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Lost and Found – June 25th Edition

What to remember about June 25th…

  • 1788  Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • 1868  Florida conditionally re-admitted to the United States
  • 1876  Battle of Little Bighorn;   Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat Custer led forces in Montana
  • 1900  English Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
  • 1910  Congress passes the Mann Act; makes it illegal to transport any girl or woman across state lines for “any immoral purpose”
  • 1942  Lt. Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe; later becomes commander of all allied forces for D-Day
  • 1950  North Korean Peoples (KPA) army crosses the 38th parallel and invades South Korea; Korean War begins
  • 1991  Slovenia and Croatia both declare their independence and secede from the formerly Soviet controlled Yugoslavia
  • 1993  Kim Campbell sworn in as 1st female Canadian prime minister
  • 1996  Islamic terrorists from Hezbollah detonate truck bomb outside barracks at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia; 19 killed and 372 injured
  • 2006  Hamas terrorists kidnap Israeli Defense Force Corporal Gilad Shalit near Gaza border; held hostage until October 18, 2011
  • 2009  Singer Michael Jackson dies at age 50 in Los Angeles

Remembering Custer’s Last Stand – Encyclopedia Britannica

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Lost and Found – June 25th Edition

What to remember about June 25th…

  • 1788  Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • 1868  Florida conditionally re-admitted to the United States
  • 1876  Battle of Little Bighorn;   Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat Custer led forces in Montana
  • 1900  English Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
  • 1910  Congress passes the Mann Act; makes it illegal to transport any girl or woman across state lines for “any immoral purpose”
  • 1942  Lt. Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe; later becomes commander of all allied forces for D-Day
  • 1950  North Korean Peoples (KPA) army crosses the 38th parallel and invades South Korea; Korean War begins
  • 1991  Slovenia and Croatia both declare their independence and secede from the formerly Soviet controlled Yugoslavia
  • 1993  Kim Campbell sworn in as 1st female Canadian prime minister
  • 1996  Islamic terrorists from Hezbollah detonate truck bomb outside barracks at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia; 19 killed and 372 injured
  • 2006  Hamas terrorists kidnap Israeli Defense Force Corporal Gilad Shalit near Gaza border; held hostage until October 18, 2011
  • 2009  Singer Michael Jackson dies at age 50 in Los Angeles

Remembering Custer’s Last Stand – Encyclopedia Britannica

Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty

Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty

Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomberLucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty