Tag Archives: FBI

Lost and Found – July 26th Edition

What to remember about July 26th…

  • 1775  Congress establishes department to operate a postal system; Benjamin Franklin is the 1st Postmaster General
  • 1788  New York becomes 11th state with vote to ratify the Constitution
  • 1797  John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson; she will become the 1st and only foreign-born first-lady
  • 1861  Major General George B. McClellan appointed new commander of Army of the Potomac after disastrous First Battle of Bull Run
  • 1908  Office of the Chief Examiner hires a group of investigators; in 1935 this group becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • 1941  In response to invasion of French Indochina, President Franklin Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in U.S.
  • 1945  Cruiser USS Indianapolis departs carrying critical pieces for Little Boy atomic bomb that will be dropped on Hiroshima
  • 1947  President Truman signs National Security Act creating Department of Defense, National Security Council, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • 1971  Apollo 15 launches carrying the Lunar Rover
  • 1990  President George H. W. Bush signs into law the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • 2008 Islamic militants set off 21 bombs in 70 minutes in Ahmedabad, India; 56 killed and over 200 injured

Benjamin Franklin appears on the first postage stamp issued in the United States

Advertisements

Lost and Found – June 27th Edition

What to remember about June 27th…

  • 1829  James Smithson dies leaving his estate to the United States of America; leads to establishment of the Smithsonian Institution
  • 1844  Founder and leader of the Mormon religion Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother Hyrum are murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois
  • 1864  Battle of Kennesaw Mountain; Union forces defeated but Confederate forces must withdraw towards Atlanta once more
  • 1880  Author/activist/lecturer Hellen Keller born in Alabama
  • 1923  American aviators Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter successfully complete 1st aerial refueling of a plane
  • 1927  Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan born in Lynbrook, New York
  • 1942  FBI arrests the last of 8 Nazi saboteurs sent to the U.S.
  • 1950  President Truman announces U.S. forces will move in support of a U.N. resolution to aid South Korea repel invasion by North Korea
  • 1973  John Dean tells Senate Watergate Committee about the “enemies” lists kept by the Nixon White House
  • 2005  Serial killer Dennis Rader pleads guilty and confesses to 10 murders in the “BTK” case; sentence is 175 years without parole

Lost and Found – June 26th Edition

What to  remember about June 26th…

  • 1804  Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of Kansas River
  • 1819  Major General Abner Doubleday born (d. 1893); popularly believed to be the inventor of baseball
  • 1844  President John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in New York
  • 1862  Confederates attack Mechanicsville; Seven Days’ Battle begins
  • 1917  American Expeditionary Forces arrive in Europe
  • 1918  Conflict that begins June 1st ends today with victory of General Pershing’s American Army and Marine forces at Battle of Belleau Wood
  • 1942  1st flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat carrier-based fighter
  • 1945  50 delegates sign charter forming the United Nations
  • 1948  In response to Soviet blockade of West Berlin the 1st planes depart from England and West Germany for the Berlin Airlift
  • 1963  President John F. Kennedy speech at Berlin Wall declaring “Ich bin ein Berliner”; grammar mistake translates to “I am a donut”;  meant to say “I am also a citizen of Berlin.”
  • 1975  2 FBI agents and member of American Indian Movement die in shootout at Pine Ridge Reservation; Leonard Peltier convicted of murders
  • 1996  SCOTUS orders Virginia Military Institute to admit women
  • 2000  Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announce “working draft” of the human genome
  • 2008  In District of Columbia v. Heller SCOTUS rules that 2nd Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms

Lost and Found – June 8th Edition

What to remember about June 8th…

  • 632    Muhammad, founder of Islam dies in Medina (traditional) (b. 570)
  • 1809  Patriot Thomas Paine dies (b. 1737); author of “Common Sense”
  • 1861  Vote on referendum of secession passes in Tennessee; they are the last state to leave the Union
  • 1867  American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born (d. 1959)
  • 1896  President Cleveland orders federal departments to investigate how many immigrants work for the government; wants “aliens” purged
  • 1949  FBI report names Hollywood celebs as communists
  • 1959  Submarine USS Barbero launches Regulus cruise missile towards Mayport, Florida; America’s 1st and only official “missile mail”
  • 1967  Israeli forces attack USS Liberty during Six-Day War
  • 1968  Immigration officer at Heathrow Airport examines Canadian passport of “Ramon George Sneyd”; discovers that man is actually James Earl Ray who is wanted for murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1984  1st Ghostbusters movie released
  • 1991  Victory Parade in Washington, D.C. for Persian Gulf War

Lost and Found – June 2nd Edition

What to remember about June 2nd…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is 1st person to go before the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she will be hanged June 10th
  • 1774  Parliament renews Quartering Act; forces colonists to allow British troops to stay in private homes
  • 1865  Last Confederate army surrenders at Galveston, Texas
  • 1886  President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom at the White House; she is the youngest American First Lady
  • 1919  Anarchists set off 8 bombs targeting public figures in favor of anti-sedition laws and deportation of criminal immigrants
  • 1924  President Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act; all native Americans born inside U.S. territories granted citizenship
  • 1935  After 22 seasons, 10 World Series, and 714 home runs, George Herman “Babe” Ruth retires from baseball
  • 1953  Elisabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1966  NASA’s Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becomes 1st U.S. spacecraft to soft land on an extraterrestrial body
  • 1997  Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh is convicted in Denver, Colorado for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 1998  California ballot proposition 227 passes 61-39%; abolishes bi-lingual education in favor of English-only immersion
  • 2007  Illegal immigrant Alexis Flores is placed on FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for kidnapping, rape and murder of five-year-old girl in Philadelphia – dirtbag is still at-large

Lost and Found – May 2nd Edition

What to remember about May 2nd…

  • 1670  King Charles II of England grants permanent charter to Hudson’s Bay Company; virtual monopoly given to French explorers who opened the lucrative North American fur trade in eastern Canada
  • 1740  Founding Father, President of the Continental Congress, and member of the House of Representatives Elias Boudinot is born (d. 1821)
  • 1863  Confederate general Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson is shot and wounded by friendly fire at Battle of Chancellorsville
  • 1918  General Motors Corporation buys Chevrolet Motor Company
  • 1932  Comedian Jack Benny’s 1st show debuted on NBC Radio
  • 1945  Over 1 million German troops surrender in Italy while city of Berlin surrenders to advancing Red Army
  • 1964  Vietcong frogmen plant charges on USNS Card; explosion sinks vessel in Saigon harbor; ship later raised and returned to service
  • 1970  ROTC building is set ablaze during the ongoing anti-war demonstrations and riots at Kent State University
  • 1972  Founding director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) J. Edgar Hoover dies after serving 48 years in that post (b. 1895)
  • 2000  President Bill Clinton announces that accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) data would no longer be restricted to the military
  • 2004  One of several improvised explosive devices (IED) using mustard gas artillery shell is discovered near Baghdad Airport

Lost and Found – August 22nd Edition

What to remember about August 22nd…

  • 1776  Thousands of British troops under General Howe arrive with the intent to capture New York and divide the colonies
  • 1851  U.S. built schooner America wins the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Guinea Cup; trophy becomes the America’s Cup
  • 1862  President Lincoln writes his response to letter from Tribune editor and abolitionist Horace Greeley
  • 1941  German troops reach Leningrad; siege begins
  • 1950  Athena Gibson becomes 1st African-American woman to compete in U.S. national tennis competition; will also be 1st African-American woman to win at Wimbledon
  • 1989  Co-founder of the Black Panthers, Huey P. Newton is shot on Oakland, California during a drug deal
  • 1989  Nolan Ryan becomes the 1st major league baseball pitcher to register 5000 career strike outs
  • 1992  Day 2 of the Siege at Ruby Ridge; Vicky Weaved is killed by an FBI sniper while she holds her infant daughter

america,s cup trophy sunset

Lost and Found – July 26th Edition

What to remember about July 26th…

  • 1775  Congress establishes department to operate a postal system; Benjamin Franklin is the 1st Postmaster General
  • 1788  New York becomes 11th state with vote to ratify the Constitution
  • 1797  John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson; she will become the 1st and only foreign-born first-lady
  • 1861  Major General George B. McClellan appointed new commander of Army of the Potomac after disastrous First Battle of Bull Run
  • 1908  Office of the Chief Examiner hires a group of investigators; in 1935 this group becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • 1941  In response to invasion of French Indochina, President Franklin Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in U.S.
  • 1945  Cruiser USS Indianapolis departs carrying critical pieces for Little Boy atomic bomb that will be dropped on Hiroshima
  • 1947  President Truman signs National Security Act creating Department of Defense, National Security Council, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • 1971  Apollo 15 launches carrying the Lunar Rover
  • 1990  President George H. W. Bush signs into law the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • 2008 Islamic militants set off 21 bombs in 70 minutes in Ahmedabad, India; 56 killed and over 200 injured

Benjamin Franklin appears on the first postage stamp issued in the United States

Lost and Found – June 27th Edition

What to remember about June 27th…

  • 1829  James Smithson dies leaving his estate to the United States of America; leads to establishment of the Smithsonian Institution
  • 1844  Founder and leader of the Mormon religion Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother Hyrum are murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois
  • 1864  Battle of Kennesaw Mountain; Union forces defeated but Confederate forces must withdraw towards Atlanta once more
  • 1880  Author/activist/lecturer Hellen Keller born in Alabama
  • 1923  American aviators Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter successfully complete 1st aerial refueling of a plane
  • 1927  Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan born in Lynbrook, New York
  • 1942  FBI arrests the last of 8 Nazi saboteurs sent to the U.S.
  • 1950  President Truman announces U.S. forces will move in support of a U.N. resolution to aid South Korea repel invasion by North Korea
  • 1973  John Dean tells Senate Watergate Committee about the “enemies” lists kept by the Nixon White House
  • 2005  Serial killer Dennis Rader pleads guilty and confesses to 10 murders in the “BTK” case; sentence is 175 years without parole

Lost and Found – June 26th Edition

What to  remember about June 26th…

  • 1804  Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of Kansas River
  • 1819  Major General Abner Doubleday born (d. 1893); popularly believed to be the inventor of baseball
  • 1844  President John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in New York
  • 1862  Confederates attack Mechanicsville; Seven Days’ Battle begins
  • 1917  American Expeditionary Forces arrive in Europe
  • 1918  Conflict that begins June 1st ends today with victory of General Pershing’s American Army and Marine forces at Battle of Belleau Wood
  • 1942  1st flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat carrier-based fighter
  • 1945  50 delegates sign charter forming the United Nations
  • 1948  In response to Soviet blockade of West Berlin the 1st planes depart from England and West Germany for the Berlin Airlift
  • 1963  President John F. Kennedy speech at Berlin Wall declaring “Ich bin ein Berliner”; grammar mistake translates to “I am a donut”;  meant to say “I am also a citizen of Berlin.”
  • 1975  2 FBI agents and member of American Indian Movement die in shootout at Pine Ridge Reservation; Leonard Peltier convicted of murders
  • 1996  SCOTUS orders Virginia Military Institute to admit women
  • 2000  Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announce “working draft” of the human genome
  • 2008  In District of Columbia v. Heller SCOTUS rules that 2nd Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms