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Lost and Found – January 22nd Edition

What to remember about January 22nd…

  • 1740  Patriot General and spy Noah Phelps is born in Simsbury, Connecticut; infiltrated Ft. Ticonderoga alone to help plan its capture
  • 1840  1st British settlers arrive in New Zealand near Auckland
  • 1879  Battle of Rorke’s Drift; 139 British troops hold off over 4000 Zulu warriors
  • 1890  United Mine Workers of America is founded in Ohio
  • 1901  Queen Victoria of Great Britain dies ending her 63-year reign
  • 1917  In his address to the U.S. Senate, President Woodrow Wilson proposes “peace without victory” in effort to end World War I
  • 1957  George P. “Mad Bomber” Metesky arrested in Connecticut; planted more than 30 bombs in New York area over 16 years
  • 1970  Boeing 747 “jumbo jet” makes 1st scheduled commercial flight
  • 1973  Supreme Court rules to decriminalize abortion with their decision in Roe v. Wade; over 50 million abortions since this decision
  • 1973  Former President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at home in Texas (b. 1908)
  • 1998  Murderer and serial bomber Theodore “Ted” J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to 17 years of Unabomber attacks; sentenced to life in prison
  • 2008  Australian-born, Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger dies abusing prescription medications
  • 2009  President Barack Hussein Obama II announces he will sign an order to close Guantanamo Bay detention center for terrorist suspects within the year UPDATE At the end of Obama’s 8 years in office, Guantanamo Bay facility remains in operation.

Lost and Found – January 19th Edition

What to remember about January 19th…

  • 1807  Confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee born in Virginia (d. 1870); formerly superintendent of  U.S. Military Academy
  • 1809  American poet and author Edgar Allen Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1849)
  • 1861  Georgia joins other Southern states in seceding from the Union
  • 1915  German zeppelins bomb Britain; 1st major bombing of civilian targets kill 20 people
  • 1920  Despite President Wilson’s efforts, United States Senate votes against America joining the League of Nations
  • 1978  Last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany rolls off production line; some minor production continues at South American facilities until 2003
  • 1981  Agreement is signed securing release of 52 hostages taken from American Embassy in Teheran, Iran
  • 1983  Klaus Barbie, “butcher of Lyon”and Former Nazi Gestapo chief, is arrested in Bolivia for crimes against humanity
  • 2006  NASA launches New Horizons probe; 1st mission destined to examine Pluto

herbie the love bug volkwagen beetle

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 13th Edition

What to remember about December 13th…

    • 1577  Expedition of 5 ships led by Francis Drake sets sail from England to explore Pacific and beyond
    • 1862  Confederates deal decisive blow to Army of the Potomac as well as Union morale at Battle of Fredericksburg
    • 1887  Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Alvin York is born near Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
    • 1918  Woodrow Wilson arrives in France becoming 1st sitting president to visit Europe
    • 1942  Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels records his contempt for the Italians’ treatment of Jews stating “The Italians are extremely lax in their treatment of Jews.
    • 1949  Israeli Knesset votes to move nation’s capital to Jerusalem
    • 2000  Al Gore concedes defeat in presidential election after Supreme Court rules a 7th recount would violate Equal Protection Clause
    • 2003  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured hiding in a 6’x8′ hole near his hometown of Tikrit

Lost and Found – December 4th Edition

What to remember about December 4th…

  • 1780  Patriot dragoons use fake cannon to bluff British troops into surrender near Camden, South Carolina
  • 1783  At a tavern in New York, General George Washington informs his officers that he is returning to civilian life
  • 1872  After leaving New York a month before, British ship Mary Celeste is found abandoned at sea and under full sail
  • 1912  Marine pilot, POW, and Medal of Honor winner Gregory “Pappy” Boyington is born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (d. 1988); commander of famous “Black Sheep Squadron” in Pacific
  • 1917  Psychiatrist W.H. Rivers publishes report on psychological trauma of WWI troops; “shell shock” is the name given to what is now known at PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • 1918  Woodrow Wilson sets sail for Europe; 1st President to visit the continent while still in office
  • 1942  Polish Christians form Zegota resistance group to aid Jews avoid or escape the Nazi’s “final solution”
  • 1945  Senate votes to allow U.S. participation in the United Nations
  • 1966  Viet Cong infiltrate defenses and shell Tan Son Nhut airport for over an hour damaging U.S. aircraft
  • 1980  After the death of drummer John Bonham, legendary rock band Led Zeppelin announces they have disbanded
  • 1992  President George H.W. bush orders U.S. troops to Somalia to secure humanitarian efforts during ongoing civil war
  • 2009  American student Amanda Knox is convicted by Italian Jury in murder of her British roommate; conviction overturned 2011

Led Zeppelin album cover

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 15th Edition

What to remember about October 15th…

    • 1860  11-year old Grace Bedell writes to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln to recommend that he grow a beard
    • 1863  Confederate submarine sinks killing inventor and crew
    • 1917 Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad outside Paris as a spy for Germany
    • 1946  Nazi head of the Gestapo Herman Goering commits suicide before he can be hanged for war crimes
    • 1951  I Love Lucy television show premiers on CBS
    • 1966  Huey Newton and Bobby Seale found the Black Panther Party
    • 1991  Clarence Thomas is confirmed to replace the retiring Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court
    • 2003  China launches its 1st manned space mission Shenzhou 5

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

    • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
    • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
    • 1868  Former President Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire
    • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
    • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
    • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga
    • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
    • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
    • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
    • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – October 4th Edition

What to remember about October 4th…

  • 1535  Coverdale Bible is published; the 1st complete and modern English-language translation of the Bible
  • 1777  Though Continental forces lost, Battle of Germantown demonstrates American strategic abilities to potential allies
  • 1822  President Rutherford B. Hayes is born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)
  • 1876  Classes begin at Texas A&M University; 1st public institution of higher education in Texas
  • 1918  Germany sends telegraph a message to President Wilson requesting an armistice with the Allied powers
  • 1927  Sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore
  • 1957  Soviet Union surprises the world by launching the world’s 1st artificial satellite – Sputnik; the “Space Race” begins
  • 1970  Rock-and-roll icon Janis Joplin dies of heroin overdose
  • 1997  Hundreds of thousands of Christian men gather as Promise Keepers hold their Stand in the Gap assembly in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003  Palestinian Islamic Jihad suicide bombing of Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel kills 21 and injures 51 more
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne wins the $10 million Ansari X Prise by reaching 100km in altitude twice in a two-week period

Lost and Found – September 29th Edition

What to remember about September 29th…

  • 1780  John André, British spy and accomplice of Benedict Arnold is convicted and sentenced to hang
  • 1902  Cornerstone of Washington National Cathedral is laid; construction is finally completed on same date in 1990
  • 1918  Allied forces breach the Hindenburg Line; last of the German defenses on the Western Front
  • 1939  After the invasion of Poland, Germany and the Soviet Union agree to divide control of the country between them
  • 1966  The Chevrolet Camaro officially goes on sale at dealerships
  • 1982  The 1st of 7 victims dies in the Chicago Tylenol poisonings
  • 1988  Mountain climber Stacy Allison becomes 1st American woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
  • 1988  Space Shuttle program resumes after Challenger disaster with launch of Discovery
  • 1990  American F-22 Raptor flies for the 1st time
  • 2005  Senate confirms John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 2006  U.S. Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor dies in Iraq; he will be recognized with the Medal of Honor for his selfless actions