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Lost and Found – October 10th Edition

What to remember about October 10th…

  • 0732  Coalition of Christian forces defeats Moorish army at Battle of Tours; ends Muslim expansion into Western Europe
  • 1845  United States Naval Academy opens at Annapolis, Maryland with a class of 50 midshipmen
  • 1944  Over 800 Gypsy children are gassed to death at Auschwitz
  • 1971  London Bridge reopens after it is dismantled, moved, and reassembled in Lake Havasu, Arizona
  • 1973  Vice President Spiro Agnew becomes 1st to resign in disgrace after pleading no-contest to tax evasion charges
  • 1985  U.S. fighter planes force plane carrying escaping terrorists from the Achille Lauro attack to land in Italy
  • 1985  American director, actor, and screenwriter Orson Welles dies in Hollywood, California
  • 2002 House of Representatives votes 296-133 to give President George W. Bush authority to use military force against Iraq (Senate follows suit the next day)

London Bridge Lake Havasu City Arizona

Lost and Found – October 9th Edition

What to remember about October 9th…

  • 1635  Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; he and his followers go on to found Rhode Island and the 1st Baptist church in America
  • 1701  Collegiate School of Connecticut is chartered in Old Saybrook; later renamed later as Yale University
  • 1888  Washington Monument opens to the public for the 1st time; construction began in 1848
  • 1936  Hoover Dam begins generating electricity for California
  • 1967  Communist rebel and murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna is executed by the Bolivian army
  • 2001  Second mailing of letters in the Anthrax Attacks
  • 2009  Awards committee announces that President Barack Hussein Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize

UPDATE:  Due to popular demand, the above pic is now available as a shirt, hat, or button to make it easier to torment the commie-loving hipsters in your life.  Go to cafepress.com to check it out.

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director
  • 2014  Thomas Eric Duncan, the man that brought Ebola to America, dies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.  2 of the nurses treating him have contracted the deadly disease.

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – October 7th Edition

What to remember about October 7th…

  • 1571  Muslim fleet is crushed at Battle of Lepanto; Christian forces halt expansion of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1780  Patriot militia show their strength defeating a British force at Battle of King’s Mountain in North Carolina
  • 1864  Rebel forces under General Robert E. Lee fail to drive Union troops from their defenses at Battle of Darbytown outside Richmond
  • 1918  Football stunner: Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland college 222-0; Tech carries the ball 978 yards
  • 1944  Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland stage uprising; guards attacked, crematoria blown up, and a massive escape attempt; Nazis execute all they can capture
  • 1985  Palestinian (PLO) muslim terrorists hijack cruise ship Achille Lauro; days-long hostage crisis begins
  • 2001  President George Bush announces that American forces have begun offensive operations in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks; over 40 nations join the effort
  • 2003  Austrian born American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California in post-recall election

Lost and Found – October 6th Edition

What to remember about October 6th…

  • 1536  Translator for much of the 1st printed English language Bible, William Tyndale is strangled and burned for heresy
  • 1683  America’s 1st Mennonite settlers arrive aboard Concord; 1st major German emigration to America
  • 1777  British forces capture 2 American forts while moving to support besieged troops at Saratoga
  • 1866  Reno brothers stage 1st train robbery in U.S. history; steal $13,000 in Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1890  Mormon leaders vote to outlaw polygamy in the church
  • 1973  Egypt and Syria launch surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur holy day; 4th Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1981  Libyan sponsored terrorists assassinate Egyptian President Sadat during anniversary observances for Yom Kippur War
  • 1995  Astronomers discover the 1st planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside Earth’s solar system
  • 2010  Green Beret Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008
  • 2012  U.S. Navy commissions guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) honoring 1st Medal of Honor recipient of Afghan War

USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)

Lost and Found – October 5th Edition

What to remember about October 5th…

  • 1829  President Chester A. Arthur is born in North Fairfield, Vermont
  • 1864  Confederate forces under General hood fail to sever Union supply lines at Battle of Allatoona
  • 1902  American restaurant entrepreneur Ray Kroc is born; bought out McDonald brothers and took the company global
  • 1945  After 6-months on strike, workers outside Warner Brother’s Studios begin a week of violent clashes with police and non-union employees
  • 1969  Cuban MiG-17 fighter eludes radar to land undetected at Homestead AFB in Florida; pilot defects
  • 1974  American David Kunst completes the 1st around-the-world journey on foot; takes 4 years and 21 pairs of shoes
  • 1982  Johnson & Johnson initiate nationwide recall of Tylenol because of cyanide deaths due to product tampering
  • 1986  American Eugene Hasenfus is captured by Sandinistas after his plane is shot down delivering supplies to Contra rebels; his capture exposes the Iran-Contra affair
  • 2001  Robert Stevens becomes 1st fatality in the 2001 anthrax attacks
  • 2011  American businessman, technological innovator, and co-founder of Apple Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs dies of cancer (b. 1955)

Lost and Found – October 4th Edition

What to remember about October 4th…

  • 1535  Coverdale Bible is published; the 1st complete and modern English-language translation of the Bible
  • 1777  Though Continental forces lost, Battle of Germantown demonstrates American strategic abilities to potential allies
  • 1822  President Rutherford B. Hayes is born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)
  • 1876  Classes begin at Texas A&M University; 1st public institution of higher education in Texas
  • 1918  Germany sends telegraph a message to President Wilson requesting an armistice with the Allied powers
  • 1927  Sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore
  • 1957  Soviet Union surprises the world by launching the world’s 1st artificial satellite – Sputnik; the “Space Race” begins
  • 1970  Rock-and-roll icon Janis Joplin dies of heroin overdose
  • 1997  Hundreds of thousands of Christian men gather as Promise Keepers hold their Stand in the Gap assembly in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003  Palestinian Islamic Jihad suicide bombing of Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel kills 21 and injures 51 more
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne wins the $10 million Ansari X Prise by reaching 100km in altitude twice in a two-week period

Lost and Found – October 3rd Edition

What to remember about October 3rd…

  • 1789  President Washington issues the 1st Presidential proclamation; declares a national day of Thanksgiving be held on November 26th, 1789
  • 1863  President Lincoln proclaims that the 4th Thursday in November the nation would observe a Thanksgiving holiday; in 1939 FDR would move it to 3rd Thursday to encourage shoppers
  • 1895  Stephen Crane’s novel depicting the life of a civil war soldier The Red Badge of Courage is published
  • 1922  Rebecca L. Felton is appointed to the United States Senate, she is the 1st woman to ever hold that office
  • 1942  German scientists launch a V-2 rocket at Peenemünde, Germany; it is the 1st man-made object to reach space
  • 1974 Frank Robinson is named as new manager for Cleveland Indians.; 1st African-American baseball manager in major leagues
  • 1985  Space shuttle Atlantis makes her maiden voyage into space
  • 1990  Less than a year after the destruction of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany unite as a single nation
  • 1995  Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson is acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman
  • 2008  “O.J.” Simpson is convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in the attack on sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong

Lost and Found – October 2nd Edition

What to remember about October 2nd…

  • 1780  British officer John Andre is hanged as a spy for his role on the Benedict Arnold treason plot
  • 1835  1st shots are fired in the Texas Revolution when Mexican army tries to disarm settlers at Gonzales (see flag below)
  • 1919  President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke; he is left nearly incapacitated for the remainder of his term
  • 1950  Charles Shultz publishes the comic strip Peanuts in newspapers for the 1st time
  • 1967  Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the 1st African-American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1985  American movie star Rock Hudson dies of AIDS in Beverly Hills, California (b. 1925)
  • 2002  John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo open fire in the 1st attack of their 3-week sniper spree in the areas around Washington, D.C.
  • 2006  Charles Roberts takes hostages at Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; he shoots 10 young girls, killing 5 before taking his own life

“Gonzales Flag” fashioned by settlers determined to resist Mexican attempts to disarm the town

Lost and Found – October 1st Edition

What to remember about October 1st…

  • 1730  American jurist, legislator, and signer of the Declaration of Independence Richard Stockton is born near Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1781  American naval officer James Lawrence is born; famously gave dying command “Don’t give up the ship!” during War of 1812
  • 1864  Washington, D.C. socialite and Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow drowns while smuggling gold to the South
  • 1890  Congress establishes Yosemite National Park
  • 1903  Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans play the 1st game of the 1st World Series ; game is held at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1908  Ford Motor Corporation unveils the 1st production Model T in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1924  President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter is born in Plains, Georgia
  • 1949  Mao Zedong proclaims the creation of the People’s Republic of China
  • 1958  NASA begins operations; replaces the 46-year-old NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)
  • 1975  Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier at the Thrilla in Manila boxing match in the Philippines
  • 1981  EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow) Center opens at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • 2005  University of Oklahoma student Joel “Joe” Henry Hinrichs III detonates backpack bomb outside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium there were no other casualties