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Lost and Found – June 29th Edition

What to remember about June 29th…

  • 1613  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is destroyed by fire
  • 1776  Constitution of Virginia is adopted
  • 1861  Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies
  • 1886  Famed African-American photographer James Van Der Zee is born in Lenox, MA; leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
  • 1897  Chicago Colts (Cubs) set record for most runs scored in a single game; 36-7 vs. Louisville
  • 1927  U.S. Army Air Corps Bird of Paradise completes 1st flight from U.S. mainland to Hawaiian Islands
  • 1967  Israel removes barricades in Jerusalem reuniting the city
  • 1972  SCOTUS rules in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty unconstitutional; in 1977 new guidelines make it legal once again
  • 1974  World-renowned ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from Soviet Union while touring with Bolshoi Ballet
  • 2003  Actress Katharine Hepburn dies at 96 in Connecticut

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Lost and Found – August 21st Edition

What to remember about August 21st…

  • 1858  The first of seven debates between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln is held
  • 1863  Rebel guerillas raid Lawrence Kansas; Quantrill’s men murder 192 and burn almost 200 buildings and homes
  • 1912  Arthur Aldred becomes 1st American boy to earn the rank of Eagle Scout; award presentation is delayed to September 2nd as medal design was not yet  finished
  • 1959  President Eisenhower signs proclamation admitting Hawaii to the Union as the 50th state
  • 1968  Private James Anderson, Jr. is the 1st African-American Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1992  U.S. Marshalls are caught scouting Randy Weaver’s farm in Idaho; ambush fails and 10-day siege at Ruby ridge begins
  • 1995  Hamas suicide bomber targets bus in Ramat Eshkol area of Jerusalem; 4 killed and over 100 wounded

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Lost and Found – June 29th Edition

What to remember about June 29th…

  • 1613  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is destroyed by fire
  • 1776  Constitution of Virginia is adopted
  • 1861  Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies
  • 1886  Famed African-American photographer James Van Der Zee is born in Lenox, MA; leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
  • 1897  Chicago Colts (Cubs) set record for most runs scored in a single game; 36-7 vs. Louisville
  • 1927  U.S. Army Air Corps Bird of Paradise completes 1st flight from U.S. mainland to Hawaiian Islands
  • 1967  Israel removes barricades in Jerusalem reuniting the city
  • 1972  SCOTUS rules in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty unconstitutional; in 1977 new guidelines make it legal once again
  • 1974  World-renowned ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from Soviet Union while touring with Bolshoi Ballet
  • 2003  Actress Katharine Hepburn dies at 96 in Connecticut

Lost and Found – December 13th Edition

What to remember about December 13th…

  • 1577  Expedition of 5 ships led by Francis Drake sets sail from England to explore Pacific and beyond
  • 1862  Confederates deal decisive blow to Army of the Potomac as well as Union morale at Battle of Fredericksburg
  • 1887  Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Alvin York is born near Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1918  Woodrow Wilson arrives in France becoming 1st sitting president to visit Europe
  • 1942  Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels records his contempt for the Italians’ treatment of Jews stating “The Italians are extremely lax in their treatment of Jews.
  • 1949  Israeli Knesset votes to move nation’s capital to Jerusalem
  • 2000  Al Gore concedes defeat in presidential election after Supreme Court rules a 7th recount would violate Equal Protection Clause
  • 2003  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured hiding in a 6’x8′ hole near his hometown of Tikrit

saddam captured cnn

Lost and Found – August 21st Edition

What to remember about August 21st…

  • 1858  The first of seven debates between Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln is held
  • 1863  Rebel guerillas raid Lawrence Kansas; Quantrill’s men murder 192 and burn almost 200 buildings and homes
  • 1912  Arthur Aldred becomes 1st American boy to earn the rank of Eagle Scout; award presentation is delayed to September 2nd as medal design was not yet  finished
  • 1959  President Eisenhower signs proclamation admitting Hawaii to the Union as the 50th state
  • 1968  Private James Anderson, Jr. is the 1st African-American Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1992  U.S. Marshalls are caught scouting Randy Weaver’s farm in Idaho; ambush fails and 10-day siege at Ruby ridge begins
  • 1995  Hamas suicide bomber targets bus in Ramat Eshkol area of Jerusalem; 4 killed and over 100 wounded

Eagle Scout Medal

Lost and Found – December 13th Edition

What to remember about December 13th…

  • 1577  Expedition of 5 ships led by Francis Drake sets sail from England to explore Pacific and beyond
  • 1862  Confederates deal decisive blow to Army of the Potomac as well as Union morale at Battle of Fredericksburg
  • 1887  Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Alvin York is born near Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1918  Woodrow Wilson arrives in France becoming 1st sitting president to visit Europe
  • 1942  Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels records his contempt for the Italians’ treatment of Jews stating “The Italians are extremely lax in their treatment of Jews.
  • 1949  Israeli Knesset votes to move nation’s capital to Jerusalem
  • 2000  Al Gore concedes defeat in presidential election after Supreme Court rules a 7th recount would violate Equal Protection Clause
  • 2003  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured hiding in a 6’x8′ hole near his hometown of Tikrit

saddam captured cnn