Tag Archives: John Adams

Lost and Found – January 20th Edition

What to remember about January 20th…

  • 1732  American Patriot and statesman Richard Henry Lee is born in Virginia; President of  Continental Congress and Senator
  • 1783  Gret Britain signs peace treaty with France and Spain ending last hostilities of the American Revolution
  • 1801  President John Adams nominates John Marshall to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; establishes Court role and tradition
  • 1841  China cedes Hong Kong to Britain in bid to end 1st Opium War; in 1898 2nd Convention of Peking grants 99 more years of British rule; Hong Kong turned back over to China in 1997
  • 1920  American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is founded
  • 1942  Wansee Conference is held to inform senior Nazi officials of Hitler’s “final solution to the Jewish question” and their roles in it
  • 1945  Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes 1st and only President elected to 4 terms in office; in 1947 22nd Amendment to the Constitution is passed limiting office holders to 2 terms
  • 1981  20 minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President Iran releases American hostages it has held for 444 days
  • 1996  Terrorist and founder of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat elected president of Palestinian National Council

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Lost and Found – November 1st Edition

What to remember about November 1st…

  • 1765  British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on American colonies
  • 1800  President John Adams moves in becoming 1st resident of the Executive Mansion; later named the White House
  • 1897  Library of Congress moved to its own building
  • 1911  Aerial bomb dropped from aircraft in battle for 1st time; used in Libya during Italo-Turkish War
  • 1922  Ottoman Empire ends as Turkish National Assembly abolishes the Sultanate; Grand Sultan Mehmed VI Vahid ed-din, Emperor of the Ottomans, Commander of the Faithful and Successor of the Prophet of the Universe goes into exile
  • 1943  Marines land on Bouganville in Solomon Islands while U.S. carriers strike Japanese base at Rabaul
  • 1950  Attempted assassination of President Truman by 2 Puerto Rican nationalists fails outside Blair House
  • 1952  U.S. detonates the worlds 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1960  John F. Kennedy announces plan to build a Peace Corps while campaigning for president
  • 1993  Maastricht Treaty goes into effect creating European Union

Lost and Found – October 30th Edition

What to remember about October 30th…

  • 1735  Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States John Adams is born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)
  • 1831  Escaped slave Nat Turner is captured after bloody slave rebellion that killed over 60; after a trial he hangs on November 11
  • 1938  Orson Welles radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” causes nationwide panic
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt approves $1 billion Lend Lease aid program for Soviet Union; hopes to stay out of the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her sister are moved from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
  • 1961  Soviet Union test 50 megaton hydrogen bomb; still the largest explosive device ever detonated
  • 1974  Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle
  • 1995  Vote for establishing an independent Quebec fails in Canada

Lost and Found – October 28th Edition

What to remember about October 28th…

    • 1775  British Major General Howe issues proclamation forbidding residents from leaving the city
    • 1818  Abigail Adams, First Lady and wife of President John Adams dies in Quincy, Massachusetts (b. 1744)
    • 1886  President Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty
    • 1918  Sailors of the German High Seas Fleet mutiny instead of attack British fleet with armistice in the works
    • 1922  Benito Mussolini leads Italian fascists in March on Rome; takes over the Italian government
    • 1929  Black Monday stock market crash
    • 1962  Cuban Missile Crisis ends as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian missiles from the island
    • 1965  In St. Louis, Missouri the 630-foot Gateway Arch portion of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is completed
    • 1971  Britain launches Prospero; it is their 1st satellite
    • 2005  Iran launches its 1st satellite in joint effort with Russia

Lost and Found – October 25th Edition

What to remember about October 25th…

  • 1415  On St. Crispin’s Day, small force led by Henry V defeats numerically superior French army at Battle of Agincourt in Hundred Years’ War; English longbows prove highly effective
  • 1764  Future President John Adams and Abigail Smith marry in Massachusetts
  • 1774  Continental Congress petitions king of England to address the Intolerable Acts
  • 1854  Confusion leads to Charge of the Light Brigade during Crimean War; inspires Tennyson’s famous poem
  • 1861  Keel is lain for the 1st Union ironclad USS Monitor
  • 1962  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presents photographic evidence to U.N. of Soviet missile bases in Cuba
  • 1971  United Nations votes to admit Peoples Republic of China and expel Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • 1983  President Reagan orders Marines to invade island of Grenada to protect American students and tourists; now celebrated as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1994  Susan Smith reports her car was hijacked with her 2 children in the back; this lie is to cover her murder of the kids

Lost and Found – July 4th Edition

What to remember about July 4th…

  • 1776  In Philadelphia, the Continental Congress formally adopts the Declaration of Independence
  • 1826 – Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both die today
  • 1831 – President James Monroe dies in New York, New York
  • 1863 – Vicksburg surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1872  Future 30th President Calvin Coolidge is born in Vermont
  • 1917 – U.S. troops march through Paris; ending at Lafayette’s tomb
  • 1939 – Lou Gehrig number “4” is retired by the New York Yankees
  • 1976 – Israeli troops rescue 248 passengers from Palestinian terrorists in “Raid on Entebbe” ; Operation Thunderbolt
  •  1997 – Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars carrying the Sojourner rover
  • 2009 – Crown of Statue of Liberty re-opened to visitors; the iconic symbol of New York had been closed since 2001

Lost and Found – June 18th Edition

What to remember about June 18th…

  • 1778  British troops abandon their almost nine month occupation of Philadelphia after French entry into war made city indefensible
  • 1798  President John Adams signs Naturalization act – part of the Alien and Sedition Acts; so controversial that Adams never enforces
  • 1812  President James Madison signs Declaration of War passed by Congress, War of 1812 with Britain begins
  • 1815  Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo; forces his final abdication
  • 1873  Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for voting in 1872 Presidential election; she vows to and never does pay the fine
  • 1940  Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich to discuss plans and the late entry of Italy into the war; Mussolini leaves berated and dissatisfied
  • 1953  8 day struggle to hold Outpost Harry ends; 4 American and 1 Greek infantry companies hold off over 13,000 Chinese troops
  • 1965  Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-52 bombers are used in Vietnam for 1st time; Operation Arc Light is under way
  • 1981  1st flight of Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter
  • 1983  1st female American Astronaut – Dr. Sally K. Ride – is launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-7)
  • 2009  NASA launches Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to create 3D map of the lunar surface, identify potential resources and landing sites

Lost and Found – June 11th Edition

What to remember about June 11th…

  • 1776  Continental Congress appoints Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence; members are Thomas Jefferson (VA), Benjamin Franklin(PA), Robert R. Livingston(NY), Roger Sherman(CT), and John Adams (MA)
  • 1927  Charles Lindbergh awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for his nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
  • 1943  Britain invades Sicily beginning Operation Corkscrew
  • 1963  University of Alabama desegregated by President John F. Kennedy’s federalization of Alabama National Guard
  • 1979  American actor John Wayne dies of cancer at age 72 (b. 1907); discovered that he was a “right-wing, conservative, extremist” late in life
  • 1986  Movie classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off opens in theaters
  • 2001  Convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh is executed for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 2004  President Ronald Reagan’s state funeral held at Washington National Cathedral

Lost and Found – June 10th Edition

What to remember about June 10th…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is the 1st to be hung for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1752  Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm
  • 1775  John Adams suggests to Continental Congress that forces surrounding Boston become Continental Army
  • 1850  Millard Fillmore sworn-in as 13th President of the United States after sudden death of President Zachary Taylor on June 9th
  • 1854  1st class graduates from United States Naval Academy
  • 1898  U.S. Marines invade Cuba unopposed and raise the American flag over Guantanamo Bay during Spanish-American War
  • 1915  Girls Scouts formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1935  Alcoholics Anonymous founded in Akron, Ohio
  • 1943  FDR signs bill allowing tax withholding
  • 1940  Italy declares war on France and Great Britain; Norway surrenders to Germany
  • 1953  President Eisenhower rejects isolationism in speech declaring U.S. commitment to combating communism worldwide
  • 1964  Cloture invoked for 1st time on any civil rights bill; Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) ends 57-day filibuster by Democrats opposed to Act
  • 1967  Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire; Six-Days War ends
  • 1977  Assassin convicted in death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain Penitentiary
  • 1988  American author of Western fiction Louis L’Amour dies(b. 1908)
  • 2003  NASA launches a Delta II rocket carrying Mars rover Spirit
  • 2004 Musician/singer/songwriter Ray Charles dies in Beverly Hills (b. 1930)

Lost and Found – June 7th Edition

What to remember about June 7th…

  • 1776  At Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces resolution for independence; John Adams seconds the motion
  • 1863  Rebel effort to relieve siege of Vicksburg fails at Battle of Milliken’s Bend despite severe losses amongst new African-American regiments
  • 1917  In Battle of Messines Ridge, British forces detonate over 1 million pounds of explosives in tunnels under German positions to end stalemate
  • 1929  Vatican City becomes sovereign state with signing of Lateran Treaty
  • 1939  King George VI becomes 1st British monarch to visit the U.S.; entering at Niagara Falls he goes on to visit New York and Washington, D.C.
  • 1942  Fierce fighting that began June 4th ends today with U.S. victory over Imperial Japanese Navy at Battle of Midway
  • 1965  SCOTUS rules in Griswold v. Connecticut that “penumbras” and “emanations” of other constitutional protections constitute a right to privacy; lays groundwork for result of 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling
  • 1965  NASA’s Gemini IV mission ends after 1st successful American space walk
  • 1966  Former Democrat and actor Ronald Reagan is elected as Governor of California; later elected 40th President of the United States
  • 1967  Israeli paratroopers enter and capture Jerusalem ahead of U.N. cease-fire in Six-Day War; Bethlehem also liberated
  • 1981  Israeli Air Force conducts Operation Opera destroying Iraqi Osiraq nuclear power plant and weapons facility
  • 1998  3 white supremacists in Texas drag James Byrd, Jr. to death behind their pickup truck; attack leads to “hate crime” legislation in U.S.
  • 2008  Senator Hillary Clinton D-NY) formally ends her presidential campaign and endorses Barack Hussein Obama II