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Lost and Found – June 13th Edition

What to remember about June 13th…

  • 1777  19-year old Marquis de Lafayette arrives in South Carolina to join General George Washington and the Continental Army
  • 1798  Mission San Luis Rey founded in what will become California
  • 1807  President Thomas Jefferson subpoenaed in treason trial of Aaron Burr;  Jefferson refuses citing executive privilege
  • 1942  President Roosevelt authorizes the establishment of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – predecessor of the CIA
  • 1944  1st German V-1 rockets launched at London
  • 1966  SCOTUS hands down decision in Miranda v. Arizona; established practice for police to “read you your rights”
  • 1967  Thurgood Marshall appointed to SCOTUS; 1st African-American to be seated on the highest court in the land
  • 1983  World’s 1st outer-planetary probe NASA’s Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system; in roughly 30,000 years it will reach constellation Taurus
  • 1994  Ryne Sandberg (Chicago Cubs 2nd baseman) retires as a player; forfeits 15 million dollar contract
  • 1997   Jury recommends the death penalty for Timothy McVeigh in the 1995  bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City
  • 2005  Pop singer Michael Jackson is acquitted on all 14 counts in case alleging child molestation and conspiracy

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Lost and Found – June 11th Edition

What to remember about June 11th…

  • 1776  Continental Congress appoints Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence; members are Thomas Jefferson (VA), Benjamin Franklin(PA), Robert R. Livingston(NY), Roger Sherman(CT), and John Adams (MA)
  • 1927  Charles Lindbergh awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for his nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
  • 1943  Britain invades Sicily beginning Operation Corkscrew
  • 1963  University of Alabama desegregated by President John F. Kennedy’s federalization of Alabama National Guard
  • 1979  American actor John Wayne dies of cancer at age 72 (b. 1907); discovered that he was a “right-wing, conservative, extremist” late in life
  • 1986  Movie classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off opens in theaters
  • 2001  Convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh is executed for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 2004  President Ronald Reagan’s state funeral held at Washington National Cathedral

Lost and Found – June 4th Edition

What to remember about June 4th…

  • 1783  The Montgolfier brothers complete 1st successful public demonstration of their hot-air balloon
  • 1794  Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from waging war against any country at peace with the United States
  • 1896  Henry takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
  • 1919  Senate passes 19th Amendment to US Constitution (Women’s Suffrage) and sent to the states; ratified April 18,1920
  • 1939  MS St Louis is refused landing in U.S.; 963 Jewish refugees forced to return to Europe; many will die in death camps
  • 1940  Winston Churchill speech “We shall not flag or fail”
  • 1942  Battle of Midway begins; Japan’s 1st major defeat in WW II; USS Yorktown abandoned – sinks June 7
  • 1944  US 5th Army liberates Rome; U-505 captured by US Navy
  • 1982  “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” released in USA
  • 1989 People’s Liberation Army opens fire on peaceful protestors to end pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square; hundreds killed and foreign press banned from China
  • 1998  Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building
  • 2010  SpaxeX launched Falcon 9 rocket on maiden flight

Lost and Found – June 2nd Edition

What to remember about June 2nd…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is 1st person to go before the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she will be hanged June 10th
  • 1774  Parliament renews Quartering Act; forces colonists to allow British troops to stay in private homes
  • 1865  Last Confederate army surrenders at Galveston, Texas
  • 1886  President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom at the White House; she is the youngest American First Lady
  • 1919  Anarchists set off 8 bombs targeting public figures in favor of anti-sedition laws and deportation of criminal immigrants
  • 1924  President Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act; all native Americans born inside U.S. territories granted citizenship
  • 1935  After 22 seasons, 10 World Series, and 714 home runs, George Herman “Babe” Ruth retires from baseball
  • 1953  Elisabeth Alexandra Mary is crowned Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1966  NASA’s Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becomes 1st U.S. spacecraft to soft land on an extraterrestrial body
  • 1997  Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh is convicted in Denver, Colorado for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 1998  California ballot proposition 227 passes 61-39%; abolishes bi-lingual education in favor of English-only immersion
  • 2007  Illegal immigrant Alexis Flores is placed on FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for kidnapping, rape and murder of five-year-old girl in Philadelphia – dirtbag is still at-large

Lost and Found – May 23rd Edition

What to remember about May 23rd…

  • 1701  Scottish privateer Captain William Kidd is hanged for piracy and murder
  • 1777  170 patriot raiders begin Meigs Expedition that will capture British fort at Sag Harbor, Long Island, burn 24 ships, destroy tons of supplies, and capture 90 Redcoats before returning to Connecticut
  • 1788  South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify the Constitution
  • 1873  Canadian parliament creates North-West Mounted Police; they will later become Royal Canadian Mounted Police or “Mounties”
  • 1900  Sergeant William Harvey Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry is awarded Medal of Honor for his bravery on July 18, 1863 at James Island, South Carolina; 1st African-American to receive this award
  • 1934  Notorious criminal couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police near Sailes, Louisiana
  • 1967  Congressman sparks controversy over frequency of malfunctions in M-16 rifle recently made the standard U.S. infantry rifle
  • 1995  Damaged in the attack on April 19, remains of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City are imploded

Lost and Found – April 19th Edition

What to remember about April 19th…

  • 1721 Patriot Roger Sherman is born (d. 1793); only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: Continental Association, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution
  • 1775  American Revolution begins when British troops engage armed minutemen at Lexington, Massachusetts; “shot heard around the world”
  • 1861  Confederate sympathizers in Baltimore hurl rocks and trash at Union troops moving to reinforce Washington, D.C.; 16 killed in clashes
  • 1897  Boston Marathon is held for 1st time; 15 runners started but only 10 finnish;  best time 22:55:10
  • 1943  2000 SS troops assault Warsaw Ghetto to end Jewish resistance of forced deportations to death camps; by May 56,000 Jew are dead
  • 1971  Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin 5 days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971  Soviet Union launchesSalyut 1, worlds 1st space station
  • 1989  Jogger is beaten and raped in New York’s Central Park; 5 black youths falsely charged and imprisoned; convicted murderer confesses in 2002
  • 1993  51-day standoff with Branch Davidian cult near Waco, Texas ends in fire and 80 deaths when federal agents attack with tear gas
  • 1995  Massive truck bomb set off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Timothy McVeigh; 168 killed
  • 2011  Cuban dictator Fidel Castro resigns as head of Communist Party central committee; his brother Raul selected as successor

Lost and Found – August 10th Edition

What to remember about August 10th…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence arrives in England
  • 1821  Missouri enters the Union as 24th state
  • 1846  President James Polk signs the Smithsonian Institution Act; created with money gifted by English scientist James Smithson
  • 1874  Herbert Hoover is born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964); he will become the 31st President of the United States
  • 1877  Presbyterian missionary Amanda McFarland is first white women to settle in Ft.Wrangle, Alaska; takes charge of school
  • 1945  Japan sends word to Allies that they will surrender with one condition – Emperor Hirohito must remain the hereditary monarch
  • 1961  Agent Orange used for the 1st time by the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1969  Manson cult members continue killing spree with murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca
  • 1977  New York City police arrest David Berkowitz for “Son of Sam” murders
  • 1988  President Reagan signs act authorizing compensation for Japanese Americans interred or relocated during WWII
  • 1995  Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh indicted for Oklahoma City Bombing; Michael Fortier makes a deal and testifies against them
  • 2011  China begins sea-trials of their 1st aircraft carrier ex-Varyag

Lost and Found – June 13th Edition

What to remember about June 13th…

  • 1777  19-year old Marquis de Lafayette arrives in South Carolina to join General George Washington and the Continental Army
  • 1798  Mission San Luis Rey founded in what will become California
  • 1807  President Thomas Jefferson subpoenaed in treason trial of Aaron Burr;  Jefferson refuses citing executive privilege
  • 1942  President Roosevelt authorizes the establishment of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – predecessor of the CIA
  • 1944  1st German V-1 rockets launched at London
  • 1966  SCOTUS hands down decision in Miranda v. Arizona; established practice for police to “read you your rights”
  • 1967  Thurgood Marshall appointed to SCOTUS; 1st African-American to be seated on the highest court in the land
  • 1983  World’s 1st outer-planetary probe NASA’s Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system; in roughly 30,000 years it will reach constellation Taurus
  • 1994  Ryne Sandberg (Chicago Cubs 2nd baseman) retires as a player; forfeits 15 million dollar contract
  • 1997   Jury recommends the death penalty for Timothy McVeigh in the 1995  bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City
  • 2005  Pop singer Michael Jackson is acquitted on all 14 counts in case alleging child molestation and conspiracy

Lost and Found – June 11th Edition

What to remember about June 11th…

  • 1776  Continental Congress appoints Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence; members are Thomas Jefferson (VA), Benjamin Franklin(PA), Robert R. Livingston(NY), Roger Sherman(CT), and John Adams (MA)
  • 1927  Charles Lindbergh awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for his nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
  • 1943  Britain invades Sicily beginning Operation Corkscrew
  • 1963  University of Alabama desegregated by President John F. Kennedy’s federalization of Alabama National Guard
  • 1979  American actor John Wayne dies of cancer at age 72 (b. 1907); discovered that he was a “right-wing, conservative, extremist” late in life
  • 1986  Movie classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off opens in theaters
  • 2001  Convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh is executed for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 2004  President Ronald Reagan’s state funeral held at Washington National Cathedral

Lost and Found – June 4th Edition

What to remember about June 4th…

  • 1783  The Montgolfier brothers complete 1st successful public demonstration of their hot-air balloon
  • 1794  Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from waging war against any country at peace with the United States
  • 1896  Henry takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
  • 1919  Senate passes 19th Amendment to US Constitution (Women’s Suffrage) and sent to the states; ratified April 18,1920
  • 1939  MS St Louis is refused landing in U.S.; 963 Jewish refugees forced to return to Europe; many will die in death camps
  • 1940  Winston Churchill speech “We shall not flag or fail”
  • 1942  Battle of Midway begins; Japan’s 1st major defeat in WW II; USS Yorktown abandoned – sinks June 7
  • 1944  US 5th Army liberates Rome; U-505 captured by US Navy
  • 1982  “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” released in USA
  • 1989 People’s Liberation Army opens fire on peaceful protestors to end pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square; hundreds killed and foreign press banned from China
  • 1998  Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building
  • 2010  SpaxeX launched Falcon 9 rocket on maiden flight