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Lost and Found – October 26th Edition

What to remember about October 26th…

  • 1775  King George III speaks to parliament declaring the American colonies to be in rebellion; authorizes military force to end it
  • 1776  Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France to negotiate aid and an alliance
  • 1825  360 mile Erie Canal is completed after 4 years
  • 1861  The Pony Express officially ends operations; replaced by modern transcontinental telegraph system
  • 1881  In Tombstone, Arizona the Earp brothers confront the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary gunfight at the OK Corral
  • 1940  Maiden flight of the P-51 Mustang fighter
  • 1944  At the end of 4 days of air-naval conflict, Battle of Leyte gulf leaves Japanese fleet devastated and on the run
  • 1966  President Johnson makes surprise visit to troops in Vietnam
  • 2001  In response to 9/11/01 attacks, President George W. Bush signs controversial anti-terrorism law; The USA Patriot Act
  • 2002  Moscow theater siege ends with 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages killed during Russian commando assault

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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 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 recall election

Lost and Found – September 8th Edition

What to remember about September 8th…

    • 1565  St. Augustine, Florida founded; Spaniards arrive with the 1st African slaves in North America
    • 1900  Devastating hurricane destroys Galveston, Texas; more than 6000 people die
    • 1915  German Zeppelin successfully bombs London; 22 killed in the massive fire that develops
    • 1943  General Eisenhower announces that Italy has surrendered to the lies
    • 1966  1st episode of Star Trek airs on national television
    • 1974  President Ford pardons his predecessor, President Nixon
    • 2003  Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) begins suing individuals that share copyrighted music files online
    • 2004  CBS News releases forged documents that claim to show President George Bush’s military record is tainted

Lost and Found – July 6th Edition

What to remember about July 6th…

  • 1699 – Pirate William “Captain” Kidd arrested in Boston
  • 1747 – John Paul Jones is born (d. 1792); naval hero of the American Revolution that famously said “I have not yet begun to fight!”
  • 1777 – British troops take Fort Ticonderoga in New York
  • 1908 – American explorer Robert Peary sets sail from New York for his successful attempt to reach the North Pole
  • 1919  British dirigible R-34 completes 1st transatlantic crossing by an airship; lands on Long Island, New York
  • 1942 – Family of Anne Frank go into hiding to escape the Nazis
  • 1945 – President Harry S. Truman authorizes Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award
  • 1946 – George Walker Bush born in New Haven, Connecticut; future 43rd President of the United States
  • 1971 – Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, jazz trumpeter, musician, and singer, dies in New York, New York
  • 1976  U.S. Naval Academy admits its first female midshipmen
  • 1989  In Israel a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist seizes control of commuter bus and drives it over a cliff killing 16 and wounding 27

Medal of Freedom

Lost and Found – May 29th Edition

What to remember about May 29th…

  • 1780  Patriots defeated at Battle of Waxhaws in South Carolina; troops surrendering to Colonel Tarelton’s cavalry are murdered on his orders
  • 1790  Rhode Island is the last of original 13 colonies to ratify U.S. Constitution; becomes 13th state in the Union
  • 1848  Wisconsin enters the Union as 30th state
  • 1917  Future 35th President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy is born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1922  Supreme court rules unanimously in Federal Baseball Club v. National League that Major League Baseball did not violate anti-trust laws and that baseball was not “interstate commerce”; games are state affairs
  • 1932  Over 1000 World War I veterans arrive in Washington, D.C. as part of “Bonus Expeditionary Force”; protesting to receive payments promised for their service in the war
  • 1942  Adolf Hitler orders that all Jews in occupied Paris must wear a yellow Star of David on the left side of their coats
  • 1953  Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Nepalese Shepra Tenzing Norgay become 1st to reach summit of Mount Everest
  • 1954  In the Netherlands, 1st annual meeting of the influential members of the Bilderberg Group is held
  • 1998  U.S. Senator (R-AZ) and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater dies (b. 1909); responsible for rise of modern conservative movement
  • 1999 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery completes the 1st successful docking at the International Space Station (ISS)
  • 2003 English-born American actor, comedian, and USO icon Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday in Hollywood revelry
  • 2004  President George W. Bush dedicates U.S. National World War II Memorial; critics from Boston Herald call it “vainglorious”
  • 2005  Danica Patrick becomes 1st woman driver to lead a lap at Indianapolis 500; 4th female to participate in that race and highest finish at 4th

Lost and Found – May 1st Edition

What to remember about May 1st…

International Workers Day / May Day / Law Day

  • 1863  Vastly outnumbered Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee are attacked as Battle of Chancellorsville begins in Virginia
  • 1898  Squadron of 7 U.S. warships destroy or capture 10 Spanish warships at Battle of Manilla Bay; Admiral Dewey opens city to invasion
  • 1915  RMS Lusitania departs New York City for voyage to Liverpool, England with 1959 souls aboard; vessel will never arrive at her destination
  • 1931  Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City
  • 1956  Polio vaccine is made available to the public
  • 1958  President Eisenhower declares May 1st as Law Day; day celebrates America as nation of laws in opposition to communist May Day
  • 1960  Lockheed U-2 spy plane operated by the CIA and flown by Francis Gary Powers is shot down over the Soviet Union
  • 1961  Prime Minister Fidel Castro proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections
  • 1963 James Whittaker becomes the 1st American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
  • 1982  British bombers fly 8,000 miles to strike at Argentinian forces during Falklands War; Operation Black Buck begins with strike on Port Stanley
  • 1992  On 3rd day of rioting after acquittal of 4 LAPD officers, Rodney King appears at press conference and appeals to public “People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?”
  • 2003  President George W. Bush gives speech aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln; declares that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended”
  • 2011  President Barack Hussein Obama II announces that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan

Lost and Found – February 7th Edition

What to remember about February 7th…

  • 1783  British defeat Spanish and French Siege of Gibraltar; largest and longest action of the American Revolution began in 1779
  • 1795  11th Amendment to U.S. Constitution is ratified; establishes sovereign immunity of states
  • 1812  Massive earthquake along New Madrid fault in Missouri causes tsunami when Mississippi River flows backwards; tremors felt as far as Boston and Washington, D.C.
  • 1963  U.S. imposes embargo on imports and re-imports as well as exports to Cuba after nationalization of American assets
  • 1964  British rock band the Beatles arrives in New York; tour brings “Beatlemania” to America for the 1st time
  • 1979  Nazi war criminal Dr. Joseph Mengele dies in Brazil from a stroke; performed horrendous “medical” experiments at Auschwitz
  • 1984  Navy Captain Bruce McCandless becomes 1st human to fly in space untethered to a spacecraft; launches from shuttle Challenger
  • 1990  Soviet Union’s Central Committee agrees to plan that will allow other political parties; ends 70-year monopoly on political power
  • 1992  European Union is created when Maastricht Treaty is signed by Ministers of member nations; goes into effect next year
  • 2002  President George W. Bush announces plan to allow “faith-based initiatives” apply for federal funding and provide social services

Bruce Mccandless 1st untethered spacewalk

Lost and Found – January 29th Edition

What to remember about January 29th…

  • 1843  Future 25th President William McKinley is born Miles, Ohio (d. 1901); succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt after his assassination
  • 1845  Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” is 1st published
  • 1861  Kansas enters the Union as the 34th state; slave-free state
  • 1886  Karl Benz, founder of Mercedes-Benz, patents the 1st successful gasoline powered automobile
  • 1891  Last monarch of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani ascends to the throne
  • 1936  Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York inducts 1st members: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson
  • 1954  American actress, talk show host, and philanthropist Orpah Gail “Oprah” Winfrey is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • 1991  Battle of Khafji is 1st major ground engagement of the Persian Gulf War; Iraqi forces invade Saudi Arabia but are beaten off by coalition forces
  • 1998  Bomb explodes at abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama; Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Robert Rudolf kills 1 and wounds 2
  • 2002  President George W. Bush makes “Axis of Evil” State of the Union Address; declares Iraq, Iran, and North Korea major threats to world security

william mckinley coin

Lost and Found – January 26th Edition

What to remember about January 26th…

Happy Australia Day

Australia Day 2015

  • 1784  Benjamin Franklin writes letter to his daughter Sarah stating his displeasure at choice of Bald Eagle as American symbol; turkey was his preference
  • 1788  First fleet carrying convict settlers arrives in Australia to establish penal colony; celebrated as Australia Day
  • 1837  Michigan enters the Union as 26th state
  • 1861  Louisiana secedes from the Union
  • 1870  Virginia rejoins the Union
  • 1945  Army 2nd Lt. Audie Murphy is wounded (again) while guarding the retreat of his outnumbered troops; will be awarded Medal of Honor
  • 1945  Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland and take control of the network of Nazi concentration camps and uncover evidence of atrocities
  • 1950  India becomes an independent nation and worlds largest democracy as constitution goes into effect; celebrated as Republic Day
  • 1961  Janet G. Travell becomes physician to President Kennedy; 1st woman to hold this post
  • 1970  U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Everett Alvarez, Jr. spends 2000th day as a POW in Vietnam; will not be released until 1973; longest held U.S. POW in history
  • 1980  U.S. Olympic Committee votes to ask IOC to move or cancel Moscow Olympics in response to invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1998  President Bill Clinton goes on TV and denies having “sexual relations” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky
  • 2005  Condoleezza Rice is appointed Secretary of State by President George Bush; highest cabinet post ever held by an African-American woman

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