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Lost and Found – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  9th President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration (b. 1773); John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1973  World Trade Center is dedicated in New York City
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters

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Lost and Found – May 14th Edition

What to remember about May 14th…

  • 1787  Delegates to the Constitutional Convention begin assembling in Philadelphia in preparation for major change in American government
  • 1804  One year after the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on mission of exploration
  • 1864  Union troops begin 1st skirmishes of Atlanta campaign at Battle of Resaca; General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” proceeds
  • 1904  Olympic Games open for 1st time in America at St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948  After British troops withdraw, Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel now exists; gunfire can be heard in the distance
  • 1955  Soviet Union and 7 communist satellite countries sign Warsaw Pact to counter NATO’s acceptance of West Germany as a member
  • 1961  Bus carrying Freedom Rider civil rights protesters is firebombed near Anniston, Alabama, demonstrators beaten by mob
  • 1973  NASA successfully launches America’s 1st space station into orbit; crew of Skylab One will board 11-days later
  • 1998  American singer and actor Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra dies in a Los Angeles hospital (b. 1915); lights of Las Vegas dimmed in his memory

Lost and Found – May 9th Edition

What to remember about May 9th…

  • 1791  Founding Father, musician, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence Francis Hopkins dies suddenly in Philadelphia (b. 1737)
  • 1864  Union troops take Snake Creek Gap, Georgia; crucial pass for General Sherman’s troops on their way to capture Atlanta
  • 1914  President Woodrow Wilson issues presidential proclamation officially establishing 1st national Mother’s Day holiday
  • 1955  West Germany formally joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Cold War face off escalates
  • 1960  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control pill
  • 1974  House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against President Nixon over Watergate scandal
  • 1980  Liberian freighter collides with Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, Florida; 1400-ft. section collapses killing 35
  • 1997  1st U.S. ambassador to Vietnam appointed since end of the war is former Air Force POW and Representative Pete Peterson

Lost and Found – May 14th Edition

What to remember about May 14th…

  • 1787  Delegates to the Constitutional Convention begin assembling in Philadelphia in preparation for major change in American government
  • 1804  One year after the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on mission of exploration
  • 1864  Union troops begin 1st skirmishes of Atlanta campaign at Battle of Resaca; General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” proceeds
  • 1904  Olympic Games open for 1st time in America at St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948  After British troops withdraw, Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel now exists; gunfire can be heard in the distance
  • 1955  Soviet Union and 7 communist satellite countries sign Warsaw Pact to counter NATO’s acceptance of West Germany as a member
  • 1961  Bus carrying Freedom Rider civil rights protesters is firebombed near Anniston, Alabama, demonstrators beaten by mob
  • 1973  NASA successfully launches America’s 1st space station into orbit; crew of Skylab One will board 11-days later
  • 1998  American singer and actor Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra dies in a Los Angeles hospital (b. 1915); lights of Las Vegas dimmed in his memory

Lost and Found – May 9th Edition

What to remember about May 9th…

  • 1791  Founding Father, musician, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence Francis Hopkins dies suddenly in Philadelphia (b. 1737)
  • 1864  Union troops take Snake Creek Gap, Georgia; crucial pass for General Sherman’s troops on their way to capture Atlanta
  • 1914  President Woodrow Wilson issues presidential proclamation officially establishing 1st national Mother’s Day holiday
  • 1955  West Germany formally joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Cold War face off escalates
  • 1960  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control pill
  • 1974  House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against President Nixon over Watergate scandal
  • 1980  Liberian freighter collides with Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, Florida; 1400-ft. section collapses killing 35
  • 1997  1st U.S. ambassador to Vietnam appointed since end of the war is former Air Force POW and Representative Pete Peterson

Lost and Found – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  9th President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration (b. 1773); John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1973  World Trade Center is dedicated in New York City
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters

Lost and Found – March 24th Edition

What to remember about March 24th…

  • 1765  British Parliament passes quartering act requiring colonies to provide accommodations for troops; authorizes use of private homes as barracks
  • 1834  American explorer, conservationist, and abolitionist John Wesley Powell is born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1944  76 Allied prisoners break out od German POW camp Stalag Luft III; event immortalized in 1963 film The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen
  • 1958  Elvis Presley is inducted into the United States Army; earlier deferment allowed him to avoid service in Korea
  • 1965  At University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, anti-war activists and academics hold the 1st “teach-in”; movement will soon spread to other campuses
  • 1989  Supertanker Exxon Valdez runs aground off Prince William Sound in Alaska; drunken captain causes largest oil spill in U.S. history
  • 1996  Astronaut Shannon Lucid becomes 1st American female to live aboard a space station when she joins the crew of Russian Mir
  • 1999 NATO aircraft begin 78 days of bombings in effort to end ethnic warfare in Yugoslavia

Lost and Found – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration; John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters