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Lost and Found – July 6th Edition

What to remember about July 6th…

  • 1699 – Pirate William “Captain” Kidd arrested in Boston
  • 1747 – John Paul Jones is born (d. 1792); naval hero of the American Revolution that famously said “I have not yet begun to fight!”
  • 1777 – British troops take Fort Ticonderoga in New York
  • 1908 – American explorer Robert Peary sets sail from New York for his successful attempt to reach the North Pole
  • 1919  British dirigible R-34 completes 1st transatlantic crossing by an airship; lands on Long Island, New York
  • 1942 – Family of Anne Frank go into hiding to escape the Nazis
  • 1945 – President Harry S. Truman authorizes Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award
  • 1946 – George Walker Bush born in New Haven, Connecticut; future 43rd President of the United States
  • 1971 – Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, jazz trumpeter, musician, and singer, dies in New York, New York
  • 1976  U.S. Naval Academy admits its first female midshipmen
  • 1989  In Israel a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist seizes control of commuter bus and drives it over a cliff killing 16 and wounding 27

Medal of Freedom

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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 – July 6th Edition

What to remember about July 6th…

  • 1699 – Pirate William “Captain” Kidd arrested in Boston
  • 1747 – John Paul Jones is born (d. 1792); naval hero of the American Revolution that famously said “I have not yet begun to fight!”
  • 1777 – British troops take Fort Ticonderoga in New York
  • 1908 – American explorer Robert Peary sets sail from New York for his successful attempt to reach the North Pole
  • 1919  British dirigible R-34 completes 1st transatlantic crossing by an airship; lands on Long Island, New York
  • 1942 – Family of Anne Frank go into hiding to escape the Nazis
  • 1945 – President Harry S. Truman authorizes Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award
  • 1946 – George Walker Bush born in New Haven, Connecticut; future 43rd President of the United States
  • 1971 – Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, jazz trumpeter, musician, and singer, dies in New York, New York
  • 1976  U.S. Naval Academy admits its first female midshipmen
  • 1989  In Israel a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist seizes control of commuter bus and drives it over a cliff killing 16 and wounding 27

Medal of Freedom

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 – November 22nd Edition

What to remember about November 22nd…

  • 1718  Infamous English pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach is killed by battle with British Navy off North Carolina coast
  • 1783  President of Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation John Hanson dies (b. 1721); he is America’s 1st President, though not under the finally adopted Constitution
  • 1864  Confederate forces under General Hood invade Tennessee to try to draw Sherman away from his March to the Sea
  • 1942  Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad encircles and traps a quarter million German troops
  • 1954  Humane Society of the United States is founded
  • 1963  President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas (b. 1917), Texas by communist Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1977  Supersonic transcontinental passenger service begins with British Airways Concorde
  • 1988  B-2 “stealth” bomber is revealed to the public
  • 1990  President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush have Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 1994  Murder suspect Bennie Lee Lawson opens fire in Washington, D.C. police station; 2 FBI agents, 1 policeman, and the gunman die
  • 1998  60 Minutes airs videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian euthanizing patient Thomas Youk; he will serve 8 years in prison for murder
  • 2001  American entrepreneur, author, and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Mark Kay Ash dies in Dallas, Texas (b. 1918)

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
  • 1822  Schooner USS Alligator attacks 3 pirate schooners and rescues several civilian ships and the crews being held hostage
  • 1872  Fire destroys hundreds of buildings in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1901  President Teddy Roosevelt establishes Subic Naval Base on Philippine 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 over 100

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 – November 22nd Edition

What to remember about November 22nd…

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

  • 1718  Infamous English pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach is killed by battle with British Navy off North Carolina coast
  • 1783  President of Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation John Hanson dies (b. 1721); he is America’s 1st President, though not under the finally adopted Constitution
  • 1864  Confederate forces under General Hood invade Tennessee to try to draw Sherman away from his March to the Sea
  • 1942  Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad encircles and traps a quarter million German troops
  • 1954  Humane Society of the United States is founded
  • 1963  President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas (b. 1917), Texas by communist Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1977  Supersonic transcontinental passenger service begins with British Airways Concorde
  • 1988  B-2 “stealth” bomber is revealed to the public
  • 1990  President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush have Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 1994  Murder suspect Bennie Lee Lawson opens fire in Washington, D.C. police station; 2 FBI agents, 1 policeman, and the gunman die
  • 1998  60 Minutes airs videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian euthanizing patient Thomas Youk; he will serve 8 years in prison for murder
  • 2001  American entrepreneur, author, and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Mark Kay Ash dies in Dallas, Texas (b. 1918)

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
  • 1822  Schooner USS Alligator attacks 3 pirate schooners and rescues several civilian ships and the crews being held hostage
  • 1872  Fire destroys hundreds of buildings in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1901  President Teddy Roosevelt establishes Subic Naval Base on Philippine 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 over 100

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