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Lost and Found – January 7th Edition

What to remember about January 7th…

  • 1718  Revolutionary War general and member of Rogers’ Rangers Israel Putnam is born in Salem village, Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1785  American John Jeffries and Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard are 1st to cross the English Channel by air; do it in a balloon
  • 1789  1st presidential election under the newly ratified U.S. Constitution is held; George Washington wins as expected
  • 1800  Future 13th President Millard Fillmore is born in New York (d. 1874)
  • 1953  President Truman announces in State of the Union address that the U.S. has successfully developed a hydrogen bomb
  • 1980  President Carter signs bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bail out loans for Chrysler Corporation
  • 1999  President Clinton’s impeachment trial begins in the Senate for lying under oath and obstructing justice
  • 2010  Muslim gunmen open fire on Christians leaving midnight Christmas mass in Egypt; 9 killed and 11 wounded
  • 2015  Muslim terrorists storm offices of French Satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris killing 12 and wounding 11 for the “blasphemy” of making fun of Islam and Muhammad; rampage continues for 2-more days until another 5 killed an 11 wounded in associated attacks

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Lost and Found – January 5th Edition

What to remember about January 5th…

  • 1779  American explorer and army general Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. is born in Lamberton, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • 1781  Traitor Benedict Arnold, now a General in British army, leads loyalist troops to capture and destroy Richmond, Virginia
  • 1920  New York Yankees announce the purchase of Babe Ruth from Boston Red Sox; worst baseball deal in history?
  • 1933  Construction begins on the Great Depression delayed Golden Gate Bridge; most popular suicide location in the world
  • 1949  President Truman gives “Fair Deal” State of the Union speech outlining national health insurance, public housing, and more
  • 1967  U.S. Marines begin amphibious operations in Mekong Delta
  • 1970  United Mine Workers (UMW) leader Jock Yablonski and his family found murdered in their home; investigation reveals that UMW leadership had paid for their murders for disputing election
  • 1972  President Nixon signs bill authorizing Space Shuttle program
  • 1976  Pol Pot, murderous, communist dictator of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, renames the country Democratic Kampuchea
  • 1993  Serial killer and  child molester Westley Allen Dodd is executed; last execution by hanging in the U.S.
  • 1996  Palestinian master bomb maker is killed by Israel’s Shin Bet with bomb placed in his cell phone

Lost and Found – December 6th Edition

What to remember about December 6th…

  • 1790  U.S. Congress moves, seat of American government transferred from New York City to Philadelphia
  • 1865  With Georgia vote, 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified; slavery officially abolished
  • 1884  Crowning pyramid is placed atop the Washington monument; federal law ensures that it will remain the tallest building in the capital
  • 1889  Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans (b. 1808); infamous 1st and only president of the Confederate States of America
  • 1947  Everglades National Park is dedicated in Florida by President Truman
  • 1957  America’s 1st attempt to put a satellite into orbit ends when launch vehicle explodes on the pad
  • 1969  Altamont Music Festival ends marred by death Meredith Hunter, Hells Angels “security guard” claims self-defense
  • 1973  House of Representatives votes in agreement with Senate confirmation of Gerald Ford as Vice President
  • 1998  After coming to power six years earlier in bloody military coup, Hugo Chavez is elected president of Venezuela
  • 2004  Al Qaeda terrorists detonate bomb in attempt to assault U.S. consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia

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Lost and Found – November 24th Edition

What to remember about November 24th…

Thanksgiving Celebrated (USA)

    • 1784  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor is born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)
    • 1863  Union troops capture Lookout Mountain; begin to lift Confederate siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • 1877  Future 35th Vice President Alben W. Barkley is born in Graves County, Kentucky; elected with President Harry S. Truman
    • 1944  Mass air raid over Tokyo by 111 B-29 Superfortresses; 1st bombing of the city since 1942 Doolittle raid
    • 1963  Nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots and kills JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas police station basement
    • 1969  Army officials announce 1st Lt. William Calley will be court-martialed for massacre of 109 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
    • 1971  Mysterious hijacker D.B. Cooper parachutes from airliner into a nighttime thunderstorm over Washington state with $200,000

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 1st Edition

What to remember about November 1st…

  • 1765  British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on American colonies
  • 1800  President John Adams moves in becoming 1st resident of the Executive Mansion; later named the White House
  • 1897  Library of Congress moved to its own building
  • 1911  Aerial bomb dropped from aircraft in battle for 1st time; used in Libya during Italo-Turkish War
  • 1922  Ottoman Empire ends as Turkish National Assembly abolishes the Sultanate; Grand Sultan Mehmed VI Vahid ed-din, Emperor of the Ottomans, Commander of the Faithful and Successor of the Prophet of the Universe goes into exile
  • 1943  Marines land on Bouganville in Solomon Islands while U.S. carriers strike Japanese base at Rabaul
  • 1950  Attempted assassination of President Truman by 2 Puerto Rican nationalists fails outside Blair House
  • 1952  U.S. detonates the worlds 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1960  John F. Kennedy announces plan to build a Peace Corps while campaigning for president
  • 1993  Maastricht Treaty goes into effect creating European Union

Lost and Found – October 24th Edition

What to remember about October 24th…

  • 1861  Western Union completes 1st transcontinental telegraph line
  • 1901  Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel; it is her 63rd birthday
  • 1929  “Black Thursday” begins a  stock market crash that starts the 12-year Great Depression
  • 1944  American Navy sinks Japanese both an aircraft carrier and a battleship at the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • 1945  United Nations is formally established with the ratification of the United Nations Charter
  • 1949  Cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters in New York is lain; construction financed by $65 million loan from U.S.
  • 1951  President Truman proclaims that the war with Germany is officially over
  • 1992  Toronto Blue Jays become 1st team outside of the United States to win Major League Baseball’s World Series
  • 2003  Supersonic Concorde passenger jet makes its last commercial flight
  • 2005  Civil rights activist Rosa Louise McCauley Parks dies at home in Detroit, Michigan (b. 1913)

Lost and Found – October 18th Edition

What to remember about October 18th…

    • 1767  Mason and Dixon finish their survey of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland
    • 1779  British forces defeat month-long siege  by colonial forces attempting to retake the city of Savannah, Georgia
    • 1867  U.S. takes possession of Alaska after paying $7.2 million to Russia; price is less than 2 cents per acre
    • 1898  U.S. formally takes control of island of Puerto Rico
    • 1931  American industrialist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies at home in New Jersey (b. 1847)
    • 1954  Texas instruments announces the 1st transistor radio
    • 1982  Former First Lady of the United States Bess Truman dies (b. 1885)

Lost and Found – September 10th Edition

What to remember about September 10th…

  • 1608  John Smith is elected president of Jamestown; the 1st permanent English settlement in North America
  • 1776  Nathan Hale responds to George Washington’s call for volunteers to gather intelligence behind enemy lines
  • 1813  Oliver Hazard Perry leads U.S. forces to defeat British fleet in Battle of Lake Erie; after victory Perry sends message “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”
  • 1833  President Andrew Jackson announces closure of the Bank of the United States; believed the institution to be unconstitutional
  • 1897  London taxi driver George Smith is 1st person ever arrested for drunk driving
  • 1918  German Shepard pup is rescued from bombed out kennel in France by American serviceman Lee Duncan; given the name Rin Tin Tin he later becomes a movie star
  • 1939  Canada joins the Allies; declares war on Germany
  • 1946  Riding train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu hears the call of God directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”; becomes known as Mother Teresa
  • 1979  President Carter gives clemency to 4 Puerto Rican nationalists convicted of assassination attempt on President Truman and attack on the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002  Switzerland becomes 190th member of the United Nations
  • 2008  Large Hadron Collider at CERN performs 1st successful high energy experiments; world is NOT destroyed

Lost and Found – August 29th Edition

What to remember about August 29th…

    • 1862  After days of maneuvering the 2nd Battle of Bull Run begins; Confederates win a path to invade the north
    • 1945  President Truman orders the U.S. Navy to seize control of oil refineries and transportation to break strike by union workers
    • 1949  Soviet Union successfully detonates its 1st atomic bomb at test site in Kazakhstan
    • 1958  Pop musician, songwriter Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana
    • 2005  Hurricane Katrina comes ashore for the second time; worst natural disaster in U.S. history
    • 2007  Hero security guard Richard Jewel dies; discovered bomb planted by Eric Robert Rudolph in Centennial Olympic Park; saves hundreds of lives but is falsely accused of planting device