Tag Archives: Mayflower

Lost and Found – September 16th Edition

What to remember about September 16th…

  • 1620  Mayflower departs with 102 passengers bound for Virginia; bad weather and navigation errors take them to modern-day Massachusetts
  • 1776  Colonial troops under George Washington win the 1st battlefield victory of the war at Harlem Heights, New York
  • 1893  100,000 people join in the Cherokee Land Rush; President Benjamin Harrison authorized the settlement of Indian lands in Oklahoma
  • 1908  William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate the General Motors Corporation; later he helps found Chevrolet
  • 1919  In the aftermath of WWI veterans form a mutual aid society; Congress grants this “American Legion” a national charter
  • 1920  Wall Street bombing kills 38 and wounds over 100; horse-drawn wagon contained the device; considered the 1st “car bomb”
  • 1940  President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service and Training Act requiring males citizens between 26 and 35 to register for the draft even though America is not yet at war
  • 1992  Currency manipulation led by speculator George Soros destabilize British pound; he makes $1 billion on Black Wednesday
  • 2007  O.J. Simpson is arrested for his role in September 13th robbery and kidnapping of sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong
  • Update:  2013  34-year old Aaron Alexis opens fire inside the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., 12 die before rampage ends with his death

Lost and Found – August 5th Edition

What to remember about August 5th…

  • 1620  The Mayflower departs from England on its first attempt to reach North America
  • 1779  Battle for the Bronx between brigades from New York And Connecticut
  • 1864  Fleet under Union Admiral Farragut defeats Confederates at the Battle of Mobile Bay; Rebels lose one of their last southern ports
  • 1884  The Cornerstone is laid on Bedloe’s Island (to become Liberty Island) for the Statue of Liberty
  • 1930  American Astronaut Neil Armstrong is born; 1st person to walk on the Moon
  • 1962  Actress Marilyn Monroe dies in Los Angeles (b. 1926)
  • 1964  In retaliation for attacks on U.S. ships in Tonkin Gulf, U.S. aircraft carriers  launch strikes against targets in North Vietnam
  • 1981  President Reagan fires 11,359 illegally striking air traffic controllers
  • 1983  Film Risky Business released in theaters; Tom Cruise finds stardom
  • 2010  Mining accident in Copiapó,Chile; traps 33 miners underground for a record 69 days

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year.

  • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
  • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
  • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
  • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
  • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
  • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
  • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
  • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

  • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
  • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
  • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
  • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
  • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
  • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
  • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
  • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – December 18th Edition

What to remember about December 18th…

  • 1620  After scouting a suitable location for settlement and signing Compact, Pilgrims anchor Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
  • 1777  Declared by Continental Congress after victory at Battle of Saratoga, America celebrates 1st national day of thanksgiving
  • 1865   Secretary of State Seward certifies that enough states have ratified Republican proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution; slavery is finally abolished in America
  • 1915  Woodrow Wilson marries his second wife Edith Bolling Galt at her home while still serving as President; after his stroke, she will assume power and act as secret president
  • 1946  American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio; one of the most prominent directors in history
  • 1973  Islamic Development Bank is established to support and promote worldwide Sharia banking standards
  • 1996  Oakland, California school board officially recognizes “Ebonics” as a language
  • 2011  Playwright, anti-communist dissident, and 1st President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel dies (b. 1936)

Edith Wilson poses a paralyzed President Wilson so public will think that the nation is still led by its elected leadership.

Lost and Found – November 9th Edition

What to remember about November 9th…

  • 1620  Pilgrims aboard Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts far from their intended destination
  • 1780  British ambush of General Sumpter’s forces fails leading to capture of hated British commander Major James Wemyss
  • 1822  Schooner USS Alligator attacks 3 pirate schooners and rescues several civilian ships and the crews being held hostage
  • 1872  Fire destroys hundreds of buildings in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1901  President Teddy Roosevelt establishes Subic Naval Base on Philippine Islands after victory in Spanish-American War
  • 1938  Kristalnacht terror campaign by Nazis in Germany presages the Holocaust; businesses vandalized and Jews beaten
  • 1967  NASA launches 1st Saturn V rocket; carries unmanned Apollo 4 test module
  • 1989  East Germany opens Berlin wall allowing free travel from East to West
  • 1990  IRS seizes assets of country music star Willie Nelson
  • 2005  Islamic al Qaeda suicide bombers attack 3 hotels in Aman, Jordan killing 60 and wounding over 100

Lost and Found – September 16th Edition

What to remember about September 16th…

  • 1620  Mayflower departs with 102 passengers bound for Virginia; bad weather and navigation errors take them to modern-day Massachusetts
  • 1776  Colonial troops under George Washington win the 1st battlefield victory of the war at Harlem Heights, New York
  • 1893  100,000 people join in the Cherokee Land Rush; President Benjamin Harrison authorized the settlement of Indian lands in Oklahoma
  • 1908  William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate the General Motors Corporation; later he helps found Chevrolet
  • 1919  In the aftermath of WWI veterans form a mutual aid society; Congress grants this “American Legion” a national charter
  • 1920  Wall Street bombing kills 38 and wounds over 100; horse-drawn wagon contained the device; considered the 1st “car bomb”
  • 1940  President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service and Training Act requiring males citizens between 26 and 35 to register for the draft even though America is not yet at war
  • 1992  Currency manipulation led by speculator George Soros destabilize British pound; he makes $1 billion on Black Wednesday
  • 2007  O.J. Simpson is arrested for his role in September 13th robbery and kidnapping of sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong
  • Update:  2013  34-year old Aaron Alexis opens fire inside the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., 12 die before rampage ends with his death

Lost and Found – August 5th Edition

What to remember about August 5th…

  • 1620  The Mayflower departs from England on its first attempt to reach North America
  • 1779  Battle for the Bronx between brigades from New York And Connecticut
  • 1864  Fleet under Union Admiral Farragut defeats Confederates at the Battle of Mobile Bay; Rebels lose one of their last southern ports
  • 1884  The Cornerstone is laid on Bedloe’s Island (to become Liberty Island) for the Statue of Liberty
  • 1930  American Astronaut Neil Armstrong is born; 1st person to walk on the Moon
  • 1962  Actress Marilyn Monroe dies in Los Angeles (b. 1926)
  • 1964  In retaliation for attacks on U.S. ships in Tonkin Gulf, U.S. aircraft carriers  launch strikes against targets in North Vietnam
  • 1981  President Reagan fires 11,359 illegally striking air traffic controllers
  • 1983  Film Risky Business released in theaters; Tom Cruise finds stardom
  • 2010  Mining accident in Copiapó,Chile; traps 33 miners underground for a record 69 days

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

  • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
  • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
  • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
  • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
  • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
  • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
  • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
  • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – December 18th Edition

What to remember about December 18th…

  • 1620  After scouting a suitable location for settlement and signing Compact, Pilgrims anchor Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
  • 1777  Declared by Continental Congress after victory at Battle of Saratoga, America celebrates 1st national day of thanksgiving
  • 1865   Secretary of State Seward certifies that enough states have ratified Republican proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution; slavery is finally abolished in America
  • 1915  Woodrow Wilson marries his second wife Edith Bolling Galt at her home while still serving as President; after his stroke, she will assume power and act as secret president
  • 1946  American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio; one of the most prominent directors in history
  • 1973  Islamic Development Bank is established to support and promote worldwide Sharia banking standards
  • 1996  Oakland, California school board officially recognizes “Ebonics” as a language
  • 2011  Playwright, anti-communist dissident, and 1st President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel dies (b. 1936)

Edith Wilson poses a paralyzed President Wilson so public will think that the nation is still led by its elected leadership.