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Lost and Found – January 13th Edition

What to remember about January 13th…

  • 1776  British marines raid Rhode Island to steal sheep and supplies; ambushed by Minutemen, redcoats go home empty-handed
  • 1842  Lone British survivor reaches friendly guard post; 16,000 British and allied troops were ambushed and slaughtered in Afghanistan
  • 1847  Treaty of Cahuenga ends hostilities in Mexican-American War; Treaty of Hidalgo will cede California in 1848
  • 1910  Opera performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York becomes first public radio broadcast
  • 1966  President Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert C. Weaver as head of Department of Housing and Urban Development; 1st African-American cabinet member
  • 1968  Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison; the recording is an unexpected smash hit
  • 1990  Douglas Wilder becomes takes office in Virginia as 1st African-American governor
  • 1999  Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan retires for the second time; he’ll return to the sport in 2001
  • 2002  President George W. Bush chokes on a pretzel and passes out while watching Miami Dolphins-Baltimore Ravens game

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Album

Lost and Found – January 8th Edition

What to remember about January 8th…

  • 1642  Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei dies (b. 1564); considered by many the “Father of Modern Science”
  • 1790  In New York City, President Washington delivers the nations 1st State of the Union speech to Congress
  • 1815  2-weeks after end of the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson’s militia defeat British forces at Battle of New Orleans
  • 1867  Republican Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto; 1st law in nation granting African-American men the right to vote is passed
  • 1964  President Lyndon Johnson announces his “war on poverty” at State of the Union address; birth of the American welfare state
  • 1973  Watergate trial begins for 7 men accused of breaking into and bugging Democrat Party headquarters
  • 2002  President George W. Bush signs “No Child Left Behind Act”
  •  2011  Jared Lee Loughner goes on shooting rampage in Arizona; 6 killed and 13 wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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 – December 14th Edition

What to remember about December 14th…

  • 1777  Irish-American patriot Thomas Conway is appointed Inspector General of United States by Continental Congress
  • 1799  America mourns; General George Washington, 1st American president, dies at home in Mount Vernon (b. 1732)
  • 1896  USAF General and Medal of Honor recipient James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle is born in Alameda, California (d. 1993)
  • 1819  Alabama admitted to the Union as 22nd state
  • 1863  President Lincoln grants amnesty to his sister-in-law Emilie Todd Helm; widow of Confederate General Benjamin Helm
  • 1903  Orville Wright’s 1st attempt at powered flight fails; crash damages aircraft and delays next attempt by 3 days
  • 1911  Team led by Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes 1st to reach South Pole
  • 1972  Astronaut Eugene Cernan is last human to walk on the moon as Apollo 17 mission prepares to return to Earth
  • 2008  During press conference, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi shouts “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog” and throws his shoes at President George W. Bush
  • 2012  Mentally disturbed and unmedicated 20-year old Adam Lanza kills his mother and then attacks Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; 20 children and 6 adults killed with illegally obtained firearms.  Coward commits suicide before police enter the school.

Lost and Found – December 12th Edition

What to remember about December 12th…

    • 1787  Pennsylvania become 2nd state to ratify the Constitution
    • 1870  Joseph H. Rainey is seated as 1st African-American directly elected United States Congressman
    • 1917  Father Edward J. Flannagan founds Boys Town in Nebraska; village for education of wayward boys still in operation today
    • 1941  Adolf Hitler announces in his offices that “destruction of the Jews must be (the war’s) necessary consequence”.
    • 1985  Charter flight returning from Cairo crashes in Newfoundland killing 248 members of U.S. 101st Airborne Division
    • 2000  Supreme Court issues ruling effectively deciding result of presidential election; Equal Protection Clause was violated when counties applied differing standards to recounts; Bush wins

Lost and Found – November 25th Edition

What to remember about November 25th…

    • 1783  3 months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the last British troops withdraw from New York
    • 1863  Union troops crush Rebels at Battle of Missionary Ridge; Confederates forced to withdraw from Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • 1864  Confederate “Copperhead” sympathizers start over 20 fires in attempt to burn down New York City
    • 1947  After being cited for contempt of Congress, the “Hollywood 10” are blacklisted by the major studios
    • 1963  Johnson proclamation declares a day of national mourning as President Kennedy is buried in Arlington Cemetary
    • 1985  Former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Ronald W. Pelton is arrested for attempting to sell secrets to the Soviets
    • 1986  Attorney General Edwin Meese reveals that profits from arms sales to Iran used to supply arms to Nicaraguan Contra rebels
    • 1999  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women established by the United Nations
    • 2002  President Bush signs bill creating Department of Homeland Security
    • UPDATE:  2016  Murderous communist dictator Fidel Castro dies in Havana, Cuba (b. 1926); celebrations break out in communities of Cuban exiles and refugees – especially in Miami, Florida

Lost and Found – November 13th Edition

What to remember about November 13th…

    • 1775  Patriot forces under General Montgomery capture Montreal, Canada
    • 1927  In New York City, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic; 1st vehicle tunnel passing under the Hudson River
    • 1940  Walt Disney animated film Fantasia makes theatrical debut
    • 1945  President Truman announces panel to investigate settling Jewish refugees who survived Holocaust in British Palestine
    • 1969  2-day “March Against Death” begins in Washington, D.C. to protest the war in Vietnam
    • 1982  Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    • 2001  President Bush signs order establishing military tribunals for foreigners captured as part of the War on Terror
    • 2009  NASA announces that impact of LCROSS satellite on the Moon has revealed the presence water

Lost and Found – November 6th Edition

What to remember about November 6th…

    • 1789  John Carroll is appointed the 1st Catholic Bishop in America; founder of Georgetown University
    • 1854  American composed and conductor John Phillip Souza is born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1932)
    • 1861  Jefferson Davis elected President of the Confederacy
    • 1944  Plutonium is 1st produced at Hanford Atomic Facility; it will be used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
    • 1965  U.S. begins Freedom Flights program that brings 250,000 refugees from communist Cuba
    • 1986  John A. Walker, Jr. is convicted of running spy ring for the Soviets; sentenced to life in prison
    • 1985  Press accounts reveal that President Reagan authorized arms sales to Iran; Iran-Contra Affair expands
    • 2003  President Bush signs Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Lost and Found – November 5th Edition

What to remember about November 5th…

    • 1605  Guy Fawkes is arrested for planting bomb under British Parliament in hopes of replacing government  with  Catholic leadership
    • 1775  George Washington condemns Guy Fawkes Night
    • 1872  Susan B. Anthony defies the law and votes for the 1st time; she is later fined $100
    • 1938  “Adagio for Strings” by American composer Samuel Barber makes world premier on radio from New York City
    • 1977  George W. Bush marries Laura Welch in Midland, Texas
    • 1994  Former President Ronald Reagan announces that he has Alzheimer’s disease
    • 2006  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death in Baghdad for crimes against humanity
    • 2009  13 killed and 32 wounded when Muslim U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan goes on shooting spree while shouting “Alahu Akbar”
    • UPDATE:  2011  American radio and television personality Andrew Aitken “Andy” Rooney dies (b. 1919)

Lost and Found – October 31st Edition

What to remember about October 31st…

    • 1517  Martin Luther, Instigator of the Protestant Reformation, sends his letter and The Ninety-Five Thesis to his bishop
    • 1776  In speech to parliament, King George III acknowledges that war in America is going badly
    • 1864  Nevada is admitted to the Union as 36th state
    • 1926  Master escape artist and magician Harry Houdini dies in Detroit, Michigan of a ruptured appendix
    • 1941  Work ends on the carvings at Mt. Rushmore
    • 1941  USS Reuben James is torpedoed by German U-Boat; is 1st U.S. Navy vessel sunk in enemy action of WWII
    • 1959  Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his U.S. citizenship at embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    • 1968  President Johnson halts bombing of North Vietnam days before the election citing progress at peace talks
    • 2000  Russian Soyuz TM-31 launches with 1st resident crew for the International Space Station
    • 2003  While surfing, 13-year old Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in shark attack; her autobiography Soul Surfer becomes film in 2011
    • 2005  President George W. Bush nominates Judge Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court