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Lost and Found – March 25th Edition

What to remember about March 25th…

Medal of Honor Day – 152nd Anniversary of the first awarding of the Medal

  • 1634  Settlers land on Maryland’s western shore to found 1st settlement; mixed Catholic and Protestant group names town St. Mary’s
  • 1774  British Parliament passes Boston Port Act closing port and demanding more than $1 million (adjusted) for tea dumped during Boston Tea Party
  • 1865  Last major attack of the war by Confederate forces is a failed attempt by General Lee to free his forces from encirclement at Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1933  USS Sequoia is commissioned as presidential yacht for Herbert Hoover; she will serve 44 years and 8 presidents
  • 1994  After 15-month mission, final U.S. troops leave Somalia; the war-torn and impoverished nation is little better off than when they arrived
  • 1996  81 members of the Freemen begin standoff with federal law enforcement over the foreclosure of their “Justus Township” farm in Montana

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Lost and Found – March 25th Edition

What to remember about March 25th…

Medal of Honor Day – 151st Anniversary of the first awarding of the Medal

  • 1634  Settlers land on Maryland’s western shore to found 1st settlement; mixed Catholic and Protestant group names town St. Mary’s
  • 1774  British Parliament passes Boston Port Act closing port and demanding more than $1 million (adjusted) for tea dumped during Boston Tea Party
  • 1865  Last major attack of the war by Confederate forces is a failed attempt by General Lee to free his forces from encirclement at Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1933  USS Sequoia is commissioned as presidential yacht for Herbert Hoover; she will serve 44 years and 8 presidents
  • 1994  After 15-month mission, final U.S. troops leave Somalia; the war-torn and impoverished nation is little better off than when they arrived
  • 1996  81 members of the Freemen begin standoff with federal law enforcement over the foreclosure of their “Justus Township” farm in Montana

Lost and Found – March 25th Edition

What to remember about March 25th…

Medal of Honor Day – 150th Anniversary of the first awarding of the Medal

  • 1634  Settlers land on Maryland’s western shore to found 1st settlement; mixed Catholic and Protestant group names town St. Mary’s
  • 1774  British Parliament passes Boston Port Act closing port and demanding more than $1 million (adjusted) for tea dumped during Boston Tea Party
  • 1865  Last major attack of the war by Confederate forces is a failed attempt by General Lee to free his forces from encirclement at Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1933  USS Sequoia is commissioned as presidential yacht for Herbert Hoover; she will serve 44 years and 8 presidents
  • 1994  After 15-month mission, final U.S. troops leave Somalia; the war-torn and impoverished nation is little better off than when they arrived
  • 1996  81 members of the Freemen begin standoff with federal law enforcement over the foreclosure of their “Justus Township” farm in Montana

Lost and Found – March 25th Edition

What to remember about March 25th…

Medal of Honor Day – 149th Anniversary of the first awarding of the Medal

  • 1634  Settlers land on Maryland’s western shore to found 1st settlement; mixed Catholic and Protestant group names town St. Mary’s
  • 1774  British Parliament passes Boston Port Act closing port and demanding more than $1 million (adjusted) for tea dumped during Boston Tea Party
  • 1865  Last major attack of the war by Confederate forces is a failed attempt by General Lee to free his forces from encirclement at Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1933  USS Sequoia is commissioned as presidential yacht for Herbert Hoover; she will serve 44 years and 8 presidents
  • 1994  After 15-month mission, final U.S. troops leave Somalia; the war-torn and impoverished nation is little better off than when they arrived
  • 1996  81 members of the Freemen begin standoff with federal law enforcement over the foreclosure of their “Justus Township” farm in Montana

Lost and Found – December 9th Edition

What to remember about December 9th…

    • 1775  Colonial militia defeat British Ethiopian regiment of slaves and redcoats at Norfolk; Patriots now control Virginia
    • 1803  Congress votes to send 12th Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification; changes process for electing President and Vice President due to difficulties in elections of 1796 and 1800
    • 1835  Army of Texas captures San Antonio from Mexican troops
    • 1979  Eradication of smallpox is certified; no known cases since this date; 1st and only successful elimination of a human disease
    • 1981  Philadelphia Police officer Daniel Faulkner is murdered during routine traffic stop by former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal
    • 1987  After months of escalating incidents on both sides, violence explodes as Palestinian Intifada begins against Israel
    • 1990  Founder of the Solidarity trade union Lech Walesa becomes 1st directly elected leader of Poland
    • 1992  1800 U.S. Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia as part of U.N. force; safeguarding relief supplies and refugees the stated goals
    • 2008  Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is arrested for corruption including attempted sale of Senate seat of Barack Obama

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