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Lost and Found – January 15th Edition

What to remember about January 15th…

  • 1777  New Connecticut (Vermont) declares independence from Britain and the colony of New York
  • 1815  USS President is captured by British squadron during War of 1812
  • 1919  Storage tank holding 2.5 million gallons of boiling molasses ruptures in Boston killing 21 and injuring scores with 8-foot high molten wave
  • 1929  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • 1943  Dedication of the United States Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia; building popularly called “the Pentagon”
  • 1947  “Black Dahlia” investigation  begins with discovery of body of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, California; mystery remains unsolved today
  • 1951  Ilse Koch known as “Witch of Buchenwald”, wife of commandant of Buchenwald concentration camp is sentenced to life in prison
  • 1973  President Nixon suspends offensive military action in Vietnam to give peace process a better chance of success
  • 2009  Commercial airline pilot Captain “Sully” Sullenberger performs his Miracle on the Hudson; lands powerless Airbus 320 safely on the water; walks the flooding aircraft twice to ensure all 150 passengers escape safely

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Lost and Found – January 15th Edition

What to remember about January 15th…

  • 1777  New Connecticut (Vermont) declares independence from Britain and the colony of New York
  • 1815  USS President is captured by British squadron during War of 1812
  • 1919  Storage tank holding 2.5 million gallons of boiling molasses ruptures in Boston killing 21 and injuring scores with 8-foot high molten wave
  • 1929  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • 1943  Dedication of the United States Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia; building popularly called “the Pentagon”
  • 1947  “Black Dahlia” investigation  begins with discovery of body of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, California; mystery remains unsolved today
  • 1951  Ilse Koch known as “Witch of Buchenwald”, wife of commandant of Buchenwald concentration camp is sentenced to life in prison
  • 1973  President Nixon suspends offensive military action in Vietnam to give peace process a better chance of success
  • 2009  Commercial airline pilot Captain “Sully” Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson; lands powerless Airbus 320 safely on the water; walks the flooding aircraft twice to ensure all 150 passengers escape safely

Lost and Found – March 4th Edition

What to remember about March 4th…

  • 1766  British Parliament repeals “Stamp Act” that had generated vocal opposition and some violent resistance in the colonies
  • 1776  Under cover of darkness, Continental artillery occupies Dorchester Heights to range on city; Siege of Boston continues
  • 1789  Congress meets in New York City for 1st session under newly ratified Constitution
  • 1791  Vermont becomes 14th state in the Union
  • 1861  Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated President of a not-so United States; 7 states have already seceded by this date; first shots of the Civil War will be fired at Ft. Sumter in just six weeks time; Confederate states adopt their 1st national flag this day
  • 1917  Jeannette Pickering Rankin (R – Montana) takes her seat as 1st woman Representative ever elected to serve in Congress
  • 1944  U.S. 8th Air Force conduct their 1st daylight bombing raids of Berlin
  • 1952  Future 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan marries Nancy Davis in Los Angeles, California
  • 1991  Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah returns to his country for 1st time since Iraqi invasion
  • 1998  SCOTUS rules in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services that sexual harassment on the job is illegal even between persons of the same sex
  • 2008  American writer and game designer Gary Gygax dies (b. 1938); co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game

Lost and Found – March 4th Edition

What to remember about March 4th…

  • 1766  British Parliament repeals “Stamp Act” that had generated vocal opposition and some violent resistance in the colonies
  • 1776  Under cover of darkness, Continental artillery occupies Dorchester Heights to range on city; Siege of Boston continues
  • 1789  Congress meets in New York City for 1st session under newly ratified Constitution
  • 1791  Vermont becomes 14th state in the Union
  • 1861  Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated President of a not-so United States; 7 states have already seceded by this date; first shots of the Civil War will be fired at Ft. Sumter in just six weeks time; Confederate states adopt their 1st national flag this day
  • 1917  Jeannette Pickering Rankin (R – Montana) takes her seat as 1st woman Representative ever elected to serve in Congress
  • 1944  U.S. 8th Air Force conduct their 1st daylight bombing raids of Berlin
  • 1952  Future 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan marries Nancy Davis in Los Angeles, California
  • 1991  Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah returns to his country for 1st time since Iraqi invasion
  • 1998  SCOTUS rules in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services that sexual harassment on the job is illegal even between persons of the same sex
  • 2008  American writer and game designer Gary Gygax dies (b. 1938); co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game

Lost and Found – January 15th Edition

What to remember about January 15th…

  • 1777  New Connecticut (Vermont) declares independence from Britain and the colony of New York
  • 1815  USS President is captured by British squadron during War of 1812
  • 1919  Storage tank holding 2.5 million gallons of boiling molasses ruptures in Boston killing 21 and injuring scores with 8-foot high molten wave
  • 1929  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • 1943  Dedication of the United States Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia; building popularly called “the Pentagon”
  • 1947  “Black Dahlia” investigation  begins with discovery of body of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles, California; mystery remains unsolved today
  • 1951  Ilse Koch known as “Witch of Buchenwald”, wife of commandant of Buchenwald concentration camp is sentenced to life in prison
  • 1973  President Nixon suspends offensive military action in Vietnam to give peace process a better chance of success
  • 2009  Commercial airline pilot Captain “Sully” Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson; lands powerless Airbus 320 safely on the water; walks the flooding aircraft twice to ensure all 150 passengers escape safely

Lost and Found – March 4th Edition

What to remember about March 4th…

  • 1766  British Parliament repeals “Stamp Act” that had generated vocal opposition and some violent resistance in the colonies
  • 1776  Under cover of darkness, Continental artillery occupies Dorchester Heights to range on city; Siege of Boston continues
  • 1789  Congress meets in New York City for 1st session under newly ratified Constitution
  • 1791  Vermont becomes 14th state in the Union
  • 1861  Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated President of a not-so United States; 7 states have already seceded by this date; first shots of the Civil War will be fired at Ft. Sumter in just six weeks time; Confederate states adopt their 1st national flag this day
  • 1917  Jeannette Pickering Rankin (R – Montana) takes her seat as 1st woman Representative ever elected to serve in Congress
  • 1944  U.S. 8th Air Force conduct their 1st daylight bombing raids of Berlin
  • 1952  Future 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan marries Nancy Davis in Los Angeles, California
  • 1991  Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah returns to his country for 1st time since Iraqi invasion
  • 1998  SCOTUS rules in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services that sexual harassment on the job is illegal even between persons of the same sex
  • 2008  American writer and game designer Gary Gygax dies (b. 1938); co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game

Lost and Found – March 4th Edition

What to remember about March 4th…

  • 1766  British Parliament repeals “Stamp Act” that had generated vocal opposition and some violent resistance in the colonies
  • 1776  Under cover of darkness, Continental artillery occupies Dorchester Heights to range on city; Siege of Boston continues
  • 1789  Congress meets in New York City for 1st session under newly ratified Constitution
  • 1791  Vermont becomes 14th state in the Union
  • 1861  Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated President of a not-so United States; 7 states have already seceded by this date; first shots of the Civil War will be fired at Ft. Sumter in just six weeks time; Confederate states adopt their 1st national flag this day
  • 1917  Jeannette Pickering Rankin (R – Montana) takes her seat as 1st woman Representative ever elected to serve in Congress
  • 1944  U.S. 8th Air Force conduct their 1st daylight bombing raids of Berlin
  • 1952  Future 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan marries Nancy Davis in Los Angeles, California
  • 1991  Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah returns to his country for 1st time since Iraqi invasion
  • 1998  SCOTUS rules in Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services that sexual harassment on the job is illegal even between persons of the same sex
  • 2008  American writer and game designer Gary Gygax dies (b. 1938); co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game