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Lost and Found – November 28th Edition

What to remember about November 28th…

  • 1777  John Adams is appointed commissioner to France by Continental Congress
  • 1785  Signer of the Declaration of Independence for New Hampshire, William Whipple dies riding circuit as a judge (b. 1730)
  • 1925  Country and western music goes national with 1st radio broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry
  • 1943  President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet at Teheran Conference
  • 1964  NASA launches Mariner IV spacecraft to perform 1st successful flyby of the planet Mars
  • 1987  New York teenager Tawana Brawley falsely claims she was kidnapped, held for 4 days, and raped by 4 whites, 1 a policeman
  • 1994  Cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is beaten to death by a fellow inmate claiming God told him to do it
  • 2002  Palestinian terrorists detonate suicide bomb targeting hotel for Israeli tourists; 13 killed and 80 injured
  • 2010  Canadian-born American comedian and actor Leslie Nielson dies of pneumonia in Florida (b. 1926)

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Lost and Found – July 17th Edition

What to remember about July 17th…

  • 1744  Elbridge Gerry born (d. 1814); signer of the Declaration of Independence and Vice President to James Madison; inventor of “gerrymandering” of electoral districts for political advantage
  • 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort
  • 1938  Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan makes non-stop flight across the Atlantic “accidentally”
  • 1945  Potsdam Conference convenes with President Truman, Prime Minister Churchill, and Secretary Stalin; determine fate of Germany
  • 1955  Disneyland unveiled to the public; opens the next day
  • 1975  Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft launch for rendezvous to be made in orbit 2 days later; last manned spaceflight until Space Shuttle
  • 1989  1st flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
  • 2007  Atlanta Falcon’s football quarterback Michael Vick and 3 others indicted by federal grand jury for dog-fighting and gambling enterprise
  • 2009 Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaeda-linked group detonates 2 suicide bombs in Jakarta, Indonesia; 9 killed and over 50 wounded

Lost and Found – February 4th Edition

What to remember about February 4th…

  • 1789  George Washington is 1st and only President to be unanimously elected by the Electoral College
  • 1801  John Marshall is sworn in as 4th Chief Justice of the United States
  • 1861  Six delegates of the provisional Congress of the Confederacy meets for 1st time in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1941  United Service Organization (USO) is founded to provide support and assistance to American service personnel
  • 1945  Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt meet in conference at Yalta to discuss division of power in post-war world
  • 1974  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1983  Pop superstar Karen Carpenter dies of heart attack caused by anorexia (b. 1950)
  • 1992  Hugo Chavez stages failed marxist, military coup of in Venezuela to overthrow democratically elected government
  • 2004  Social networking site Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Lost and Found – July 17th Edition

What to remember about July 17th…

  • 1744  Elbridge Gerry born; signer of the Declaration of Independence and Vice President to James Madison; inventor of “gerrymandering” of electoral districts for political advantage
  • 1815 Napoleon surrenders to the British at Rochefort
  • 1938  Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan makes non-stop flight across the Atlantic “accidentally”
  • 1945  Potsdam Conference convenes with President Truman, Prime Minister Churchill, and Secretary Stalin; determine fate of Germany
  • 1955  Disneyland unveiled to the public; opens the next day
  • 1975  Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft launch for rendezvous to be made in orbit 2 days later; last manned spaceflight until Space Shuttle
  • 2009 Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaeda-linked group detonates 2 suicide bombs in Jakarta, Indonesia; 9 killed and over 50 wounded