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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 4th Edition

What to remember about December 4th…

  • 1780  Patriot dragoons use fake cannon to bluff British troops into surrender near Camden, South Carolina
  • 1783  At a tavern in New York, General George Washington informs his officers that he is returning to civilian life
  • 1872  After leaving New York a month before, British ship Mary Celeste is found abandoned at sea and under full sail
  • 1912  Marine pilot, POW, and Medal of Honor winner Gregory “Pappy” Boyington is born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (d. 1988); commander of famous “Black Sheep Squadron” in Pacific
  • 1917  Psychiatrist W.H. Rivers publishes report on psychological trauma of WWI troops; “shell shock” is the name given to what is now known at PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • 1918  Woodrow Wilson sets sail for Europe; 1st President to visit the continent while still in office
  • 1942  Polish Christians form Zegota resistance group to aid Jews avoid or escape the Nazi’s “final solution”
  • 1945  Senate votes to allow U.S. participation in the United Nations
  • 1966  Viet Cong infiltrate defenses and shell Tan Son Nhut airport for over an hour damaging U.S. aircraft
  • 1980  After the death of drummer John Bonham, legendary rock band Led Zeppelin announces they have disbanded
  • 1992  President George H.W. bush orders U.S. troops to Somalia to secure humanitarian efforts during ongoing civil war
  • 2009  American student Amanda Knox is convicted by Italian Jury in murder of her British roommate; conviction overturned 2011

Led Zeppelin album cover

Lost and Found – November 22nd Edition

What to remember about November 22nd…

    • 1718  Infamous English pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach is killed by battle with British Navy off North Carolina coast
    • 1783  President of Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation John Hanson dies (b. 1721)
    • 1864  Confederate forces under General Hood invade Tennessee to try to draw Sherman away from his March to the Sea
    • 1942  Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad encircles and traps a quarter million German troops
    • 1954  Humane Society of the United States is founded
    • 1963  President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas (b. 1917), Texas by communist Lee Harvey Oswald
    • 1977  Supersonic transcontinental passenger service begins with British Airways Concorde
    • 1988  B-2 “stealth” bomber is revealed to the public
    • 1990  President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush have Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
    • 1994  Murder suspect Bennie Lee Lawson opens fire in Washington, D.C. police station; 3 police and the gunman die
    • 1998  60 Minutes airs videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian euthanizing patient Thomas Youk; he will serve 8 years in prison for murder

Lost and Found – July 26th Edition

What to remember about July 26th…

  • 1775  Congress establishes department to operate a postal system; Benjamin Franklin is the 1st Postmaster General
  • 1788  New York becomes 11th state with vote to ratify the Constitution
  • 1797  John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson; she will become the 1st and only foreign-born first-lady
  • 1861  Major General George B. McClellan appointed new commander of Army of the Potomac after disastrous First Battle of Bull Run
  • 1908  Office of the Chief Examiner hires a group of investigators; in 1935 this group becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • 1941  In response to invasion of French Indochina, President Franklin Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in U.S.
  • 1945  Cruiser USS Indianapolis departs carrying critical pieces for Little Boy atomic bomb that will be dropped on Hiroshima
  • 1947  President Truman signs National Security Act creating Department of Defense, National Security Council, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • 1971  Apollo 15 launches carrying the Lunar Rover
  • 1990  President George H. W. Bush signs into law the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • 2008 Islamic militants set off 21 bombs in 70 minutes in Ahmedabad, India; 56 killed and over 200 injured

Benjamin Franklin appears on the first postage stamp issued in the United States

Lost and Found – June 1st Edition

What to remember about June 1st…

  • 1779  Court martial convenes in Philadelphia for Benedict Arnold on 13 counts of misbehavior including misusing finds and equipment
  • 1792  Kentucky is admitted to the Union as 15th state
  • 1796  Tennessee  is admitted to the Union as 16th state
  • 1812  President James Madison asks Congress for declaration of war against the United Kingdom
  • 1864  Union and Confederate forces clash over crossroads; Battle of Cold Harbor has begun
  • 1868  Former 15th President James Buchanan dies (b. 1791)
  • 1900  Future President Herbert Hoover and his wife are trapped in China as Boxer Rebellion breaks out
  • 1926  Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker is born in Los Angeles (d. 1962); “Marilyn Monroe” goes on to success as singer and actress
  • 1941  After 20,000 German paratroopers drop on island to spearhead invasion, Allied troops evacuate and Crete falls to the Axis
  • 1942  News of the gassing of Jews at Nazi death camps in Poland is revealed in the press for the 1st time
  • 1968  American author and activist Helen Keller dies (b. 1880); deaf and blind she learned to communicate and set example of achievement
  • 1990  President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign agreement in Washington, D.C. to end production of chemical weapons and begin the destruction of stockpiles
  • 2001  Islamic Palestinian terrorist of Hamas kills 21 teens and injures 132 in homicide bombing attack on nightclub in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2009  General Motors files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection
  • 2011  NASA Space Shuttle Endeavor completes its final mission and lands before decommissioning

Lost and Found – February 28th Edition

What to remember about February 28th…

  • 1827  Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad is incorporated; becomes 1st in America to offer passenger and cargo transportation
  • 1854  Republican Party is born in Ripon, Wisconsin when 30 opponents of Kansas-Nebraska Act meet to form new political party
  • 1893  America’s 1st battleship is launched; USS Indiana (BB-1)
  • 1940  Legendary Italian American race car driver Mario Andretti is born
  • 1953  Scientists James D. Watson and Francis Crick 1st announce that they have discovered the chemical structure of DNA
  • 1983  After 11 seasons on television, M*A*S*H airs for last time
  • 1991  President Bush declares a ceasefire ending 1st Gulf War; ground war had lasted just 100 hours
  • 1993  Federal agents storm Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas in attempt to arrest leader David Koresh; 10 killed in gun battle before beginning 50-day siege that will kill another 76 at the end
  • 1997  2 heavily armed and armored bank robbers engage police in firefight outside a Bank of America in North Hollywood; both shooters killed and 18 others injured
  • 1998  RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle takes maiden flight; 1st UAV certified for use in civilian airspace
  • 2005  American businessman and adventurer Stephen Fossett begins 1st nonstop, unrefueled, circumnavigation of the globe by a fixed-wing aircraft aboard Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer
  • 2009  American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (Aurant) dies in Phoenix, Arizona (b. 1918); now you know “The Rest of the Story”

Lost and Found – February 27th Edition

What to remember about February 27th…

  • 1776  Patriot forces score 1st victory of Revolutionary War when troops defeat superior British force at Battle of Moore’s Creek
  • 1827  New Orleans’ Mardi Gras tradition is born when masked and costumed students take to the streets
  • 1960  Abraham Lincoln gives famous Cooper Union Speech; brings him to prominence and then nomination for presidency
  • 1864  Union prisoners of war begin arriving at Camp Sumter near Andersonville, Georgia; thousands will die under horrific conditions by time of liberation
  • 1922  Supreme Court issues opinion in Lesser v. Garnett affirming ratification of 19th Amendment; women’s right to vote guaranteed
  • 1942  Aircraft carrier USS Langley is sunk by Japanese bombers; U.S. Navy’s 1st aircraft carrier
  • 1949  Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st President of Israel
  • 1951  22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified; Presidents are limited to 2 terms of service
  • 1972  Chinese premier and President Nixon issue “Shanghai Communique” announcing normalization of relations
  • 1973  200 members of American Indian Movement (AIM) occupy Wounded Knee historic battlefield and take hostages
  • 1982  Wayne Bertram Williams is convicted for 2 of 28 serial murders of young African-American males in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1991  President Bush announces that Kuwait has been liberated

f-16 fighting falcon burning iraqi oil wells

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 4th Edition

What to remember about December 4th…

    • 1780  Patriot dragoons use fake cannon to bluff British troops into surrender near Camden, South Carolina
    • 1783  At a tavern in New York, General George Washington informs his officers that he is returning to civilian life
    • 1872  After leaving New York a month before, British ship Mary Celeste is found abandoned at sea and under full sail
    • 1912  Marine pilot, POW, and Medal of Honor winner Gregory “Pappy” Boyington is born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (d. 1988); commander of famous “Black Sheep Squadron” in Pacific
    • 1917  Psychiatrist W.H. Rivers publishes report on psychological trauma of WWI troops; “shell shock” is the name given to what is now known at PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder
    • 1918  Woodrow Wilson sets sail for Europe; 1st President to visit the continent while still in office
    • 1942  Polish Christians form Zegota resistance group to aid Jews avoid or escape the Nazi’s “final solution”
    • 1945  Senate votes to allow U.S. participation in the United Nations
    • 1966  Viet Cong infiltrate defenses and shell Tan Son Nhut airport for over an hour damaging U.S. aircraft
    • 1980  After the death of drummer John Bonham, legendary rock band Led Zeppelin announces they have disbanded
    • 1992  President George H.W. bush orders U.S. troops to Somalia to secure humanitarian efforts during ongoing civil war
    • 2009  American student Amanda Knox is convicted by Italian Jury in murder of her British roommate; conviction overturned 2011

Lost and Found – August 7th Edition

What to remember about August 7th…

  • 1742  Patriot Nathanael Green born in South Carolina (d. 1786); joins Continental Army as a private and rises to rank of Major General
  • 1782  General George Washington creates the “Badge of Military Merit”; reinstituted by General MacArthur as the “Purple Heart”
  • 1942  U.S. Marines attack; Battle Guadalcanal begins 1st American offensive operation of World War II
  • 1964  Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving President Johnson authorization to act against Vietnam
  • 1978  President Carter announces that Love Canal, New York has become a federal health emergency due to toxic waste dumping
  • 1990  President Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to the invasion of Kuwait
  • 1998  Muslim terrorists bomb U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tunisia, and Nairobi, Kenya; over 300 killed; Osama bin Laden placed on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list
  • 2004  Famed oilfield firefighter Red Adair dies(b. 1915)