Tag Archives: Mayflower

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