Tag Archives: Pilgrims

Lost and Found – December 18th Edition

What to remember about December 18th…

  • 1620  After scouting a suitable location for settlement and signing Compact, Pilgrims anchor Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
  • 1777  Declared by Continental Congress after victory at Battle of Saratoga, America celebrates 1st national day of thanksgiving
  • 1865   Secretary of State Seward certifies that enough states have ratified Republican proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution; slavery is finally abolished in America
  • 1915  Woodrow Wilson marries his second wife Edith Bolling Galt at her home while still serving as President; after his stroke, she will assume power and act as secret president
  • 1946  American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio; one of the most prominent directors in history
  • 1973  Islamic Development Bank is established to support and promote worldwide Sharia banking standards
  • 1996  Oakland, California school board officially recognizes “Ebonics” as a language
  • 2011  Playwright, anti-communist dissident, and 1st President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel dies (b. 1936)

Edith Wilson poses a parylized President Wilson so public will think that the nation is still led by its elected leadership.

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Lost and Found – November 11th Edition

What to remember about November 11th…

    • 1620  Mayflower Compact is signed near Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    • 1744  Future First Lady and wife of John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams is born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1818)
    • 1778  Loyalists and Native American allies surprise Colonial forces at Cooperstown, New York in Cherry Valley Massacre
    • 1831  Leader of bloody slave revolt that killed 60, Nat Turner is hanged in Virginia
    • 1834  Future President Franklin Pierce marries Jane Appleton
    • 1858  Future President James Garfield marries Lucretia Rudolph
    • 1885  WWII General George Smith Patton, Jr. is born (d. 1945)
    • 1921  President Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknowns
    • 1966  NASA launches Gemini 12; America’s 18th manned flight and last flight of the Gemini program
    • 1993  Vietnam Women’s Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    • 2004  Yasser Arafat, chairman of the PLO terrorist group dies in Paris; cause of death is suspected to be complications of AIDS or possibly food poisoning
    • 2011  “Nerd New Year”; last binary date of 21st century

Lost and Found – November 9th Edition

What to remember about November 9th…

    • 1620  Pilgrims aboard Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts far from their intended destination
    • 1780  British ambush of General Sumpter’s forces fails leading to capture of hated British commander Major James Wemyss
    • 1872  Fire destroys hundreds of buildings in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 1901  President Teddy Roosevelt establishes Subic Naval Base on Phillipine Islands after victory in Spanish-American War
    • 1938  Kristalnacht terror campaign by Nazis in Germany presages the Holocaust; businesses vandalized and Jews beaten
    • 1967  NASA launches 1st Saturn V rocket; carries unmanned Apollo 4 test module
    • 1989  East Germany opens Berlin wall allowing free travel from East to West
    • 1990  IRS seizes assets of country music star Willie Nelson
    • 2005  Islamic al Qaeda suicide bombers attack 3 hotels in Aman, Jordan killing 60 and wounding ove 100

Lost and Found – April 1st Edition

What to remember about April 1st…

April Fools Day

  • 1621  Wampanoag tribe signs defensive treaty with colonists at Plymouth in Massachusetts; lasts more than 50 years
  • 1700  Date becomes popularized as a pranksters holiday in England
  • 1789  In New York City, U.S. House of Representatives elects Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (PA) as 1st Speaker of the House
  • 1865  Union forces cut supply lines for Lee’s army with victory at Battle of Five Forks; Confederates begin withdrawal from Petersburg and Richmond
  • 1924  Adolf Hitler is convicted and sentenced to 5 years for failed attempt to seize control of German government; writes Mein Kampf in prison
  • 1945  50,000 troops make landing unopposed during invasion of Japanese island of Okinawa; new tactic draws allies inland
  • 1946  Earthquake off Alaska spawns 30-foot tall tsunami that strikes Hawaii killing over 100; prompts creation of Seismic SeaWave Warning System
  • 1948  Soviet troops stop and attempt to search U.S. and British military trains en route to supply West Berlin; tensions over control city mount
  • 1954  United States Air Force Academy is founded at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1970  President Nixon signs into law a total ban on cigarette advertizing by television or radio; adds Surgeon General’s warning to packaging
  • 1976  Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne; Wayne sells his shares soon after for $2300
  • 2001  U.S. Navy EP-3E ARIES II collides with Chinese fighter and is forced to land in China; crew is detained after destroying their classified equipment; Chinese intelligence service dismantles and examines aircraft
  • 2010  Congress cuts Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%as part of Obama’s Affordable Care Act

Lost and Found – February 17th Edition

What to remember about February 17th…

  • 1621  Miles Standish is elected by Pilgrim’s as 1st commander of Plymouth Colony
  • 1801  After 35 unsuccessful votes in Electoral College, Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd President of the United States
  • 1864  Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is 1st combat sub to sink an enemy warship with attack on USS Housatonic off Charleston, S.C.
  • 1865  After wintering in Savannah, Sherman’s army moves into South Carolina capturing and burning city of Columbia
  • 1947  Voice of America radio program begins broadcasting into Soviet Union; brings taste of U.S.A. to the dark side of “Iron Curtain”
  • 1974  Army private Robert K. Preston steals UH-1 helicopter to hover over White House as protest; he lands on the south lawn
  • 1979  China invades Vietnam in response to overthrow of Pol Pot’s Cambodian regime by Vietnamese forces
  • 2011  “Day of Rage” protest in Libya and around the world mark beginning of civil war; some police forces join demonstrators

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

    • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
    • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
    • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
    • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
    • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
    • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
    • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
    • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – December 18th Edition

What to remember about December 18th…

    • 1620  After scouting a suitable location for settlement and signing Compact, Pilgrims anchor Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
    • 1777  Declared by Continental Congress after victory at Battle of Saratoga, America celebrates 1st national day of thanksgiving
    • 1865   Secretary of State Seward certifies that enough states have ratified Republican proposed 13th Amendment to the Constitution; slavery is finally abolished in America
    • 1915  Woodrow Wilson marries his second wife Edith Bolling Galt at her home while still serving as President; after his stroke, she will assume power and act as secret president
    • 1946  American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio; one of the most prominent directors in history
    • 1973  Islamic Development Bank is established to support and promote worldwide Sharia banking standards
    • 1996  Oakland, California school board officially recognizes “Ebonics” as a language
    • 2011  Playwright, anti-communist dissident, and 1st President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel dies (b. 1936)

Edith Wilson poses a parylized President Wilson so public will think that the nation is still led by its elected leadership.

Lost and Found – September 16th Edition

What to remember about September 16th…

  • 1620  Mayflower departs with 102 passengers bound for Virginia; bad weather and navigation errors take them to modern-day Massachusetts
  • 1776  Colonial troops under George Washington win the 1st battlefield victory of the war at Harlem Heights, New York
  • 1893  100,000 people join in the Cherokee Land Rush; President Benjamin Harrison authorized the settlement of Indian lands in Oklahoma
  • 1908  William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate the General Motors Corporation; later he helps found Chevrolet
  • 1919  In the aftermath of WWI veterans form a mutual aid society; Congress grants this “American Legion” a national charter
  • 1920  Wall Street bombing kills 38 and wounds over 100; horse-drawn wagon contained the device; considered the 1st “car bomb”
  • 1940  President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Selective Service and Training Act requiring males citizens between 26 and 35 to register for the draft even though America is not yet at war
  • 1992  Currency manipulation led by speculator George Soros destabilize British pound; he makes $1 billion on Black Wednesday
  • 2007  O.J. Simpson is arrested for his role in September 13th robbery and kidnapping of sports memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong
  • Update:  2013  34-year old Aaron Alexis opens fire inside the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., 12 die before rampage ends with his death

Lost and Found – December 21st Edition

What to remember about December 21st…

Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year.

  • 1620  Mayflower’s 1st landing parties of Pilgrims go ashore at Plymouth to begin construction of permanent settlement
  • 1761  Patriot soldier and statesman Robert Barnwell is born in Beaufort, SC; wounded in battle, left for dead, taken prisoner by British, delegate to Continental Congress and US Representative (d. 1814)
  • 1861  President Lincoln signs Senate Bill 82 and establishes Medal of Honor for Navy personnel, Army bill passes the next year
  • 1945  In a freak car accident, General George S. “Blood and Guts” Patton, Jr. dies outside Mannheim, Germany (b. 1885)
  • 1968  NASA successfully launches Apollo 8 on 1st manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit and visit the Moon
  • 1970  Elvis visits President Nixon in the White House to offer his help in administration’s anti-drug campaign; Secret Service forgets to search him allowing Presley to bring gun gift to Oval Office
  • 1978  Police serve search warrant on home of “killer clown” John Wayne Gacy and arrest him for marijuana possession; they will discover over 26 bodies buried under his house
  • 1988  Terrorist bomb detonates aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground; pressured by Obama administration, convicted Libyan bomber is released in 2009 on compassionate grounds

Lost and Found – February 17th Edition

What to remember about February 17th…

  • 1621  Miles Standish is elected by Pilgrim’s as 1st commander of Plymouth Colony
  • 1801  After 35 unsuccessful votes in Electoral College, Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd President of the United States
  • 1864  Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is 1st combat sub to sink an enemy warship with attack on USS Housatonic off Charleston, S.C.
  • 1865  After wintering in Savannah, Sherman’s army moves into South Carolina capturing and burning city of Columbia
  • 1947  Voice of America radio program begins broadcasting into Soviet Union; brings taste of U.S.A. to the dark side of “Iron Curtain”
  • 1974  Army private Robert K. Preston steals UH-1 helicopter to hover over White House as protest; he lands on the south lawn
  • 1979  China invades Vietnam in response to overthrow of Pol Pot’s Cambodian regime by Vietnamese forces
  • 2011  “Day of Rage” protest in Libya and around the world mark beginning of civil war; some police forces join demonstrators