Tag Archives: Mexico

Lost and Found – May 5th Edition

What to remember about May 5th…

  • 1821  Former French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on island of St. Helena (b. 1769)
  • 1862  Small force of Mexican troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt French invasion in Battle of Puebla, recognized as Cinco de Mayo – this is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day
  • 1887  Medal of Honor recipient Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion (USN) is born in Utah (d. Dec.7, 1941); destroyer named in his honor
  • 1891  With Tchaikovsky as guest conductor, the Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance
  • 1934  Women Haters is 1st short film released starring The Three Stooges; they will go on to do more than 190
  • 1945  Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark when German troops surrender
  • 1946  International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo, 28 Japanese military and government officials are accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • 1961  Aboard Mercury-Redstone 3, Alan Sheppard becomes 1st American in space
  • 1987  Congress begins televised hearings in the Iran-Contra Affair

USS Mervyn S. Bennion

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Lost and Found – January 31st Edition

What to remember about January 31st…

  • 1606  Guy Fawkes, chief conspirator in the “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up parliament and the king, jumps to his death on the way to his execution
  • 1752  Founding Father, lawmaker, and “Penman of the Constitution”  Gouverneur Morris is born in New York City (d. 1816)
  • 1865  13th Amendment to the Constitution in passed by Congress; it will be ratified and adopted by December; outlaws slavery in America
  • 1915  Germany attempts 1st large-scale use of chemical weapons on the battlefield; freezing temperatures and wind render poison gas ineffective – this time
  • 1945  Private Eddie Slovik becomes 1st and only U.S. soldier executed for desertion during WWII; Civil War was last time deserters executed
  • 1950  President Truman announces that U.S. will develop a new generation of atomic weapons now that Soviets have the bomb; hydrogen bomb is coming
  • 1958  NASA successfully launches its 1st satellite into orbit; Explorer 1
  • 1971  NASA launches Apollo 14 from Cape Canaveral beginning 3rd mission to land men on the Moon; Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell aboard
  • 1995  President Clinton authorizes $20 billion loan to Mexico in attempt to prevent economic collapse that could impact U.S. markets
  • 2001  Libyan terrorist Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is convicted by Scottish court for role in 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that killed 270; “terminally ill” and facing imminent death he is released on compassionate grounds in 2009; still alive as of this writing

guy fawkes and the gunpowder plot

Lost and Found – May 5th Edition

What to remember about May 5th…

  • 1821  Former French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on island of St. Helena (b. 1769)
  • 1862  Small force of Mexican troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt French invasion in Battle of Puebla, recognized as Cinco de Mayo – this is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day
  • 1887  Medal of Honor recipient Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion (USN) is born in Utah (d. Dec.7, 1941); destroyer named in his honor
  • 1891  With Tchaikovsky as guest conductor, the Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance
  • 1934  Women Haters is 1st short film released starring The Three Stooges; they will go on to do more than 190
  • 1945  Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark when German troops surrender
  • 1946  International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo, 28 Japanese military and government officials are accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • 1961  Aboard Mercury-Redstone 3, Alan Sheppard becomes 1st American in space
  • 1987  Congress begins televised hearings in the Iran-Contra Affair
  • UPDATE:  2015  Muslim roommates attempt a mass shooting at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, TX.  Seeking to disrupt the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest”, both perpetrators were killed before they could enter the packed auditorium.

USS Mervyn S. Bennion

Lost and Found – March 9th Edition

What to remember about March 9th…

  • 1841  SCOTUS rules that slaves that had taken control of the ship Amistad were illegally placed into slavery and are free under American law
  • 1862  Ironclad ships U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia clash off Hampton Roads, Virginia; historic clash ends in a draw
  • 1916  Forces led by Mexican bandit Pancho Villa raid Columbus, New Mexico killing 17 and set town ablaze; President Wilson orders Army to Mexico to kill or capture the raiders
  • 1945  U.S. warplanes begin 2-day bombing offensive against Japan; 2000 tons of incendiaries create massive firestorm in and around Tokyo
  • 1954  Senate Republicans criticize Senator McCarthy’s methods and seek to limit his power to investigate communist activity in the U.S.
  • 1969  Barbie Doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair
  • 1977  12 Hanafi Muslim gunmen seize 3 buildings in Washington, D.C. and take 149 people hostage; 2 victims killed before 3-day siege ends
  • 1996  Legendary actor and comedian George Burns dies at 100 (b. 1896)
  • 2011  Space Shuttle Discovery makes her final landing at Kennedy Space Center after 27 years of service; she will be placed in a museum

Lost and Found – March 9th Edition

What to remember about March 9th…

  • 1841  SCOTUS rules that slaves that had taken control of the ship Amistad were illegally placed into slavery and are free under American law
  • 1862  Ironclad ships U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia clash off Hampton Roads, Virginia; historic clash ends in a draw
  • 1916  Forces led by Mexican bandit Pancho Villa raid Columbus, New Mexico killing 17 and set town ablaze; President Wilson orders Army to Mexico to kill or capture the raiders
  • 1945  U.S. warplanes begin 2-day bombing offensive against Japan; 2000 tons of incendiaries create massive firestorm in and around Tokyo
  • 1954  Senate Republicans criticize Senator McCarthy’s methods and seek to limit his power to investigate communist activity in the U.S.
  • 1969  Barbie Doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair
  • 1977  12 Hanafi Muslim gunmen seize 3 buildings in Washington, D.C. and take 149 people hostage; 2 victims killed before 3-day siege ends
  • 1996  Legendary actor and comedian George Burns dies at 100 (b. 1896)
  • 2011  Space Shuttle Discovery makes her final landing at Kennedy Space Center after 27 years of service; she will be placed in a museum

Lost and Found – January 31st Edition

What to remember about January 31st…

  • 1606  Guy Fawkes, chief conspirator in the “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up parliament and the king, jumps to his death on the way to his execution
  • 1752  Founding Father, lawmaker, and “Penman of the Constitution”  Gouverneur Morris is born in New York City (d. 1816)
  • 1865  13th Amendment to the Constitution in passed by Congress; it will be ratified and adopted by December; outlaws slavery in America
  • 1915  Germany attempts 1st large-scale use of chemical weapons on the battlefield; freezing temperatures and wind render poison gas ineffective – this time
  • 1945  Private Eddie Slovik becomes 1st and only U.S. soldier executed for desertion during WWII; Civil War was last time deserters executed
  • 1950  President Truman announces that U.S. will develop a new generation of atomic weapons now that Soviets have the bomb; hydrogen bomb is coming
  • 1958  NASA successfully launches its 1st satellite into orbit; Explorer 1
  • 1971  NASA launches Apollo 14 from Cape Canaveral beginning 3rd mission to land men on the Moon; Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell aboard
  • 1995  President Clinton authorizes $20 billion loan to Mexico in attempt to prevent economic collapse that could impact U.S. markets
  • 2001  Libyan terrorist Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is convicted by Scottish court for role in 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that killed 270; “terminally ill” and facing imminent death he is released on compassionate grounds in 2009; still alive as of this writing

guy fawkes and the gunpowder plot

Voter ID Is Racist

… but not in Mexico.

From the Mexican Standard on requirements to vote in Mexican national elections:

Mexico voting laws

And for Mexican nationals just to enter Mexico (from Migratory Act May 25th 2011):

Mexicans will provide evidence of their nationality using one of the following:

I. Passport;

II. Citizenship identification card (cédula de identidad cuidadana) or personal

identification card (cédula de identidad personal), or its equivalent;

III. Certified copy of birth certificate;

IV. Consular identification card (matrícula consular);

V. Certificate of naturalization; or

VI. Certificate of Mexican citizenship.

 

Lost and Found – May 5th Edition

What to remember about May 5th…

  • 1821  Former French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on island of St. Helena (b. 1769)
  • 1862  Small force of Mexican troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt French invasion in Battle of Puebla, recognized as Cinco de Mayo – this is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day
  • 1887  Medal of Honor recipient Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion (USN) is born in Utah (d. Dec.7, 1941); destroyer named in his honor
  • 1891  With Tchaikovsky as guest conductor, the Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance
  • 1934  Women Haters is 1st short film released starring The Three Stooges; they will go on to do more than 190
  • 1945  Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark when German troops surrender
  • 1946  International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo, 28 Japanese military and government officials are accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • 1961  Aboard Mercury-Redstone 3, Alan Sheppard becomes 1st American in space
  • 1987  Congress begins televised hearings in the Iran-Contra Affair

USS Mervyn S. Bennion

Lost and Found – March 9th Edition

What to remember about March 9th…

  • 1841  SCOTUS rules that slaves that had taken control of the ship Amistad were illegally placed into slavery and are free under American law
  • 1862  Ironclad ships U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia clash off Hampton Roads, Virginia; historic clash ends in a draw
  • 1916  Forces led by Mexican bandit Pancho Villa raid Columbus, New Mexico killing 17 and set town ablaze; President Wilson orders Army to Mexico to kill or capture the raiders
  • 1945  U.S. warplanes begin 2-day bombing offensive against Japan; 2000 tons of incendiaries create massive firestorm in and around Tokyo
  • 1954  Senate Republicans criticize Senator McCarthy’s methods and seek to limit his power to investigate communist activity in the U.S.
  • 1969  Barbie Doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair
  • 1977  12 Hanafi Muslim gunmen seize 3 buildings in Washington, D.C. and take 149 people hostage; 2 victims killed before 3-day siege ends
  • 1996  Legendary actor and comedian George Burns dies at 100 (b. 1896)
  • 2011  Space Shuttle Discovery makes her final landing at Kennedy Space Center after 27 years of service; she will be placed in a museum

Lost and Found – January 31st Edition

What to remember about January 31st…

  • 1606  Guy Fawkes, chief conspirator in the “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up parliament and the king, jumps to his death on the way to his execution
  • 1752  Founding Father, lawmaker, and “Penman of the Constitution”  Gouverneur Morris is born in New York City (d. 1816)
  • 1865  13th Amendment to the Constitution in passed by Congress; it will be ratified and adopted by December; outlaws slavery in America
  • 1915  Germany attempts 1st large-scale use of chemical weapons on the battlefield; freezing temperatures and wind render poison gas ineffective – this time
  • 1945  Private Eddie Slovik becomes 1st and only U.S. soldier executed for desertion during WWII; Civil War was last time deserters executed
  • 1950  President Truman announces that U.S. will develop a new generation of atomic weapons now that Soviets have the bomb; hydrogen bomb is coming
  • 1958  NASA successfully launches its 1st satellite into orbit; Explorer 1
  • 1971  NASA launches Apollo 14 from Cape Canaveral beginning 3rd mission to land men on the Moon; Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell aboard
  • 1995  President Clinton authorizes $20 billion loan to Mexico in attempt to prevent economic collapse that could impact U.S. markets
  • 2001  Libyan terrorist Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is convicted by Scottish court for role in 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that killed 270; “terminally ill” and facing imminent death he is released on compassionate grounds in 2009; still alive as of this writing

guy fawkes and the gunpowder plot