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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 30, 2020:
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney; the Beatles, Genesis featuring Phil Collins, Humble Pie featuring Steve Marriott, Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship featuring Marty Balin, KISS, and the Strawberry Alarm Clock featuring Steve Bartek:
- 1349: The citizens of Freiburg, Germany, massacre their Jewish
- 1487: Bell chimes undergo invention on this date.
- 1649: After the Scots agree to sell England’s King Charles I to his foes, the English Parliament, his new captors behead him.
- 1790: The builders of the first purpose-built lifeboat launch it onto the River Tyne.
- 1798: Representative Matthew Lyon of Vermont spits in the face of Representative Roger Griswold of Connecticut, after an argument.
- 1800: U.S. Census: 5,308, 483 whites and 1,002,037 blacks (18.9-percent).
- 1804: Explorer Mungo Park leaves Great Britain to search for the source of the Niger River in Africa.
- 1844: Richard Theodore Greener became the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.
- 1847: The city leaders of the city of Yerba Buena (Good Herbs) renamed it San Francisco.
- 1862: The ironclad USS Monitor underwent launching from the Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, New York, during the Civil War.
- 1882: The 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in Hyde Park, New York.
- 1894: Charles King of Detroit, Michigan, patents the pneumatic or “jack” hammer.
- 1910: At Playa del Rey, California, work commenced on the first board-track automobile speedway.
- 1911: The U.S. Naval destroyer, the USS Terry, made the first airplane rescue at sea when pilot James McCurdy ditched in the ocean about 10 miles short of Havana, Cuba.
- 1933: Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program underwent broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1937: The second of Josef Stalin’s ‘Great Purge’ trials end with Georgi Pyakatov, one of the dictator’s original companions sentenced to death along with 16 others.
- 1939: Adolf Hitler again calls for the extermination of European Jewry.
- 1941: Future 46th vice president of the United States, Richard “Dick” Cheney, Republican, 2001-2009, is born on this date.
- 1942: Future vocalist of the Jefferson Airplane / the Jefferson Starship, Marty Balin, was born on this date.
- 1943: Adolf Hitler promotes Stalingrad commander Friedrich von Paulus to field marshal to keep the Axis troops trapped in the city fighting to their deaths. Meanwhile, in North Africa, the Afrika Korps attacks the Vichy French in Tunisia.
- 1945: In the Baltic Sea, a Soviet submarine sinks the former German cruise ship, Wilhelm Gustloff, packed with German refugees fleeing the onrushing Soviet There were 9,000 German refugees onboard; about 1,000 survived the sinking.
- 1947: Steve Marriott, future vocalist and guitarist with the Small Faces and Humble Pie was born in Britain on this date.
- 1948: A Hindu extremist, Nathuram Godse, shot and killed Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi, 78, in New Delhi. (Godse and a co-conspirator went to the executioner later).
- 1950: Phil Collins—future drummer and vocalist with the British rock band, Genesis (1970-1996 / 2006-2015)—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1952: Future member of the psychedelic rock band, the Strawberry Alarm Clock- Steve Bartek (flutes/guitars/vocals)- is born in Garfield Heights, Ohio.
- 1956: White racists bomb the home of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 1958: At age 22, Yves Saint Laurent held his first major fashion show in Paris. Elsewhere, the first two-way moving sidewalk went into service at Love Field in Dallas, Texas, what with the length of the walkway being 1,435 feet through the airport.
- 1960: Carol Heiss won the U.S. women’s singles figure skating championship.
- 1962: Two members of the “Flying Wallendas” high-wire act died when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance at the State Fair Coliseum in Detroit, Michigan. Meanwhile, the UN General Assembly censures Portugal for its actions in Angola.
- 1964: The United States launched Ranger 6, an unmanned spacecraft carrying television cameras that crash-landed on the moon but failed to send back images.
- 1968: The Tet Offensive began during the Vietnam War as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals. Although American and allied troops beat them back, the fake news media spun it as a major setback for the United States and not for the communists.
- 1969: The Beatles staged an impromptu concert atop Apple headquarters in London; it was the group’s last public appearance.
- 1972: Pakistan withdraws from the British Commonwealth. Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, in what the world came to know as “Bloody Sunday,” British troops shoot on Catholics, killing 13.
- 1973: The rock band, KISS, plays its first concert at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York.
- 1976: George H.W. Bush becomes the 11th director of the CIA, until 1977.
- 1979: The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return. He had been living in exile for 20 years in France.
- 1981: An estimated 2 million New Yorkers turned out for a ticker-tape parade honoring the freed American hostages from Iran.
- 1983: Super Bowl XVII: the Washington Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins, 27-17, in Pasadena, California, with Washington running back John Riggins being the Super Bowl MVP.
- 1994: The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVIII, 30-13, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2000: The St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV, 23-16, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2005: For the first time since 1958, Iraq holds its first free parliamentary elections; President George W. Bush calls the balloting a resounding success—so why has President Barack Obama abandoned the Iraqis to ISIS?
- 2007: Microsoft releases its operating system, Windows Vista.
- 2006: Coretta Scott King, widow of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., died in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, at age 78 on this date.
- 2012: Washington, D.C. prohibits the Occupy Wall Street trash from occupying Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.
- 2013: In preparation for the Scottish independence referendum, the Scottish government agrees to alter the wording in its referendum because members expressed concerns that it might lead people to vote for it.
- 2014: Royal Caribbean’s cruise liner, Explorer of the Seas, returns to port after 700 of its 3,050 passengers become ill with gastroenteritis; the illness is suspected to be the Norovirus, a variant strain of the species Norwalk virus.
- 2015: California officials believe that someone with overseas exposure caused an outbreak of measles among Disneyland visitors; Disneyland visitors account for 67 cases, with 94 total infections across the U.S. to date.
- 2017: The first known mention of the coup against President Donald J. Trump occurred on this day when well-known leftist attorney Mark S. Zaid Esq. put out a tweet in which he said: #coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers. Folks, this POFS should be arrested and charged with treason and sent to Leavenworth to break boulders into gravel for the rest of his life.
- 2020: The question and answer phase in the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump continues as Adam Schiff continues lying and lying. He claims he does not know the alleged ‘whistleblower,’ Eric C., who spent time on the National Security Council with another man- Shawn Misko- who happens to have gone to work for the House Intel Committee chairman AFTER the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky occurred. We are expected to believe this…what a load.