Tag Archives: Thomas Paine

Lost and Found – January 9th Edition

What to remember about January 9th…

  • 1776 Patriot Thomas Paine 1st publishes his pamphlet on independence from Britain “Common Sense”
  • 1788  Connecticut becomes 5th state admitted to the Union
  • 1861  Confederate forces in Charleston fire on the Union supply ship Star of the West when it tries to reach Fort Sumter
  • 1913  Future 37th president of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon is born on this day in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1916  Ottoman Empire defeats Allied forces at Battle of Gallipoli leading to evacuation by sea
  • 1945  U.S. forces led by General MacArthur land at Luzon to continue recapture of the Philippine Islands
  • 1964  One of the Hillside Stranglers, Angelo Buono, is sentenced to life in prison; his accomplice Kenneth Bianchi testifies
  • 1991  Talks between representatives of the U.S. and Iraq fail to resolve growing crisis over the invasion of Kuwait
  • 2007  Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

MacArthur returns to the Phillipines

Lost and Found – December 19th Edition

What to remember about December 19th…

  • 1732  Benjamin Franklin first publishes Poor Richard’s Almanac
  • 1776  Thomas Paine published his American Crisis pamphlet to boost flagging Patriot morale:

“These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

  • 1777  Continental Army enters its winter encampment at Valley Forge
  • 1828  Vice President John C. Calhoun submits his South Carolina Exposition and Protest to state legislature; argument for states rights and nullification of federal excesses
  • 1942  Adolf Hitler fires many top generals and appoints himself Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army
  • 1972  Splashdown of Apollo 17 capsule in the Pacific marks end of program and last human visit to the Moon
  • 1984  Britain agrees to give sovereignty over Hong Kong to the Chinese government
  • 1998  House of Representatives approves 2 articles of impeachment against President Clinton; 1 each  for perjury and obstruction

1733-poor-richards-almanack

Lost and Found – June 8th Edition

What to remember about June 8th…

  • 632    Muhammad, founder of Islam dies in Medina (traditional) (b. 570)
  • 1809  Patriot Thomas Paine dies (b. 1737); author of “Common Sense”
  • 1861  Vote on referendum of secession passes in Tennessee; they are the last state to leave the Union
  • 1867  American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born (d. 1959)
  • 1896  President Cleveland orders federal departments to investigate how many immigrants work for the government; wants “aliens” purged
  • 1949  FBI report names Hollywood celebs as communists
  • 1959  Submarine USS Barbero launches Regulus cruise missile towards Mayport, Florida; America’s 1st and only official “missile mail”
  • 1967  Israeli forces attack USS Liberty during Six-Day War
  • 1968  Immigration officer at Heathrow Airport examines Canadian passport of “Ramon George Sneyd”; discovers that man is actually James Earl Ray who is wanted for murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1984  1st Ghostbusters movie released
  • 1991  Victory Parade in Washington, D.C. for Persian Gulf War

Lost and Found – January 9th Edition

What to remember about January 9th…

  • 1776 Patriot Thomas Paine 1st publishes his pamphlet on independence from Britain “Common Sense”
  • 1788  Connecticut becomes 5th state admitted to the Union
  • 1861  Confederate forces in Charleston fire on the Union supply ship Star of the West when it tries to reach Fort Sumter
  • 1913  Future 37th president of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon is born on this day in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1916  Ottoman Empire defeats Allied forces at Battle of Gallipoli leading to evacuation by sea
  • 1945  U.S. forces led by General MacArthur land at Luzon to continue recapture of the Philippine Islands
  • 1964  One of the Hillside Stranglers, Angelo Buono, is sentenced to life in prison; his accomplice Kenneth Bianchi testifies
  • 1991  Talks between representatives of the U.S. and Iraq fail to resolve growing crisis over the invasion of Kuwait
  • 2007  Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

MacArthur returns to the Phillipines

Lost and Found – December 28th Edition

What to remember about December 28th…

    • 1793  American patriot and author of Common Sense Thomas Paine is arrested for treason in France
    • 1832  John C. Calhoun resigns as vice-president to Andrew Jackson over states rights; 1st ever to step down from that office
    • 1846  Iowa is admitted to the Union as the 29th state
    • 1856  Future 28th President Woodrow Wilson is born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1924)
    • 1922  American comic book writer Stan Lee is born in New York City; co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, Iron Man and more
    • 1941  Admiral Ben Moreell requests permission from Navy to form specialized construction battalions; will become known as “Seabees”
    • 1973  President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
    • 2000  After 128 years , retail giant Montgomery Ward announces that they are going out of business

Stan Lee’s 1st published work.

Lost and Found – June 8th Edition

What to remember about June 8th…

  • 632    Muhammad, founder of Islam dies in Medina (traditional) (b. 570)
  • 1809  Patriot Thomas Paine dies (b. 1737); author of “Common Sense”
  • 1861  Vote on referendum of secession passes in Tennessee; they are the last state to leave the Union
  • 1867  American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born (d. 1959)
  • 1896  President Cleveland orders federal departments to investigate how many immigrants work for the government; wants “aliens” purged
  • 1949  FBI report names Hollywood celebs as communists
  • 1959  Submarine USS Barbero launches Regulus cruise missile towards Mayport, Florida; America’s 1st and only official “missile mail”
  • 1967  Israeli forces attack USS Liberty during Six-Day War
  • 1968  Immigration officer at Heathrow Airport examines Canadian passport of “Ramon George Sneyd”; discovers that man is actually James Earl Ray who is wanted for murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1984  1st Ghostbusters movie released
  • 1991  Victory Parade in Washington, D.C. for Persian Gulf War

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

Lost and Found – December 28th Edition

What to remember about December 28th…

  • 1793  American patriot and author of Common Sense Thomas Paine is arrested for treason in France
  • 1832  John C. Calhoun resigns as vice-president to Andrew Jackson over states rights; 1st ever to step down from that office
  • 1846  Iowa is admitted to the Union as the 29th state
  • 1856  Future 28th President Woodrow Wilson is born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1924)
  • 1922  American comic book writer Stan Lee is born in New York City; co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, Iron Man and more
  • 1941  Admiral Ben Moreell requests permission from Navy to form specialized construction battalions; will become known as “Seabees”
  • 1973  President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
  • 2000  After 128 years , retail giant Montgomery Ward announces that they are going out of business

Stan Lee’s 1st published work.

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

Lost and Found – January 9th Edition

What to remember about January 9th…

  • 1776 Patriot Thomas Paine 1st publishes his pamphlet on independence from Britain “Common Sense”
  • 1788  Connecticut becomes 5th state admitted to the Union
  • 1861  Confederate forces in Charleston fire on the Union supply ship Star of the West when it tries to reach Fort Sumter
  • 1913  Future 37th president of the United States Richard Milhous Nixon is born on this day in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1916  Ottoman Empire defeats Allied forces at Battle of Gallipoli leading to evacuation by sea
  • 1945  U.S. forces led by General MacArthur land at Luzon to continue recapture of the Philippine Islands
  • 1964  One of the Hillside Stranglers, Angelo Buono, is sentenced to life in prison; his accomplice Kenneth Bianchi testifies
  • 1991  Talks between representatives of the U.S. and Iraq fail to resolve growing crisis over the invasion of Kuwait
  • 2007  Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

MacArthur returns to the Phillipines