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Lost and Found – January 22nd Edition

What to remember about January 22nd…

  • 1740  Patriot General and spy Noah Phelps is born in Simsbury, Connecticut; infiltrated Ft. Ticonderoga alone to help plan its capture
  • 1840  1st British settlers arrive in New Zealand near Auckland
  • 1879  Battle of Rorke’s Drift; 139 British troops hold off over 4000 Zulu warriors
  • 1890  United Mine Workers of America is founded in Ohio
  • 1901  Queen Victoria of Great Britain dies ending her 63-year reign
  • 1917  In his address to the U.S. Senate, President Woodrow Wilson proposes “peace without victory” in effort to end World War I
  • 1957  George P. “Mad Bomber” Metesky arrested in Connecticut; planted more than 30 bombs in New York area over 16 years
  • 1970  Boeing 747 “jumbo jet” makes 1st scheduled commercial flight
  • 1973  Supreme Court rules to decriminalize abortion with their decision in Roe v. Wade; over 50 million abortions since this decision
  • 1973  Former President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at home in Texas (b. 1908)
  • 1998  Murderer and serial bomber Theodore “Ted” J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to 17 years of Unabomber attacks; sentenced to life in prison
  • 2008  Australian-born, Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger dies abusing prescription medications
  • 2009  President Barack Hussein Obama II announces he will sign an order to close Guantanamo Bay detention center for terrorist suspects within the year UPDATE At the end of Obama’s 8 years in office, Guantanamo Bay facility remains in operation.

Lost and Found – October 9th Edition

What to remember about October 9th…

    • 1635  Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; he and his followers go on to found Rhode Island and the 1st Baptist church in America
    • 1701  Collegiate School of Connecticut is chartered in Old Saybrook; later renamed later as Yale University
    • 1888  Washington Monument opens to the public for the 1st time; construction began in 1848
    • 1936  Hoover Dam begins generating electricity for California
    • 1967  Communist rebel and murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna is executed by the Bolivian army
    • 2001  Second mailing of letters in the Anthrax Attacks
    • 2009  Awards committee announces that President Barack Hussein Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize

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Lost and Found – August 28th Edition

What to remember about August 28th…

    • 1774  Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City; founder of 1st Catholic school in America and later canonized as St. Elizabeth
    • 1907  19-year-old James E. “Jim” Casey borrows $100 from a friend to established the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington; becomes United Parcel Service (UPS)
    • 1917  Suffragists protesting President Wilson’s failure to support their right to vote are arrested outside the White House
    • 1941  German SS General Franz Jaeckeln orders more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews machine-gunned in Ukraine
    • 1963  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, gives I Have A Dream speech to 250,000 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
    • 1966  Soviet Union announces that it is training North Vietnamese pilots to combat American planes at secret base
    • 1968  Thousands clash with police in demonstrations against the Vietnam War at Democrat National Convention
    • 2005  Hurricane Katrina strengthens to Category Five
    • 2008  Barack Hussein Obama accepts nomination of the Democratic Party to be their candidate for President of the United States

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – AFP/Getty Images

Lost and Found – May 19th Edition

What to remember about May 19th…

  • 1795 American patriot, physician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence Josiah Bartlett dies in Kingston, New Hampshire (b. 1729)
  • 1795  American entrepreneur and philanthropist Johns Hopkins is born in Maryland (d. 1873); founder of hospitals, universities, and schools
  • 1848  Mexico ratifies Treaty of Hidalgo ending Mexican-American War; United States is ceded most of the Southwest for $15 million
  • 1864  President Lincoln writes to Congress urging that widows and orphans should be treated equally regardless of race
  • 1943  President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill set May 1, 1944 as date for Allied invasion at Normandy; D-Day set in motion
  • 1962  Actress and singer Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday Mr. President” at gala celebrating upcoming 45th birthday of John F. Kennedy
  • 1986  President Reagan signs Firearms Owners Protection Act prohibiting federal government from keeping a registry of firearms owners
  • 1994  Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies at home of cancer (b. 1929); wife of President John F. Kennedy
  • 2001  The 1st Apple stores open their doors; they are located in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the same day in Glendale, California
  • 2011  President Obama gives speech stating that Israel must revert its borders back to the pre-1967 borders to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Lost and Found – May 13th Edition

What to remember about May 13th…

  • 1607  100 colonists land on the James River in Virginia to found 1st permanent English colony in North America; Jamestown will be its name
  • 1861  Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues proclamation declaring neutrality and recognizing rebellious states
  • 1863  General Grant splits his army to win control of the Mississippi; half advance to take Jackson while the rest pin defenders in Vicksburg
  • 1865  More than a month after surrender of the Confederacy, last skirmish of the civil war ends with rebel victory in Battle of Palmito Ranch in Texas
  • 1940  In accepting position as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill declares Britain will “wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny”
  • 1963  SCOTUS rules in Brady v. Maryland that the prosecution in a criminal trial must reveal exculpatory evidence; “Brady disclosure” is established
  • 1971  11-year-old Steveland Hardaway Morris signs contract with Tamla Records; “Stevie Wonder” will become Motown Records defining artist
  • 1981  Turkish assassin attempts to murder Pope John Paul II
  • 1985  Police confront radical cult MOVE in Philadelphia dropping bomb on building roof to end siege; ensuing fire kills 11 and destroys a city block
  • 2010  State of Hawaii enacts law permitting officials to ignore requests to view the birth certificate of  President Barack Hussein Obama II

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Lost and Found – February 26th Edition

What to remember about February 26th…

  • 1813  Founding father Robert R. (The Chancellor) Livingston dies (b. 1746), administered Washington’s oath of office and negotiated Treaty of Paris; aided Robert Fulton’s construction of 1st functional steamboat
  • 1815  Napoleon Bonaparte escapes Island of Elba to begin second conquest of France
  • 1846  American soldier, showman, and Medal of Honor recipient William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody is born in Iowa (d. 1917)
  • 1919  President Wilson declares Grand Canyon a National Park
  • 1932  American singer, song writer, and actor John R. “Johnny” Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)
  • 1935  In violation of Treaty of Versailles; Hitler signs secret order to create a German air force – the Luftwaffe
  • 1949  B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II takes off from Arizona to make 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1993  Islamic terrorists detonate truck bomb in parking garage below World Trade Center; 6 killed over 1000 injured
  • 1995  Britain’s oldest investment bank Barings Bank collapses after rogue trader Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion on Singapore markets
  • 2009  President Obama’s administration reverses military policy of prohibiting media coverage of returning war dead

Lost and Found – February 18th Edition

What to remember about February 18th…

  • 1856  The American Party, also called the “Know-Nothing Party” hold 1st convention in Philadelphia to nominate presidential candidate
  • 1861  Jefferson Davis in inaugurated provisional President of the Confederacy; he will be 1st and last to hold that office
  • 1885  Samuel Clemens writing as Mark Twain publishes his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • 1929  1st winners of the Academy Awards are announced; without ceremony the list is published in newsletter and page 7 of Variety
  • 1930  American astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discovers the dwarf planet Pluto using new techniques at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona
  • 1942  Japanese forces begin systematic extermination of “undesirable elements” in recently captured Singapore; tens-of-thousands killed
  • 1977  NASA test vehicle Space Shuttle Enterprise makes maiden “piggy back” flight atop converted Boeing 747
  • 2001  FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for selling secrets to Russia and the Soviet Union over 22 years; he was paid 1.4 million in cash and diamonds; guilty plea results in life in prison with no possibility of parole
  • 2001  Legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr. dies in crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • 2010  President Obama meets with Dalai Lama at the White House to send strong message to China over human rights – see photo below

Lost and Found – February 10th Edition

What to remember about February 10th…

  • 1763  Seven Years’ War (aka French and Indian War) ends with France, Britain, and Spain signing Treaty of Paris; French losses will help spur assistance to American colonies when revolution breaks out
  • 1846  After death of their leader Joseph Smith, Mormon settlers flee Illinois; 12,000 start on exodus that will end in Utah’s Great Basin
  • 1899  Future 31st President Herbert Hoover marries school sweetheart Lou Henry at her parents home in California
  • 1957  American author of “Little House” series Laura Ingalls Wilder dies in Missouri (b 1867)
  • 1962  Captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by Soviets in exchange for convicted Russian spy Rudolf Abel
  • 1965  Vietnamese suicide bombers attack American barracks in Qui Nhon killing 23 U.S. personnel
  • 1967  Presidential succession procedure established by ratification of 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 2008  Senator Barack Hussein Obama II (D – Illinois) announces candidacy to seek presidency with speech in Springfield, Illinois

Lost and Found – February 5th Edition

What to remember about February 5th…

  • 1631  Future founder of Rhode Island, Puritan minister Roger Williams arrives in America; will found 1st Baptist church in the Colonies
  • 1823  Future 13th President Millard Fillmore marries Abigail Powers
  • 1917  Congress passes Immigration Act that restricting Asiatic laborers except those from allied nations; requires literacy test for entry
  • 1918  Stephen W. Thompson becomes 1st American aviator to shoot down an enemy aircraft; after WWI he becomes high school mathematics teacher and inventor
  • 1919  United Artists film studio is founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith
  • 1934  African-American baseball legend Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron Jr. is born in Mobile, Alabama; will beat Babe Ruth’s slugging record of 714
  • 1937  President Franklin Roosevelt announces plan to add 6 more Justices to the Supreme Court; this would guarantee him a friendly court
  • 1958  U.S. Air Force loses a hydrogen bomb when B-47 bomber and F-86 fighter collide over Tybee Island, Georgia; weapon never recovered
  • 1989  Soviets complete their withdrawal of all troops from Kabul, Afghanistan after almost 30 years of occupation
  • 1994  White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted after 30 years in the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers
  • 1997  3 Swiss banks announce creation of fund to compensate Holocaust victims and their families for mishandling funds
  • 2011  Newspaper reveals that Obama administration provided inventory of British nuclear arsenal to Russia in exchange for their signing of the New START treaty

Lost and Found – January 22nd Edition

What to remember about January 22nd…

  • 1740  Patriot General and spy Noah Phelps is born in Simsbury, Connecticut; infiltrated Ft. Ticonderoga alone to help plan its capture
  • 1840  1st British settlers arrive in New Zealand near Auckland
  • 1879  Battle of Rorke’s Drift; 139 British troops hold off over 4000 Zulu warriors
  • 1890  United Mine Workers of America is founded in Ohio
  • 1901  Queen Victoria of Great Britain dies ending her 63-year reign
  • 1917  In his address to the U.S. Senate, President Woodrow Wilson proposes “peace without victory” in effort to end World War I
  • 1957  George P. “Mad Bomber” Metesky arrested in Connecticut; planted more than 30 bombs in New York area over 16 years
  • 1970  Boeing 747 “jumbo jet” makes 1st scheduled commercial flight
  • 1973  Supreme Court rules to decriminalize abortion with their decision in Roe v. Wade; over 50 million abortions since this decision
  • 1973  Former President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at home in Texas (b. 1908)
  • 1998  Murderer and serial bomber Theodore “Ted” J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to 17 years of Unabomber attacks; sentenced to life in prison
  • 2008  Australian-born, Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger dies abusing prescription medications
  • 2009  President Barack Obama announces he will sign an order to close Guantanamo Bay detention center for terrorist suspects within the year