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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

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Lost and Found – December 2nd Edition

What to remember about December 2nd…

  • 1777  Philadelphia nurse and housewife Lydia Darragh overhears British plans for surprise attack on General Washington’s forces; pretending to need flower, she slips out and passes a warning to Colonials
  • 1823  Monroe Doctrine becomes new U.S. foreign policy when unveiled at President’s annual address to Congress
  • 1845  President Polk reasserts Monroe doctrine announcing aggressive westward expansion as part of America’s “manifest destiny”
  • 1942  Enrico Fermi experiment produces 1st nuclear chain reaction; “atomic pile” was built and tested in a basement at University of Chicago
  • 1954  U.S. Senate votes to condemn Joseph R. McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute”.
  • 1970  At the direction of President Nixon and with approval of Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins operations
  • 1976  Communist dictator Fidel Castro is becomes President of Cuba
  • 2001  Energy-trading corporation Enron files bankruptcy after fraud and mismanagement can no longer be concealed
  • 2015  Married Islamist terrorists Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik kill 14 and wound 22 in attack on office Christmas party in San Bernadino County, California

 Lydia Darragh meets George Washington

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 – November 6th Edition

What to remember about November 6th…

    • 1789  John Carroll is appointed the 1st Catholic Bishop in America; founder of Georgetown University
    • 1854  American composed and conductor John Phillip Souza is born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1932)
    • 1861  Jefferson Davis elected President of the Confederacy
    • 1944  Plutonium is 1st produced at Hanford Atomic Facility; it will be used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
    • 1965  U.S. begins Freedom Flights program that brings 250,000 refugees from communist Cuba
    • 1986  John A. Walker, Jr. is convicted of running spy ring for the Soviets; sentenced to life in prison
    • 1985  Press accounts reveal that President Reagan authorized arms sales to Iran; Iran-Contra Affair expands
    • 2003  President Bush signs Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Lost and Found – October 28th Edition

What to remember about October 28th…

    • 1775  British Major General Howe issues proclamation forbidding residents from leaving the city
    • 1818  Abigail Adams, First Lady and wife of President John Adams dies in Quincy, Massachusetts (b. 1744)
    • 1886  President Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty
    • 1918  Sailors of the German High Seas Fleet mutiny instead of attack British fleet with armistice in the works
    • 1922  Benito Mussolini leads Italian fascists in March on Rome; takes over the Italian government
    • 1929  Black Monday stock market crash
    • 1962  Cuban Missile Crisis ends as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian missiles from the island
    • 1965  In St. Louis, Missouri the 630-foot Gateway Arch portion of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is completed
    • 1971  Britain launches Prospero; it is their 1st satellite
    • 2005  Iran launches its 1st satellite in joint effort with Russia

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

Lost and Found – October 25th Edition

What to remember about October 25th…

  • 1415  On St. Crispin’s Day, small force led by Henry V defeats numerically superior French army at Battle of Agincourt in Hundred Years’ War; English longbows prove highly effective
  • 1764  Future President John Adams and Abigail Smith marry in Massachusetts
  • 1774  Continental Congress petitions king of England to address the Intolerable Acts
  • 1854  Confusion leads to Charge of the Light Brigade during Crimean War; inspires Tennyson’s famous poem
  • 1861  Keel is lain for the 1st Union ironclad USS Monitor
  • 1962  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presents photographic evidence to U.N. of Soviet missile bases in Cuba
  • 1971  United Nations votes to admit Peoples Republic of China and expel Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • 1983  President Reagan orders Marines to invade island of Grenada to protect American students and tourists; now celebrated as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1994  Susan Smith reports her car was hijacked with her 2 children in the back; this lie is to cover her murder of the kids

Lost and Found – October 22nd Edition

What to remember about October 22nd…

    • 1734  American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone born in Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)
    • 1775  1st president of the Continental Congress Peyton Manning of Virginia dies in Philadelphia
    • 1797  André-Jacques Garnerin is the first person to make a parachute jump; he descends from a hot air balloon 3200 feet above Paris
    • 1907  A run on New York banks leads to financial crisis and a 50% decline in the New York Stock Exchange
    • 1957  1st American casualties of the Vietnam War; 13 injured in terrorist bombing in Saigon
    • 1962  President Kennedy addresses nation on television to announce a blockade of Cuba in response to the installation of nuclear weapons on the island by the Soviet Union
    • 1968  Apollo 7 mission splashes down as the 1st successful manned mission of the Apollo series
    • 1986  President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986
    • 2008  India launches their 1st unmanned lunar mission

Lost and Found – August 13th Edition

What to remember about August 13th…

  • 1818  American suffragette and abolitionist Lucy Stone is born in Massachusetts; inspired Susan B. Anthony to join the cause
  • 1878  First death in the Memphis, Tennessee yellow-fever epidemic; in next few months 20,000 will die
  • 1910  Florence Nightingale dies; founder of professional nursing and the school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London
  • 1912  Famed American golfer Ben Hogan is born in Stephenville, Texas
  • 1918  Opha May Johnson becomes 1st woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps
  • 1926  Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro is born; responsible for the deaths of thousands of dissidents
  • 1937  3-month Battle of Shanghai begins between China’s National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army
  • 1995  New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle dies
  • 2004  American chef, author, and television personality Julia Child dies; WWII veteran of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – that agency later becomes the CIA

Lost and Found – June 28th Edition

What to remember about June 28th…

  • 1776  Thomas Hickey convicted and executed for mutiny, sedition, and conspiring with the enemy; Washington signs the death warrant
  • 1778  Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hays replaces her wounded husband on the battlefield as cannon crew helping win the Battle of Monmouth
  • 1836  James Madison dies; 4th President of the United States, “father” of the Constitution; husband of Dolley Madison
  • 1914  Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is shot to death beginning a chain of events leading to World War I
  • 1919  Future 33rd President of the United States Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace; afterward they lived in her mother’s house
  • 1919  Treaty of Versailles is signed; ends World War I
  • 1953  Assembly begins in Flint, MI on the 1st Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1965  3000 troops from the 173rd Airborne assault Viet Cong positions north of Saigon; 1st major offensive of the Vietnam War
  • 1978  SCOTUS rules in University of California v. Bakke that he be admitted to the medical school; ruled against reverse discrimination
  • 1997 Boxer Mike Tyson bites off ear of Evander Holyfield’s ear
  • 2000  6-year old Elián González sent back to Cuba
  • 2004  Sovereign power is transferred from the Coalition Provisional Authority to Iraq’s interim government
  • 2005  Navy Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy is killed in Afghanistan calling in support for his surrounded unit; he will receive the Medal of Honor
  • 2012  SCOTUS rules that Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is constitutional as a tax and not under Commerce Clause; largest tax increase in history of the world goes forward

INS Border Patrol agents take 6-year old into “protective custody”