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Lost and Found – June 30th Edition

What to remember about June 30th…

  • 1775  Continental Congress establishes 69 Articles of War
  • 1859  Charles Blondin 1st person to cross Niagra Falls on a tightrope
  • 1908  Huge atmospheric explosion above Tunguska region of Russia
  • 1943  MacArthur launches Operation Cartwheel in the South Pacific
  • 1953  1st production Chevy Corvette driven off the assembly line
  • 1971  All 3 cosmonauts of Soyuz 11 mission die on re-entry
  • 1985  Remaining 39 hostages released from TWA flight 847; passenger and U.S. Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was tortured and murdered by the Hezbollah / Islamic Jihad hijackers on June 15th
  • 1997  United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  • 1998  Defense Department announces that Vietnam War service member buried in the Tomb of Unknowns has now been identified as USAF 1lt Michael J. Blassie; his remains are returned to his family

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Lost and Found – February 16th Edition

What to remember about February 16th…

  • 1786  Future 5th President of the U.S. James Monroe marries Elizabeth Kortright despite her family lack of money
  • 1804  Navy Lieutenant Stephen Decatur and 80 volunteers enter Tripoli harbour in disguised vessel to board the captured USS Philadelphia; they retake and burn her to deny Muslim pirates the prize
  • 1862  General Ulysses S. Grant earns nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant with capture of Fort Donelson in Tennessee
  • 1920  Army Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays is born; 1st woman in the U.S. Military to be promoted to general officer rank
  • 1923  After more than 5 years searching, British archaeologist Howard Carter finally enters burial chamber of King Tutankhamen
  • 1959  Communist guerilla Fidel Castro sworn in as president of Cuba
  • 1960  Nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton leaves Groton, Connecticut to begin worlds 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1985  Sheik Ibrahim al-Amin issues manifesto of Hezbollah; Iranian-sponsored terrorist group is officially born after years of secrecy
  • 1997  25-year-old Jeff Gordon becomes youngest NASCAR driver to win Daytona 500 race
  • 2005  Kyoto Protocols global warming agreement goes into effect after Russian ratification puts number of signatories over the top

Lost and Found – August 2nd Edition

What to remember about August 2nd…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence is finally signed by the delegates to the Continental Congress
  • 1865  CSS Shenandoah prowling the Pacific learns that the Civil War is over; sails non-stop to England to surrender
  • 1923  29th President of the United States Warren G. Harding dies of a stroke in San Francisco, California (b. 1865)
  • 1934  President Hindenburg of the Weimar Republic dies
  • 1934  Chancellor Adolf Hitler becomes absolute dictator of Germany; assumes the title of Führer
  • 1939  Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd send a letter to President Roosevelt urging that the U.S. develop a nuclear weapon
  • 1964  North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack destroyers USS Maddox (DD 731) and USS Turner Joy in the Tonkin Gulf Incident
  • 1990  Iraq invades its southern neighbor Kuwait; leads to Gulf War
  • 1998  American puppeteer and children’s television host Shari Lewis dies of cancer in California (b. 1933)
  • 2006  Hezbollah ends temporary cease-fire and launches over 200 rockets into Israel in one day; 1 killed and 16 wounded
  • 2009 Remains of Navy Pilot Michael Scott Speicher recovered in Iraq; 1st combat casualty of Gulf War; shot down January 17, 1991
  • 2010  Ethics Committee of the House of Representatives charges Maxine Waters (D – CA) of multiple ethical violations

Lost and Found – June 30th Edition

What to remember about June 30th…

  • 1775  Continental Congress establishes 69 Articles of War
  • 1859  Charles Blondin 1st person to cross Niagra Falls on a tightrope
  • 1908  Huge atmospheric explosion above Tunguska region of Russia
  • 1943  MacArthur launches Operation Cartwheel in the South Pacific
  • 1953  1st production Chevy Corvette driven off the assembly line
  • 1971  All 3 cosmonauts of Soyuz 11 mission die on re-entry
  • 1985  Remaining 39 hostages released from TWA flight 847; passenger and U.S. Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was tortured and murdered by the Hezbollah / Islamic Jihad hijackers on June 15th
  • 1997  United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  • 1998  Defense Department announces that Vietnam War service member buried in the Tomb of Unknowns has now been identified as USAF 1lt Michael J. Blassie; his remains are returned to his family

Lost and Found – March 16th Edition

What to remember about March 16th…

  • 1751  Drafter of the Constitution, Founding Father, and 4th President of the United States James Madison is born in Virginia (d. 1836)
  •  1802  Congress authorizes founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; nations 1st military academy
  • 1926  American scientist Robert H. Goddard successfully launches worlds 1st liquid-fueled rocket; founding pioneer of the Space Age
  • 1945  After months of intense fighting, American forces secure island of Iwo Jima
  • 1968  Army troops led by Lt. William Calley massacre villagers in My Lai, Vietnam; rampage ends when helicopter pilot Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson lands his aircraft between soldiers and fleeing villagers
  • 1985  American journalist Terry Anderson is kidnapped by Muslim Hezbollah terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon; they hold him for 2,455 days
  • 1988  Iraqi forces are ordered by Saddam Hussein to use poison gas and nerve agents against Kurdish town; over 5,000 killed and 10,000 injured
  • 1995  Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; amendment formally ratified in 1865 abolished slavery in America

Lost and Found – March 16th Edition

What to remember about March 16th…

  • 1751  Drafter of the Constitution, Founding Father, and 4th President of the United States James Madison is born in Virginia (d. 1836)
  •  1802  Congress authorizes founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; nations 1st military academy
  • 1926  American scientist Robert H. Goddard successfully launches worlds 1st liquid-fueled rocket; founding pioneer of the Space Age
  • 1945  After months of intense fighting, American forces secure island of Iwo Jima
  • 1968  Army troops led by Lt. William Calley massacre villagers in My Lai, Vietnam; rampage ends when helicopter pilot Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson lands his aircraft between soldiers and fleeing villagers
  • 1985  American journalist Terry Anderson is kidnapped by Muslim Hezbollah terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon; they hold him for 2,455 days
  • 1988  Iraqi forces are ordered by Saddam Hussein to use poison gas and nerve agents against Kurdish town; over 5,000 killed and 10,000 injured
  • 1995  Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; amendment formally ratified in 1865 abolished slavery in America

Lost and Found – February 16th Edition

What to remember about February 16th…

  • 1786  Future 5th President of the U.S. James Monroe marries Elizabeth Kortright despite her family lack of money
  • 1804  Navy Lieutenant Stephen Decatur and 80 volunteers enter Tripoli harbour in disguised vessel to board the captured USS Philadelphia; they retake and burn her to deny Muslim pirates the prize
  • 1862  General Ulysses S. Grant earns nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant with capture of Fort Donelson in Tennessee
  • 1920  Army Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays is born; 1st woman in the U.S. Military to be promoted to general officer rank
  • 1923  After more than 5 years searching, British archaeologist Howard Carter finally enters burial chamber of King Tutankhamen
  • 1959  Communist guerilla Fidel Castro sworn in as president of Cuba
  • 1960  Nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton leaves Groton, Connecticut to begin worlds 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1985  Sheik Ibrahim al-Amin issues manifesto of Hezbollah; Iranian-sponsored terrorist group is officially born after years of secrecy
  • 1997  25-year-old Jeff Gordon becomes youngest NASCAR driver to win Daytona 500 race
  • 2005  Kyoto Protocols global warming agreement goes into effect after Russian ratification puts number of signatories over the top

Lost and Found – August 2nd Edition

What to remember about August 2nd…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence is finally signed by the delegates to the Continental Congress
  • 1865  CSS Shenandoah prowling the Pacific learns that the Civil War is over; sails non-stop to England to surrender
  • 1923  29th President of the United States Warren G. Harding dies of a stroke in San Francisco, California (b. 1865)
  • 1934  President Hindenburg of the Weimar Republic dies
  • 1934  Chancellor Adolf Hitler becomes absolute dictator of Germany; assumes the title of Führer
  • 1939  Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd send a letter to President Roosevelt urging that the U.S. develop a nuclear weapon
  • 1964  North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack destroyers USS Maddox (DD 731) and USS Turner Joy in the Tonkin Gulf Incident
  • 1990  Iraq invades its southern neighbor Kuwait; leads to Gulf War
  • 1998  American puppeteer and children’s television host Shari Lewis dies of cancer in California (b. 1933)
  • 2006  Hezbollah ends temporary cease-fire and launches over 200 rockets into Israel in one day; 1 killed and 16 wounded
  • 2009 Remains of Navy Pilot Michael Scott Speicher recovered in Iraq; 1st combat casualty of Gulf War; shot down January 17, 1991
  • 2010  Ethics Committee of the House of Representatives charges Maxine Waters (D – Ca) of multiple ethical violations

Lost and Found – February 16th Edition

What to remember about February 16th…

  • 1786  Future 5th President of the U.S. James Monroe marries Elizabeth Kortright despite her family lack of money
  • 1804  Navy Lieutenant Stephen Decatur and 80 volunteers enter Tripoli harbour in disguised vessel to board the captured USS Philadelphia; they retake and burn her to deny Muslim pirates the prize
  • 1862  General Ulysses S. Grant earns nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant with capture of Fort Donelson in Tennessee
  • 1920  Army Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays is born; 1st woman in the U.S. Military to be promoted to general officer rank
  • 1923  After more than 5 years searching, British archaeologist Howard Carter finally enters burial chamber of King Tutankhamen
  • 1959  Communist guerilla Fidel Castro sworn in as president of Cuba
  • 1960  Nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton leaves Groton, Connecticut to begin worlds 1st submerged circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1985  Sheik Ibrahim al-Amin issues manifesto of Hezbollah; Iranian-sponsored terrorist group is officially born after years of secrecy
  • 1997  25-year-old Jeff Gordon becomes youngest NASCAR driver to win Daytona 500 race
  • 2005  Kyoto Protocols global warming agreement goes into effect after Russian ratification puts number of signatories over the top

Lost and Found – August 2nd Edition

What to remember about August 2nd…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence is finally signed by the delegates to the Continental Congress
  • 1865  CSS Shenandoah prowling the Pacific learns that the Civil War is over; sails non-stop to England to surrender
  • 1923  29th President of the United States Warren G. Harding dies of a stroke in San Francisco, California (b. 1865)
  • 1934  President Hindenburg of the Weimar Republic dies
  • 1934  Chancellor Adolf Hitler becomes absolute dictator of Germany; assumes the title of Führer
  • 1939  Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd send a letter to President Roosevelt urging that the U.S. develop a nuclear weapon
  • 1964  North Vietnamese torpedo boats attack destroyers USS Maddox (DD 731) and USS Turner Joy in the Tonkin Gulf Incident
  • 1990  Iraq invades its southern neighbor Kuwait; leads to Gulf War
  • 1998  American puppeteer and children’s television host Shari Lewis dies of cancer in California (b. 1933)
  • 2006  Hezbollah ends temporary cease-fire and launches over 200 rockets into Israel in one day; 1 killed and 16 wounded
  • 2009 Remains of Navy Pilot Michael Scott Speicher recovered in Iraq; 1st combat casualty of Gulf War; shot down January 17, 1991
  • 2010  Ethics Committee of the House of Representatives charges Maxine Waters (D – Ca) of multiple ethical violations