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Lost and Found – February 6th Edition

What to remember about February 6th…

  • 1778  Treaty of Amity and Commerce is signed in Paris by representatives of U.S. and France; trade and military assistance will aid colonies
  • 1788  Massachusetts is 6th state to ratify U.S. Constitution
  • 1820  American Colonization Society sends 1st ship of freed slaves to West African port of Freetown, Liberia
  • 1911  Future actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1971  NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard drives golf ball on the Moon for “miles and miles and miles” during Apollo 14 mission
  • 1985  Reagan Doctrine announced in State of the Union speech; “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children”
  • 1993  African-American tennis champion Arthur Ashe dies from complications of AIDS in New York City (b. 1943)
  • 1998  Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport when President Clinton signs bill

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Lost and Found – October 27th Edition

What to remember about October 27th…

  • 1659  Massachusetts executes 2 Quakers for their beliefs
  • 1787  1st essay of the Federalist Papers is published
  • 1810  United States annexes former Spanish colony of West Florida
  • 1858  Future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City (d. 1919)
  • 1904 1st Subway opens in New York City
  • 1962  America pilot becomes only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down by Soviet missile
  • 1964  Ronald Reagan gives “A Time For Choosing” speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater; launches his political career
  • 1988  President Reagan decides to demolish the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow after discovery of built-in Soviet listening devices
  • 2004  Boston Red Sox win 1st World series since 1918

Lost and Found – April 15th Edition

What to remember about April 15th…

Income Tax Day

  • 1783  Treaty to end war between United States and Great Britain is ratified by Continental Congress; will be signed in Paris in September
  • 1817  American School for the Deaf founded in Hartford, Connecticut by Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc; 1st school for deaf students in America
  • 1865  President Lincoln is pronounced dead at 7:22 am the morning after he is shot by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth
  • 1912  Just 3 hours after striking an Atlantic iceberg, RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 am killing 1500 of 2200 passengers and crew
  • 1947  Jackie Robinson is becomes African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1952  Boeing B-52 Stratofortress makes its maiden flight
  • 1955  Ray Kroc opens his 1st McDonald’s store in Des Plaines, Illinois and incorporates McDonald’s Corporation
  • 1967  Massive anti-war protest in New York’s Central Park; speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, and Stokely Carmichael
  • 1994  Representatives of 124 countries sign Marrakesh Agreements creating World Trade Organization on January 1, 1995
  • 1998  Brutal communist dictator and leader of Khmer Rouge dies; responsible for deaths of over 2 million Cambodians and killing fields (b. 1925)
  • UPDATE:  2013  On Patriots Day in Massachusetts, multiple bombs are detonated during the Boston Marathon; several fatalities and injuries

Lost and Found – February 6th Edition

What to remember about February 6th…

  • 1778  Treaty of Amity and Commerce is signed in Paris by representatives of U.S. and France; trade and military assistance will aid colonies
  • 1788  Massachusetts is 6th state to ratify U.S. Constitution
  • 1820  American Colonization Society sends 1st ship of freed slaves to West African port of Freetown, Liberia
  • 1911  Future actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1971  NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard drives golf ball on the Moon for “miles and miles and miles” during Apollo 14 mission
  • 1985  Reagan Doctrine announced in State of the Union speech; “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children”
  • 1993  African-American tennis champion Arthur Ashe dies from complications of AIDS in New York City (b. 1943)
  • 1998  Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport when President Clinton signs bill

Lost and Found – October 27th Edition

What to remember about October 27th…

  • 1659  Massachusetts executes 2 Quakers for their beliefs
  • 1787  1st essay of the Federalist Papers is published
  • 1810  United States annexes former Spanish colony of West Florida
  • 1858  Future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City (d. 1919)
  • 1904 1st Subway opens in New York City
  • 1962  America pilot becomes only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down by Soviet missile
  • 1964  Ronald Reagan gives “A Time For Choosing” speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater; launches his political career
  • 1988  President Reagan decides to demolish the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow after discovery of built-in Soviet listening devices
  • 2004  Boston Red Sox win 1st World series since 1918

Lost and Found – April 15th Edition

What to remember about April 15th…

Income Tax Day

  • 1783  Treaty to end war between United States and Great Britain is ratified by Continental Congress; will be signed in Paris in September
  • 1817  American School for the Deaf founded in Hartford, Connecticut by Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc; 1st school for deaf students in America
  • 1865  President Lincoln is pronounced dead at 7:22 am the morning after he is shot by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth
  • 1912  Just 3 hours after striking an Atlantic iceberg, RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 am killing 1500 of 2200 passengers and crew
  • 1947  Jackie Robinson is becomes African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1952  Boeing B-52 Stratofortress makes its maiden flight
  • 1955  Ray Kroc opens his 1st McDonald’s store in Des Plaines, Illinois and incorporates McDonald’s Corporation
  • 1967  Massive anti-war protest in New York’s Central Park; speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, and Stokely Carmichael
  • 1994  Representatives of 124 countries sign Marrakesh Agreements creating World Trade Organization on January 1, 1995
  • 1998  Brutal communist dictator and leader of Khmer Rouge dies; responsible for deaths of over 2 million Cambodians and killing fields (b. 1925)
  • UPDATE:  2013  On Patriots Day in Massachusetts, multiple bombs are detonated during the Boston Marathon; several fatalities and injuries

Lost and Found – February 6th Edition

What to remember about February 6th…

  • 1778  Treaty of Amity and Commerce is signed in Paris by representatives of U.S. and France; trade and military assistance will aid colonies
  • 1788  Massachusetts is 6th state to ratify U.S. Constitution
  • 1820  American Colonization Society sends 1st ship of freed slaves to West African port of Freetown, Liberia
  • 1911  Future actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1971  NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard drives golf ball on the Moon for “miles and miles and miles” during Apollo 14 mission
  • 1985  Reagan Doctrine announced in State of the Union speech; “Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God’s children”
  • 1993  African-American tennis champion Arthur Ashe dies from complications of AIDS in New York City (b. 1943)
  • 1998  Washington National Airport renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport when President Clinton signs bill