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Lost and Found – September 28th Edition

What to remember about September 28th…

  • 1781  Battle of Yorktown, Virginia begins; end of the siege will effectively leave America in the hands of the colonists
  • 1787  Congress votes to send the newly signed Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for approval
  • 1891  American author Herman Melville dies in New York City
  • 1918  Flu epidemic strikes Philadelphia killing nearly 12,000; worldwide deaths will reach 20 million
  • 1928  Through a laboratory accident, Dr. Alexander Flemming discovers the antibiotic penicillin
  • 1995  President Bill Clinton presides over signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat
  • 2008  SpaceX successfully launches the Falcon 1, the first ever private spacecraft

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Lost and Found – May 16th Edition

What to remember about May 16th…

  • 1777  Georgia Patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence Button Gwinnett receives is wounded in a duel; dies 3 days later from infection
  • 1849  Amidst massive cholera outbreak, New York City Board of Health establishes a hospital to deal with epidemic; more than 5000 will die
  • 1863  Union victory at Battle of Champion Hill cuts off rebel city of Vicksburg, Mississippi; six-week siege to take the city begins
  • 1868  Senate votes against impeachment and acquits President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors”
  • 1918  Sedition Act of 1918 is enacted; forbids “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language” about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt; penalty is 5 to 20 years in prison
  • 1920  Joan of Arc is canonized as a Catholic saint by Pope Benedict XV
  • 1929  Dinner banquet is held to honor winners of the 1st Academy Awards; Wings is the 1st and only silent film to win an Oscar
  • 1943  Warsaw Ghetto uprising ends as Nazis blow up last remaining synagogue and begin mass deportation of remaining Jews to death camp
  • 1948  Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel
  • 1966  Cultural Revolution begins as Communist Party of China issues “May 16 Notice”; in it Mao Zedong justifies the coming bloodshed
  • 1991  Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to ever address a joint session of the U.S. Congress
  • 2005  National Assembly of Kuwait votes in favor of women’s suffrage subject to Islamic law
  • 2011  NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor is launched on its 25th and final mission

Lost and Found – March 11th Edition

What to remember about March 11th…

  • 1779  Congress authorizes creation of the Army Corps of Engineers to support Continental Army; becomes permanent organization in 1802
  • 1861  Permanent Constitution of the Confederacy is adopted by delegates secessionist states meeting in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1918  Over 100 soldiers come down with flu-like symptoms at Ft. Riley, Kansas; these 1st cases mark beginning of pandemic that will spread to kill 675,000 Americans and over 20 million more worldwide
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program is authorized by Congress; aid to Soviet Union added later
  • 1942  Under orders from the President, General Douglas MacArthur escapes the Philippine Islands as defenses fall to the invading Japanese
  • 1989  Landmark documentary-style television show COPS debuts on FOX
  • 2004  10 bombs detonate on trains and in stations around Madrid, Spain; 191 killed and over 2000 injured; terrorists win major victory when coming elections turn government over to anti-war, appeasement Socialists
  • 2011  Sendai earthquake and tsunami strike Tohoku coast of Japan damaging nuclear power facilities; over 15,000 dead, twice that wounded

Lost and Found – March 11th Edition

What to remember about March 11th…

  • 1779  Congress authorizes creation of the Army Corps of Engineers to support Continental Army; becomes permanent organization in 1802
  • 1861  Permanent Constitution of the Confederacy is adopted by delegates secessionist states meeting in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1918  Over 100 soldiers come down with flu-like symptoms at Ft. Riley, Kansas; these 1st cases mark beginning of pandemic that will spread to kill 675,000 Americans and over 20 million more worldwide
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program is authorized by Congress; aid to Soviet Union added later
  • 1942  Under orders from the President, General Douglas MacArthur escapes the Philippine Islands as defenses fall to the invading Japanese
  • 1989  Landmark documentary-style television show COPS debuts on FOX
  • 2004  10 bombs detonate on trains and in stations around Madrid, Spain; 191 killed and over 2000 injured; terrorists win major victory when coming elections turn government over to anti-war, appeasement Socialists
  • 2011  Sendai earthquake and tsunami strike Tohoku coast of Japan damaging nuclear power facilities; over 15,000 dead, twice that wounded

Lost and Found – September 28th Edition

What to remember about September 28th…

  • 1781  Battle of Yorktown, Virginia begins; end of the siege will effectively leave America in the hands of the colonists
  • 1787  Congress votes to send the newly signed Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for approval
  • 1891  American author Herman Melville dies in New York City
  • 1918  Flu epidemic strikes Philadelphia killing nearly 12,000; worldwide deaths will reach 20 million
  • 1928  Through a laboratory accident, Dr. Alexander Flemming discovers the antibiotic penicillin
  • 1995  President Bill Clinton presides over signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat
  • 2008  SpaceX successfully launches the Falcon 1, the first ever private spacecraft

Lost and Found – May 16th Edition

What to remember about May 16th…

  • 1777  Georgia Patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence Button Gwinnett receives is wounded in a duel; dies 3 days later from infection
  • 1849  Amidst massive cholera outbreak, New York City Board of Health establishes a hospital to deal with epidemic; more than 5000 will die
  • 1863  Union victory at Battle of Champion Hill cuts off rebel city of Vicksburg, Mississippi; six-week siege to take the city begins
  • 1868  Senate votes against impeachment and acquits President Andrew Johnson of “high crimes and misdemeanors”
  • 1918  Sedition Act of 1918 is enacted; forbids “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language” about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt; penalty is 5 to 20 years in prison
  • 1920  Joan of Arc is canonized as a Catholic saint by Pope Benedict XV
  • 1929  Dinner banquet is held to honor winners of the 1st Academy Awards; Wings is the 1st and only silent film to win an Oscar
  • 1943  Warsaw Ghetto uprising ends as Nazis blow up last remaining synagogue and begin mass deportation of remaining Jews to death camp
  • 1948  Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel
  • 1966  Cultural Revolution begins as Communist Party of China issues “May 16 Notice”; in it Mao Zedong justifies the coming bloodshed
  • 1991  Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to ever address a joint session of the U.S. Congress
  • 2005  National Assembly of Kuwait votes in favor of women’s suffrage subject to Islamic law
  • 2011  NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor is launched on its 25th and final mission

Lost and Found – March 11th Edition

What to remember about March 11th…

Daylight Savings Time – Move your clocks one hour forward.

  • 1779  Congress authorizes creation of the Army Corps of Engineers to support Continental Army; becomes permanent organization in 1802
  • 1861  Permanent Constitution of the Confederacy is adopted by delegates secessionist states meeting in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1918  Over 100 soldiers come down with flu-like symptoms at Ft. Riley, Kansas; these 1st cases mark beginning of pandemic that will spread to kill 675,000 Americans and over 20 million more worldwide
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program is authorized by Congress; aid to Soviet Union added later
  • 1942  Under orders from the President, General Douglas MacArthur escapes the Philippine Islands as defenses fall to the invading Japanese
  • 1989  Landmark documentary-style television show COPS debuts on FOX
  • 2004  10 bombs detonate on trains and in stations around Madrid, Spain; 191 killed and over 2000 injured; terrorists win major victory when coming elections turn government over to anti-war, appeasement Socialists
  • 2011  Sendai earthquake and tsunami strike Tohoku coast of Japan damaging nuclear power facilities; over 15,000 dead, twice that wounded

Lost and Found – March 11th Edition

What to remember about March 11th…

Daylight Savings Time – Move your clocks one hour forward.

  • 1779  Congress authorizes creation of the Army Corps of Engineers to support Continental Army; becomes permanent organization in 1802
  • 1861  Permanent Constitution of the Confederacy is adopted by delegates secessionist states meeting in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1918  Over 100 soldiers come down with flu-like symptoms at Ft. Riley, Kansas; these 1st cases mark beginning of pandemic that will spread to kill 675,000 Americans and over 20 million more worldwide
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program is authorized by Congress; aid to Soviet Union added later
  • 1942  Under orders from the President, General Douglas MacArthur escapes the Philippine Islands as defenses fall to the invading Japanese
  • 1989  Landmark documentary-style television show COPS debuts on FOX
  • 2004  10 bombs detonate on trains and in stations around Madrid, Spain; 191 killed and over 2000 injured; terrorists win major victory when coming elections turn government over to anti-war, appeasement Socialists
  • 2011  Sendai earthquake and tsunami strike Tohoku coast of Japan damaging nuclear power facilities; over 15,000 dead, twice that wounded