Tag Archives: Lewis and Clark

Lost and Found – January 18th Edition

What to remember about January 18th…

  • 1776  Council of Safety in Savannah, Georgia issues arrest warrant for royal governor James Wright; Patriots place him under house arrest
  • 1778  English explorer Captain James Cook is 1st European to discover Hawaiian Islands; landfall is in 2 days
  • 1803  President Jefferson sends secret message to Congress requesting $2500 to fund exploratory mission of Lewis and Clark
  • 1862  Former 10th President and Confederate congressman-elect from Virginia John Tyler dies (b. 1790)
  • 1911  Pilot Eugee B. Ely is 1st to land an aircraft on a ship when he flew onto the deck of USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor
  • 1944  Soviet forces liberate Leningrad (modern Day St. Petersburg) from nearly three-year Nazi siege
  • 1964  Plans are unveiled for the World Trade Center to be built in New York City
  • 1990  Mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry arrested for drug possession in FBI sting; after completing prison term, Barry returns to politics
  • 1993  Martin Luther King holiday is celebrated in all 50 states for the 1st time

world trade center concept plan drawing

Lost and Found – June 26th Edition

What to  remember about June 26th…

  • 1804  Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of Kansas River
  • 1819  Major General Abner Doubleday born (d. 1893); popularly believed to be the inventor of baseball
  • 1844  President John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in New York
  • 1862  Confederates attack Mechanicsville; Seven Days’ Battle begins
  • 1917  American Expeditionary Forces arrive in Europe
  • 1918  Conflict that begins June 1st ends today with victory of General Pershing’s American Army and Marine forces at Battle of Belleau Wood
  • 1942  1st flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat carrier-based fighter
  • 1945  50 delegates sign charter forming the United Nations
  • 1948  In response to Soviet blockade of West Berlin the 1st planes depart from England and West Germany for the Berlin Airlift
  • 1963  President John F. Kennedy speech at Berlin Wall declaring “Ich bin ein Berliner”; grammar mistake translates to “I am a donut”;  meant to say “I am also a citizen of Berlin.”
  • 1975  2 FBI agents and member of American Indian Movement die in shootout at Pine Ridge Reservation; Leonard Peltier convicted of murders
  • 1996  SCOTUS orders Virginia Military Institute to admit women
  • 2000  Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announce “working draft” of the human genome
  • 2008  In District of Columbia v. Heller SCOTUS rules that 2nd Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms

Lost and Found – May 14th Edition

What to remember about May 14th…

  • 1787  Delegates to the Constitutional Convention begin assembling in Philadelphia in preparation for major change in American government
  • 1804  One year after the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on mission of exploration
  • 1864  Union troops begin 1st skirmishes of Atlanta campaign at Battle of Resaca; General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” proceeds
  • 1904  Olympic Games open for 1st time in America at St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948  After British troops withdraw, Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel now exists; gunfire can be heard in the distance
  • 1955  Soviet Union and 7 communist satellite countries sign Warsaw Pact to counter NATO’s acceptance of West Germany as a member
  • 1961  Bus carrying Freedom Rider civil rights protesters is firebombed near Anniston, Alabama, demonstrators beaten by mob
  • 1973  NASA successfully launches America’s 1st space station into orbit; crew ofSkylab One will board 11-days later
  • 1998  American singer and actor Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra dies in a Los Angeles hospital (b. 1915); lights of Las Vegas dimmed in his memory

Lost and Found – April 7th Edition

What to remember about April 7th…

  • 1776  For the 1st time, an American warship captures a British vessel; Captain John Barry’s Lexington take HMS Edward off coast of Virginia
  • 1805  After building a fort and wintering in North Dakota; Lewis and Clarke expedition resumes their westward trek; unexplored territory lies ahead
  • 1862  After 2 days of heavy fighting, Union forces win the Battle of Shiloh in western Tennessee; nearly 24,000 casualties suffered between them
  • 1945 U.S. bombers sink worlds most powerful battleship; Japanese flagship Yamato goes down off Okinawa with loss of 2055 crew
  • 1947  Automotive pioneer Henry Ford dies in Michigan(b. 1863)
  • 1954  In a news conference, President Eisenhower introduces “domino theory” of communist influence
  • 1978  President Carter orders development of neutron bomb put on hold as peace protestors decry “capitalist bomb”
  • 1983  U.S. astronauts perform 1st spacewalk taken from a space shuttle
  • 1994  Day after assassination of Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda, genocide of Tutsi’s and pygmies begins; Rwandan genocide kills at least 500,000 in next 100 days; U.N. is impotent in face of grotesque violence
  • 2003  U.S. troops capture Baghdad, Iraq

Lost and Found – February 25th Edition

What to remember about February 25th…

  • 1779  Patriots and frontiersmen led by George Rogers Clark capture British Fort Sackville to break spirit of loyalist settlers
  • 1836  Samuel Colt patents 1st percussion “revolver” pistol
  • 1862  To finance Civil War, Congress passes Legal Tender Act authorizing use of paper notes to pay government debt instead of gold or silver
  • 1870  Republican Hiram Rhodes is sworn in as United States Senator from Mississippi; 1st African-American to sit in Congress
  • 1932  Adolf Hitler becomes naturalized German citizen and becomes eligible to run for election
  • 1933  USS Ranger is launched as 1st U.S. Navy purpose-built aircraft carrier
  • 1948  Communist Party assumes control of government in Czechoslovakia
  • 1964  22-year-old Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) defeats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in surprise decision
  • 1991  Iraqi SCUD missile lands on American barracks in Dahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 in greatest single casualty incident of the Gulf War
  • 2005  Dennis Rader was arrested in BTK (bind torture kill) serial killings

Lost and Found – January 18th Edition

What to remember about January 18th…

  • 1776  Council of Safety in Savannah, Georgia issues arrest warrant for royal governor James Wright; Patriots place him under house arrest
  • 1778  English explorer Captain James Cook is 1st European to discover Hawaiian Islands; landfall is in 2 days
  • 1803  President Jefferson sends secret message to Congress requesting $2500 to fund exploratory mission of Lewis and Clark
  • 1862  Former 10th President and Confederate congressman-elect from Virginia John Tyler dies (b. 1790)
  • 1911  Pilot Eugee B. Ely is 1st to land an aircraft on a ship when he flew onto the deck of USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor
  • 1944  Soviet forces liberate Leningrad (modern Day St. Petersburg) from nearly three-year Nazi siege
  • 1964  Plans are unveiled for the World Trade Center to be built in New York City
  • 1990  Mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry arrested for drug possession in FBI sting; after completing prison term, Barry returns to politics
  • 1993  Martin Luther King holiday is celebrated in all 50 states for the 1st time

world trade center concept plan drawing

Lost and Found – October 11th Edition

What to remember about October 11th…

  • 1779  Polish noble and general in the Continental Army Casimir Pulaski dies from wounds after Battle of Savannah
  • 1809  Meriwether Lewis dies under suspicious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee
  • 1890  Daughters of the American Revolution organization is founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1910  Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to fly in an airplane; plane built by the Wright brothers and flown by Arch Hoxsey in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1958  Pioneer 1 is 1st spacecraft launched by NASA
  • 1975  Future president Bill Clinton marries Hillary Rodham
  • 1975  Saturday Night Live comedy show premiers on NBC
  • 2000  Space Shuttle Discovery heads into orbit; begins NASA’s 100th shuttle mission
  • 2002  Former president Jimmy Carter is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 2008  Luc Costermans sets new land speed record for un-sighted (blind) drivers; reaches 192 mph in a Lamborghini Gallardo

Lost and Found – September 23rd Edition

What to remember about September 23rd…

  • 1779  John Paul Jones captains U.S. ship Bonhomme Richard to victory over 2 British warships, when asked to surrender he says famously “I have not yet begun to fight
  • 1780 British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers, Benedict Arnold’s exposed as a traitor
  • 1806  Lewis and Clark expedition returns from their two and a half year exploration of the Louisiana Purchase
  • 1908  Chicago Cubs win pennant versus New York Giants with controversial call at second base
  • 1941  The first gas chamber experiments are conducted at Auschwitz
  • 1949  American singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen is born
  • 1969  Trial of the “Chicago 8” begins over the violent protests at the Democratic National Convention
  • 2009  Fidel Castro praises President Barack Obama for his apology before the United Nations over global climate change

castro loves obama

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 18th Edition

What to remember about August 18th…

  • 1590  Supply ship arriving at Roanoke Island, North Carolina find colony site mysteriously abandoned
  • 1774  American explorer and soldier Meriwether Lewis is born in Albemarle County, Virginia
  • 1795  President George Washington signs Jay’s Treaty  to reduce military tensions with Britain
  • 1846  General Stephen Watts Kearney “father of U.S. Cavalry” leads forces that capture Santa Fe during Mexican-American War
  • 1920  19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified guaranteeing women the right to vote
  • 1941  Adolf Hitler orders suspension of euthanasia program targeting the mentally ill and handicapped; program will be revived in secret later in Poland
  • 1991  Soviet military and KGB attempt coup by placing President Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest
  • 2005  Dennis Raider, the “BTK Killer”, is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences