Tag Archives: Franklin Pierce

Lost and Found – January 6th Edition

What to remember about January 6th…

  • 1759  George Washington marries widow Martha Dandridge Custis
  • 1777  General Washington sets Morristown, New Jersey as winter quarters for his army after victories at Trenton
  • 1838  American inventor Samuel Morse publicly demonstrates telegraph for 1st time
  • 1853  President-elect Franklin Pierce and family are in train accident near Boston; 11-year old son Benjamin dies in wreck
  • 1893  President Benjamin Harrison signs charter for Washington National Cathedral
  • 1912  New Mexico enters the Union as the 47th State
  • 1919  26th president Theodore Roosevelt dies in New York (b. 1858)
  • 1946 Future 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush marries Barbara Pierce
  • 1994  Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan is attacked at practice session before Olympic skating trials; teammate Tonya Harding hired attacker to ensure her place on team
  • 2000  Congress certifies 2000 election; George Bush will become 43rd President with 271 electoral votes to Al Gore’s 266

Lost and Found – November 23rd Edition

What to remember about November 23rd…

    • 1749  Edward Rutledge, reluctant signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1800)
    • 1804  14th President Franklin Pierce is born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1869)
    • 1814  Elbridge Gerry ,Vice President to James Madison, dies of heart failure while still serving in office (b. 1744)
    • 1863  General Grant’s Union troops counter-attack; Battle of Chattanooga begins
    • 1943  Islands of Tarawa and Makin fall to U.S. forces
    • 1981  President Reagan signs secret order ordering CIA to organize and recruit Nicaraguan Contra rebels
    • 1985  Palestinian terrorists hijack Egyptian airliner; 60 hostages die either at captors hands or during botched rescue attempt
    • 2004  World of Warcraft MMORPG is released

Lost and Found – November 11th Edition

What to remember about November 11th…

    • 1620  Mayflower Compact is signed near Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    • 1744  Future First Lady and wife of John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1818)
    • 1778  Loyalists and Native American allies surprise Colonial forces at Cooperstown, New York in Cherry Valley Massacre
    • 1831  Leader of bloody slave revolt that killed 60, Nat Turner is hanged in Virginia
    • 1834  Future President Franklin Pierce marries Jane Appleton
    • 1858  Future President James Garfield marries Lucretia Rudolph
    • 1885  WWII General George Smith Patton, Jr. is born (d. 1945)
    • 1921  President Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknowns
    • 1966  NASA launches Gemini 12; America’s 18th manned flight and last flight of the Gemini program
    • 1993  Vietnam Women’s Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    • 2004  Yasser Arafat, chairman of the PLO terrorist group dies in Paris; cause of death is suspected to be complications of AIDS or possibly food poisoning
    • 2011  “Nerd New Year”; last binary date of 21st century

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

    • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
    • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
    • 1868  Former President Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire
    • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
    • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
    • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga
    • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
    • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
    • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
    • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – January 6th Edition

What to remember about January 6th…

  • 1759  George Washington marries widow Martha Dandridge Custis
  • 1777  General Washington sets Morristown, New Jersey as winter quarters for his army after victories at Trenton
  • 1838  American inventor Samuel Morse publicly demonstrates telegraph for 1st time
  • 1853  President-elect Franklin Pierce and family are in train accident near Boston; 11-year old son Benjamin dies in wreck
  • 1893  President Benjamin Harrison signs charter for Washington National Cathedral
  • 1912  New Mexico enters the Union as the 47th State
  • 1919  26th president Theodore Roosevelt dies in New York (b. 1858)
  • 1946 Future 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush marries Barbara Pierce
  • 1994  Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan is attacked at practice session before Olympic skating trials; teammate Tonya Harding hired attacker to ensure her place on team
  • 2000  Congress certifies 2000 election; George Bush will become 43rd President with 271 electoral votes to Al Gore’s 266

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director
  • 2014  Thomas Eric Duncan, the man that brought Ebola to America, dies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.  2 of the nurses treating him have contracted the deadly disease.

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director
  • 2014  Thomas Eric Duncan, the man that brought Ebola to America, dies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.  2 of the nurses treating him have contracted the deadly disease.

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – January 6th Edition

What to remember about January 6th…

  • 1759  George Washington marries widow Martha Dandridge Custis
  • 1777  General Washington sets Morristown, New Jersey as winter quarters for his army after victories at Trenton
  • 1838  American inventor Samuel Morse publicly demonstrates telegraph for 1st time
  • 1853  President-elect Franklin Pierce and family are in train accident near Boston; 11-year old son Benjamin dies in wreck
  • 1893  President Benjamin Harrison signs charter for Washington National Cathedral
  • 1912  New Mexico enters the Union as the 47th State
  • 1919  26th president Theodore Roosevelt dies in New York (b. 1858)
  • 1946 Future 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush marries Barbara Pierce
  • 1994  Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan is attacked at practice session before Olympic skating trials; teammate Tonya Harding hired attacker to ensure her place on team
  • 2000  Congress certifies 2000 election; George Bush will become 43rd President with 271 electoral votes to Al Gore’s 266

Lost and Found – November 23rd Edition

What to remember about November 23rd…

  • 1749  Edward Rutledge, reluctant signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1800)
  • 1804  14th President Franklin Pierce is born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1869)
  • 1814  Elbridge Gerry ,Vice President to James Madison, dies of heart failure while still serving in office (b. 1744)
  • 1863  General Grant’s Union troops counter-attack; Battle of Chattanooga begins
  • 1943  Islands of Tarawa and Makin fall to U.S. forces
  • 1981  President Reagan signs secret order ordering CIA to organize and recruit Nicaraguan Contra rebels
  • 1985  Palestinian terrorists hijack Egyptian airliner; 60 hostages die either at captors hands or during botched rescue attempt
  • 2004  World of Warcraft MMORPG is released

Lost and Found – November 11th Edition

What to remember about November 11th…

VETERANS DAY 2013

  • 1620  Mayflower Compact is signed near Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • 1744  Future First Lady and wife of John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1818)
  • 1778  Loyalists and Native American allies surprise Colonial forces at Cooperstown, New York in Cherry Valley Massacre
  • 1831  Leader of bloody slave revolt that killed 60, Nat Turner is hanged in Virginia
  • 1834  Future President Franklin Pierce marries Jane Appleton
  • 1858  Future President James Garfield marries Lucretia Rudolph
  • 1885  WWII General George Smith Patton, Jr. is born (d. 1945)
  • 1921  President Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknowns
  • 1966  NASA launches Gemini 12; America’s 18th manned flight and last flight of the Gemini program
  • 1993  Vietnam Women’s Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004  Yasser Arafat, chairman of the PLO terrorist group dies in Paris; cause of death is suspected to be complications of AIDS or possibly food poisoning
  • 2011  “Nerd New Year”; last binary date of 21st century