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Lost and Found – November 1st Edition

What to remember about November 1st…

  • 1765  British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on American colonies
  • 1800  President John Adams moves in becoming 1st resident of the Executive Mansion; later named the White House
  • 1897  Library of Congress moved to its own building
  • 1911  Aerial bomb dropped from aircraft in battle for 1st time; used in Libya during Italo-Turkish War
  • 1922  Ottoman Empire ends as Turkish National Assembly abolishes the Sultanate; Grand Sultan Mehmed VI Vahid ed-din, Emperor of the Ottomans, Commander of the Faithful and Successor of the Prophet of the Universe goes into exile
  • 1943  Marines land on Bouganville in Solomon Islands while U.S. carriers strike Japanese base at Rabaul
  • 1950  Attempted assassination of President Truman by 2 Puerto Rican nationalists fails outside Blair House
  • 1952  U.S. detonates the worlds 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1960  John F. Kennedy announces plan to build a Peace Corps while campaigning for president
  • 1993  Maastricht Treaty goes into effect creating European Union

Lost and Found – October 18th Edition

What to remember about October 18th…

    • 1767  Mason and Dixon finish their survey of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland
    • 1779  British forces defeat month-long siege  by colonial forces attempting to retake the city of Savannah, Georgia
    • 1867  U.S. takes possession of Alaska after paying $7.2 million to Russia; price is less than 2 cents per acre
    • 1898  U.S. formally takes control of island of Puerto Rico
    • 1931  American industrialist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies at home in New Jersey (b. 1847)
    • 1954  Texas instruments announces the 1st transistor radio
    • 1982  Former First Lady of the United States Bess Truman dies (b. 1885)

Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet

Lost and Found – October 18th Edition

What to remember about October 18th…

  • 1767  Mason and Dixon finish their survey of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 1779  British forces defeat month-long siege  by colonial forces attempting to retake the city of Savannah, Georgia
  • 1867  U.S. takes possession of Alaska after paying $7.2 million to Russia; price is less than 2 cents per acre; celebrated as Alaska Day
  • 1898  During Spanish-American War, U.S. forces formally take control of the island of Puerto Rico
  • 1931  American industrialist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies at home in New Jersey (b. 1847)
  • 1939  Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • 1954  Texas instruments announces the 1st transistor radio
  • 1982  Former First Lady of the United States Bess Truman dies (b. 1885)
  • 2011  Spaceport America, the world’s 1st commercial purpose-built spaceport’ officially opens in New Mexico

Lost and Found – September 10th Edition

What to remember about September 10th…

  • 1608  John Smith is elected president of Jamestown; the 1st permanent English settlement in North America
  • 1776  Nathan Hale responds to George Washington’s call for volunteers to gather intelligence behind enemy lines
  • 1813  Oliver Hazard Perry leads U.S. forces to defeat British fleet in Battle of Lake Erie; after victory Perry sends message “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”
  • 1833  President Andrew Jackson announces closure of the Bank of the United States; believed the institution to be unconstitutional
  • 1897  London taxi driver George Smith is 1st person ever arrested for drunk driving
  • 1918  German Shepard pup is rescued from bombed out kennel in France by American serviceman Lee Duncan; given the name Rin Tin Tin he later becomes a movie star
  • 1939  Canada joins the Allies; declares war on Germany
  • 1946  Riding train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu hears the call of God directing her “to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them”; becomes known as Mother Teresa
  • 1979  President Carter gives clemency to 4 Puerto Rican nationalists convicted of assassination attempt on President Truman and attack on the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002  Switzerland becomes 190th member of the United Nations
  • 2008  Large Hadron Collider at CERN performs 1st successful high energy experiments; world is NOT destroyed

rin tin tin on the set

Lost and Found – August 12th Edition

What to remember about August 12th…

  • 1861  Eliphalet Remington dies in New York; inventor and founder of Remington Arms Co.
  • 1881  American film director and producer Cecil B. Demille is born in Ashfield, Massachusetts
  • 1898  Armistice is signed by Spain ending Spanish-American War, U.S. gains Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Manilla
  • 1898  U.S. formally assumes sovereignty over Hawaii
  • 1914  United kingdom enters WWI by declaring war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1944  Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. dies during WWII Operation Aphrodite, brother of John F. Kennedy
  • 1960  NASA launches its 1st successful communications satellite Echo 1A, remains in orbit until 1968
  • 1961  To prevent people from escaping communist regime, East Germany begins construction on the Berlin Wall
  • 1981  The IBM PC is introduced
  • 1990  U.S. suffers 1st casualty in build-up to the Gulf War; Air Force SSGT John Campisi
  • 1994  Major League Baseball’s players begin strike that will continue until April 1995; there will be no World Series this year

Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet
  • 2010  Wikileaks releases over 75,000 classified U.S. military documents from the 2004-2009 period of the war in Afghanistan

Lost and Found – April 20th Edition

What to remember about April 20th…

  • 1775  Following battles at Lexington and Concord, British troops begin siege of Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1861  Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. army after his home state of Virginia secedes; refuses offer of command of the Union army
  • 1871  Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other terrorist groups with passage of the Third Force Act
  • 1889  Murderous, national-socialist dictator Adolf Hitler is born in Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1898  President William McKinley asks Congress for declaration of war against Spain; U.S. to aid rebels in Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • 1916  Chicago Cubs defeat Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 1st game played at Weeghman Park; renamed Wrigley Field in 1918
  • 1980  Castro announces that Cubans who wish to emigrate to America are free to find passage; Mariel Boatlift will carry 125,000 refugees
  • 1999  Teenage gunmen Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado
  • 2008  26-year-old Danica Patrick becomes 1st woman to win an Indy race with victory at Japan 300
  • 2010  British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in Gulf of Mexico causing oil spill that lasts 6-months

Lost and Found – March 2nd Edition

What to remember about March 2nd…

  • 1776  Continental Army begins bombardment as Siege of Boston begins
  • 1793  1st President of Republic of Texas Samuel Houston is born in Virginia (d. 1863)
  • 1807  Congress passes bill banning the importation of slaves
  • 1836  Republic of Texas issues Declaration of Independence and formally secedes from Mexico
  • 1865  Union troops led by General George Custer gain control of Shenandoah Valley with victory at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • 1904  American author and illustrator Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1917  President Wilson signs Jones-Shafroth Act granting American citizenship to inhabitants of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • 1949  American B-50 bomber Lucky Lady II completes 1st non-stop flight around the world
  • 1962  Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlin scores 100 points in a single basketball game leading Philadelphia Warriors to win over New York Knicks
  • 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins with over 100 aircraft attacking targets in North Vietnam
  • 1966  Chinese and Russian troops exchange fire in contested border region; 1st open conflict between the Communist giants
  • 1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for 1st time in America
  • 1998  NASA probe Galileo provides data indicating that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean
  • 2005  Microsoft founder Bill Gates is knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic efforts to fight poverty

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.