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Lost and Found – December 7th Edition

What to remember about December 7th…

  • 43 BC  Famed Roman orator and politician Marcus Tullius “Tully” Cicero is assassinated by servants of Mark Antony; he dies stating “there is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to kill me properly”
  • 1776  Silas Deane, an American agent in Paris, arranges for the Marquis de La Fayette to enter colonial service as a major-general
  • 1787  Delaware votes unanimously to ratify Constitution of the United States; it is the 1st state to ratify
  • 1941  In surprise attack, 300 Japanese planes bomb American fleet while anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii; America enters WWII
  • 1972 NASA launches Apollo 17 mission; it is the last manned mission to Earth’s Moon to date
  • 1982  Charlie Brooks, Jr. becomes the 1st person to be executed in the United States by lethal injection
  • 1993 Colin Ferguson opens fire on Long Island Railroad train killing 5 and wounding 19; seeks revenge for imagined racism

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Lost and Found – July 8th Edition

What to remember about July 8th…

  • 1654  Jacob Barsimson departs Holland for New Amsterdam (New York); first known Jewish settler to arrive in the colonies
  •  1776  Liberty Bell is rung at Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) to announce the Declaration of Independence
  • 1853  Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay with 4 Black Ships, ends 200 years of Japanese isolationism
  • 1863  Confederate forces surrender Port Hudson, Louisiana
  • 1876  Hamburg Massacre; 7 black Republicans murdered by white mob in Democrat campaign for South Carolina’s “Redemption”
  • 1891  Future President Warren G. Harding marries divorcee Florence Mabel King DeWolfe in Marion, Ohio
  • 1947  U.S. Air Force releases statement that a “flying disk” had crashed and was recovered near Roswell, New Mexico; opinions vary
  • 1960  U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage after being shot down over the USSR
  • 1960  Havana Sugar Kings baseball team moves to New Jersey because of Cuban nationalization of all U.S.-owned enterprises
  • 2010  Solar Impulse piloted by André Borschberg completes 1st 24-hour flight by a solar-powered aircraft
  • 2011  NASA launches Atlantis on the final mission of the Space Shuttle program

Lost and Found – July 7th Edition

What to remember about July 7th…

  • 1798  Congress rescinds treaties with France in response to raids on American shipping; “Quasi-War” begins between France and U.S.
  • 1846  U.S. forces occupy Monterey, California unopposed during Mexican-American War; begins annexation of California
  • 1863  America’s first military draft begins; exemption costs $300
  • 1865  Marry Surrat is 1st woman executed in the United States; convicted as conspirator in assassination of President Lincoln
  • 1907  Science fiction author Robert Heinlein born; Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • 1942  Heinrich Himmler orders that medical experiments be performed on Jews at Auschwitz; Hitler approves
  • 1946  Future President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter marries Eleanor Rosalynn Smith in Plains, Georgia
  • 1981  Sandra Day O’Connor is nominated as an associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States by Ronald Reagan
  • 1981  Solar Challenger piloted by Stephen Ptacek makes first solar-powered flight over the English Channel
  • 2003  NASA Opportunity rover launched towards Mars aboard a Delta II rocket
  • 2005  In London 3 subway trains and 1 bus are attacked by Muslim suicide bombers; the 4 attacks kill 56 and injure another 700
  • UPDATE: 2016  Racist, African-American Army veteran Micah Xavier Johnson attacks police protecting a Dallas “Black Lives Matter” rally.  5 officers killed, 7 more injured, and 2 civilians wounded in sniper-style attack.  After hours of gunfire, bomb threats, and racial taunts by the murderer, Dallas police use a remotely piloted deliver an explosive device to end the standoff.  The perpetrator dies.

Lost and Found – June 7th Edition

What to remember about June 7th…

  • 1776  At Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces resolution for independence; John Adams seconds the motion
  • 1863  Rebel effort to relieve siege of Vicksburg fails at Battle of Milliken’s Bend despite severe losses amongst new African-American regiments
  • 1917  In Battle of Messines Ridge, British forces detonate over 1 million pounds of explosives in tunnels under German positions to end stalemate
  • 1929  Vatican City becomes sovereign state with signing of Lateran Treaty
  • 1939  King George VI becomes 1st British monarch to visit the U.S.; entering at Niagara Falls he goes on to visit New York and Washington, D.C.
  • 1942  Fierce fighting that began June 4th ends today with U.S. victory over Imperial Japanese Navy at Battle of Midway
  • 1965  SCOTUS rules in Griswold v. Connecticut that “penumbras” and “emanations” of other constitutional protections constitute a right to privacy; lays groundwork for result of 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling
  • 1965  NASA’s Gemini IV mission ends after 1st successful American space walk
  • 1966  Former Democrat and actor Ronald Reagan is elected as Governor of California; later elected 40th President of the United States
  • 1967  Israeli paratroopers enter and capture Jerusalem ahead of U.N. cease-fire in Six-Day War; Bethlehem also liberated
  • 1981  Israeli Air Force conducts Operation Opera destroying Iraqi Osiraq nuclear power plant and weapons facility
  • 1998  3 white supremacists in Texas drag James Byrd, Jr. to death behind their pickup truck; attack leads to “hate crime” legislation in U.S.
  • 2008  Senator Hillary Clinton D-NY) formally ends her presidential campaign and endorses Barack Hussein Obama II

Lost and Found – May 6th Edition

What to remember about May 6th…

  • 1816  Christian abolitionists found the American Bible Society
  • 1861  State of Arkansas secedes from the Union; Richmond, Virginia is declared capital of the Confederacy
  • 1882  President Arthur signs the Chinese Exclusion Act suspending immigration from China and excluding resident aliens from U.S. citizenship
  • 1889  Eiffel Tower officially opens to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, France
  • 1935  1st flight of the Curtis P-36 Hawk fighter aircraft
  • 1937  German airship Hindenburg explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey; 36 die in fiery crash of world’s largest dirigible
  • 1941  1st flight of Republic Aviation’s P-47 Thunderbolt
  • 1942  All American forces in the Philippines are forced to surrender to invading Japanese Army
  • 1954  25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister cracks “unbreakable” four-minute mile at Oxford, England
  • 1970  Students across the nation join protests after 4 demonstrators killed at Kent State on May 4th  when National Guard Troops open fire
  • 1992  Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gives speech at site of Winston Churchill’s 1946 “Iron Curtain” talk; declares Cold War is over
  • 1994  31 mile long “Chunnel” tunnel under the English Channel is officially opened by English Queen and French President
  • 1994  Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files lawsuit against President Bill Clinton; alleges that he sexually harassed her in 1991

Lost and Found – December 7th Edition

What to remember about December 7th…

  • 43 BC  Famed Roman orator and politician Marcus Tullius “Tully” Cicero is assassinated by servants of Mark Antony; he dies stating “there is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to kill me properly”
  • 1776  Silas Deane, an American agent in Paris, arranges for the Marquis de La Fayette to enter colonial service as a major-general
  • 1787  Delaware votes unanimously to ratify Constitution of the United States; it is the 1st state to ratify
  • 1941  In surprise attack, 300 Japanese planes bomb American fleet while anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii; America enters WWII
  • 1972 NASA launches Apollo 17 mission; it is the last manned mission to Earth’s Moon to date
  • 1982  Charlie Brooks, Jr. becomes the 1st person to be executed in the United States by lethal injection
  • 1993 Colin Ferguson opens fire on Long Island Railroad train killing 5 and wounding 19; seeks revenge for imagined racism

Lost and Found – October 15th Edition

What to remember about October 15th…

White Cane Safety Day – United States

  • 1860  11-year old Grace Bedell writes to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln to recommend that he grow a beard
  • 1863  Confederate submarine sinks killing inventor and crew
  • 1917 Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad outside Paris as a spy for Germany
  • 1946  Nazi head of the Gestapo Herman Goering commits suicide before he can be hanged for war crimes
  • 1951  I Love Lucy television show premiers on CBS
  • 1966  Huey Newton and Bobby Seale found the Black Panther Party
  • 1991  Clarence Thomas is confirmed to replace the retiring Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court
  • 2003  China launches its 1st manned space mission Shenzhou 5

Lost and Found – September 4th Edition

What to remember about September 4th…

  • 1864  Confederate cavalry raider Colonel John Hunt Morgan dies during Union attack
  • 1886  Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. forces; end of the Indian Wars in the Southwest
  • 1923  America’s 1st Navy rigid airship, USS Shenandoah, begins her maiden voyage
  • 1940  Submarine U-652 fires on USS Greer near Iceland; 1st hostilities by Germany against the United States
  • 1957  Democrat Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas orders National Guard troops to prevent desegregation of Little Rock public schools
  • 1957  Ford’s Edsel arrives in showrooms across America;
  • 1972  In Berlin, American swimmer Mark Spitz wins record 7th gold medal at a single Olympic Games
  • 1998  Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin found Google
  • 2002  Kelly Clarkson wins the 1st American Idol competition
  • 2006  Australian wildlife expert and conservationist Stephen Robert “Crocodile Hunter Steve” Irwin dies in diving accident

Lost and Found – August 22nd Edition

What to remember about August 22nd…

  • 1776  Thousands of British troops under General Howe arrive with the intent to capture New York and divide the colonies
  • 1851  U.S. built schooner America wins the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Guinea Cup; trophy becomes the America’s Cup
  • 1862  President Lincoln writes his response to letter from Tribune editor and abolitionist Horace Greeley
  • 1941  German troops reach Leningrad; siege begins
  • 1950  Athena Gibson becomes 1st African-American woman to compete in U.S. national tennis competition; will also be 1st African-American woman to win at Wimbledon
  • 1989  Co-founder of the Black Panthers, Huey P. Newton is shot on Oakland, California during a drug deal
  • 1989  Nolan Ryan becomes the 1st major league baseball pitcher to register 5000 career strike outs
  • 1992  Day 2 of the Siege at Ruby Ridge; Vicky Weaved is killed by an FBI sniper while she holds her infant daughter

america,s cup trophy sunset

Lost and Found – July 8th Edition

What to remember about July 8th…

  • 1654  Jacob Barsimson departs Holland for New Amsterdam (New York); first known Jewish settler to arrive in the colonies
  •  1776  Liberty Bell is rung at Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) to announce the Declaration of Independence
  • 1853  Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay with 4 Black Ships, ends 200 years of Japanese isolationism
  • 1863  Confederate forces surrender Port Hudson, Louisiana
  • 1876  Hamburg Massacre; 7 black Republicans murdered by white mob in Democrat campaign for South Carolina’s “Redemption”
  • 1891  Future President Warren G. Harding marries divorcee Florence Mabel King DeWolfe in Marion, Ohio
  • 1947  U.S. Air Force releases statement that a “flying disk” had crashed and was recovered near Roswell, New Mexico; opinions vary
  • 1960  U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage after being shot down over the USSR
  • 1960  Havana Sugar Kings baseball team moves to New Jersey because of Cuban nationalization of all U.S.-owned enterprises
  • 2010  Solar Impulse piloted by André Borschberg completes 1st 24-hour flight by a solar-powered aircraft
  • 2011  NASA launches Atlantis on the final mission of the Space Shuttle program