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Lost and Found – November 11th Edition

What to remember about November 11th…

    • 1620  Mayflower Compact is signed near Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    • 1744  Future First Lady and wife of John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1818)
    • 1778  Loyalists and Native American allies surprise Colonial forces at Cooperstown, New York in Cherry Valley Massacre
    • 1831  Leader of bloody slave revolt that killed 60, Nat Turner is hanged in Virginia
    • 1834  Future President Franklin Pierce marries Jane Appleton
    • 1858  Future President James Garfield marries Lucretia Rudolph
    • 1885  WWII General George Smith Patton, Jr. is born (d. 1945)
    • 1921  President Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknowns
    • 1966  NASA launches Gemini 12; America’s 18th manned flight and last flight of the Gemini program
    • 1993  Vietnam Women’s Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    • 2004  Yasser Arafat, chairman of the PLO terrorist group dies in Paris; cause of death is suspected to be complications of AIDS or possibly food poisoning
    • 2011  “Nerd New Year”; last binary date of 21st century
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Lost and Found – July 2nd Edition

What to remember about July 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Congress adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain; vote is unanimous
  • 1839  Africans aboard Spanish slave ship Amistad free themselves and take over the ship
  • 1881  President James Garfield shot by assassin; dies September 19
  • 1937  Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan reported missing and presumed lost during attempt to fly around the world
  • 1964  President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act into law
  • 1980  President Jimmy Carter signs act re-establishing the Selective Service (draft) registration requirement for men 18-26 years old
  • 1990  1,426 pilgrims die in stampede during Hajj to Mecca
  • 1993  Muslim mob sets fire to hotel in Sivas, Turkey killing 37 to protest the appearance of the translator of Salman Rushdie’s works
  • 1997  Oscar-winning Actor and retired Air Force Major General James “Jimmy” Stewart dies at age 89 in Beverly Hills, CA
  • 1992  1 millionth Chevy Corvette is built

Lost and Found – September 20th Edition

What to remember about September 20th…

  • 1519  Expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain; Vittoria completes 1st circumnavigation of the globe nearly 3 years later
  • 1863  Confederate forces win bloody victory at Battle of Chickamauga
  • 1881  Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as president after the death of James Garfield; he is 3rd person to serve as president that year
  • 1893  Duryea brothers road test the 1st American made gasoline powered automobile
  • 1958  Izola Ware Curry attempts to assassinate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in New York City
  • 1977  Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
  • 2001  President George W. Bush addresses Congress stating “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there.”
  • 2011  “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ends in the U.S. military
  • 2014  Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan arrives in Dallas, TX.  Infected with Ebola, he becomes “patient zero” in 1st outbreak of the disease in US.

Lost and Found – September 19th Edition

What to remember about September 19th…

  • 1777  General Horatio Gates and General Benedict Arnold argue over tactics at first Battle of Saratoga; Arnold will be relieved of command; resentment will lead to treason
  • 1796  President George Washington’s Farewell Address is published in papers across the nation
  • 1881  President James A. Garfield dies of wounds inflicted by assassin Charles J. Guiteau 80 days earlier
  • 1934  After a high-speed chase, Bruno Hauptman is arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby
  • 1952  J. Edgar Hoover has Comedian Charlie Chaplin barred from re-entering the United States for supposed anti-American ties
  • 1985  Congress holds hearings on explicit lyrics in music; group founded by Tipper Gore pushes for labeling and censorship
  • 1995 Manifesto of Unabomber terrorist Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski is published in The New York Times and Washington Post in the hope that someone will recognize him
  • 2010  Deepwater Horizon oil spill ends with completion of relief well

Charlie Chaplin Quote

Lost and Found – July 2nd Edition

What to remember about July 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Congress adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain; vote is unanimous
  • 1839  Africans aboard Spanish slave ship Amistad free themselves and take over the ship
  • 1881  President James Garfield shot by assassin; dies September 19
  • 1937  Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan reported missing and presumed lost during attempt to fly around the world
  • 1964  President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act into law
  • 1980  President Jimmy Carter signs act re-establishing the Selective Service (draft) registration requirement for men 18-26 years old
  • 1990  1,426 pilgrims die in stampede during Hajj to Mecca
  • 1993  Muslim mob sets fire to hotel in Sivas, Turkey killing 37 to protest the appearance of the translator of Salman Rushdie’s works
  • 1997  Oscar-winning Actor and retired Air Force Major General James “Jimmy” Stewart dies at age 89 in Beverly Hills, CA
  • 1992  1 millionth Chevy Corvette is built

Lost and Found – September 20th Edition

What to remember about September 20th…

  • 1519  Expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain; Vittoria completes 1st circumnavigation of the globe nearly 3 years later
  • 1863  Confederate forces win bloody victory at Battle of Chickamauga
  • 1881  Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as president after the death of James Garfield; he is 3rd person to serve as president that year
  • 1893  Duryea brothers road test the 1st American made gasoline powered automobile
  • 1958  Izola Ware Curry attempts to assassinate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in New York City
  • 1977  Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
  • 2001  President George W. Bush addresses Congress stating “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there.”
  • 2011  “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ends in the U.S. military
  • 2014  Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan arrives in Dallas, TX.  Infected with Ebola, he becomes “patient zero” in 1st outbreak of the disease in US.

Lost and Found – November 19th Edition

What to remember about November 19th…

  • 1794  U.S. and Great Britain sign Jay’s Treaty to resolve issues still creating tension after end of the Revolutionary War
  • 1831  Future President James A. Garfield is born near Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1881)
  • 1863  President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address at dedication for military cemetery in Pennsylvania
  • 1942  Soviets begin counterattack at Battle of Stalingrad; by January this battle will turn the tide in the Allies favor
  • 1967  For heroism on the battlefield this day U.S. Army Chaplain Charles Watters will receive Medal of Honor (posthumously)
  • 1977  Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is 1st Arab leader to set foot in Israel; peace process moves forward
  • 1985  President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time at summit in Geneva
  • 1998  Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings for President Clinton
  • 2002  Cameras capture King of Pop Michael Jackson dangling his infant son from a hotel balcony in Berlin
  • 2006  Nintendo releases their 7th generation gaming console the Wii

Lost and Found – November 11th Edition

What to remember about November 11th…

VETERANS DAY 2013

  • 1620  Mayflower Compact is signed near Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • 1744  Future First Lady and wife of John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1818)
  • 1778  Loyalists and Native American allies surprise Colonial forces at Cooperstown, New York in Cherry Valley Massacre
  • 1831  Leader of bloody slave revolt that killed 60, Nat Turner is hanged in Virginia
  • 1834  Future President Franklin Pierce marries Jane Appleton
  • 1858  Future President James Garfield marries Lucretia Rudolph
  • 1885  WWII General George Smith Patton, Jr. is born (d. 1945)
  • 1921  President Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknowns
  • 1966  NASA launches Gemini 12; America’s 18th manned flight and last flight of the Gemini program
  • 1993  Vietnam Women’s Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004  Yasser Arafat, chairman of the PLO terrorist group dies in Paris; cause of death is suspected to be complications of AIDS or possibly food poisoning
  • 2011  “Nerd New Year”; last binary date of 21st century

Lost and Found – September 20th Edition

What to remember about September 20th…

  • 1519  Expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain; Vittoria completes 1st circumnavigation of the globe nearly 3 years later
  • 1863  Confederate forces win bloody victory at Battle of Chickamauga
  • 1881  Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as president after the death of James Garfield; he is 3rd person to serve as president that year
  • 1893  Duryea brothers road test the 1st American made gasoline powered automobile
  • 1958  Izola Ware Curry attempts to assassinate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr in New York City
  • 1977  Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
  • 2001  President George W. Bush addresses Congress stating “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there.”
  • 2011  “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ends in the U.S. military

Lost and Found – September 19th Edition

What to remember about September 19th…

  • 1777  General Horatio Gates and General Benedict Arnold argue over tactics at first Battle of Saratoga; Arnold will be relieved of command; resentment will lead to treason
  • 1796  President George Washington’s Farewell Address is published in papers across the nation
  • 1881  President James A. Garfield dies of wounds inflicted by assassin Charles J. Guiteau 80 days earlier
  • 1934  After a high-speed chase, Bruno Hauptman is arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby
  • 1952  J. Edgar Hoover has Comedian Charlie Chaplin barred from re-entering the United States for supposed anti-American ties
  • 1985  Congress holds hearings on explicit lyrics in music; group founded by Tipper Gore pushes for labeling and censorship
  • 1995 Manifesto of Unabomber terrorist Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski is published in The New York Times and Washington Post in the hope that someone will recognize him
  • 2010  Deepwater Horizon oil spill ends with completion of relief well

Charlie Chaplin Quote