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Lost and Found – November 6th Edition

What to remember about November 6th…

    • 1789  John Carroll is appointed the 1st Catholic Bishop in America; founder of Georgetown University
    • 1854  American composed and conductor John Phillip Souza is born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1932)
    • 1861  Jefferson Davis elected President of the Confederacy
    • 1944  Plutonium is 1st produced at Hanford Atomic Facility; it will be used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
    • 1965  U.S. begins Freedom Flights program that brings 250,000 refugees from communist Cuba
    • 1986  John A. Walker, Jr. is convicted of running spy ring for the Soviets; sentenced to life in prison
    • 1985  Press accounts reveal that President Reagan authorized arms sales to Iran; Iran-Contra Affair expands
    • 2003  President Bush signs Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
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Lost and Found – November 4th Edition

What to remember about November 4th…

  • 1842  Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1864  Confederate raiders destroy millions in supplies with bombardment of supply base at Battle of Johnsonville
  • 1879  American Humourist Will Rogers is born in Oklahoma
  • 1922  Howard Carter discovers entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt
  • 1924  Nellie Tayloe Ross is wins election in Wyoming; becomes 1st elected female governor of a U.S. state
  • 1946  Former First Lady Laura Lane Welch Bush is born in Midland, Texas
  • 1956  Soviet tanks and troops invade Hungary; thousands of protesters killed as revolution is crushed
  • 1979  Hundreds of Iranians storm U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran; 52 of the hostages taken will not be released for 444 days
  • 1995  Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by Jewish student opposed to concessions with Arabs
  • 2008  Barack Hussein Obama II becomes the 1st half African-American to be elected President of the United States

Lost and Found – November 3rd Edition

What to remember about November 3rd…

  • 1777  George Washington learns of cabal led by General Conway intent on discrediting him with Congress
  • 1783  Continental Army is disbanded after Washington has his Farewell Orders to the Army published on November 2nd
  • 1793  Founder of Texas Steven F. Austin is born (d. 1836)
  • 1941  Japanese Fleet receives Top Secret Order No. 1 directing them to attack Pearl Harbor in 34 days
  • 1957  Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 spacecraft; stray dog named Laika from the streets of Moscow is 1st animal in space
  • 1964  Washington, D.C. residents vote able to vote in a presidential election for the 1st time
  • 1979  5 Communist Workers Party and union protesters killed by Ku Klux Klan and American Nazis during march in Greensboro, North Carolina; no police present at the rally
  • 1986  Reports surface in Lebanon of American secretly selling arms to Iran to secure release of 7 hostages; Iran-Contra Affair
  • 2010  San Francisco passes law banning McDonald’s from giving free toys with “unhealthy” meals

Lost and Found – October 31st Edition

What to remember about October 31st…

    • 1517  Martin Luther, Instigator of the Protestant Reformation, sends his letter and The Ninety-Five Thesis to his bishop
    • 1776  In speech to parliament, King George III acknowledges that war in America is going badly
    • 1864  Nevada is admitted to the Union as 36th state
    • 1926  Master escape artist and magician Harry Houdini dies in Detroit, Michigan of a ruptured appendix
    • 1941  Work ends on the carvings at Mt. Rushmore
    • 1941  USS Reuben James is torpedoed by German U-Boat; is 1st U.S. Navy vessel sunk in enemy action of WWII
    • 1959  Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his U.S. citizenship at embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    • 1968  President Johnson halts bombing of North Vietnam days before the election citing progress at peace talks
    • 2000  Russian Soyuz TM-31 launches with 1st resident crew for the International Space Station
    • 2003  While surfing, 13-year old Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in shark attack; her autobiography Soul Surfer becomes film in 2011
    • 2005  President George W. Bush nominates Judge Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court

Lost and Found – October 30th Edition

What to remember about October 30th…

  • 1735  Founding Father and 2nd President of the United States John Adams is born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1826)
  • 1831  Escaped slave Nat Turner is captured after bloody slave rebellion that killed over 60; after a trial he hangs on November 11
  • 1938  Orson Welles radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” causes nationwide panic
  • 1941  President Franklin Roosevelt approves $1 billion Lend Lease aid program for Soviet Union; hopes to stay out of the war
  • 1944  Anne Frank and her sister are moved from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
  • 1961  Soviet Union test 50 megaton hydrogen bomb; still the largest explosive device ever detonated
  • 1974  Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle
  • 1995  Vote for establishing an independent Quebec fails in Canada

Lost and Found – October 28th Edition

What to remember about October 28th…

    • 1775  British Major General Howe issues proclamation forbidding residents from leaving the city
    • 1818  Abigail Adams, First Lady and wife of President John Adams dies in Quincy, Massachusetts (b. 1744)
    • 1886  President Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty
    • 1918  Sailors of the German High Seas Fleet mutiny instead of attack British fleet with armistice in the works
    • 1922  Benito Mussolini leads Italian fascists in March on Rome; takes over the Italian government
    • 1929  Black Monday stock market crash
    • 1962  Cuban Missile Crisis ends as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian missiles from the island
    • 1965  In St. Louis, Missouri the 630-foot Gateway Arch portion of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is completed
    • 1971  Britain launches Prospero; it is their 1st satellite
    • 2005  Iran launches its 1st satellite in joint effort with Russia

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 – October 14th Edition

What to remember about October 14th…

    • 1066  Norman forces under William the Conqueror defeat the English forces at the Battle of Hastings; Anglo-Saxon rule ends in England with the death of King Harold II
    • 1780  Heavily outnumbered patriot force ambushes loyalists to win Battle of Shallow Ford in North Carolina
    • 1890  President Dwight D. Eisenhower is born in Texas
    • 1908  Chicago Cubs defeat Detroit Tigers to win the World Series; team has won no championship since
    • 1912  Candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot during campaign appearance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • 1947  American test pilot Captain Chuck Yerger is 1st to fly faster than the speed of sound
    • 1962  Cuban Missile Crises begins when aerial reconnaissance photos show Soviet missiles stationed on the island
    • 1964  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
    • 2003  Steve Bartman catches foul ball leading to Cubs loss and continuation of the “Billy Goat Curse”

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