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Lost and Found – October 26th Edition

What to remember about October 26th…

  • 1775  King George III speaks to parliament declaring the American colonies to be in rebellion; authorizes military force to end it
  • 1776  Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France to negotiate aid and an alliance
  • 1825  360 mile Erie Canal is completed after 4 years
  • 1861  The Pony Express officially ends operations; replaced by modern transcontinental telegraph system
  • 1881  In Tombstone, Arizona the Earp brothers confront the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary gunfight at the OK Corral
  • 1940  Maiden flight of the P-51 Mustang fighter
  • 1944  At the end of 4 days of air-naval conflict, Battle of Leyte gulf leaves Japanese fleet devastated and on the run
  • 1966  President Johnson makes surprise visit to troops in Vietnam
  • 2001  In response to 9/11/01 attacks, President George W. Bush signs controversial anti-terrorism law; The USA Patriot Act
  • 2002  Moscow theater siege ends with 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages killed during Russian commando assault

Lost and Found – October 23rd Edition

What to remember about October 23rd…

  • 1777  A British fleet is defeated with 2 ships destroyed at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania
  • 1835  Vice President Adlai Stevenson is born in Christian County, Kentucky (d. 1914)
  • 1890  President Benjamin Harrison extends borders of Nebraska to include Dakota territory ending indian territorial claims
  • 1921  Body of Americas 1st Unknown Soldier is selected in France
  • 1942  American author and director Michael Crichton is born in Chicago, Illinois; best known for medical thrillers and sci-fi
  • 1944  4-day Battle of Leyte Gulf begins in the Philippine Sea; largest naval engagement in history leads to Allied victory
  • 1965  Operation Silver Bayonet begun by 1st Cavalry Division in Pleiku Province of Vietnam
  • 1983  Muslim suicide bomber attacks peacekeepers barracks in Beirut, Lebanon; 220 U.S. Marines, 18 sailors, and 3 soldiers killed by the 2000-pound truck bomb
  • 1996  Civil trial of O.J. Simpson begins; jury will find him liable in the deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
  • 2002  Chechen Muslim terrorists seize over 800 hostages at a theater in Moscow; siege ends with more than 120 dead on the 26th

Lost and Found – October 21st Edition

What to remember about October 21st…

  • 1797  USS Constitution is launched in Boston Harbor; 44-gun frigate was commissioned to defend American shipping from muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast
  • 1833  Swedish chemist, manufacturer, and founder of the Nobel Prize Alfred Nobel is born (d. 1896); inventor of dynamite
  • 1867  Leaders of Plains Indian tribes sign Medicine Lodge Treaty establishing system of reservations in Oklahoma
  •  1910  Los Angeles Times building is destroyed in bombing attack orchestrated by union organizers
  • 1917  Legendary jazz musician John Birks “Dizzy” Gilespie is born in South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1921  President Harding gives a speech in Alabama condemning lynchings
  • 1944  1st recorded Japanese kamikaze attack occurs as Battle of Leyte Gulf begins
  • 1945  Women in France are allowed to vote for the st time
  • 2003  U.S. Senate votes to ban partial birth abortions

Lost and Found – October 12th Edition

What to remember about October 12th…

Columbus Day – USA

  • 1492  Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reaches the New World
  • 1792  1st celebration of Columbus Day in America is held in New York
  • 1810  Wedding festivities in Bavaria become the 1st Oktoberfest
  • 1870  Confederate general Robert E. Lee dies at home in Lexington, Virginia (b. 1807)
  • 1892  By presidential proclamation, the Pledge of Allegiance is introduced to schools across America during Columbus Day celebrations
  • 1933  Alcatraz Island is acquired from the Army by the Department of Justice for use as a Federal Prison; island had been used as a military prison since 1861
  • 1964  1st spacecraft with multi-person crew launches; Soviets lead the space race with flight of Voskhod 1
  • 1979  Douglas Adams’ classic comedy work The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is 1st published
  • 1997  American folk singer John Denver dies in crash of an experimental aircraft in California (b. 1943)
  • 1999  Day of Six Billion; United Nations estimates that earth’s population reached 6 billion persons this day
  • 2000  Muslim al Qaeda terrorists use suicide boat bomb in attack against the USS Cole; 17 sailors killed and 38 wounded
  • 2002  Muslim terror group Jemaah Islamiyah detonates car bomb outside nightclub on Bali; 182 killed, another 200 injured
  • 2007  Former Vice President Al Gore is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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 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 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 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 – September 24th Edition

What to remember about September 24th…

  • 622   Prophet Muhammad completes his journey of escape from Mecca to Medina ahead of threat; history of Islam begins (traditional)
  • 1780  Traitor Benedict Arnold flees to the British lines
  • 1789  Congress passes the 1st Judiciary Act; establishes the office of Attorney General and federal court system
  • 1890  Leadership of the Mormon church officially renounces polygamy
  • 1896  American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)
  • 1906  President Theodore Roosevelt declares Devils Tower in Wyoming to be 1st National Monument
  • 1957  President Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Littlerock, Arkansas to enforce desegregation
  • 1964  Warren Commission delivers their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to President Lyndon Johnson
  • 1979  Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service and the first public electronic mail service
  • 1991  American children’s writer Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel dies (b 1904)

Lost and Found – September 12th Edition

What to remember about September 12th…

  • 1847  General Santa Anna’s troops defeated at Battle of Chapultepec in Mexican-American War; opens Mexico City to attack
  • 1857  SS Central America sinks off North Carolina; 426 passengers and crew perish; ship was carrying 15 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.
  • 1953  John F. Kennedy, future 35th president of the United States, marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1954  Television drama “Lassie” makes its debut on CBS
  • 1990  U.S., Great Britain, France, and Soviet Union agree to give up all occupation rights in Germany; clears the way for East and West Germany to reunite
  • 1992  Endeavor launches on 50th Space Shuttle mission; Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes 1st African-American woman in space
  • 1994 Frank Eugene Corder attempts to crash a stolen Cessna aircraft into the White House
  • 2003  United Nations lifts sanctions in place on Libya since accepting responsibility for 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103
  • 2005  Michael D. Brown resigns as the head of the FEMA over his handling of the disaster following Hurricane Katrina