Tag Archives: The Beatles

Lost and Found – December 8th Edition

What to remember about December 8th…

  • 1775  Colonial troops under Benedict Arnold and General Montgomery begin siege of Quebec; disaster awaits American forces
  • 1863  Looking ahead to reunification after the war, President Lincoln issues Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconciliation
  • 1941  Congress votes to declare war on Japan; Representative Jeanette Rankin is sole vote against going to war
  • 1980  English musician and former member of the Beatles John Lennon is murdered in New York City by Mark David Chapman
  • 1987  President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev sign 1st treaty agreeing to reductions in both nation’s nuclear arsenals
  • 1993  President Clinton signs into law North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); creates worlds largest free-trade zone
  • 2010  SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is launched; 1st commercially developed spacecraft to orbit Earth and return
  • UPDATE:  2016  Death of American pilot, engineer, Mercury 7 astronaut, and US Senator John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (b. 1921); first American to orbit the Earth and later became the oldest person to fly in space.

Mark David Chapman reads Catcher in he Rye while waiting to assassinate John Lennon in New York City.

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Lost and Found – April 10th Edition

What to remember about April 10th…

  • 1778  Commander John Paul Jones and crew of USS Ranger set sail from France to begin raids on British warships
  • 1796 American pioneer, adventurer and soldier James “Jim” Bowie is born in Kentucky (d. 1836); dies at Battle of the Alamo in Texas
  • 1865  General Robert E. Lee gives farewell address to his troops the day after surrendering Confederate Army of Northern Virginia
  • 1866  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by philanthropist Henry Bergh
  • 1933  President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program creates Civilian Conservation Corps to put young, unmarried men to work
  • 1942  75,000 captured U.S. and Filipino troops begin 6-day overland trek to Japanese POW camp; hundreds die on 85-mile Bataan Death March
  • 1963  Nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sinks during drills off the coast of Cape Cod; all 129 passengers and crew are lost
  • 1970  Paul McCartney interviews self and tells the world that the Beatles have broken up
  • 1972  74 nations sign Biological Weapons Convention banning development, production, and stockpiling of bio-weapons
  • 2010  President and First Lady of Poland die along with 94 others when their plane crashes in dense fog at Russian airfield

First salute to a US Warship

Lost and Found – February 9th Edition

What to remember about February 9th…

  • 1773  Future 9th President William Henry Harrison is born in Virginia (d. 1841), will die in office after 1 month after inauguration
  • 1825 As neither has enough electoral votes, House of Representatives chooses John Quincy Adams to be President over Andrew Jackson
  • 1861  Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederate States of America by Provisional Congress in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1942  Daylight saving time is instituted to conserve fuel for the war
  • 1950  Senator Joseph McCarthy becomes national figure with speech claiming he has a list of over 200 communists inside Department of State
  • 1964  Beatles appear on American television for 1st time with performance on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • 1965  1st American ground combat troops are deployed to Vietnam
  • 1971  Pitcher Satchel Paige is 1st Negro League player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; rookie year at age 42
  • 1997  FOX’s show The Simpsons becomes the longest running animated series in American television; surpasses The Flintstones

Lost and Found – February 7th Edition

What to remember about February 7th…

  • 1783  British defeat Spanish and French Siege of Gibraltar; largest and longest action of the American Revolution began in 1779
  • 1795  11th Amendment to U.S. Constitution is ratified; establishes sovereign immunity of states
  • 1812  Massive earthquake along New Madrid fault in Missouri causes tsunami when Mississippi River flows backwards; tremors felt as far as Boston and Washington, D.C.
  • 1963  U.S. imposes embargo on imports and re-imports as well as exports to Cuba after nationalization of American assets
  • 1964  British rock band the Beatles arrives in New York; tour brings “Beatlemania” to America for the 1st time
  • 1979  Nazi war criminal Dr. Joseph Mengele dies in Brazil from a stroke; performed horrendous “medical” experiments at Auschwitz
  • 1984  Navy Captain Bruce McCandless becomes 1st human to fly in space untethered to a spacecraft; launches from shuttle Challenger
  • 1990  Soviet Union’s Central Committee agrees to plan that will allow other political parties; ends 70-year monopoly on political power
  • 1992  European Union is created when Maastricht Treaty is signed by Ministers of member nations; goes into effect next year
  • 2002  President George W. Bush announces plan to allow “faith-based initiatives” apply for federal funding and provide social services

Bruce Mccandless 1st untethered spacewalk

Lost and Found – January 25th Edition

What to remember about January 25th…

  • 1863  Union General Ambrose Burnside removed from command of Army of the Potomac after only 2 months
  • 1919  Peace conference delegates establish commission to create League of Nations; President Wilson insists on chairmanship
  • 1924  1st Winter Olympics begin; called “International Winter Sports Week” until IOC recognized in 1928
  • 1949  Notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone dies at home in bed from complications of neurosyphilis (b. 1899)
  • 1949  Emmy Awards ceremony held for 1st time; gala takes place at Hollywood Athletic Club
  • 1971  Charles Manson and 3 followers are convicted for murders of 7 people while attempting to spark a “race war”
  • 1971   Idi Amin leads coup and takes control of Uganda
  • 1980  After 9-days in jail, former Beatles member Paul McCartney is released from Japanese prison and deported for drug smuggling
  • 1993  Pakistani gunman Aimal Kasi goes on shooting spree outside CIA headquarters in Virginia killing 2 and wounding 3 before escaping the country; convicted and later executed by lethal injection
  • 2011  “Day of Revolt” demonstrations break out in Egypt protesting government of Hosni Mubarak; Arab Spring begins

Lost and Found – December 8th Edition

What to remember about December 8th…

  • 1775  Colonial troops under Benedict Arnold and General Montgomery begin siege of Quebec; disaster awaits American forces
  • 1863  Looking ahead to reunification after the war, President Lincoln issues Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconciliation
  • 1941  Congress votes to declare war on Japan; Representative Jeanette Rankin is sole vote against going to war
  • 1980  English musician and former member of the Beatles John Lennon is murdered in New York City by Mark David Chapman
  • 1987  President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev sign 1st treaty agreeing to reductions in both nation’s nuclear arsenals
  • 1993  President Clinton signs into law North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); creates worlds largest free-trade zone
  • 2010  SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is launched; 1st commercially developed spacecraft to orbit Earth and return

Mark David Chapman reads Catcher in he Rye while waiting to assassinate John Lennon in New York City.

Lost and Found – August 29th Edition

What to remember about August 29th…

  • 1862  After days of maneuvering the 2nd Battle of Bull Run begins; Confederates win a path to invade the north
  • 1945  President Truman orders the U.S. Navy to seize control of oil refineries and transportation to break strike by union workers
  • 1949  Soviet Union successfully detonates its 1st atomic bomb at test site in Kazakhstan
  • 1958  Pop musician, songwriter Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)
  • 1966  At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Beatles perform for the last time before a paying crowd
  • 2005  Hurricane Katrina comes ashore for the second time; worst natural disaster in U.S. history; death toll will reach 55
  • 2007  Hero security guard Richard Jewell dies; discovered bomb planted by Eric Robert Rudolph in Centennial Olympic Park; saves hundreds of lives but is falsely suspected of planting device

Lost and Found – August 24th Edition

What to remember about August 24th…

  • 1814  British march into, capture, and then burn Washington D.C.; have dinner in White house before setting it on fire
  • 1857  Financial Panic of 1857 begins; widespread failures of insurance, land, and railroad businesses cause financial crises that isn’t resolved until the beginning of the Civil War
  • 1912  Congress passes the Second Organic Act of 1912 forming the Territory of Alaska
  • 1954  U.S. Congress passes the Communist Control Act; falls short of outlawing communism or the party
  • 1955  Mike Huckabee, American pastor, politician and author is born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1970  Vietnam War protestors set off 2000 pound bomb at Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus
  • 1981  Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon
  • 1992  Category 5 hurricane Andrew strikes Florida; 3rd most devastating storm in U.S. history
  • 2006  The International Astronomical Union votes to strip Pluto of its status as a planet

University of Wisconsin–Madison Sterling Hall Bombing Aftermath

Lost and Found – August 19th Edition

What to remember about August 19th…

  • 1812  USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” as British cannon-shot bounce off her hull
  • 1921  Screenwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry is born in El Paso, Texas; creator of Star Trek
  • 1934  Adolf Hitler becomes President of Germany
  • 1940  1st flight of the B-25 Mitchell bomber
  • 1942  Allied forces raid seaport of Dieppe, France gaining intel that will aid the D-Day landings in Normandy
  • 1945  Following the Japanese surrender on August 14, Communist Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh seize city of Hanoi in Vietnam
  • 1946  42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Blythe III (Bill Clinton) is born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1960  Captured American U-2 pilot Frances Gary Powers is convicted of espionage by the Soviets
  • 1964  The Beatles begin their first concert tour in America at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California
  • 1991  Crown Heights Riot: Mob of African-Americans murder a Jewish student in New York City after Gavin Cato dies in a car accident
  • 2004  Google, Inc. becomes a publicly traded company

USS Constitution – Old Ironsides

Lost and Found – April 10th Edition

What to remember about April 10th…

  • 1778  Commander John Paul Jones and crew of USS Ranger set sail from France to begin raids on British warships
  • 1796 American pioneer, adventurer and soldier James “Jim” Bowie is born in Kentucky (d. 1836); dies at Battle of the Alamo in Texas
  • 1865  General Robert E. Lee gives farewell address to his troops the day after surrendering Confederate Army of Northern Virginia
  • 1866  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by philanthropist Henry Bergh
  • 1933  President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program creates Civilian Conservation Corps to put young, unmarried men to work
  • 1942  75,000 captured U.S. and Filipino troops begin 6-day overland trek to Japanese POW camp; hundreds die on 85-mile Bataan Death March
  • 1963  Nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sinks during drills off the coast of Cape Cod; all 129 passengers and crew are lost
  • 1970  Paul McCartney interviews self and tells the world that the Beatles have broken up
  • 1972  74 nations sign Biological Weapons Convention banning development, production, and stockpiling of bio-weapons
  • 2010  President and First Lady of Poland die along with 94 others when their plane crashes in dense fog at Russian airfield

First salute to a US Warship