Tag Archives: North Korea

Lost and Found – June 27th Edition

What to remember about June 27th…

  • 1829  James Smithson dies leaving his estate to the United States of America; leads to establishment of the Smithsonian Institution
  • 1844  Founder and leader of the Mormon religion Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother Hyrum are murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois
  • 1864  Battle of Kennesaw Mountain; Union forces defeated but Confederate forces must withdraw towards Atlanta once more
  • 1880  Author/activist/lecturer Hellen Keller born in Alabama
  • 1923  American aviators Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter successfully complete 1st aerial refueling of a plane
  • 1927  Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan born in Lynbrook, New York
  • 1942  FBI arrests the last of 8 Nazi saboteurs sent to the U.S.
  • 1950  President Truman announces U.S. forces will move in support of a U.N. resolution to aid South Korea repel invasion by North Korea
  • 1973  John Dean tells Senate Watergate Committee about the “enemies” lists kept by the Nixon White House
  • 2005  Serial killer Dennis Rader pleads guilty and confesses to 10 murders in the “BTK” case; sentence is 175 years without parole

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Lost and Found – June 25th Edition

What to remember about June 25th…

  • 1788  Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • 1868  Florida conditionally re-admitted to the United States
  • 1876  Battle of Little Bighorn;   Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat Custer led forces in Montana
  • 1900  English Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
  • 1910  Congress passes the Mann Act; makes it illegal to transport any girl or woman across state lines for “any immoral purpose”
  • 1942  Lt. Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe; later becomes commander of all allied forces for D-Day
  • 1950  North Korean Peoples (KPA) army crosses the 38th parallel and invades South Korea; Korean War begins
  • 1991  Slovenia and Croatia both declare their independence and secede from the formerly Soviet controlled Yugoslavia
  • 1993  Kim Campbell sworn in as 1st female Canadian prime minister
  • 1996  Islamic terrorists from Hezbollah detonate truck bomb outside barracks at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia; 19 killed and 372 injured
  • 2006  Hamas terrorists kidnap Israeli Defense Force Corporal Gilad Shalit near Gaza border; held hostage until October 18, 2011
  • 2009  Singer Michael Jackson dies at age 50 in Los Angeles

Remembering Custer’s Last Stand – Encyclopedia Britannica

Lost and Found – April 13th Edition

What to remember about April 13th…

  • 1360  During the Hundred Years War, as many as 1000 English soldiers are killed by hail and lightning in Chartres, France
  • 1743  Future 3rd President of the United States and author of Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is born in Virginia(d. 1826)
  • 1861  Union forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina surrender
  • 1870  Metropolitan Museum of Art is incorporated in New York City
  • 1943  Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated
  • 1948  Medical relief convoy is ambushed en route to hospital in Jerusalem; 79 doctors, medical personnel and bodyguards massacred
  • 1964  Sidney Poitier becomes 1st African-American to win Best Actor Academy Award for performance in Lilies of the Field 
  • 1970  “Houston, we’ve had a problem here”; oxygen tank explodes aboard Apollo 13; 3rd manned Lunar mission becomes fight for survival
  • 1976  U.S. Treasury introduces 2-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson as part of America’s bicentennial celebration
  • 1997  21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia
  • 2012  North Korean attempted launch of long-range missile ends in failure as rockets breaks up shortly after take-off

Lost and Found – June 27th Edition

What to remember about June 27th…

  • 1829  James Smithson dies leaving his estate to the United States of America; leads to establishment of the Smithsonian Institution
  • 1844  Founder and leader of the Mormon religion Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother Hyrum are murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois
  • 1864  Battle of Kennesaw Mountain; Union forces defeated but Confederate forces must withdraw towards Atlanta once more
  • 1880  Author/activist/lecturer Hellen Keller born in Alabama
  • 1923  American aviators Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter successfully complete 1st aerial refueling of a plane
  • 1927  Bob “Captain Kangaroo” Keeshan born in Lynbrook, New York
  • 1942  FBI arrests the last of 8 Nazi saboteurs sent to the U.S.
  • 1950  President Truman announces U.S. forces will move in support of a U.N. resolution to aid South Korea repel invasion by North Korea
  • 1973  John Dean tells Senate Watergate Committee about the “enemies” lists kept by the Nixon White House
  • 2005  Serial killer Dennis Rader pleads guilty and confesses to 10 murders in the “BTK” case; sentence is 175 years without parole

Lost and Found – June 25th Edition

What to remember about June 25th…

  • 1788  Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • 1868  Florida conditionally re-admitted to the United States
  • 1876  Battle of Little Bighorn;   Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat Custer led forces in Montana
  • 1900  English Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
  • 1910  Congress passes the Mann Act; makes it illegal to transport any girl or woman across state lines for “any immoral purpose”
  • 1942  Lt. Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe; later becomes commander of all allied forces for D-Day
  • 1950  North Korean Peoples (KPA) army crosses the 38th parallel and invades South Korea; Korean War begins
  • 1991  Slovenia and Croatia both declare their independence and secede from the formerly Soviet controlled Yugoslavia
  • 1993  Kim Campbell sworn in as 1st female Canadian prime minister
  • 1996  Islamic terrorists from Hezbollah detonate truck bomb outside barracks at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia; 19 killed and 372 injured
  • 2006  Hamas terrorists kidnap Israeli Defense Force Corporal Gilad Shalit near Gaza border; held hostage until October 18, 2011
  • 2009  Singer Michael Jackson dies at age 50 in Los Angeles

Remembering Custer’s Last Stand – Encyclopedia Britannica

Lost and Found – April 13th Edition

What to remember about April 13th…

  • 1360  During the Hundred Years War, as many as 1000 English soldiers are killed by hail and lightning in Chartres, France
  • 1743  Future 3rd President of the United States and author of Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is born in Virginia(d. 1826)
  • 1861  Union forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina surrender
  • 1870  Metropolitan Museum of Art is incorporated in New York City
  • 1943  Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated
  • 1948  Medical relief convoy is ambushed en route to hospital in Jerusalem; 79 doctors, medical personnel and bodyguards massacred
  • 1964  Sidney Poitier becomes 1st African-American to win Best Actor Academy Award for performance in Lilies of the Field 
  • 1970  “Houston, we’ve had a problem here”; oxygen tank explodes aboard Apollo 13; 3rd manned Lunar mission becomes fight for survival
  • 1976  U.S. Treasury introduces 2-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson as part of America’s bicentennial celebration
  • 1997  21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia
  • 2012  North Korean attempted launch of long-range missile ends in failure as rockets breaks up shortly after take-off

Lost and Found – November 26th Edition

What to remember about November 26th…

  • 1863  1st annual Thanksgiving Day is celebrated; established by President Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  • 1922 British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are first to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in over 3000 years
  • 1942  Oscar-winning World War II film Casablanca opens in New York City; stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • 1950  Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops counter-attack in support of North Korean allies; Korean War enters new phase
  • 1968  Instead of returning after his last mission, Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Flemming diverts and rescues Army Green Berets pinned down by heavy fire; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1998  Wrestling star Hulk Hogan announces he is retiring and will run for President in 2000; later revealed as publicity stunt
  • 2008  Pakistani Islamist terrorists launch 10 coordinated bombings and shootings in Mumbai, India; 164 killed and 300 wounded

Lost and Found – April 13th Edition

What to remember about April 13th…

  • 1360  During the Hundred Years War, as many as 1000 English soldiers are killed by hail and lightning in Chartres, France
  • 1743  Future 3rd President of the United States and author of Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is born in Virginia(d. 1826)
  • 1861  Union forces at Fort Sumter, South Carolina surrender
  • 1870  Metropolitan Museum of Art is incorporated in New York City
  • 1943  Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. is dedicated
  • 1948  Medical relief convoy is ambushed en route to hospital in Jerusalem; 79 doctors, medical personnel and bodyguards massacred
  • 1964  Sidney Poitier becomes 1st African-American to win Best Actor Academy Award for performance in Lilies of the Field 
  • 1970  “Houston, we’ve had a problem here”; oxygen tank explodes aboard Apollo 13; 3rd manned Lunar mission becomes fight for survival
  • 1976  U.S. Treasury introduces 2-dollar bill featuring Thomas Jefferson as part of America’s bicentennial celebration
  • 1997  21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia
  • 2012  North Korean attempted launch of long-range missile ends in failure as rockets breaks up shortly after take-off

Nork Alert!

So, North Korea’s recent thermonuclear terrorist threats are just a continuation of their decades-long extortion of the rest of the world.  They haven’t told us how much Kim Jong Un wants, but they will.  The question I have is, how much will our Waffler-in-Chief give away after his inconsistent posturing and finger-pointing fail as a strategy?

So, while we wait for the air raid sirens (we don’t actually have any, sorry), here are some funnies I found over the weekend.

destroying america

little man syndrome

north korea needs a snickers

north korean nukes

North Koreas bright lights

taking north korea for a ride

Lost and Found – November 26th Edition

What to remember about November 26th…

  • 1863  1st annual Thanksgiving Day is celebrated; established by President Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  • 1922 British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are first to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in over 3000 years
  • 1942  Oscar-winning World War II film Casablanca opens in New York City; stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • 1950  Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops counter-attack in support of North Korean allies; Korean War enters new phase
  • 1968  Instead of returning after his last mission, Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Flemming diverts and rescues Army Green Berets pinned down by heavy fire; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1998  Wrestling star Hulk Hogan announces he is retiring and will run for President in 2000; later revealed as publicity stunt
  • 2008  Pakistani Islamist terrorists launch 10 coordinated bombings and shootings in Mumbai, India; 164 killed and 300 wounded