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Lost and Found – December 20th Edition

What to remember about December 20th…

  • 1783  Virginia cedes western territory reaching as far as Mississippi River
  • 1803  French peacefully surrender New Orleans to America as part of Louisiana Purchase
  • 1946  Classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is released in New York; Frank Capra movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed
  • 1957  Elvis Presley receives his draft notice during the Korean War; he served in West Germany in a tank battalion
  • 1963 For the 1st time in 2 years East Germany allows westerners to enter on one-day passes through the Berlin Wall
  • 1989  After the murder of a U.S. Marine by Panamanian police December 16th, American forces invade in Operation Just Cause
  • 2005  US District Court rules against mandating teaching of “intelligent design” in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Lost and Found – November 15th Edition

What to remember about November 15th…

November 15th is America Recycles Day – celebration of education and motivation promote recycling in communities across America

    • 1777  Continental Congress approves Articles of Confederation; precursor to the U.S. Constitution
    • 1806  American explorer Zebulon Pike observes high mountaintop later known as Pike’s Peak
    • 1859  Athens holds 1st modern revival of the Olympic Games
    • 1864  Sherman begins his March to the Sea by stripping Atlanta of supplies and setting hundreds of buildings on fire
    • 1867  The 1st stock ticker is unveiled in New York City
    • 1939  Franklin D. Roosevelt lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    • 1943  Heinrich Himmler publishes order that Gypsies be treated like Jews and sent to concentration camps
    • 1956  Elvis Presley makes his film debut in Love Me Tender
    • 1977  President Carter plays host to Shah of Iran during state visit to the United States; hold talks on energy and regional peace issues
    • 1988  Palestinian National Council proclaims the establishment of an independent Palestinian state
    • 2011   Just after midnight, NYPD begins evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti park citing public health; 70 arrested

Lost and Found – January 23rd Edition

23What to remember about January 23rd…

National Pie Day (USA)

  • 1737  American merchant, statesman, and signer of the Declaration of Independence John Hancock is born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1793)
  • 1789  Georgetown College is founded in Maryland as the 1st Catholic University in America
  • 1849  Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman M.D. in America; she and her sister (later an M.D. also) found clinic for women in New York
  • 1865  One-legged Confederate General John Bell Hood removed from command of the Army of Tennessee after series of disastrous failures
  • 1922  Insulin used on human subject for 1st time in treatment for diabetes; discovery given away royalty-free to the world
  • 1957 Wham-O produces the first plastic flying discs; the modern Frisbee is born; invented by William Frisbee in 1871
  • 1964  24th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified; right to vote in federal election may not be denied by failure to pay tax
  • 1968  Electronic intelligence gathering ship USS Pueblo is seized by North Korea; accused of spying, 83 crew are held for almost a year
  • 1973  President Nixon announces that peace agreement has been reached with North Vietnam; signing to take place January 27th
  • 1986  Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame recognizes its 1st inductees; among them Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Buddy Holly
  • 1991  Police cruiser dashboard camera records murder of Texas lawman during traffic stop; tape convicts 3 assailants at trial
  • 2002  “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh returns to U.S. in FBI custody; captured in Afghanistan fighting against U.S. troops
  • 2002  Journalist Daniel Pearl is kidnapped by Islamic terrorists and later beheaded on camera by his captors

national pie day

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

    • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
    • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
    • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
    • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
    • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
    • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
    • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
    • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – December 20th Edition

What to remember about December 20th…

    • 1783  Virginia cedes western territory reaching as far as Mississippi River
    • 1803  French peacefully surrender New Orleans to America as part of Louisiana Purchase
    • 1946  Classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is released in New York; Frank Capra movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed
    • 1957  Elvis Presley receives his draft notice during the Korean War; he served in West Germany in a tank battalion
    • 1963 For the 1st time in 2 years East Germany allows westerners to enter on one-day passes through the Berlin Wall
    • 1989  After the murder of a U.S. Marine by Panamanian police December 16th, American forces invade in Operation Just Cause
    • 2005  US District Court rules against mandating teaching of “intelligent design” in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Lost and Found – August 16th Edition

What to remember about August 16th…

  • 1780  Continental forces led by General Horatio Gates suffer embarrassing loss at Camden, South Carolina
  • 1812  American General William Hull surrenders Detroit to British and Indian forces without a fight; he is later convicted of cowardice
  • 1841  President John Tyler is burned in effigy outside the White House for vetoing reestablishment of the Bank of the United States
  • 1896  George Carmack finds gold while fishing in the Yukon; “Klondike Fever” leads to the last great gold rush in America
  • 1948  Baseball legend Babe Ruth dies of cancer in New York City
  • 1974  The Ramones play their first public show in Manhattan; Punk Rock is born
  • 1977  Elvis Presley, the “King Of Rock and Roll” dies in Memphis, Tennessee of an apparent heart attack
  • 1984  Automaker John DeLorean is acquitted of drug trafficking charges
  • 2007  Student Seung-Hui Cho goes on shooting spree at Virginia Tech, he commits suicide after killing 32 and wounding 25

delorean showroom car

Lost and Found – March 24th Edition

What to remember about March 24th…

  • 1765  British Parliament passes quartering act requiring colonies to provide accommodations for troops; authorizes use of private homes as barracks
  • 1834  American explorer, conservationist, and abolitionist John Wesley Powell is born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1944  76 Allied prisoners break out od German POW camp Stalag Luft III; event immortalized in 1963 film The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen
  • 1958  Elvis Presley is inducted into the United States Army; earlier deferment allowed him to avoid service in Korea
  • 1965  At University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, anti-war activists and academics hold the 1st “teach-in”; movement will soon spread to other campuses
  • 1989  Supertanker Exxon Valdez runs aground off Prince William Sound in Alaska; drunken captain causes largest oil spill in U.S. history
  • 1996  Astronaut Shannon Lucid becomes 1st American female to live aboard a space station when she joins the crew of Russian Mir
  • 1999 NATO aircraft begin 78 days of bombings in effort to end ethnic warfare in Yugoslavia

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year.

  • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
  • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
  • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
  • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
  • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
  • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
  • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
  • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – December 20th Edition

What to remember about December 20th…

  • 1783  Virginia cedes western territory reaching as far as Mississippi River
  • 1803  French peacefully surrender New Orleans to America as part of Louisiana Purchase
  • 1946  Classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is released in New York; Frank Capra movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed
  • 1957  Elvis Presley receives his draft notice during the Korean War; he served in West Germany in a tank battalion
  • 1963 For the 1st time in 2 years East Germany allows westerners to enter on one-day passes through the Berlin Wall
  • 1989  After the murder of a U.S. Marine by Panamanian police December 16th, American forces invade in Operation Just Cause
  • 2005  US District Court rules against mandating teaching of “intelligent design” in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Lost and Found – March 24th Edition

What to remember about March 24th…

  • 1765  British Parliament passes quartering act requiring colonies to provide accommodations for troops; authorizes use of private homes as barracks
  • 1834  American explorer, conservationist, and abolitionist John Wesley Powell is born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1944  76 Allied prisoners break out od German POW camp Stalag Luft III; event immortalized in 1963 film The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen
  • 1958  Elvis Presley is inducted into the United States Army; earlier deferment allowed him to avoid service in Korea
  • 1965  At University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, anti-war activists and academics hold the 1st “teach-in”; movement will soon spread to other campuses
  • 1989  Supertanker Exxon Valdez runs aground off Prince William Sound in Alaska; drunken captain causes largest oil spill in U.S. history
  • 1996  Astronaut Shannon Lucid becomes 1st American female to live aboard a space station when she joins the crew of Russian Mir
  • 1999 NATO aircraft begin 78 days of bombings in effort to end ethnic warfare in Yugoslavia