Tag Archives: Louisiana

Lost and Found – April 30th Edition

What to remember about April 30th…

  • 1789  George Washington is inaugurated as 1st President of the United states in ceremony in New York City
  • 1803  Treaty formalizing Louisiana Purchase is signed; 828,000 square miles acquired for less than 3 cents per acre
  • 1812  Louisiana is admitted as the 18th state in the union
  • 1927  1st federal prison for women opens in Alderson, West Virginia
  • 1938  American science fiction author Larry Niven is born
  • 1939  New York Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig plays his final Major League Baseball game
  • 1945  In fortified bunker under Berlin, Adolf Hitler and his new bride Eva Braun commit suicide as Allied forces close in
  • 1948  Organization of American States is formed when U.S. and 20 other nations sign agreement to resist communist expansion in the Americas
  • 1956  Former 35th Vice President of the United States Alben William Barkley dies during a speech after stating “I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.” (b. 1877)
  • 1961  Soviet Union commissions the K-19; their 1st nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles
  • 1975  South Vietnam surrenders as communist forces take capital of Saigon
  • 2009  Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Lost and Found – January 26th Edition

What to remember about January 26th…

Happy Australia Day

Australia Day 2015

  • 1784  Benjamin Franklin writes letter to his daughter Sarah stating his displeasure at choice of Bald Eagle as American symbol; turkey was his preference
  • 1788  First fleet carrying convict settlers arrives in Australia to establish penal colony; celebrated as Australia Day
  • 1837  Michigan enters the Union as 26th state
  • 1861  Louisiana secedes from the Union
  • 1870  Virginia rejoins the Union
  • 1945  Army 2nd Lt. Audie Murphy is wounded (again) while guarding the retreat of his outnumbered troops; will be awarded Medal of Honor
  • 1945  Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland and take control of the network of Nazi concentration camps and uncover evidence of atrocities
  • 1950  India becomes an independent nation and worlds largest democracy as constitution goes into effect; celebrated as Republic Day
  • 1961  Janet G. Travell becomes physician to President Kennedy; 1st woman to hold this post
  • 1970  U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Everett Alvarez, Jr. spends 2000th day as a POW in Vietnam; will not be released until 1973; longest held U.S. POW in history
  • 1980  U.S. Olympic Committee votes to ask IOC to move or cancel Moscow Olympics in response to invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1998  President Bill Clinton goes on TV and denies having “sexual relations” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky
  • 2005  Condoleezza Rice is appointed Secretary of State by President George Bush; highest cabinet post ever held by an African-American woman

Lost and Found – October 20th Edition

What to remember about October 20th…

  • 1774  Continental Congress calls for ban on all trade between America and Great Britain
  • 1803  U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
  • 1931  New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle is born (d. 1995)
  • 1944  General MacArthur fulfills his promise and returns to the Philippine Islands with U.S. forces
  • 1947  The House Un-American Committee begins investigations of communist infiltration of Hollywood
  • 1964  31st President of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover dies in New York City (b.1874)
  • 1977  Members of legendary rock band Lynard Skynard die in plane crash
  • 1981  Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army terrorists kill 2 police and a guard in an armored car robbery
  • 2007  Piyush “Bobby” Jindal (R – LA) becomes the first Indian American elected governor of a state In the U.S.
  • 2011  Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is killed by rebels (b. 1942)

Lost and Found – April 11th Edition

What to remember about April 11th…

  • 1803  French Foreign Minister Talleyrand offers to sell all of Louisiana Territory to the United States
  • 1814  Emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates throne and is banished to the island of Elba as part of Treaty of Fontainebleau
  • 1862  Confederates surrender Fort Pulaski on Savannah River after Union artillery bombardment proves defenses cannot hold
  • 1945  U.S. troops liberate Buchenwald concentration camp
  • 1951  President Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his command for making statements contradicting administration’s policies
  • 1970  NASA’s ill-fated Apollo 13 mission is launched from Cape Canaveral carrying James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise
  • 1979  Brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin flees country as rebels near
  • 1981  President Reagan leaves the hospital for the White House to recover from March 30th assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • 2006  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that his country has successfully enriched uranium

Lost and Found – December 20th Edition

What to remember about December 20th…

  • 1783  Virginia cedes western territory reaching as far as Mississippi River
  • 1803  French peacefully surrender New Orleans to America as part of Louisiana Purchase
  • 1946  Classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is released in New York; Frank Capra movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed
  • 1957  Elvis Presley receives his draft notice during the Korean War; he served in West Germany in a tank battalion
  • 1963 For the 1st time in 2 years East Germany allows westerners to enter on one-day passes through the Berlin Wall
  • 1989  After the murder of a U.S. Marine by Panamanian police December 16th, American forces invade in Operation Just Cause
  • 2005  US District Court rules against mandating teaching of “intelligent design” in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Lost and Found – January 26th Edition

What to remember about January 26th…

Happy Australia Day

  • 1784  Benjamin Franklin writes letter to his daughter Sarah stating his displeasure at choice of Bald Eagle as American symbol; turkey was his preference
  • 1788  First fleet carrying convict settlers arrives in Australia to establish penal colony; celebrated as Australia Day
  • 1837  Michigan enters the Union as 26th state
  • 1861  Louisiana secedes from the Union
  • 1870  Virginia rejoins the Union
  • 1945  Army 2nd Lt. Audie Murphy is wounded (again) while guarding the retreat of his outnumbered troops; will be awarded Medal of Honor
  • 1945  Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland and take control of the network of Nazi concentration camps and uncover evidence of atrocities
  • 1950  India becomes an independent nation and worlds largest democracy as constitution goes into effect; celebrated as Republic Day
  • 1961  Janet G. Travell becomes physician to President Kennedy; 1st woman to hold this post
  • 1970  U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Everett Alvarez, Jr. spends 2000th day as a POW in Vietnam; will not be released until 1973; longest held U.S. POW in history
  • 1980  U.S. Olympic Committee votes to ask IOC to move or cancel Moscow Olympics in response to invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1998  President Bill Clinton goes on TV and denies having “sexual relations” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky
  • 2005  Condoleezza Rice is appointed Secretary of State by President George Bush; highest cabinet post ever held by an African-American woman

Lost and Found – December 20th Edition

What to remember about December 20th…

  • 1783  Virginia cedes western territory reaching as far as Mississippi River
  • 1803  French peacefully surrender New Orleans to America as part of Louisiana Purchase
  • 1946  Classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is released in New York; Frank Capra movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed
  • 1957  Elvis Presley receives his draft notice during the Korean War; he served in West Germany in a tank battalion
  • 1963 For the 1st time in 2 years East Germany allows westerners to enter on one-day passes through the Berlin Wall
  • 1989  After the murder of a U.S. Marine by Panamanian police December 16th, American forces invade in Operation Just Cause
  • 2005  US District Court rules against mandating teaching of “intelligent design” in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Lost and Found – October 20th Edition

What to remember about October 20th…

  • 1774  Continental Congress calls for ban on all trade between America and Great Britain
  • 1803  U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
  • 1931  New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle is born (d. 1995)
  • 1944  General MacArthur fulfills his promise and returns to the Philippine Islands with U.S. forces
  • 1947  The House Un-American Committee begins investigations of communist infiltration of Hollywood
  • 1964  31st President of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover dies in New York City (b.1874)
  • 1977  Members of legendary rock band Lynard Skynard die in plane crash
  • 1981  Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army terrorists kill 2 police and a guard in an armored car robbery
  • 2007  Piyush “Bobby” Jindal (R – LA) becomes the first Indian American elected governor of a state In the U.S.
  • 2011  Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is killed by rebels (b. 1942)

Lost and Found – April 30th Edition

What to remember about April 30th…

  • 1789  George Washington is inaugurated as 1st President of the United states in ceremony in New York City
  • 1803  Treaty formalizing Louisiana Purchase is signed; 828,000 square miles acquired for less than 3 cents per acre
  • 1812  Louisiana is admitted as the 18th state in the union
  • 1927  1st federal prison for women opens in Alderson, West Virginia
  • 1938  American science fiction author Larry Niven is born
  • 1939  New York Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig plays his final Major League Baseball game
  • 1945  In fortified bunker under Berlin, Adolf Hitler and his new bride Eva Braun commit suicide as Allied forces close in
  • 1948  Organization of American States is formed when U.S. and 20 other nations sign agreement to resist communist expansion in the Americas
  • 1956  Former 35th Vice President of the United States Alben William Barkley dies during a speech after stating “I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.” (b. 1877)
  • 1961  Soviet Union commissions the K-19; their 1st nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles
  • 1975  South Vietnam surrenders as communist forces take capital of Saigon
  • 2009  Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Lost and Found – April 11th Edition

What to remember about April 11th…

  • 1803  French Foreign Minister Talleyrand offers to sell all of Louisiana Territory to the United States
  • 1814  Emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates throne and is banished to the island of Elba as part of Treaty of Fontainebleau
  • 1862  Confederates surrender Fort Pulaski on Savannah River after Union artillery bombardment proves defenses cannot hold
  • 1945  U.S. troops liberate Buchenwald concentration camp
  • 1951  President Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his command for making statements contradicting administration’s policies
  • 1970  NASA’s ill-fated Apollo 13 mission is launched from Cape Canaveral carrying James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise
  • 1979  Brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin flees country as rebels near
  • 1981  President Reagan leaves the hospital for the White House to recover from March 30th assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • 2006  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that his country has successfully enriched uranium