Tag Archives: Islam

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

Columbus Day Celebrated – U.S.A.

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 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 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 – September 30th Edition

What to remember about September 30th…

    • 1889  Wyoming becomes 1st state to approve a constitution that guarantees women the right to vote
    • 1927  Babe Ruth becomes 1st baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a single season
    • 1938  French and British prime ministers sign pact with Hitler giving him Czechoslovakia for a promise of peace
    • 1949  After 15 months, the Berlin airlift comes to an end
    • 1954  USS Nautilus is commissioned; worlds 1st nuclear submarine
    • 1955  American actor James Dean dies in a car crash
    • 1975  AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its 1st flight
    • 2005  A Danish newspaper publishes 12 editorial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, months later Islamic clerics use drawings to incite violence and rioting around the world (see them here)

Lost and Found – September 11th Edition

What to remember about September 11th…

  • 1565  Crusader Knights of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta defeat a vastly superior Muslim force of the Ottoman Empire to lift the Siege of Malta
  • 1609  Explorer Henry Hudson sails into the upper bay discovering Manhattan Island and the Hudson River
  • 1777  British forces use heavy morning in attempt to surround General Washington’s forces at Battle of Brandywine
  • 1789  Alexander Hamilton appointed as 1st Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
  • 1857   Mountain Meadows Massacre; Mormon militia and Paiute allies murder 120 settlers during the Utah War
  • 1941  Groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the Pentagon
  • 1965  1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in South Vietnam
  • 1998  Starr Report is released; investigative account of President Clinton by Independent Council Kenneth Starr
  • 2001  19 Muslim hijackers take control of 4 airliners; planes are crashed into Towers 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; 4th plane is brought down by the heroic efforts of passengers to prevent another attack
  • 2012  Armed mob attacks and sets fire to U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya; Obama administration falsely blames internet video instead of radical Islamist terrorists commemorating attacks of September 11, 2001

Lost and Found – September 6th Edition

What to remember about September 6th…

  • 1757  French general and hero of the American Revolution Marquis de La Fayette is born
  • 1847  American author and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 1901  President William McKinley is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Boston; he dies September 14th from infection
  • 1972  9 more Israeli athletes and a German police officer are murdered by Palestinian terrorists as the Munich Olympic hostage taking ends
  • 1976  Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate, Japan to defect to the U.S.
  • 1995  Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive professional baseball game beating the record previously held by Lou Gehrig
  • 1997  Billions watch the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales; Sir Elton John performs “Candle in the Wind”

Lost and Found – September 5th Edition

What to remember about September 5th…

  • 1774  Continental Congress meets for the 1st time; begins work on Declaration of Rights and Grievances
  • 1836  After leading fight for independence from Mexico, Sam Houston is elected 1st president of Republic of Texas
  • 1847  Infamous outlaw Jesse James is born in Missouri (d. 1882)
  • 1882  1st big Labor Day observance in America; event organized by the Central Labor Union of New York
  • 1942  Japanese forces forced to retreat from their attack on Milne Bay; 1st decisive defeat of the war for Japanese military
  • 1960 Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) wins Olympic gold medal as light-heavywieght boxer
  • 1972  Palestinian muslim terrorists attack olympic village in Munich; 2 israeli athletes killed and 9 taken hostage; remaining hostages will be murdered during rescue attempt
  • 1975  Charles Manson follower Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempts to assassinate President Gerald Ford
  • 1977  NASA launches Voyager space probe on a “grand tour” of our outer solar system
  • 1997  Nobel laureate and Catholic nun Mother Teresa dies in Calcutta, India (b. 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu)

Lost and Found – September 3rd Edition

What to remember about September 3rd…

    • 1777  The “Stars and Stripes” American flag was flown in battle for the very 1st time; skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware
    • 1783  American Revolution officially comes to an end as the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris
    • 1838  Abolitionist Frederick Douglas successfully escapes from slavery by boarding train to Maryland while dressed as a sailor
    • 1861  Forces under Confederate General Polk invade Kentucky causing  state legislature to request Union assistance
    • 1919  President Wilson begins 8000-mile train tour across the nation to promote American membership in the League of Nations
    • 1925  1st U.S. Navy airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in storm over Caldwell,Ohio; 14 crew killed
    • 1944  Anne Frank and her family are put on a transport from Westerbork to the Auschwitz concentration camp
    • 1970  American football coach Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi dies of cancer
    • 1976  Viking 2 Lander successfully arrives on the surface of Mars
    • 2004  Beslan school hostage crisis ends on day 3 with the deaths of over 300, more than half are children

Lost and Found – September 1st Edition

What to remember about September 1st…

  • 1775  Representatives of the Continental Congress Richard Penn and Arthur Lee present the Olive Branch Petition; King George III refuses reconciliation with the rebellious colonies
  • 1807  Former vice president Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason charges because there was no “overt act” to overthrow the government
  • 1838  American explorer and soldier William Clark dies in St. Louis while serving as Superintendent of Indian Affairs
  • 1864  Siege of Atlanta ends as Confederates withdraw from the city
  • 1914  Last known passenger pigeon dies in Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1939  Over 1 million German troops invade Poland
  • 1969  27-year-old Libyan army captain Muammar al-Qaddafi leads successful military coup against King Idris I of Libya
  • 1974  SR-71 “Blackbird” sets record for flying from New York to London; distance 3,508 miles at 1,435 mph and elapsed time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds
  • 1982  United States Air Force Space Command is founded
  • 1983  Soviet fighters shoot down Korean Airlines jet travelling from U.S. killing all 269 aboard, Cold War tensions heighten
  • 1985  73 years after ship sank, wreck of the RMS Titanic is located
  • 2004  Islamic terrorists seize 1100 hostages at a school in Beslan, North Osetia, Russia; among the 334 killed are 186 children

Lost and Found – August 15th Edition

What to remember about August 15th…

  • 1780  Irregulars led by LTC Frances “Swamp Fox” Marion rout crown loyalists at Port’s Ferry, South Carolina
  • 1914  Opening of the American-built Panama Canal is inaugurated with the transit of the U.S. ship Ancon, President Carter signs canal over to Panamanian control December 31, 1977
  • 1935  Famed aviator Wiley Post and celebrated actor and journalist Will Rogers die in plane crash in Alaska
  • 1939  Classic film The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater
  • 1945  Emperor Hirohito announces to his people that Japan has surrendered to the Allies
  • 1947  200 years of English rule ends and the nations of India and Pakistan become independent
  • 1969  The Woodstock Music Festival opens in upstate New York; performers includes Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, CCR and more
  • 1971  President Nixon imposes a 90-day freeze on wages and prices; ends the convertibility of U.S. dollars into gold
  • 1979  Francis Ford Coppola film Apocalypse Now opens in U.S.
  • 2003  Libya formally accepts responsibility for 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland; express no remorse and admit no guilt

Panama Canal