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Lost and Found – January 4th Edition

What to remember about January 4th…

  • 1847  Texas Rangers order 1000 .44 revolvers from Samuel Colt for use in Mexican-American War; Colt Firearms born
  • 1865  New York Stock Exchange moves into its 1st permanent home at 10–12 Broad Street in New York City
  • 1884  Fabian Society founded in London; socialist society promoting internationalism, eugenics, and infiltration of governments
  • 1896  Utah is admitted to the Union as the 46th state
  • 1951  Communist forces of China and North Korea capture Seoul
  • 1965 President Lyndon Johnson unveils his plan for a Great Society at State of the Union address
  • 1974  President Nixon refuses to turn over materials subpoenaed by Senate committee investigating Watergate
  • 1995  104th Congress begins when Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker; 1st Republican Congress since Eisenhower
  • 1999  Resulting from 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European union, the Euro debuts as universal currency in 11 nations
  • 2004  NASA’s MER-A Spirit rover explorer lands on Mars
  • 2007  110th Congress elects Nancy Pelosi (D – Ca) as the 1st female Speaker of the House

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Lost and Found – October 24th Edition

What to remember about October 24th…

  • 1861  Western Union completes 1st transcontinental telegraph line
  • 1901  Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel; it is her 63rd birthday
  • 1929  “Black Thursday” begins a  stock market crash that starts the 12-year Great Depression
  • 1944  American Navy sinks Japanese both an aircraft carrier and a battleship at the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • 1945  United Nations is formally established with the ratification of the United Nations Charter
  • 1949  Cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters in New York is lain; construction financed by $65 million loan from U.S.
  • 1951  President Truman proclaims that the war with Germany is officially over
  • 1992  Toronto Blue Jays become 1st team outside of the United States to win Major League Baseball’s World Series
  • 2003  Supersonic Concorde passenger jet makes its last commercial flight
  • 2005  Civil rights activist Rosa Louise McCauley Parks dies at home in Detroit, Michigan (b. 1913)

Lost and Found – February 8th Edition

What to remember about February 8th…

  • 1820  Union General William Tecumseh Sherman is born (d. 1891)
  • 1837  Richard Mentor Johnson is elected by the Senate to be 9th Vice President of the United States; 1st time 12th Amendment exercised
  • 1862  Union Army secures 1st major victory of war with capture of Roanoke Island, NC ; aim to cut off Confederate access to the sea
  • 1865  Delaware voters reject ratification of 13th Amendment; choose to remain a slave state
  • 1910  Chicago W.D. Boyce returns to U.S. incorporates Boy Scouts of America after encountering “unknown scout” in London fog
  • 1918  U.S. Army begins weekly publication called Stars and Stripes; 1st seen in Civil war as newsletter to keeps troops informed
  • 1943  Allies take control of Guadal Canal after Japanese withdrawal; nearly 26,000 lost their lives in the battle for the island
  • 1971  National Association of Securities Dealers create NASDAQ, brokers decry worlds 1st electronic stock market as their spreads shrink

Lost and Found – January 4th Edition

What to remember about January 4th…

  • 1847  Texas Rangers order 1000 .44 revolvers from Samuel Colt for use in Mexican-American War; Colt Firearms born
  • 1865  New York Stock Exchange moves into its 1st permanent home at 10–12 Broad Street in New York City
  • 1884  Fabian Society founded in London; socialist society promoting internationalism, eugenics, and infiltration of governments
  • 1896  Utah is admitted to the Union as the 46th state
  • 1951  Communist forces of China and North Korea capture Seoul
  • 1965 President Lyndon Johnson unveils his plan for a Great Society at State of the Union address
  • 1974  President Nixon refuses to turn over materials subpoenaed by Senate committee investigating Watergate
  • 1995  104th Congress begins when Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker; 1st Republican Congress since Eisenhower
  • 1999  Resulting from 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European union, the Euro debuts as universal currency in 11 nations
  • 2004  NASA’s MER-A Spirit rover explorer lands on Mars
  • 2007  110th Congress elects Nancy Pelosi (D – Ca) as the 1st female Speaker of the House

colt model 1847 walker revolver

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 24th Edition

What to remember about October 24th…

  • 1861  Western Union completes 1st transcontinental telegraph line
  • 1901  Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel; it is her 63rd birthday
  • 1929  “Black Thursday” begins a  stock market crash that starts the 12-year Great Depression
  • 1944  American Navy sinks Japanese aircraft carrier and battleship at the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • 1945  United Nations is formally established with the ratification of the United Nations Charter
  • 1949  Cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters in New York is lain; construction financed by $65 million loan from U.S.
  • 1951  President Truman proclaims that the war with Germany is officially over
  • 1992  Toronto Blue Jays become 1st team outside of the United States to win Major League Baseball’s World Series
  • 2003  Supersonic Concorde passenger jet makes its last commercial flight
  • 2005  Civil rights activist Rosa Louise McCauley Parks dies at home in Detroit, Michigan (b. 1913)

Lost and Found – October 19th Edition

What to remember about October 19th…

  • 1781  Formal British surrender at Yorktown; Cornwallis sends his second-in-command to surrender his sword
  • 1789  John Jay is sworn in as the 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1864  Union forces avert disaster after surprise Confederate attack at Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia
  • 1935  Fascist Italy invades Ethiopia; League of Nations votes for ineffective sanctions while hoping for peace
  • 1950  Chinese Peoples Liberation Army invades Tibet to capture city of Chamdo and annex the nation
  • 1965  Thousands of North Vietnamese troops attack Camp Plei Me; a dozen Green Berets and 400 Montagnards repel attacks for almost a week
  • 1982  Automaker John DeLorean is arrested in $24 million cocaine deal
  • 1983  Prime Minister of Grenada is assassinated in military coup; President Reagan will soon dispatch 6000 troops to liberate the island
  • 1987  Black Monday; stock market loses 22% in one day; largest percentage loss in history
  • 2005  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein goes on trial for crimes against humanity

Lost and Found – May 18th Edition

What to remember about May 18th…

  • 1783  Tory 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
  • 2012  Facebook holds its initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ

 

Lost and Found – May 17th Edition

What to remember about May 17th…

  • 1792  New York Stock Exchange is founded when 24 brokers sign agreement under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street in New York
  • 1827  At 18 years of age, future 17th President Andrew Johnson marries 16-year-old Eliza McCardle
  • 1863  Union troops win Battle of Big Black River forcing Confederates into besieged Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1943  Flight crew of the Memphis Belle becomes the first B-17 Flying Fortress crew to complete 25 missions over Europe
  • 1954  Supreme Court rules in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional
  • 1970  Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl begins sailing a papyrus boat across the Atlantic; proves ancient Africans could have made the trip
  • 1974  500 LAPD officers lay siege to hideout of Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA); gun battle and fire leaves 6 terrorists dead; kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst is not found
  • 1987  Iraqi Mirage F1 fighter launches 2 Exocet anti-ship missiles at frigate USS Stark killing 37 and wounding 21 during Iran-Iraq War
  • 1996  President Clinton signs new “Megan’s Law” requiring states to notify communities when sex offenders move into their area

Lost and Found – March 8th Edition

What to remember about March 8th…

  • 1775  Anonymous pamphlet called African Slavery In America is published, 1st public call for emancipation; believed to be work of Thomas Paine
  • 1817  Informal group of stock brokers draft constitution and organize to form New York Stock and Exchange Board
  • 1841  Future Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes is born (d. 1935)
  • 1862  Ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) attacks at Hampton Roads damaging or destroying 3 Union ships
  • 1917  Strikes and riots spread across Russia as February Revolution begins; defection of military units to protests leads to end of Czars
  • 1964  U.S. Marines make amphibious landing to secure Da Nang airbase; 1st combat troops deployed to Vietnam
  • 1983  President Reagan calls Soviet Union “evil empire” in televised speech
  • 1999  Baseball legend Joseph Paul “Joe” DiMaggio dies in Hollywood, Florida (b. 1914)
  • 1999  SCOTUS upholds murder convictions and death sentence of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh
  • 2008  Minister of Agriculture in Vietnam announced ban on possession of hamsters; fine for violation equals almost 2 years average income