Tag Archives: Republican Party

Lost and Found – November 7th Edition

What to remember about November 7th…

    • 1811  Surprise attack by Native American Confederation is repulsed by forces of Indiana Territory at Battle of Tippecanoe
    • 1872  “Ghost ship” Mary Celeste sets sail from New York; she will be found deserted at sea still under sail
    • 1874  Cartoon in Harper’s Weekly by Thomas Nast is 1st use of the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party (pic below)
    • 1916  Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes 1st woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
    • 1917  British forces defeat forces of Ottoman Empire at 3rd Battle of Gaza taking control of the province
    • 1917  Bolshevik revolutionaries overthrow Kerensky’s provisional government; Leninists come to power in Russian Revolution
    • 1944  Franklin D. Roosevelt wins 4th term as president
    • 1973  Congress overrides President Nixon’s veto of War Powers Resolution
    • 1980 Hollywood leading man Steve McQueen dies of mesothelioma; cancer may have come from asbestos in his racing suits
    • 1983  Bomb detonated inside U.S. Senate by May 19th Communist Movement to protest policies of the government
    • 1991  NBA star Magic Johnson announces he is infected with HIV and will be retiring from basketball

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Lost and Found – June 5th Edition

What to remember about June 5th…

  • 1723 Scottish economist and author of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith baptized (d. 1790); inspiration for American Founding Fathers
  • 1805  1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” – Illinois
  • 1833 Ada Lovelace introduced to Charles Babbage – 1st computer programmer meets 1st computer maker
  • 1851  Publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin begins in abolitionist newspaper
  • 1884  William Tecumseh Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination famously saying “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected”
  • 1917  1st of 10 million men begin registering for the draft (WWI)
  • 1933  United States goes off of the gold standard; American currency no longer backed by gold and citizens prohibited from owning more than $100
  • 1942 US declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania
  • 1944  Field-marshal Erwin Rommel goes on vacation
  • 1950 SCOTUS rules in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents “separate but equal” unconstitutional in education
  • 1967 Arab-Israeli War (Six-Day War) begins; pre-emptive strike by Israel defused Egyptian and Syrian threat while unifying Jerusalem
  • 1968 Palestinian Sirhan-Sirhan assassinates presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy; brother of President John F. Kennedy
  • 2004  Former 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan dies at home in Bel Aire, California (b. 1911)

Lost and Found – May 18th Edition

What to remember about May 18th…

  • 1783  Torry refugees arrive in Saint John, Nova Scotia (now New Brunswick) after Treaty of Paris ends Revolutionary War in patriot’s favor
  • 1860  Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for the presidency at convention in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1863  After successfully cutting off the city, Union forces lay siege to Vicksburg, Mississippi; last Confederate stronghold on the river
  • 1896  Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that “equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races” is constitutional; overturned 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  • 1917  President Wilson asks for and Congress passes Selective Service Act granting him the power to draft soldiers
  • 1974  Message to Prime Minister Ghandi “Budda has smiled” announces that India has become the worlds sixth nuclear power
  • 1980  Volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helen’s in Washington kills 57 and devastates hundreds of miles of wilderness
  • 1989  Over one million pro-democracy protesters take to streets in Beijing, China; Government response increasingly harsh in coming weeks
  • 1995  Unemployed plumber and Army veteran Shawn Nelson steals an M60 Patton tank from a National Guard armory and takes it on a 23-minute rampage on the streets of San Diego, California

Lost and Found – February 28th Edition

What to remember about February 28th…

  • 1827  Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad is incorporated; becomes 1st in America to offer passenger and cargo transportation
  • 1854  Republican Party is born in Ripon, Wisconsin when 30 opponents of Kansas-Nebraska Act meet to form new political party
  • 1893  America’s 1st battleship is launched; USS Indiana (BB-1)
  • 1940  Legendary Italian American race car driver Mario Andretti is born
  • 1953  Scientists James D. Watson and Francis Crick 1st announce that they have discovered the chemical structure of DNA
  • 1983  After 11 seasons on television, M*A*S*H airs for last time
  • 1991  President Bush declares a ceasefire ending 1st Gulf War; ground war had lasted just 100 hours
  • 1993  Federal agents storm Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas in attempt to arrest leader David Koresh; 10 killed in gun battle before beginning 50-day siege that will kill another 76 at the end
  • 1997  2 heavily armed and armored bank robbers engage police in firefight outside a Bank of America in North Hollywood; both shooters killed and 18 others injured
  • 1998  RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle takes maiden flight; 1st UAV certified for use in civilian airspace
  • 2005  American businessman and adventurer Stephen Fossett begins 1st nonstop, unrefueled, circumnavigation of the globe by a fixed-wing aircraft aboard Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer
  • 2009  American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (Aurant) dies in Phoenix, Arizona (b. 1918); now you know “The Rest of the Story”

Lost and Found – February 22nd Edition

What to remember about February 22nd…

  • 1732  George Washington, 1st President of the United States, is born in Virginia (d. 1799)
  • 1819  Representatives of United States and Spain sign Florida Purchase Treaty; U.S. assumes $5 million in Spanish debt
  • 1847  5,000 U.S. troops led by future 12th president Zachary Taylor defeat 15,000 under General Santa Anna at Battle of Buena Vista
  • 1856  Republican Party holds 1st national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1862  Jefferson Davis inaugurated President of Confederate States of America
  • 1864  Outnumbered 3-to-1, Confederates led by Nathan Bedford Forrest rout Yankees at Battle of West Point, Mississippi
  • 1942  President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur to evacuate from the Philippines in face of Japanese invasion
  • 1943  Nazis execute by guillotine college student leaders of White Rose resistance movement at University of Munich
  • 1968  American and South Vietnamese forces deal communists massive losses as Tet Offensive comes to a close
  • 1980  U.S. hockey team scores miraculous victory over reigning gold medal winning Soviets at Lake Placid Winter Olympics
  • 1990  Fraudulent musical act Milli Vanilli wins Grammy award as Best New Artist

Lost and Found – September 27th Edition

What to remember about September 27th…

  • 1722  American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams is born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1803)
  • 1777  Lancaster, Pennsylvania is capital of United States for one day as Congress meets there while fleeing from Philadelphia
  • 1779  Continental Congress appoints John Adams to negotiate treaties for America in Europe
  • 1854  Luxury ship Arctic strikes steamer Vesta in fog off Newfoundland; 322 die in the 1st modern naval disaster
  • 1938  President Franklin Roosevelt writes to Chancellor Adolf Hitler in an appeal for peace
  • 1941 SS Patrick Henry is launched; she is the 1st of more than 2700 Liberty ships that will be built for WWII
  • 1954  The Tonight Show debuts on television; Steve Allen is the 1st of many hosts
  • 1979  Congress establishes the Department of Education as the 13th Cabinet position
  • 1994  Over 350 Republican congressional candidates sign the 10-point Contract with America
  • 1997  NASA loses contact with Sojourner rover; historical Mars Pathfinder mission comes to an end

samuel adams gun rights quote

Lost and Found – June 5th Edition

What to remember about June 5th…

  • 1723 Scottish economist and author of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith baptized (d. 1790); inspiration for American Founding Fathers
  • 1805  1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” – Illinois
  • 1833 Ada Lovelace introduced to Charles Babbage – 1st computer programmer meets 1st computer maker
  • 1851  Publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin begins in abolitionist newspaper
  • 1884  William Tecumseh Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination famously saying “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected”
  • 1917  1st of 10 million men begin registering for the draft (WWI)
  • 1933  United States goes off of the gold standard; American currency no longer backed by gold and citizens prohibited from owning more than $100
  • 1942 US declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania
  • 1944  Field-marshal Erwin Rommel goes on vacation
  • 1950 SCOTUS rules in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents “separate but equal” unconstitutional in education
  • 1967 Arab-Israeli War (Six-Day War) begins; pre-emptive strike by Israel defused Egyptian and Syrian threat while unifying Jerusalem
  • 1968 Palestinian Sirhan-Sirhan assassinates presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy; brother of President John F. Kennedy
  • 2004  Former 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan dies at home in Bel Aire, California (b. 1911)

Lost and Found – March 20th Edition

What to remember about March 20th…

  • 1778  American delegation led by Benjamin Franklin is presented to King Louis XVI of France in hopes of garnering assistance for the revolution
  • 1852  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published
  • 1854  Members of the Whig Party meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish an anti-slavery political party – Republican Party founded
  • 1922  USS Jupiter is re-commissioned as USS Langley (CV-1) after being converted into America’s 1st aircraft carrier
  • 1933  In Dachau, Germany, 1st concentration camp for communists and political dissidents is opened; later converted to death camp
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson notifies Alabama’s democrat governor George Wallace that National Guard troops will protect civil rights marches
  • 1976  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery committed after her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1985  American dog musher Libby Riddles becomes 1st woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1990  Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s jersey #33
  • 1995  Members of religious cult detonate several sarin gas bombs in Tokyo subway system killing 12 and injuring over 5000
  • 2003  Forces of the United States and several other coalition nations begin combat operations inside Iraq

Lost and Found – December 24th Edition

What to remember about December 24th…

  • 1814  War of 1812 ends when representatives of Britain and America sign treaty in Belgium; hostilities continue for months due to slow travelling news
  • 1851  Fire spreads quickly through Library of Congress; two-thirds of Thomas Jefferson’s personal literary collection is lost
  • 1865  Confederate war veterans found Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee; Republican militias form soon after to combat KKK violence against blacks
  • 1923  President Coolidge presses a button and lights 1st national Christmas tree
  • 1943  General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed Supreme Allied Commander
  • 1979  Soviet Union invades Afghanistan with almost 10,000 troops to “protect” Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978
  • 1997  International terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (aka The Jackal) is sentenced by French court to life in prison

1923 cooligde 1st christmas tree

Lost and Found – March 20th Edition

What to remember about March 20th…

  • 1778  American delegation led by Benjamin Franklin is presented to King Louis XVI of France in hopes of garnering assistance for the revolution
  • 1852  Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published
  • 1854  Members of the Whig Party meet in Ripon, Wisconsin to establish an anti-slavery political party – Republican Party founded
  • 1922  USS Jupiter is re-commissioned as USS Langley (CV-1) after being converted into America’s 1st aircraft carrier
  • 1933  In Dachau, Germany, 1st concentration camp for communists and political dissidents is opened; later converted to death camp
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson notifies Alabama’s democrat governor George Wallace that National Guard troops will protect civil rights marches
  • 1976  Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery committed after her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1985  American dog musher Libby Riddles becomes 1st woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1990  Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s jersey #33
  • 1995  Members of religious cult detonate several sarin gas bombs in Tokyo subway system killing 12 and injuring over 5000
  • 2003  Forces of the United States and several other coalition nations begin combat operations inside Iraq