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Lost and Found – August 13th Edition

What to remember about August 13th…

  • 1818  American suffragette and abolitionist Lucy Stone is born in Massachusetts; inspired Susan B. Anthony to join the cause
  • 1878  First death in the Memphis, Tennessee yellow-fever epidemic; in next few months 20,000 will die
  • 1910  Florence Nightingale dies; founder of professional nursing and the school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London
  • 1912  Famed American golfer Ben Hogan is born in Stephenville, Texas
  • 1918  Opha May Johnson becomes 1st woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps
  • 1926  Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro is born; responsible for the deaths of thousands of dissidents
  • 1937  3-month Battle of Shanghai begins between China’s National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army
  • 1995  New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle dies
  • 2004  American chef, author, and television personality Julia Child dies; WWII veteran of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – that agency later becomes the CIA

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Lost and Found – April 13th Edition

What to remember about April 13th…

  • 1360  During the Hundred Years War, as many as 1000 English soldiers are killed by hail and lightning in Chartres, France
  • 1743  Future 3rd President of the United States and author of Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is born in Virginia(d. 1826)
  • 1861  Union forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina surrender
  • 1870  Metropolitan Museum of Art is incorporated in New York City
  • 1943  Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated
  • 1948  Medical relief convoy is ambushed en route to hospital in Jerusalem; 79 doctors, medical personnel and bodyguards massacred
  • 1964  Sidney Poitier becomes 1st African-American to win Best Actor Academy Award for performance in Lilies of the Field 
  • 1970  “Houston, we’ve had a problem here”; oxygen tank explodes aboard Apollo 13; 3rd manned Lunar mission becomes fight for survival
  • 1976  U.S. Treasury introduces 2-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson as part of America’s bicentennial celebration
  • 1997  21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia
  • 2012  North Korean attempted launch of long-range missile ends in failure as rockets breaks up shortly after take-off

Lost and Found – August 13th Edition

What to remember about August 13th…

  • 1818  American suffragette and abolitionist Lucy Stone is born in Massachusetts; inspired Susan B. Anthony to join the cause
  • 1878  First death in the Memphis, Tennessee yellow-fever epidemic; in next few months 20,000 will die
  • 1910  Florence Nightingale dies; founder of professional nursing and the school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London
  • 1912  Famed American golfer Ben Hogan is born in Stephenville, Texas
  • 1918  Opha May Johnson becomes 1st woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps
  • 1926  Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro is born; responsible for the deaths of thousands of dissidents
  • 1937  3-month Battle of Shanghai begins between China’s National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army
  • 1995  New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle dies
  • 2004  American chef, author, and television personality Julia Child dies; WWII veteran of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – that agency later becomes the CIA

Lost and Found – April 13th Edition

What to remember about April 13th…

  • 1360  During the Hundred Years War, as many as 1000 English soldiers are killed by hail and lightning in Chartres, France
  • 1743  Future 3rd President of the United States and author of Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is born in Virginia(d. 1826)
  • 1861  Union forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina surrender
  • 1870  Metropolitan Museum of Art is incorporated in New York City
  • 1943  Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated
  • 1948  Medical relief convoy is ambushed en route to hospital in Jerusalem; 79 doctors, medical personnel and bodyguards massacred
  • 1964  Sidney Poitier becomes 1st African-American to win Best Actor Academy Award for performance in Lilies of the Field 
  • 1970  “Houston, we’ve had a problem here”; oxygen tank explodes aboard Apollo 13; 3rd manned Lunar mission becomes fight for survival
  • 1976  U.S. Treasury introduces 2-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson as part of America’s bicentennial celebration
  • 1997  21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia
  • 2012  North Korean attempted launch of long-range missile ends in failure as rockets breaks up shortly after take-off