Tag Archives: Wyoming

Lost and Found – November 4th Edition

What to remember about November 4th…

  • 1842  Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1864  Confederate raiders destroy millions in supplies with bombardment of supply base at Battle of Johnsonville
  • 1879  American Humourist Will Rogers is born in Oklahoma
  • 1922  Howard Carter discovers entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt
  • 1924  Nellie Tayloe Ross is wins election in Wyoming; becomes 1st elected female governor of a U.S. state
  • 1946  Former First Lady Laura Lane Welch Bush is born in Midland, Texas
  • 1956  Soviet tanks and troops invade Hungary; thousands of protesters killed as revolution is crushed
  • 1979  Hundreds of Iranians storm U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran; 52 of the hostages taken will not be released for 444 days
  • 1995  Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by Jewish student opposed to concessions with Arabs
  • 2008  Barack Hussein Obama II becomes the 1st half African-American to be elected President of the United States

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Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet

Lost and Found – July 10th Edition

What to remember about July 10th…

  • 1777  British General Richard Prescott captured by Colonials… again
  • 1850  Millard Fillmore sworn in as 13th President of the United States after sudden death of President Zachary Taylor
  • 1856  American inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla is born
  • 1890  Wyoming becomes 44th state in the Union
  • 1925  Science teacher John Scopes is found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act prohibiting teaching of evolution
  • 1938  American businessman, aviator, and engineer Howard Hughes completes flight around the world in record 91 hours
  • 1940  Germans launch campaign of aerial bombing raids against Great Britain; Battle of Britain begins lasting 114 days
  • 1962  NASA launches Telstar 1; AT&T satellite is worlds first orbital communications relay; allows for TV, fax, and phone transmission
  • 1985  Coca-Cola gives up on New Coke and resumes old formula
  • 1985  Two French agents plant a bomb sinking Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior docked in New Zealand; photojournalist dies
  • 1989  Mel Blanc the “man of a thousand voices” dies in L.A. (b. 1908); known as voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more

Mel Blanc – man of a thousand voices

Lost and Found – September 24th Edition

What to remember about September 24th…

  • 622   Prophet Muhammad completes his journey of escape from Mecca to Medina ahead of threat; history of Islam begins (traditional)
  • 1780  Traitor Benedict Arnold flees to the British lines
  • 1789  Congress passes the 1st Judiciary Act; establishes the office of Attorney General and federal court system
  • 1890  Leadership of the Mormon church officially renounces polygamy
  • 1896  American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)
  • 1906  President Theodore Roosevelt declares Devils Tower in Wyoming to be 1st National Monument
  • 1957  President Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Littlerock, Arkansas to enforce desegregation
  • 1964  Warren Commission delivers their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to President Lyndon Johnson
  • 1979  Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service and the first public electronic mail service
  • 1991  American children’s writer Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel dies (b 1904)

Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet
  • 2010  Wikileaks releases over 75,000 classified U.S. military documents from the 2004-2009 period of the war in Afghanistan

Lost and Found – July 10th Edition

What to remember about July 10th…

  • 1777  British General Richard Prescott captured by Colonials… again
  • 1850  Millard Fillmore sworn in as 13th President of the United States after sudden death of President Zachary Taylor
  • 1856  American inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla is born
  • 1890  Wyoming becomes 44th state in the Union
  • 1925  Science teacher John Scopes is found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act prohibiting teaching of evolution
  • 1938  American businessman, aviator, and engineer Howard Hughes completes flight around the world in record 91 hours
  • 1940  Germans launch campaign of aerial bombing raids against Great Britain; Battle of Britain begins lasting 114 days
  • 1962  NASA launches Telstar 1; AT&T satellite is worlds first orbital communications relay; allows for TV, fax, and phone transmission
  • 1985  Coca-Cola gives up on New Coke and resumes old formula
  • 1985  Two French agents plant a bomb sinking Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior docked in New Zealand; photojournalist dies
  • 1989  Mel Blanc the “man of a thousand voices” dies in L.A. (b. 1908); known as voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more

Mel Blanc – man of a thousand voices

Lost and Found – July 25th Edition

What to remember about July 25th…

  • 1780  General Horatio Gates takes command of southern Continental forces
  • 1861  Congress passes Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stating that the war is for reunion not to end slavery
  • 1866  Future president Ulysses S. Grant promoted to the rank of General of the Army; 1st to hold that rank
  • 1868  Wyoming becomes a U.S. territory
  • 1897  American author Jack London takes sail for Klondike gold rush
  • 1898  U.S. forces begin invasion of Puerto Rico during that Spanish-American War
  • 1943  Benito Mussolini voted out of power and arrested
  • 1985  American actor Rock Hudson is 1st celebrity to announce that he has AIDS
  • 1994   Israel and Jordan sign Washington Declaration formally ending the state of war begun in 1948
  • 2000  1st and only crash of a supersonic Concorde Jet

Lost and Found – July 10th Edition

What to remember about July 10th…

  • 1777  British General Richard Prescott captured by Colonials… again
  • 1850  Millard Fillmore sworn in as 13th President of the United States after sudden death of President Zachary Taylor
  • 1856  American inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla is born
  • 1890  Wyoming becomes 44th state in the Union
  • 1925  Science teacher John Scopes is found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act prohibiting teaching of evolution
  • 1938  American businessman, aviator, and engineer Howard Hughes completes flight around the world in record 91 hours
  • 1940  Germans launch campaign of aerial bombing raids against Great Britain; Battle of Britain begins lasting 114 days
  • 1962  NASA launches Telstar 1; AT&T satellite is worlds first orbital communications relay; allows for TV, fax, and phone transmission
  • 1985  Coca-Cola gives up on New Coke and resumes old formula
  • 1985  Two French agents plant a bomb sinking Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior docked in New Zealand; photojournalist dies
  • 1989  Mel Blanc the “man of a thousand voices” dies in L.A. (b. 1908); known as voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more

Mel Blanc – man of a thousand voices

Lost and Found – November 4th Edition

What to remember about November 4th…

  • 1842  Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1864  Confederate raiders destroy millions in supplies with bombardment of supply base at Battle of Johnsonville
  • 1879  American Humourist Will Rogers is born in Oklahoma
  • 1922  Howard Carter discovers entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt
  • 1924  Nellie Tayloe Ross is wins election in Wyoming; becomes 1st elected female governor of a U.S. state
  • 1946  Former First Lady Laura Lane Welch Bush is born in Midland, Texas
  • 1956  Soviet tanks and troops invade Hungary; thousands of protesters killed as revolution is crushed
  • 1979  Hundreds of Iranians storm U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran; 52 of the hostages taken will not be released for 444 days
  • 1995  Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by Jewish student opposed to concessions with Arabs
  • 2008  Barack Hussein Obama II becomes the 1st half African-American to be elected President of the United States

Lost and Found – September 30th Edition

What to remember about September 30th…

  • 1889  Wyoming becomes 1st state to approve a constitution that guarantees women the right to vote
  • 1927  Babe Ruth becomes 1st baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a single season
  • 1938  French and British prime ministers sign pact with Hitler giving him Czechoslovakia for a promise of peace
  • 1949  After 15 months, the Berlin airlift comes to an end
  • 1954  USS Nautilus is commissioned; worlds 1st nuclear submarine
  • 1955  American actor James Dean dies in a car crash
  • 1975  AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its 1st flight
  • 2005  A Danish newspaper publishes 12 editorial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, months later Islamic clerics use drawings to incite violence and rioting around the world (see them here)