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Lost and Found – April 29th Edition

What to remember about April 29th…

  • 1776  General Nathanael Greene takes command of Continental troops to set up defenses against British attack on Long Island, New York
  • 1854  Ashmun Institute in Pennsylvania is 1st college founded solely for African-American students; named for U.S. agent that helped establish Liberia
  • 1861  Other than Delaware, Maryland is the only other slave-holding state to vote against secession
  • 1899  African-American jazz pianist, composer, and band leader Edward “Duke” Ellington is born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • 1945  Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler are married in a bunker beneath the German chancellery as Soviet troops approach; Hitler appoints a successor
  • 1945  Dachau concentration camp is liberated by the Allies
  • 1953  3D-TV technology is tested on network television for the 1st time with a broadcast of Space Patrol
  • 1974  President Nixon announces release of transcripts of 46 taped White House conversations in response to House Judiciary committee subpoena regarding Watergate break-in investigation
  • 1975  Operation Frequent Wind begins; 1300 Americans and 5500 Vietnamese are evacuated from Saigon by helicopter as communists approach city
  • 1992  Jury in Simi Valley, California acquits 4 police officers charged with excessive force in beating of Rodney King; rioting breaks out in Los Angeles; 3-days of violence will leave 53 dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed
  • 2004  National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004  Last Oldsmobile rolls off assembly line after 107 years

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Lost and Found – August 7th Edition

What to remember about August 7th…

  • 1742  Patriot Nathanael Green born in South Carolina (d. 1786); joins Continental Army as a private and rises to rank of Major General
  • 1782  General George Washington creates the “Badge of Military Merit”; reinstituted by General MacArthur as the “Purple Heart”
  • 1942  U.S. Marines attack; Battle Guadalcanal begins 1st American offensive operation of World War II
  • 1964  Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving President Johnson authorization to act against Vietnam
  • 1978  President Carter announces that Love Canal, New York has become a federal health emergency due to toxic waste dumping
  • 1990  President Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to the invasion of Kuwait
  • 1998  Muslim terrorists bomb U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tunisia, and Nairobi, Kenya; over 300 killed; Osama bin Laden placed on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list
  • 2004  Famed oilfield firefighter Red Adair dies(b. 1915)

Lost and Found – August 7th Edition

What to remember about August 7th…

  • 1742  Patriot Nathanael Green born in South Carolina (d. 1786); joins Continental Army as a private and rises to rank of Major General
  • 1782  General George Washington creates the “Badge of Military Merit”; reinstituted by General MacArthur as the “Purple Heart”
  • 1942  U.S. Marines attack; Battle Guadalcanal begins 1st American offensive operation of World War II
  • 1964  Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving President Johnson authorization to act against Vietnam
  • 1978  President Carter announces that Love Canal, New York has become a federal health emergency due to toxic waste dumping
  • 1990  President Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to the invasion of Kuwait
  • 1998  Muslim terrorists bomb U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tunisia, and Nairobi, Kenya; over 300 killed; Osama bin Laden placed on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list
  • 2004  Famed oilfield firefighter Red Adair dies(b. 1915)

Lost and Found – April 29th Edition

What to remember about April 29th…

  • 1776  General Nathanael Greene takes command of Continental troops to set up defenses against British attack on Long Island, New York
  • 1854  Ashmun Institute in Pennsylvania is 1st college founded solely for African-American students; named for U.S. agent that helped establish Liberia
  • 1861  Other than Delaware, Maryland is the only other slave-holding state to vote against secession
  • 1899  African-American jazz pianist, composer, and band leader Edward “Duke” Ellington is born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • 1945  Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler are married in a bunker beneath the German chancellery as Soviet troops approach; Hitler appoints a successor
  • 1945  Dachau concentration camp is liberated by the Allies
  • 1953  3D-TV technology is tested on network television for the 1st time with a broadcast of Space Patrol
  • 1974  President Nixon announces release of transcripts of 46 taped White House conversations in response to House Judiciary committee subpoena regarding Watergate break-in investigation
  • 1975  Operation Frequent Wind begins; 1300 Americans and 5500 Vietnamese are evacuated from Saigon by helicopter as communists approach city
  • 1992  Jury in Simi Valley, California acquits 4 police officers charged with excessive force in beating of Rodney King; rioting breaks out in Los Angeles; 3-days of violence will leave 53 dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed
  • 2004  National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004  Last Oldsmobile rolls off assembly line after 107 years

Lost and Found – August 7th Edition

What to remember about August 7th…

  • 1742  Patriot Nathanael Green born in South Carolina (d. 1786); joins Continental Army as a private and rises to rank of Major General
  • 1782  General George Washington creates the “Badge of Military Merit”; reinstituted by General MacArthur as the “Purple Heart”
  • 1942  U.S. Marines attack; Battle Guadalcanal begins 1st American offensive operation of World War II
  • 1964  Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving President Johnson authorization to act against Vietnam
  • 1978  President Carter announces that Love Canal, New York has become a federal health emergency due to toxic waste dumping
  • 1990  President Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to the invasion of Kuwait
  • 1998  Muslim terrorists bomb U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tunisia, and Nairobi, Kenya; over 300 killed; Osama bin Laden placed on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list
  • 2004  Famed oilfield firefighter Red Adair dies(b. 1915)