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Lost and Found – November 14th Edition

What to remember about November 14th…

    • 1765  American inventor Robert Fulton is born (d. 1815); developed 1st commercial steamboat and 1st practical submarine
    • 1888  American journalist Elizabeth Jane “Nellie Bly” Cochran begins her successful attempt to travel around the world in 80 days
    • 1896  First Lady Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower is born in Boone, Iowa (d. 1979)
    • 1914  Islamic holy war is declared by leader of Ottoman Empire bringing Jihad to World War I on the side of Germany
    • 1915  American educator and activist Booker T. Washington dies in Tuskegee, Alabama (b. 1856)
    • 1965  1st Cavalry Division engages Vietcong in Battle of Ia Drang Valley; 1st major engagement of the war
    • 1969  NASA launches Apollo 12 mission to the Moon; 36-seconds after launch module is struck by lightning but mission continues
    • 1970  Plane crash kills 75 football players, staff and boosters of Marshall University, small town is devastated by loss
    • 1991  Fired postal worker Thomas McIlvane kills 4 then commits suicide in shooting at Royal Oak, Michigan post office

Lost and Found – November 12th Edition

What to remember about November 12th…

    • 1790  First Lady Letitia Christian Tyler, wife of President John Tyler is born in New Kent County, Virginia (d. 1842)
    • 1892  William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the 1st paid professional football player
    • 1927  Leon Trotsky is expelled from Soviet Communist Party leaving Joseph Stalin undisputed leader of the Soviet Union
    • 1948  War crimes tribunal in Tokyo sentences 30 for violations of laws of war; 7 are to be put to death
    • 1954  After serving as gateway for over 12 million immigrants, Ellis Island immigration facility is closed
    • 1969  Independent journalist Seymour Hersh breaks story of My Lai Massacre and Army investigation of Lt. William Calley
    • 1979  President Carter ends oil imports from Iran in response to take over of Embassy in Iran and kidnapping of 66 Americans
    • 1981  NASA launches Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-2; 1st time a manned spacecraft sent to space more than once
    • 2004  After months-long trial, Scott Peterson is found guilty in the murder of his wife Laci and their unborn child

Lost and Found – September 3rd Edition

What to remember about September 3rd…

    • 1777  The “Stars and Stripes” American flag was flown in battle for the very 1st time; skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware
    • 1783  American Revolution officially comes to an end as the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris
    • 1838  Abolitionist Frederick Douglas successfully escapes from slavery by boarding train to Maryland while dressed as a sailor
    • 1861  Forces under Confederate General Polk invade Kentucky causing  state legislature to request Union assistance
    • 1919  President Wilson begins 8000-mile train tour across the nation to promote American membership in the League of Nations
    • 1925  1st U.S. Navy airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in storm over Caldwell,Ohio; 14 crew killed
    • 1944  Anne Frank and her family are put on a transport from Westerbork to the Auschwitz concentration camp
    • 1970  American football coach Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi dies of cancer
    • 1976  Viking 2 Lander successfully arrives on the surface of Mars
    • 2004  Beslan school hostage crisis ends on day 3 with the deaths of over 300, more than half are children

Lost and Found – January 28th Edition

What to remember about January 28th…

  • 1777  British General Burgoyne develops plan to invade colonies and cut New England off from the south; poor planning leads to Patriot victory at Saratoga
  • 1902  Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded with gift of $10 million from Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie
  • 1915  German cruiser sinks unarmed American freighter because they fail to jettison “contraband” cargo of wheat bound for England
  • 1915  President Wilson signs act merging Revenue Cutter Service with Life-Saving Service to create the modern United States Coast Guard
  • 1959  Football great Vince Lombardi is signed to coach the Green Bay Packers
  • 1973  Cease-fire goes into effect in Vietnam as U.S. pulls out
  • 1980  USCGC Blackthorn collides with tanker Capricorn in Tampa Bay; though lightly damaged, entangled Blackthorn capsizes and 23 of 50 aboard are killed
  • 1985  45 pop music icons gather in one studio to record “We Are The World”; charity album will raise millions to alleviate African famine
  • 1986  NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73-seconds after launch, astronauts Jarvis, McAuliffe, McNair, Onizuka, Resnik, Smith, and Scobee are all killed

space shuttle challenger disaster

Lost and Found – October 7th Edition

What to remember about October 7th…

  • 1571  Muslim fleet is crushed at Battle of Lepanto; Christian forces halt expansion of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1780  Patriot militia show their strength defeating a British force at Battle of King’s Mountain in North Carolina
  • 1864  Rebel forces under General Robert E. Lee fail to drive Union troops from their defenses at Battle of Darbytown outside Richmond
  • 1918  Football stunner: Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland college 222-0; Tech carries the ball 978 yards
  • 1944  Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland stage uprising; guards attacked, crematoria blown up, and a massive escape attempt; Nazis execute all they can capture
  • 1985  Palestinian (PLO) muslim terrorists hijack cruise ship Achille Lauro; days-long hostage crisis begins
  • 2001  President George Bush announces that American forces have begun offensive operations in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks; over 40 nations join the effort
  • 2003  Austrian born American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California in post-recall election

Lost and Found – September 3rd Edition

What to remember about September 3rd…

  • 1777  The “Stars and Stripes” American flag was flown in battle for the very 1st time; skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware
  • 1783  American Revolution officially comes to an end as the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris
  • 1838  Abolitionist Frederick Douglas successfully escapes from slavery by boarding train to Maryland while dressed as a sailor
  • 1861  Forces under Confederate General Polk invade Kentucky causing  state legislature to request Union assistance
  • 1919  President Wilson begins 8000-mile train tour across the nation to promote American membership in the League of Nations
  • 1925  1st U.S. Navy airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in storm over Caldwell,Ohio; 14 crew killed
  • 1939  Australia, France, Great Britain, and New Zealand declare war on Germany following invasion of Poland; naval blockade of Germany begins that will last through the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her family are put on a transport from Westerbork to the Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1970  American football coach Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi dies of cancer
  • 1976  Viking 2 Lander successfully arrives on the surface of Mars
  • 2004  Beslan school hostage crisis ends on day 3 with the deaths of over 300, more than half are children

Lost and Found – August 27th Edition

What to remember about August 27th…

  • 1776  British forces defeat General Washington’s continental forces in Battle of Brooklyn Heights
  • 1859  Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania; 1st successful well and birth of the oil industry
  • 1883  The Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia explodes; most powerful eruption in recorded history
  • 1908  President Lyndon Baines Johnson is born on a farm near Stonewall, Texas; gained office after the assassination of President Kennedy (d. 1973)
  • 1928  Kellogg–Briand Pact (World Peace Act) outlawing war was signed
  • 1962  NASA launches space probe Mariner 2 on voyage to Venus
  • 1990  American blues guitarist and singer Stephen “Stevie Ray” Vaughan dies in helicopter crash
  • 2001  Work begins in Washington D.C. preparing the site for the National WWII Memorial
  • 2007  NFL quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick pleads guilty in dogfighting case; after less than 2 years in prison he is allowed to return to football

Lost and Found – August 20th Edition

What to remember about August 20th…

  • 1794  American troops under General”Mad Anthony” Wayne defeat Shawnee and British forces at Battle of Fallen Timbers
  • 1833  23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born; grandson of 9th President William Henry Harrison
  • 1862  Horace Greeley writes to Lincoln the “Prayer of the Twenty Millions” arguing that abolition should be the goal of the Union in the Civil War
  • 1866  President Johnson formally declares Civil War is over
  • 1920  Professional football is born at a meeting in Ohio
  • 1968  Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring”
  • 1975  Viking I planetary probe is launched towards Mars
  • 1986 Mail carrier  Patrick Henry Sherrill goes on shooting spree in Edmund, Oklahoma killing 14; in the aftermath the phrase “going postal” is coined
  • 1989  Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot and kill their parents in the den of the family’s Beverly Hills home
  • 1998  President Clinton orders cruise missile strikes on  Afghanistan and Sudan in retaliation for Osama bin Laden’s involvement in August embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

going postal

Lost and Found – January 28th Edition

What to remember about January 28th…

  • 1777  British General Burgoyne develops plan to invade colonies and cut New England off from the south; poor planning leads to Patriot victory at Saratoga
  • 1902  Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded with gift of $10 million from Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie
  • 1915  German cruiser sinks unarmed American freighter because they fail to jettison “contraband” cargo of wheat bound for England
  • 1915  President Wilson signs act merging Revenue Cutter Service with Life-Saving Service to create the modern United States Coast Guard
  • 1959  Football great Vince Lombardi is signed to coach the Green Bay Packers
  • 1973  Cease-fire goes into effect in Vietnam as U.S. pulls out
  • 1980  USCGC Blackthorn collides with tanker Capricorn in Tampa Bay; though lightly damaged, entangled Blackthorn capsizes and 23 of 50 aboard are killed
  • 1985  45 pop music icons gather in one studio to record “We Are The World”; charity album will raise millions to alleviate African famine
  • 1986  NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73-seconds after launch, astronauts Jarvis, McAuliffe, McNair, Onizuka, Resnik, Smith, and Scobee are all killed

space shuttle challenger disaster

Lost and Found – November 14th Edition

What to remember about November 14th…

  • 1765  American inventor Robert Fulton is born (d. 1815); developed 1st commercial steamboat and 1st practical submarine
  • 1888  American journalist Elizabeth Jane “Nellie Bly” Cochran begins her successful attempt to travel around the world in 80 days
  • 1896  First Lady Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower is born in Boone, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1914  Islamic holy war is declared by leader of Ottoman Empire bringing Jihad to World War I on the side of Germany
  • 1915  American educator and activist Booker T. Washington dies in Tuskegee, Alabama (b. 1856)
  • 1965  1st Cavalry Division engages Viet Cong in Battle of Ia Drang Valley; 1st major engagement of the war
  • 1965  Army helicopter pilots Col. Bruce Perry Crandall and Maj. Ed W. “Too Tall” Freeman will receive the Medal of Honor for their actions on this day at Ia Drang
  • 1969  NASA launches Apollo 12 mission to the Moon; 36-seconds after launch module is struck by lightning but mission continues
  • 1970  Plane crash kills 75 football players, staff and boosters of Marshall University, small town is devastated by loss
  • 1991  Fired postal worker Thomas McIlvane kills 4 then commits suicide in shooting at Royal Oak, Michigan post office
  • 2008  Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody becomes the 1st woman to attain the rank of 4-star General in the U.S. Army