciding result of presidential election; Equal Protection Clause was violated when counties applied differing standards to recounts; Bush wins

Lost and Found – December 11th Edition

What to remember about December 11th…

    • 1725  George Mason IV is born in Virginia (d. 1792); patriot, Constitutional Convention delegate, and “Father of the Bill of Rights”
    • 1777  General Washington halts march to Valley Forge as American and British forces stumble upon each other at river crossing
    • 1816  Indiana is admitted to the Union as 19th state
    • 1862  Union troops cross river into Fredericksburg, Virginia hoping to take the city from Army of Northern Virginia
    • 1941  Hitler’s Germany declares war on United States; Italy follows suit
    • 1972  Landing module of Apollo 17 touches down; last human visit to the Moon begins
    • 2008  Financier con man Bernie Madoff is arrested in New York City for $65 billion Ponzi Scheme
    • 2008  Police recover remains of murdered 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in a garbage bag near the family home in Orlando, Florida

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Lost and Found – December 7th Edition

What to remember about December 7th…

  • 43 BC  Famed Roman orator and politician Marcus Tullius “Tully” Cicero is assassinated by servants of Mark Antony; he dies stating “there is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to kill me properly”
  • 1776  Silas Deane, an American agent in Paris, arranges for the Marquis de La Fayette to enter colonial service as a major-general
  • 1787  Delaware votes unanimously to ratify Constitution of the United States; it is the 1st state to ratify
  • 1941  In surprise attack, 300 Japanese planes bomb American fleet while anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii; America enters WWII
  • 1972 NASA launches Apollo 17 mission; it is the last manned mission to Earth’s Moon to date
  • 1982  Charlie Brooks, Jr. becomes the 1st person to be executed in the United States by lethal injection
  • 1993 Colin Ferguson opens fire on Long Island Railroad train killing 5 and wounding 19; seeks revenge for imagined racism

Lost and Found – November 20th Edition

What to remember about November 20th…

    • 1789  New Jersey becomes 1st states to ratify the Bill of Rights amendments to the United States Constitution
    • 1945  War crimes trials of 24 Nazis begin at Nuremberg
    • 1947  Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey; in 1957 becomes Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom
    • 1962  After removal of Soviet weapons, Cuban Missile Crisis ends with lifting of quarantine of the island
    • 1979  Islamic militants seize Grand Mosque at Mecca, days of clashes with Saudi and French troops leave at least 250 dead and 500 wounded
    • 1985  Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 operating system
    • 1998  Zarya is the 1st module of the International Space Station launched into orbit

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Lost and Found – October 27th Edition

What to remember about October 27th…

    • 1659  Massachusetts executes 2 Quakers for their beliefs
    • 1787  1st essay of the Federalist Papers is published
    • 1810  United States annexes former Spanish colony of West Florida
    • 1858  Future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City
    • 1904 1st Subway opens in New York City
    • 1962  America pilot becomes only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down by Soviet missile
    • 1964  Ronald Reagan gives “A Time For Choosing” speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater; launches his political career
    • 1988  President Reagan decides to demolish the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow after discovery of built-in Soviet listening devices
    • 2004  Boston Red Sox win 1st World series since 1918