Tag Archives: electoral college

Lost and Found – December 1st Edition

What to remember about December 1st…

  • 1824  Because no candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Congress determines that John Quincy Adams will become 6th President of the United States
  • 1913  Ford Motor Company installs the 1st moving assembly line; manufacturing time for Model T cars goes from 12 hours to just 2-and-a-half
  • 1941  Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) is formed by Administrative Order 9
  • 1955  Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man violating Alabama segregation laws; her arrest sparks outrage and bus boycott
  • 1959  12 nations sign Antarctica Treaty banning military activity on the continent
  • 1969  U.S. holds 1st draft lottery since WWII
  • 1981  Centers for Disease Control officially recognizes AIDS as a disease; at that time known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  • 1988  1st Annual World AIDS Day is observed; held every December 1st
  • 1990  Workers break through and connect 2 tunnels under the English Channel; 4 years later the “Chunnel” will connect France and England by rail
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Lost and Found – February 17th Edition

What to remember about February 17th…

  • 1621  Miles Standish is elected by Pilgrim’s as 1st commander of Plymouth Colony
  • 1801  After 35 unsuccessful votes in Electoral College, Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd President of the United States
  • 1864  Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is 1st combat sub to sink an enemy warship with attack on USS Housatonic off Charleston, S.C.
  • 1865  After wintering in Savannah, Sherman’s army moves into South Carolina capturing and burning city of Columbia
  • 1947  Voice of America radio program begins broadcasting into Soviet Union; brings taste of U.S.A. to the dark side of “Iron Curtain”
  • 1974  Army private Robert K. Preston steals UH-1 helicopter to hover over White House as protest; he lands on the south lawn
  • 1979  China invades Vietnam in response to overthrow of Pol Pot’s Cambodian regime by Vietnamese forces
  • 2011  “Day of Rage” protest in Libya and around the world mark beginning of civil war; some police forces join demonstrators

Lost and Found – February 9th Edition

What to remember about February 9th…

  • 1773  Future 9th President William Henry Harrison is born in Virginia (d. 1841), will die in office after 1 month after inauguration
  • 1825 As neither has enough electoral votes, House of Representatives chooses John Quincy Adams to be President over Andrew Jackson
  • 1861  Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederate States of America by Provisional Congress in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1942  Daylight saving time is instituted to conserve fuel for the war
  • 1950  Senator Joseph McCarthy becomes national figure with speech claiming he has a list of over 200 communists inside Department of State
  • 1964  Beatles appear on American television for 1st time with performance on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1965  1st American ground combat troops are deployed to Vietnam
  • 1971  Pitcher Satchel Paige is 1st Negro League player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; rookie year at age 42
  • 1997  FOX’s show The Simpsons becomes the longest running animated series in American television; surpasses The Flintstones

Lost and Found – February 4th Edition

What to remember about February 4th…

  • 1789  George Washington is 1st and only President to be unanimously elected by the Electoral College
  • 1801  John Marshall is sworn in as 4th Chief Justice of the United States
  • 1861  Six delegates of the provisional Congress of the Confederacy meets for 1st time in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1941  United Service Organization (USO) is founded to provide support and assistance to American service personnel
  • 1945  Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt meet in conference at Yalta to discuss division of power in post-war world
  • 1974  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1983  Pop superstar Karen Carpenter dies of heart attack caused by anorexia (b. 1950)
  • 1992  Hugo Chavez stages failed marxist, military coup of in Venezuela to overthrow democratically elected government
  • 2004  Social networking site Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Lost and Found – December 1st Edition

What to remember about December 1st…

  • 1824  Because no candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Congress determines that John Quincy Adams will become 6th President of the United States
  • 1913  Ford Motor Company installs the 1st moving assembly line; manufacturing time for Model T cars goes from 12 hours to just 2-and-a-half
  • 1941  Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) is formed by Administrative Order 9
  • 1955  Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man violating Alabama segregation laws; her arrest sparks outrage and bus boycott
  • 1959  12 nations sign Antarctica Treaty banning military activity on the continent
  • 1969  U.S. holds 1st draft lottery since WWII
  • 1981  Centers for Disease Control officially recognizes AIDS as a disease; at that time known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  • 1988  1st Annual World AIDS Day is observed; held every December 1st
  • 1990  Workers break through and connect 2 tunnels under the English Channel; 4 years later the “Chunnel” will connect France and England by rail

Presidential Trivia – John Quincy Adams

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find.

Our candidate today is:  John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

  • Born July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts
  •  Died February 23, 1848 inside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Education:  Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard in 1787, A.M. from Harvard in 1790
  • Civilian profession: Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard
  • Married to Louisa Catherine Johnson in 1797.  She is the first and only foreign-born First Lady.
  • Children: Louisa, George Washington, John, Charles
  • Political Party – Whig (1838–1848), Federalist (Before 1808), Democratic-Republican (1808–1830), National Republican (1830-1834)
  • One of only 8 Presidents to be born British subjects: Washington, J. Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J. Q. Adams, Jackson, W. Harrison
  • First son of a President to become President.  George H.W. Bush is the only other.
  • Refused to take his oath of office upon a Bible stating that the Holy Book was for religious purposes only.
  • First to President without having won either the popular vote or most electoral college votes.  He was elected by the House of Representatives.
  • Weather permitting, he swam nude in the Potomac River every day.  A female reporter one day came down to the river and stole his clothes until he agreed to give her the first Presidential interview.
  • When he was Secretary of State, he negotiated the Adams-Onis Treaty that transferred Florida from Spain to the United States.
  • Only President to have silkworms or an alligator (kept in the bathroom) in the White House.  Also had installed the first pool table.
  • First President to be photographed
  • Adams spoke on behalf of the slaves of the Amistad before the U.S. Supreme Court.  As a thank you gift they gave him the Mendi Bible.
  • Famous quote:  “The four most miserable years of my life were my four years in the presidency.”

Lost and Found – February 17th Edition

What to remember about February 17th…

  • 1621  Miles Standish is elected by Pilgrim’s as 1st commander of Plymouth Colony
  • 1801  After 35 unsuccessful votes in Electoral College, Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd President of the United States
  • 1864  Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is 1st combat sub to sink an enemy warship with attack on USS Housatonic off Charleston, S.C.
  • 1865  After wintering in Savannah, Sherman’s army moves into South Carolina capturing and burning city of Columbia
  • 1947  Voice of America radio program begins broadcasting into Soviet Union; brings taste of U.S.A. to the dark side of “Iron Curtain”
  • 1974  Army private Robert K. Preston steals UH-1 helicopter to hover over White House as protest; he lands on the south lawn
  • 1979  China invades Vietnam in response to overthrow of Pol Pot’s Cambodian regime by Vietnamese forces
  • 2011  “Day of Rage” protest in Libya and around the world mark beginning of civil war; some police forces join demonstrators

Lost and Found – February 9th Edition

What to remember about February 9th…

  • 1773  Future 9th President William Henry Harrison is born in Virginia (d. 1841), will die in office after 1 month after inauguration
  • 1825 As neither has enough electoral votes, House of Representatives chooses John Quincy Adams to be President over Andrew Jackson
  • 1861  Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederate States of America by Provisional Congress in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1942  Daylight saving time is instituted to conserve fuel for the war
  • 1950  Senator Joseph McCarthy becomes national figure with speech claiming he has a list of over 200 communists inside Department of State
  • 1964  Beatles appear on American television for 1st time with performance on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1965  1st American ground combat troops are deployed to Vietnam
  • 1971  Pitcher Satchel Paige is 1st Negro League player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; rookie year at age 42
  • 1997  FOX’s show The Simpsons becomes the longest running animated series in American television; surpasses The Flintstones

Lost and Found – February 4th Edition

What to remember about February 4th…

  • 1789  George Washington is 1st and only President to be unanimously elected by the Electoral College
  • 1801  John Marshall is sworn in as 4th Chief Justice of the United States
  • 1861  Six delegates of the provisional Congress of the Confederacy meets for 1st time in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1941  United Service Organization (USO) is founded to provide support and assistance to American service personnel
  • 1945  Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt meet in conference at Yalta to discuss division of power in post-war world
  • 1974  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1983  Pop superstar Karen Carpenter dies of heart attack caused by anorexia (b. 1950)
  • 1992  Hugo Chavez stages failed marxist, military coup of in Venezuela to overthrow democratically elected government
  • 2004  Social networking site Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Lost and Found – December 1st Edition

What to remember about December 1st…

  • 1824  Because no candidate received a majority of electoral votes, Congress determines that John Quincy Adams will become 6th President of the United States
  • 1913  Ford Motor Company installs the 1st moving assembly line; manufacturing time for Model T cars goes from 12 hours to just 2-and-a-half
  • 1941  Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) is formed by Administrative Order 9
  • 1955  Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man violating Alabama segregation laws; her arrest sparks outrage and bus boycott
  • 1959  12 nations sign Antarctica Treaty banning military activity on the continent
  • 1969  U.S. holds 1st draft lottery since WWII
  • 1981  Centers for Disease Control officially recognizes AIDS as a disease; at that time known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency
  • 1988  1st Annual World AIDS Day is observed; held every December 1st
  • 1990  Workers break through and connect 2 tunnels under the English Channel; 4 years later the “Chunnel” will connect France and England by rail