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Lost and Found – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  9th President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration (b. 1773); John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1973  World Trade Center is dedicated in New York City
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters

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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 – March 29th Edition

What to remember about March 29th…

  • 1790  Future 10th President John Tyler is born in Virginia (d. 1862); gains the office when William Harrison died 1-month into his presidency
  • 1865  Beginning new phase, Union forces move to take Petersburg, Virginia; this Appomattox campaign will lead to the end of the Civil War
  • 1867  American baseball pitcher Denton True “Cy” Young is born on Ohio (d. 1955); award in his name recognizes previous season’s best pitcher
  • 1929  Herbert Hoover has 1st phone installed in the Oval Office; phones installed in other parts of White House in 1878 by President Hayes
  • 1951  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets; they will be executed in 1953
  • 1961  23rd Amendment to the Constitution is ratified; residents of Washington, D.C. allowed to vote in presidential elections
  • 1971  Army Lt. William Calley is convicted of murder by court-martial for massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
  • 1973  Last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam in fulfillment of President Nixon’s campaign promise; Paris peace treaty signed just 2 months earlier
  • 1992  New York Times article quotes presidential candidate Bill Clinton saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” regarding marijuana
  • 2009  Obama administration forces General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner to resign; $13.4 billion bailout gives government control

Lost and Found – March 29th Edition

What to remember about March 29th…

  • 1790  Future 10th President John Tyler is born in Virginia (d. 1862); gains the office when William Harrison died 1-month into his presidency
  • 1865  Beginning new phase, Union forces move to take Petersburg, Virginia; this Appomattox campaign will lead to the end of the Civil War
  • 1867  American baseball pitcher Denton True “Cy” Young is born on Ohio (d. 1955); award in his name recognizes previous season’s best pitcher
  • 1929  Herbert Hoover has 1st phone installed in the Oval Office; phones installed in other parts of White House in 1878 by President Hayes
  • 1951  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets; they will be executed in 1953
  • 1961  23rd Amendment to the Constitution is ratified; residents of Washington, D.C. allowed to vote in presidential elections
  • 1971  Army Lt. William Calley is convicted of murder by court-martial for massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
  • 1973  Last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam in fulfillment of President Nixon’s campaign promise; Paris peace treaty signed just 2 months earlier
  • 1992  New York Times article quotes presidential candidate Bill Clinton saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” regarding marijuana
  • 2009  Obama administration forces General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner to resign; $13.4 billion bailout gives government control

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 – November 7th Edition

What to remember about November 7th…

  • 1811  Surprise attack by Native American Confederation is repulsed by forces of Indiana Territory led by future President William Henry Harrison at Battle of Tippecanoe
  • 1872  “Ghost ship” Mary Celeste sets sail from New York; she will be found deserted at sea still under sail on December 4
  • 1874  Cartoon in Harper’s Weekly by Thomas Nast is 1st use of the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party (pic below)
  • 1916  Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes 1st woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1917  British forces defeat forces of Ottoman Empire at 3rd Battle of Gaza taking control of the province
  • 1917  Bolshevik revolutionaries overthrow Kerensky’s provisional government; Leninists come to power in Russian Revolution
  • 1944  Franklin D. Roosevelt wins 4th term as president
  • 1962  Former First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt dies in New York (b. 1884)
  • 1973  Congress overrides President Nixon’s veto of War Powers Resolution
  • 1980 Hollywood leading man Steve McQueen dies of mesothelioma; cancer may have come from asbestos in his racing suits
  • 1983  Bomb detonated inside U.S. Senate by May 19th Communist Movement to protest policies of the government
  • 1991  NBA star Magic Johnson announces he is infected with HIV and will be retiring from basketball
  • 2000  Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes 1st former First Lady to win election to public office; becomes U.S. Senator representing New York

Lost and Found – April 4th Edition

What to remember about April 4th…

  • 1776  General Washington marches his troops from recently liberated Boston towards New York; writes to Congress to get pay for his troops
  • 1841  9th President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia 1-month after inauguration (b. 1773); John Tyler becomes President
  • 1865  Day after Union forces capture Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, President Lincoln tours the city; that night Lincoln dreams of a presidential assassination
  • 1884  Japanese Admiral, strategist, and author of attack on Pearl Harbor Yamamoto Isoroku is born (d. 1943)
  • 1933  U.S. Navy airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) encounters bad weather and crashes due to commander error; 73 die in crash
  • 1949  United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to oppose growing communist threats in Europe
  • 1968  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 1-day after giving I’ve Been To The Mountaintop speech that foreshadows his death; manhunt for shooter leads to James Earl Ray
  • 1969  Doctors Liotta and Cooley perform 1st clinical implantation of a mechanical heart in a human; device performs well until donor heart located and transplanted days later
  • 1973  World Trade Center is dedicated in New York City
  • 1975  Microsoft Corporation is founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1983  NASA Space Shuttle Challenger makes maiden voyage with mission STS-6
  • 1984  President Reagan proposes international ban on chemical weapons
  • 2011  Al Jazeera announces that President Obama will seek a second term in office; releases video and sends e-mail to supporters

Lost and Found – March 29th Edition

What to remember about March 29th…

  • 1790  Future 10th President John Tyler is born in Virginia (d. 1862); gains the office when William Harrison died 1-month into his presidency
  • 1865  Beginning new phase, Union forces move to take Petersburg, Virginia; this Appomattox campaign will lead to the end of the Civil War
  • 1867  American baseball pitcher Denton True “Cy” Young is born on Ohio (d. 1955); award in his name recognizes previous season’s best pitcher
  • 1929  Herbert Hoover has 1st phone installed in the Oval Office; phones installed in other parts of White House in 1878 by President Hayes
  • 1951  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets; they will be executed in 1953
  • 1961  23rd Amendment to the Constitution is ratified; residents of Washington, D.C. allowed to vote in presidential elections
  • 1971  Army Lt. William Calley is convicted of murder by court-martial for massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
  • 1973  Last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam in fulfillment of President Nixon’s campaign promise; Paris peace treaty signed just 2 months earlier
  • 1992  New York Times article quotes presidential candidate Bill Clinton saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” regarding marijuana
  • 2009  Obama administration forces General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner to resign; $13.4 billion bailout gives government control

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 – November 7th Edition

What to remember about November 7th…

  • 1811  Surprise attack by Native American Confederation is repulsed by forces of Indiana Territory led by future President William Henry Harrison at Battle of Tippecanoe
  • 1872  “Ghost ship” Mary Celeste sets sail from New York; she will be found deserted at sea still under sail on December 4
  • 1874  Cartoon in Harper’s Weekly by Thomas Nast is 1st use of the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party (pic below)
  • 1916  Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes 1st woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1917  British forces defeat forces of Ottoman Empire at 3rd Battle of Gaza taking control of the province
  • 1917  Bolshevik revolutionaries overthrow Kerensky’s provisional government; Leninists come to power in Russian Revolution
  • 1944  Franklin D. Roosevelt wins 4th term as president
  • 1962  Former First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt dies in New York (b. 1884)
  • 1973  Congress overrides President Nixon’s veto of War Powers Resolution
  • 1980 Hollywood leading man Steve McQueen dies of mesothelioma; cancer may have come from asbestos in his racing suits
  • 1983  Bomb detonated inside U.S. Senate by May 19th Communist Movement to protest policies of the government
  • 1991  NBA star Magic Johnson announces he is infected with HIV and will be retiring from basketball
  • 2000  Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes 1st former First Lady to win election to public office; becomes U.S. Senator representing New York