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Lost and Found – November 24th Edition

What to remember about November 24th…

Thanksgiving Celebrated (USA)

    • 1784  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor is born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)
    • 1863  Union troops capture Lookout Mountain; begin to lift Confederate siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • 1877  Future 35th Vice President Alben W. Barkley is born in Graves County, Kentucky; elected with President Harry S. Truman
    • 1944  Mass air raid over Tokyo by 111 B-29 Superfortresses; 1st bombing of the city since 1942 Doolittle raid
    • 1963  Nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots and kills JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas police station basement
    • 1969  Army officials announce 1st Lt. William Calley will be court-martialed for massacre of 109 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
    • 1971  Mysterious hijacker D.B. Cooper parachutes from airliner into a nighttime thunderstorm over Washington state with $200,000

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Lost and Found – October 22nd Edition

What to remember about October 22nd…

    • 1734  American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone born in Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)
    • 1775  1st president of the Continental Congress Peyton Manning of Virginia dies in Philadelphia
    • 1797  André-Jacques Garnerin is the first person to make a parachute jump; he descends from a hot air balloon 3200 feet above Paris
    • 1907  A run on New York banks leads to financial crisis and a 50% decline in the New York Stock Exchange
    • 1957  1st American casualties of the Vietnam War; 13 injured in terrorist bombing in Saigon
    • 1962  President Kennedy addresses nation on television to announce a blockade of Cuba in response to the installation of nuclear weapons on the island by the Soviet Union
    • 1968  Apollo 7 mission splashes down as the 1st successful manned mission of the Apollo series
    • 1986  President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986
    • 2008  India launches their 1st unmanned lunar mission

Lost and Found – June 21st Edition

What to remember about June 21st…

  • 1788  U.S. Constitution ratified by New Hampshire meaning that enough states had done so for it to go into effect (see article VII); New Hampshire admitted to the Union as 9th State
  • 1810  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith in Kentucky
  • 1913  Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane; later became 1st ever free-fall parachutist
  • 1939  Lou Gehrig retires from New York Yankees because of illness
  • 1940  Future 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon marries Pat Ryan in Riverside, California
  • 1942  Allied forces surrender at Tobruk, Libya
  • 1942  Japanese submarine I-25 shells Ft. Stevens in Oregon
  • 1965  Ku Klux Klan lynch mob kills 3 civil rights workers registering black voters in Meridian, Mississippi; Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman
  • 1982 John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity in trial for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989  SCOTUS rules that burning the American flag is protected by the First amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne makes 1st privately funded human spaceflight and wins the Ansari X Prize; Pilot Mike Melvill becomes 1st non-government astronaut in history
  • 2005 Edgar Ray Killen convicted of the 1965 murders of  Schwermer, Goodman, and Chaney

Lost and Found – October 22nd Edition

What to remember about October 22nd…

  • 1734  American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone in Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)
  • 1775  1st president of the Continental Congress Peyton Manning of Virginia dies in Philadelphia
  • 1797  André-Jacques Garnerin is the first person to make a parachute jump; he descends from a hot air balloon 3200 feet above Paris
  • 1907  A run on New York banks leads to financial crisis and a 50% decline in the New York Stock Exchange
  • 1957  1st American casualties of the Vietnam War; 13 injured in terrorist bombing in Saigon
  • 1962  President Kennedy addresses nation on television to announce a blockade of Cuba in response to the installation of nuclear weapons on the island by the Soviet Union
  • 1968  Apollo 7 mission splashes down as the 1st successful manned mission of the Apollo series
  • 1986  President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986
  • 2008  India launches their 1st unmanned lunar mission

Lost and Found – June 21st Edition

What to remember about June 21st…

  • 1788  U.S. Constitution ratified by New Hampshire meaning that enough states had done so for it to go into effect (see article VII); New Hampshire admitted to the Union as 9th State
  • 1810  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith in Kentucky
  • 1913  Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane; later became 1st ever free-fall parachutist
  • 1939  Lou Gehrig retires from New York Yankees because of illness
  • 1940  Future 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon marries Pat Ryan in Riverside, California
  • 1942  Allied forces surrender at Tobruk, Libya
  • 1942  Japanese submarine I-25 shells Ft. Stevens in Oregon
  • 1965  Ku Klux Klan lynch mob kills 3 civil rights workers registering black voters in Meridian, Mississippi; Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman
  • 1982 John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity in trial for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989  SCOTUS rules that burning the American flag is protected by the First amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne makes 1st privately funded human spaceflight and wins the Ansari X Prize; Pilot Mike Melvill becomes 1st non-government astronaut in history
  • 2005 Edgar Ray Killen convicted of the 1965 murders of  Schwermer, Goodman, and Chaney

Lost and Found – March 1st Edition

What to remember about March 1st…

  • 1692  Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are charged with practicing witchcraft in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1781  Articles of Confederation are ratified; Continental Congress creates 1st government with their adoption of this document
  • 1803  Ohio admitted to the Union as 17th state
  • 1845  President John Tyler signs bill authorizing annexation of Republic of Texas
  • 1867  Nebraska enters the Union as 37th state
  • 1872  Yellowstone becomes America’s 1st National Park with signing of bill by President Grant
  • 1912  In Venice Beach, California, Captain Albert Barry becomes 1st person to successfully parachute from a moving airplane
  • 1932  20-month-old child of famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from family mansion in New Jersey
  • 1936  Hoover Dam (aka Boulder Dam) is completed 2 years early; over 100 die during construction phase
  • 1954  Puerto Rican nationalist terrorists open fire in House of Representatives and injure 5 Representatives
  • 1961  President Kennedy issues executive order creating the Peace Corps
  • 1971  Weather Underground terrorists detonate bomb in restroom of the U.S. Capitol; part of continuing campaign of anti-war violence
  • 1974  7 former White House aides are indicted in Watergate investigation

  • 2012  American publisher and conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart dies of heart attack in Brentwood, California (b. 1969)

Watch this speech from Breitbart at this past CPAC. Don’t let his voice be lost. Pick up his banner and carry it on to victory in the fight for American freedom.

Lost and Found – March 1st Edition

What to remember about March 1st…

  • 1692  Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are charged with practicing witchcraft in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1781  Articles of Confederation is ratified; Continental Congress creates 1st government with their adoption of this document
  • 1803  Ohio admitted to the Union as 17th state
  • 1845  President John Tyler signs bill authorizing annexation of Republic of Texas
  • 1867  Nebraska enters the Union as 37th state
  • 1872  Yellowstone becomes America’s 1st National Park with signing of bill by President Grant
  • 1912  In Venice Beach, California, Captain Albert Barry becomes 1st person to successfully parachute from a moving airplane
  • 1932  20-month-old child of famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from family mansion in New Jersey
  • 1936  Hoover Dam (aka Boulder Dam) is completed 2 years early; over 100 die during construction phase
  • 1954  Puerto Rican nationalist terrorists open fire in House of Representatives and injure 5 Representatives
  • 1961  President Kennedy issues executive order creating the Peace Corps
  • 1971  Weather Underground terrorists detonate bomb in restroom of the U.S. Capitol; part of continuing campaign of anti-war violence
  • 1974  7 former White House aides are indicted in Watergate investigation

  • 2012  American publisher and conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart dies of heart attack in Brentwood, California (b. 1969)

Watch this speech from Breitbart at this past CPAC. Don’t let his voice be lost. Pick up his banner and carry it on to victory in the fight for American freedom.

Lost and Found – October 22nd Edition

What to remember about October 22nd…

  • 1734  American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone in Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)
  • 1775  1st president of the Continental Congress Peyton Manning of Virginia dies in Philadelphia
  • 1797  André-Jacques Garnerin is the first person to make a parachute jump; he descends from a hot air balloon 3200 feet above Paris
  • 1907  A run on New York banks leads to financial crisis and a 50% decline in the New York Stock Exchange
  • 1957  1st American casualties of the Vietnam War; 13 injured in terrorist bombing in Saigon
  • 1962  President Kennedy addresses nation on television to announce a blockade of Cuba in response to the installation of nuclear weapons on the island by the Soviet Union
  • 1968  Apollo 7 mission splashes down as the 1st successful manned mission of the Apollo series
  • 1986  President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986
  • 2008  India launches their 1st unmanned lunar mission

Lost and Found – March 1st Edition

What to remember about March 1st…

  • 1692  Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are charged with practicing witchcraft in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1781  Articles of Confederation is ratified; Continental Congress creates 1st government with their adoption of this document
  • 1803  Ohio admitted to the Union as 17th state
  • 1845  President John Tyler signs bill authorizing annexation of Republic of Texas
  • 1867  Nebraska enters the Union as 37th state
  • 1872  Yellowstone becomes America’s 1st National Park with signing of bill by President Grant
  • 1912  In Venice Beach, California, Captain Albert Barry becomes 1st person to successfully parachute from a moving airplane
  • 1932  20-month-old child of famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from family mansion in New Jersey
  • 1936  Hoover Dam (aka Boulder Dam) is completed 2 years early; over 100 die during construction phase
  • 1954  Puerto Rican nationalist terrorists open fire in House of Representatives and injure 5 Representatives
  • 1961  President Kennedy issues executive order creating the Peace Corps
  • 1971  Weather Underground terrorists detonate bomb in restroom of the U.S. Capitol; part of continuing campaign of anti-war violence
  • 1974  7 former White House aides are indicted in Watergate investigation

  • 2012  American publisher and conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart dies of heart attack in Brentwood, California (b. 1969)

Watch this speech from Breitbart at this past CPAC. Don’t let his voice be lost. Pick up his banner and carry it on to victory in the fight for American freedom.

 

Lost and Found – March 1st Edition

What to remember about March 1st…

  • 1692  Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are charged with practicing witchcraft in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1781  Articles of Confederation is ratified; Continental Congress creates 1st government with their adoption of this document
  • 1803  Ohio admitted to the Union as 17th state
  • 1845  President John Tyler signs bill authorizing annexation of Republic of Texas
  • 1867  Nebraska enters the Union as 37th state
  • 1872  Yellowstone becomes America’s 1st National Park with signing of bill by President Grant
  • 1912  In Venice Beach, California, Captain Albert Barry becomes 1st person to successfully parachute from a moving airplane
  • 1932  20-month-old child of famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from family mansion in New Jersey
  • 1936  Hoover Dam (aka Boulder Dam) is completed 2 years early; over 100 die during construction phase
  • 1954  Puerto Rican nationalist terrorists open fire in House of Representatives and injure 5 Representatives
  • 1961  President Kennedy issues executive order creating the Peace Corps
  • 1971  Weather Underground terrorists detonate bomb in restroom of the U.S. Capitol; part of continuing campaign of anti-war violence
  • 1974  7 former White House aides are indicted in Watergate investigation

  • UPDATE:  2012  American publisher and conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart dies of heart attack in Brentwood, California (b. 1969)

Watch this speech from Breitbart at this past CPAC.  Don’t let his voice be lost.  Pick up his banner and carry it on to victory in the fight for American freedom.