Tag Archives: Zachary Taylor

Lost and Found – November 24th Edition

What to remember about November 24th…

Thanksgiving Celebrated (USA)

    • 1784  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor is born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)
    • 1863  Union troops capture Lookout Mountain; begin to lift Confederate siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • 1877  Future 35th Vice President Alben W. Barkley is born in Graves County, Kentucky; elected with President Harry S. Truman
    • 1944  Mass air raid over Tokyo by 111 B-29 Superfortresses; 1st bombing of the city since 1942 Doolittle raid
    • 1963  Nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots and kills JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas police station basement
    • 1969  Army officials announce 1st Lt. William Calley will be court-martialed for massacre of 109 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai
    • 1971  Mysterious hijacker D.B. Cooper parachutes from airliner into a nighttime thunderstorm over Washington state with $200,000

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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 9th Edition

What to remember about July 9th…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence read aloud to George Washington’s troops in New York
  • 1850  President Zachary Taylor dies unexpectedly and is succeeded by Vice President Millard Fillmore
  • 1868  14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is adopted; guarantees citizenship to African-Americans
  • 1900  Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act becomes law; will go into effect the following January 1
  • 1943  Allied forces begin invasion of Sicily; Operation Husky
  • 1945  American author Dean Koontz born in Everett, Pennsylvania
  • 1947  Florence Blanchfield is appointed lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army; 1st American women to hold permanent military rank
  • 1956  American actor Tom Hanks born in Concord, California
  • 1971  U.S. hands responsibility for the DMZ to Vietnamese troops
  • 1981  Nintendo releases to the public its Donkey Kong video game

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Lost and Found – June 21st Edition

What to remember about June 21st…

  • 1788  U.S. Constitution ratified by New Hampshire meaning that enough states had done so for it to go into effect (see article VII); New Hampshire admitted to the Union as 9th State
  • 1810  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith in Kentucky
  • 1913  Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane; later became 1st ever free-fall parachutist
  • 1939  Lou Gehrig retires from New York Yankees because of illness
  • 1940  Future 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon marries Pat Ryan in Riverside, California
  • 1942  Allied forces surrender at Tobruk, Libya
  • 1942  Japanese submarine I-25 shells Ft. Stevens in Oregon
  • 1965  Ku Klux Klan lynch mob kills 3 civil rights workers registering black voters in Meridian, Mississippi; Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman
  • 1982 John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity in trial for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989  SCOTUS rules that burning the American flag is protected by the First amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne makes 1st privately funded human spaceflight and wins the Ansari X Prize; Pilot Mike Melvill becomes 1st non-government astronaut in history
  • 2005 Edgar Ray Killen convicted of the 1965 murders of  Schwermer, Goodman, and Chaney

Lost and Found – June 10th Edition

What to remember about June 10th…

  • 1692  Bridget Bishop is the 1st to be hung for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1752  Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm
  • 1775  John Adams suggests to Continental Congress that forces surrounding Boston become Continental Army
  • 1850  Millard Fillmore sworn-in as 13th President of the United States after sudden death of President Zachary Taylor on June 9th
  • 1854  1st class graduates from United States Naval Academy
  • 1898  U.S. Marines invade Cuba unopposed and raise the American flag over Guantanamo Bay during Spanish-American War
  • 1915  Girls Scouts formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1935  Alcoholics Anonymous founded in Akron, Ohio
  • 1943  FDR signs bill allowing tax withholding
  • 1940  Italy declares war on France and Great Britain; Norway surrenders to Germany
  • 1953  President Eisenhower rejects isolationism in speech declaring U.S. commitment to combating communism worldwide
  • 1964  Cloture invoked for 1st time on any civil rights bill; Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) ends 57-day filibuster by Democrats opposed to Act
  • 1967  Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire; Six-Days War ends
  • 1977  Assassin convicted in death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain Penitentiary
  • 1988  American author of Western fiction Louis L’Amour dies(b. 1908)
  • 2003  NASA launches a Delta II rocket carrying Mars rover Spirit
  • 2004 Musician/singer/songwriter Ray Charles dies in Beverly Hills (b. 1930)

Lost and Found – May 8th Edition

What to remember about May 8th…

  • 1541  Expedition led by Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River near modern-day Memphis
  • 1792  Congress passes the second portion of the Militia Act; requires every free able-bodied white male citizen be enrolled in the militia
  • 1846  Future President Zachary Taylor leads small force in victory over numerically superior Mexican force in Battle of Palo Alto
  • 1884  Future 33rd President of the United States Harry S. Truman is born in Lamar, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1886  Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton sells carbonated beverage named “Coca-Cola” as a patent medicine
  • 1945  German troops throughout Europe lay down their weapons;  United States and Great Britain celebrate V-E Day
  • 1973  71-day standoff ends at Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota when between militant members of American Indian Movement surrender to federal authorities
  • 1984  Soviets announce they will not participate in the Los Angeles Olympics; boycott is response to U.S. absence from 1980 Moscow games
  • 2007  Archaeologist Ehud Netzer announces discovery of tomb of Herod the Great at Herodium outside Jerusalem

Lost and Found – February 22nd Edition

What to remember about February 22nd…

  • 1732  George Washington, 1st President of the United States, is born in Virginia (d. 1799)
  • 1819  Representatives of United States and Spain sign Florida Purchase Treaty; U.S. assumes $5 million in Spanish debt
  • 1847  5,000 U.S. troops led by future 12th president Zachary Taylor defeat 15,000 under General Santa Anna at Battle of Buena Vista
  • 1856  Republican Party holds 1st national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1862  Jefferson Davis inaugurated President of Confederate States of America
  • 1864  Outnumbered 3-to-1, Confederates led by Nathan Bedford Forrest rout Yankees at Battle of West Point, Mississippi
  • 1942  President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur to evacuate from the Philippines in face of Japanese invasion
  • 1943  Nazis execute by guillotine college student leaders of White Rose resistance movement at University of Munich
  • 1968  American and South Vietnamese forces deal communists massive losses as Tet Offensive comes to a close
  • 1980  U.S. hockey team scores miraculous victory over reigning gold medal winning Soviets at Lake Placid Winter Olympics
  • 1990  Fraudulent musical act Milli Vanilli wins Grammy award as Best New Artist

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 9th Edition

What to remember about July 9th…

  • 1776  Declaration of Independence read aloud to George Washington’s troops in New York
  • 1850  President Zachary Taylor dies unexpectedly and is succeeded by Vice President Millard Fillmore
  • 1868  14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is adopted; guarantees citizenship to African-Americans
  • 1900  Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act becomes law; will go into effect the following January 1
  • 1943  Allied forces begin invasion of Sicily; Operation Husky
  • 1945  American author Dean Koontz born in Everett, Pennsylvania
  • 1947  Florence Blanchfield is appointed lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army; 1st American women to hold permanent military rank
  • 1956  American actor Tom Hanks born in Concord, California
  • 1971  U.S. hands responsibility for the DMZ to Vietnamese troops
  • 1981  Nintendo releases to the public its Donkey Kong video game

australian flag map

Lost and Found – June 21st Edition

What to remember about June 21st…

  • 1788  U.S. Constitution ratified by New Hampshire meaning that enough states had done so for it to go into effect (see article VII); New Hampshire admitted to the Union as 9th State
  • 1810  Future 12th President of the United States Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith in Kentucky
  • 1913  Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane; later became 1st ever free-fall parachutist
  • 1939  Lou Gehrig retires from New York Yankees because of illness
  • 1940  Future 37th President of the United States Richard Nixon marries Pat Ryan in Riverside, California
  • 1942  Allied forces surrender at Tobruk, Libya
  • 1942  Japanese submarine I-25 shells Ft. Stevens in Oregon
  • 1965  Ku Klux Klan lynch mob kills 3 civil rights workers registering black voters in Meridian, Mississippi; Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman
  • 1982 John Hinckley, Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity in trial for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989  SCOTUS rules that burning the American flag is protected by the First amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 2004  SpaceShipOne makes 1st privately funded human spaceflight and wins the Ansari X Prize; Pilot Mike Melvill becomes 1st non-government astronaut in history
  • 2005 Edgar Ray Killen convicted of the 1965 murders of  Schwermer, Goodman, and Chaney