Tag Archives: Spanish-American War

Lost and Found – December 10th Edition

What to remember about December 10th…

  • 1778  John Jay, delegate from New York, is elected president of the Continental Congress
  • 1817  Mississippi is admitted as the 20th state in the Union
  • 1830  American poet Emily Dickenson is born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1864  General Sherman’s March to the Sea ends when he arrives outside Savannah, Georgia; low on supplies he lays siege to the city
  • 1869  Wyoming territory votes to grant women the right to vote
  • 1898  Spanish-American war ends with signing of Treaty of Paris
  • 1901  1st ever Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1904  Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is founded at College of Charleston; founders of Push America service organization
  • 1941  Imperial Japanese troops invade Philippine mainland
  • 1948  United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Rights; anniversary is International Human Rights Day
  • 1999  Wen Ho Lee is arrested for stealing nuclear secrets from Los Alamos weapons laboratory and providing them to China
  • 2009  President Barack Hussein Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize after less than one year in office

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity crest

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Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet

Lost and Found – July 1st Edition

What to remember about July 1st…

  • 1776  Debate begins in Continental Congress on Richard Henry Lee’s proposed resolution for independence from Great Britain
  • 1863  3-day Battle of Gettysburg, PA begins; turning point in the war
  • 1867  Passage of British North America Act creates self-governing Dominion of Canada; Canadian Independence Day
  • 1898  Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War; future President Theodore Roosevelt leads Rough Riders charge
  • 1916  Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie Geneva Doud in Denver
  • 1916  Battle of the Somme begins in France; British forces suffer 20,000 killed and 40,000 wounded in just one day
  • 1942  Battle of El Alamein; Rommel’s forces halted in North Africa
  • 1991  Warsaw Pact is formally dissolved by President Václav Havel
  • 1997  People’s Republic of China (PRC) assumes control of Hong Kong after United Kingdom relinquishes sovereignty
  • 2004 American film icon Marlon Brando dies in California (b. 1924)

Lost and Found – June 20th Edition

What to remember about June 20th…

  • 1782  After six years of debate Congress approves Great Seal
  • 1837  Queen Victoria ascends to British throne at age 18
  • 1863  West Virginia admitted to the Union as 35th state
  • 1892  Lizzie Borden acquitted of multiple murders
  • 1898  U.S. Navy seizes Guam during Spanish-American War
  • 1967  Muhammad Ali convicted for refusing the draft
  • 1980  Movie “The Blues Brothers” opens in the U.S.
  • 1994  O.J. Simpson pleads not guilty to murder of ex-wife and friend
  • 2001  Andrea Yates drowns her 5 children in a bathtub in Houston, Texas; found not guilty by reason of insanity July 26, 2006

Original Design of the Great Seal of the United States

Lost and Found – June 10th Edition

What to remember about June 10th…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is the 1st to be hung for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1752  Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm
  • 1775  John Adams suggests to Continental Congress that forces surrounding Boston become Continental Army
  • 1850  Millard Fillmore sworn-in as 13th President of the United States after sudden death of President Zachary Taylor on June 9th
  • 1854  1st class graduates from United States Naval Academy
  • 1898  U.S. Marines invade Cuba unopposed and raise the American flag over Guantanamo Bay during Spanish-American War
  • 1915  Girls Scouts formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1935  Alcoholics Anonymous founded in Akron, Ohio
  • 1943  FDR signs bill allowing tax withholding
  • 1940  Italy declares war on France and Great Britain; Norway surrenders to Germany
  • 1953  President Eisenhower rejects isolationism in speech declaring U.S. commitment to combating communism worldwide
  • 1964  Cloture invoked for 1st time on any civil rights bill; Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) ends 57-day filibuster by Democrats opposed to Act
  • 1967  Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire; Six-Days War ends
  • 1977  Assassin convicted in death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain Penitentiary
  • 1988  American author of Western fiction Louis L’Amour dies(b. 1908)
  • 2003  NASA launches a Delta II rocket carrying Mars rover Spirit
  • 2004 Musician/singer/songwriter Ray Charles dies in Beverly Hills (b. 1930)

Lost and Found – May 1st Edition

What to remember about May 1st…

International Workers Day / May Day / Law Day

  • 1863  Vastly outnumbered Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee are attacked as Battle of Chancellorsville begins in Virginia
  • 1898  Squadron of 7 U.S. warships destroy or capture 10 Spanish warships at Battle of Manilla Bay; Admiral Dewey opens city to invasion
  • 1915  RMS Lusitania departs New York City for voyage to Liverpool, England with 1959 souls aboard; vessel will never arrive at her destination
  • 1931  Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City
  • 1956  Polio vaccine is made available to the public
  • 1958  President Eisenhower declares May 1st as Law Day; day celebrates America as nation of laws in opposition to communist May Day
  • 1960  Lockheed U-2 spy plane operated by the CIA and flown by Francis Gary Powers is shot down over the Soviet Union
  • 1961  Prime Minister Fidel Castro proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections
  • 1963 James Whittaker becomes the 1st American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
  • 1982  British bombers fly 8,000 miles to strike at Argentinian forces during Falklands War; Operation Black Buck begins with strike on Port Stanley
  • 1992  On 3rd day of rioting after acquittal of 4 LAPD officers, Rodney King appears at press conference and appeals to public “People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?”
  • 2003  President George W. Bush gives speech aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln; declares that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended”
  • 2011  President Barack Hussein Obama II announces that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan

Lost and Found – April 20th Edition

What to remember about April 20th…

  • 1775  Following battles at Lexington and Concord, British troops begin siege of Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1861  Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. army after his home state of Virginia secedes; refuses offer of command of the Union army
  • 1871  Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other terrorist groups with passage of the Third Force Act
  • 1889  Murderous, national-socialist dictator Adolf Hitler is born in Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1898  President William McKinley asks Congress for declaration of war against Spain; U.S. to aid rebels in Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • 1916  Chicago Cubs defeat Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 1st game played at Weeghman Park; renamed Wrigley Field in 1918
  • 1980  Castro announces that Cubans who wish to emigrate to America are free to find passage; Mariel Boatlift will carry 125,000 refugees
  • 1999  Teenage gunmen Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado
  • 2008  26-year-old Danica Patrick becomes 1st woman to win an Indy race with victory at Japan 300
  • 2010  British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in Gulf of Mexico causing oil spill that lasts 6-months

Lost and Found – February 15th Edition

What to remember about February 15th…

  • 1726  Founding father Abraham Clark is born in New Jersey; signer of Declaration of Independence and U.S. Representative
  • 1764  French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau build fort on site of what is now St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1879  President Rutherford Hayes signs bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1898  Battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in harbor at Havana, Cuba; investigation reveals mine as cause; attacker unknown but incident heightens tensions that lead to Spanish-American War
  • 1903 Toy shop owner places 1st stuffed “Teddy bears” in his window for sale; he wrote to Roosevelt to get permission to use his nickname
  • 1933 Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin Roosevelt during speech in Miami, Florida; missed and kills Chicago mayor Anton Cermak; he is executed just 10 days after conviction
  • 1942  British forces surrender Singapore to Japanese forces after week-long siege; 60,000 troops captured and sent to prison camps
  • 1946  World’s 1st general purpose computer is dedicated at University of Pennsylvania; ENIAC heralds new frontier in technology
  • 1965  Canada adopts maple leaf design for its national flag
  • 1998  After more than 2 decades of attempts, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. wins his 1st Daytona 500 NASCAR race

Lost and Found – December 10th Edition

What to remember about December 10th…

    • 1778  John Jay, delegate from New York, is elected president of the Continental Congress
    • 1817  Mississippi is admitted as the 20th state in the Union
    • 1830  American poet Emily Dickenson is born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
    • 1864  General Sherman’s March to the Sea ends when he arrives outside Savannah, Georgia; low on supplies he lays siege to the city
    • 1869  Wyoming territory votes to grant women the right to vote
    • 1898  Spanish-American war ends with signing of Treaty of Paris
    • 1901  1st ever Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden
    • 1904  Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is founded at College of Charleston; founders of Push America service organization
    • 1941  Imperial Japanese troops invade Philippine mainland
    • 1948  United Nations adopts the Universal Declaration of Rights; anniversary is International Human Rights Day
    • 1999  Wen Ho Lee is arrested for stealing nuclear secrets from Los Alamos weapons laboratory and providing them to China
    • 2009  President Barack Hussein Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize after less than one year in office

Lost and Found – October 18th Edition

What to remember about October 18th…

  • 1767  Mason and Dixon finish their survey of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • 1779  British forces defeat month-long siege  by colonial forces attempting to retake the city of Savannah, Georgia
  • 1867  U.S. takes possession of Alaska after paying $7.2 million to Russia; price is less than 2 cents per acre; celebrated as Alaska Day
  • 1898  During Spanish-American War, U.S. forces formally take control of the island of Puerto Rico
  • 1931  American industrialist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies at home in New Jersey (b. 1847)
  • 1939  Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • 1954  Texas instruments announces the 1st transistor radio
  • 1982  Former First Lady of the United States Bess Truman dies (b. 1885)
  • 2011  Spaceport America, the world’s 1st commercial purpose-built spaceport’ officially opens in New Mexico