Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Lost and Found – November 5th Edition

What to remember about November 5th…

    • 1605  Guy Fawkes is arrested for planting bomb under British Parliament in hopes of replacing government  with  Catholic leadership
    • 1775  George Washington condemns Guy Fawkes Night
    • 1872  Susan B. Anthony defies the law and votes for the 1st time; she is later fined $100
    • 1938  “Adagio for Strings” by American composer Samuel Barber makes world premier on radio from New York City
    • 1977  George W. Bush marries Laura Welch in Midland, Texas
    • 1994  Former President Ronald Reagan announces that he has Alzheimer’s disease
    • 2006  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death in Baghdad for crimes against humanity
    • 2009  13 killed and 32 wounded when Muslim U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan goes on shooting spree while shouting “Alahu Akbar”
    • UPDATE:  2011  American radio and television personality Andrew Aitken “Andy” Rooney dies (b. 1919)
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Lost and Found – October 27th Edition

What to remember about October 27th…

    • 1659  Massachusetts executes 2 Quakers for their beliefs
    • 1787  1st essay of the Federalist Papers is published
    • 1810  United States annexes former Spanish colony of West Florida
    • 1858  Future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City
    • 1904 1st Subway opens in New York City
    • 1962  America pilot becomes only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down by Soviet missile
    • 1964  Ronald Reagan gives “A Time For Choosing” speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater; launches his political career
    • 1988  President Reagan decides to demolish the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow after discovery of built-in Soviet listening devices
    • 2004  Boston Red Sox win 1st World series since 1918

Lost and Found – October 25th Edition

What to remember about October 25th…

  • 1415  On St. Crispin’s Day, small force led by Henry V defeats numerically superior French army at Battle of Agincourt in Hundred Years’ War; English longbows prove highly effective
  • 1764  Future President John Adams and Abigail Smith marry in Massachusetts
  • 1774  Continental Congress petitions king of England to address the Intolerable Acts
  • 1854  Confusion leads to Charge of the Light Brigade during Crimean War; inspires Tennyson’s famous poem
  • 1861  Keel is lain for the 1st Union ironclad USS Monitor
  • 1962  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presents photographic evidence to U.N. of Soviet missile bases in Cuba
  • 1971  United Nations votes to admit Peoples Republic of China and expel Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • 1983  President Reagan orders Marines to invade island of Grenada to protect American students and tourists; now celebrated as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1994  Susan Smith reports her car was hijacked with her 2 children in the back; this lie is to cover her murder of the kids

Lost and Found – October 22nd Edition

What to remember about October 22nd…

    • 1734  American pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone born in Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1820)
    • 1775  1st president of the Continental Congress Peyton Manning of Virginia dies in Philadelphia
    • 1797  André-Jacques Garnerin is the first person to make a parachute jump; he descends from a hot air balloon 3200 feet above Paris
    • 1907  A run on New York banks leads to financial crisis and a 50% decline in the New York Stock Exchange
    • 1957  1st American casualties of the Vietnam War; 13 injured in terrorist bombing in Saigon
    • 1962  President Kennedy addresses nation on television to announce a blockade of Cuba in response to the installation of nuclear weapons on the island by the Soviet Union
    • 1968  Apollo 7 mission splashes down as the 1st successful manned mission of the Apollo series
    • 1986  President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986
    • 2008  India launches their 1st unmanned lunar mission

Lost and Found – July 3rd Edition

What to remember about July 3rd…

  • 1754  George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity during the French and Indian War
  • 1775  George Washington rides before troops in Cambridge, MA; takes command of the Continental Army
  • 1863  Pickett’s Charge fails;  Battle of Gettysburg ends in Confederate defeat and subsequent withdrawal; General Lee declares “It’s all my fault… Upon my shoulders rests the blame.”
  • 1890  Idaho is admitted to the union as the 43rd state
  • 1954  WWII food rationing finally ends in Britain
  • 1986  President Ronald Reagan rededicated the Statue of Liberty; in his speech he states “We are the keepers of the flame of liberty; we hold it high for the world to see.”
  • 1988  USS Vincennes mistakenly shoots down Iranian airliner over the Persian Gulf; 290 killed
  • 2012  American actor, singer and writer Andrew Samuel “Andy” Griffith dies in at home in North Carolina (b. 1926)

Lost and Found – June 21st Edition

What to remember about June 21st…

  • 1788  U.S. Constitution ratified by New Hampshire meaning that enough states had done so for it to go into effect (see article VII); New Hampshire admitted to the Union as 9th State
  • 1810  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith in Kentucky
  • 1913  Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane; later became 1st ever free-fall parachutist
  • 1939  Lou Gehrig retires from New York Yankees because of illness
  • 1940  Future 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon marries Pat Ryan in Riverside, California
  • 1942  Allied forces surrender at Tobruk, Libya
  • 1942  Japanese submarine I-25 shells Ft. Stevens in Oregon
  • 1965  Ku Klux Klan lynch mob kills 3 civil rights workers registering black voters in Meridian, Mississippi; Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman
  • 1982 John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity in trial for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989  SCOTUS rules that burning the American flag is protected by the First amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne makes 1st privately funded human spaceflight and wins the Ansari X Prize; Pilot Mike Melvill becomes 1st non-government astronaut in history
  • 2005 Edgar Ray Killen convicted of the 1965 murders of  Schwermer, Goodman, and Chaney

Lost and Found – June 12th Edition

What to remember about June 12th…

  • 1776  Virginia adopts George Mason’s Declaration of Rights
  • 1864  Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant withdraws Union troops from Cold Harbor, VA; last Confederate victory of the Civil War
  • 1924  President George H. W. Bush born in Milton, Mass
  • 1942  Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday
  • 1963  Civil rights leader Medgar Evars murdered in Jackson, Miss.
  • 1978  David Berkowitz sentenced to 25 years-to-life in Attica for “Son of Sam” slayings in 1976 and 1977
  • 1987  President Ronald Reagan gives speech in West Berlin saying Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
  • 1994  Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, and Ron Goldman brutally murdered; innocent of criminal charges but found civilly liable
  • 1997  Major League Baseball introduces regular season, inter-league play with 1st game between Texas Rangers hosted the San Francisco Giants
  • 2003  Actor Gregory Peck (To Kill A Mockingbird) dies in L.A.(b. 1916)
  • UPDATE – 2016 Muslim man born in New York to Afghan immigrant parents Omar Mir Seddique Mateen opens fire at closing time in “Pulse” gay nightclub in Orlando, FL.  The terrorist pledges allegiance to ISIS and its leaders during rampage that kills 50 and wounds 54.  SWAT team assaults club to free hostages and kills terrorist in the process.  President Barack Hussein Obama II in press conference refuses to mention Islam or terrorism; blames guns and hatred.

Lost and Found – June 11th Edition

What to remember about June 11th…

  • 1776  Continental Congress appoints Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence; members are Thomas Jefferson (VA), Benjamin Franklin(PA), Robert R. Livingston(NY), Roger Sherman(CT), and John Adams (MA)
  • 1927  Charles Lindbergh awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for his nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris
  • 1943  Britain invades Sicily beginning Operation Corkscrew
  • 1963  University of Alabama desegregated by President John F. Kennedy’s federalization of Alabama National Guard
  • 1979  American actor John Wayne dies of cancer at age 72 (b. 1907); discovered that he was a “right-wing, conservative, extremist” late in life
  • 1986  Movie classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off opens in theaters
  • 2001  Convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh is executed for bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995
  • 2004  President Ronald Reagan’s state funeral held at Washington National Cathedral

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 – 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)