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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 07, 2020:
National Wear Red Day
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas Todd; U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root; the Beatles, Blue Öyster Cult featuring Richie Castellano, Foghat and Savoy Brown featuring “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, the Grateful Dead featuring John Perry Barlow, KISS featuring Mark St. John, “The Wall” by Pink Floyd, and Three Dog Night featuring Jimmy Greenspoon:
- 1522: The Treaty of Brussels leads to a split in the House of Hapsburg: the Spanish and the Austrian
- 1569: Spanish King Phillip II forms the Inquisition in South America.
- 1795: The 11th Amendment to the S. Constitution, dealing with states’ sovereign immunity, underwent ratification.
- 1826: In Frankfurt, Kentucky, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas Todd died. A Democratic-Republican, he was nominated by President Thomas Jefferson to fill a NEW SEAT and he served from 03-03-1807 to 02-07-1826.
- 1857: A French court acquitted author Gustave Flaubert of obscenity for his serialized novel, “Madame Bovary.”
- 1863: The British Royal Navy corvette HMS Orpheus struck a sandbar and sank off the coast of New Zealand, killing 189 out of the 259 men on board the ship.
- 1864: Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida, during the Civil War.
- 1877: In New York City, organizers established the first Guernsey Cattle Club.
- 1882: At Mississippi City, the last sanctioned bareknuckle for the heavyweight boxing championship took place.
- 1891: The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins to form.
- 1893: Elisha Gray patented a machine called the telautograph. It automatically signed autographs to documents.
- 1904: A fire began in Baltimore that raged for about 30 hours and destroyed more than 1,500 buildings.
- 1905: Oklahoma becomes a state in the Union.
- 1913: In a battle with the Bulgarian army, the Ottoman Turks lost 5,000 men at Gallipoli.
- 1914: Keystone Film Co. released the silent short comedy, “Kid Auto Races at Venice,” Charles Chaplin’s second film, and the first in which, he plays the “Little Tramp. “
- 1915: The Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes: on the Eastern Front during World War I, German troops surround a Russian force and begin to neutralize it.
- 1922: DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace offered 5,000 copies of “Reader’s Digest” magazine for the first time.
- 1924: The government of Benito Mussolini exchanges diplomats with the Soviet Union.
- 1936: President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of vice president.
- 1937: In New York City, the 38thS. Secretary of State Elihu Root died. A Republican, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from 07-19-1905 to 01-27-1909.
- 1940: British railways nationalized. Elsewhere, Walt Disney’s second feature-length movie, “Pinocchio,” premiered in New York.
- 1941: Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record “Everything Happens to Me.”
- 1943: The U.S. government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect in two days.
- 1944: During World War II, the Germans launch a counter-offensive at Anzio, Italy. Elsewhere, Bing Cosby and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded “Swinging on a Star” for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California.
- 1945: General Douglas McArthur returns to Manila, Philippines.
- 1947: Both Palestinians and Jews vote against British proposal to split Palestine into two separate nations.
- 1948: General Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as army chief of staff and General Omar Bradley succeeded him in Europe. Meanwhile, Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards 1968-76 / 1981-2015 with the rock band, Three Dog Night[i]) is born on this date.
- 1949: Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees becomes the first professional baseball player with a $100,000 annual salary.
- 1950: Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy uncovers communists in the S. State Department.
- 1956: Future member of the rock band, KISS[ii]–Mark St. John (lead guitar/vocals 1984)—is born on this date.
- 1959: Fidel Castro proclaims a new Cuban
- 1960: Ancient writings found at Qumran near the Dead Sea.
- 1961: Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama “A String of Beads.”
- 1962: President John F. Kennedy imposed full trade embargo on Cuba. Elsewhere, a gas explosion in Luisanthal coalmine in Voelklingen, Germany, kills 298 miners.
- 1964: The Beatles[iii] began their first American tour as they arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, where they cracked wise during a chaotic press conference while thousands of their fans jammed inside the terminal.
- 1967: A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama, kills 25 people.
- 1969: Al-Fatah leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of the Palestine Liberation Organization on this date. Elsewhere, Diane Crump becomes the first woman jockey at a major U.S. racetrack in Hialeah, Florida.
- 1971: Women in Switzerland gained the right to vote through a national referendum, 12 years after a previous attempt failed.
- 1974: The Symbionese Liberation Army claims responsibility for the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst. Meanwhile, Grenada gains independence from Britain. Finally, Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” opens in movie theaters.
- 1976: Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs set a National Hockey League record when he scored 10 points in a game against the Boston Bruins. He scored six goals and four assists.
- 1977: Russia launches Soyuz 24 on this date.
- 1979: The British rock group, Pink Floyd[iv], premiered “The Wall” live on stage.
- 1980: Richie Castellano, future guitarist/vocalist with the East Coast rock band, Blue Öyster Cult[v], is born on this date.
- 1983: Elizabeth Dole, the first female secretary of the Department of Transportation takes the oath of office on this date.
- 1984: Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart made the first untethered spacewalk.
- 1985: “Sports Illustrated” released its annual swimsuit edition. It was the largest regular edition in the magazine’s history at 218 pages.
- 1986: Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country ending 28 years of family rule.
- 1988: Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens.
- 1994: Shock jock Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge.
- 1999: Crown Prince Abdullah becomes King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein. Meanwhile, NASA’s Stardust space probe launched on this date. The mission was to return comet dust samples from comet Wild 2. The mission was completed on January 15, 2006, when the sample return capsule returned to Earth.
- 2000: “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for both the original Savoy Brown[vi] and Foghat[vii], died on this date, the cause being cancer. Elsewhere California’s legislature declared that February 13 would be “Charles M. Schultz Day.”
- 2010: The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl, XLIV, 31-17 over the Indianapolis Colts at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Colts were favored but went down in flames as the Saints dominated the game from start to finish. Elsewhere, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad commands the nation’s atomic agency to begin enriching uranium at a much faster pace.
- 2011: AOL purchases the liberal website, the Huffington Post, for $315 million.
- 2012: The U.S. Congress passes a law allowing a much greater usage of drones within the United States. Meanwhile, the S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturns California’s Proposition 8: the ban on Gay marriage within the state.
- 2013: In Europe, ready-meal manufacturer, Findus, withdrew its beef lasagna meals from supermarkets after confirming beef supplied by French manufacturer, Comigel contained horsemeat.
- 2014: A bill to restore jobless benefits for the unemployed fails in the U.S. Senate; the benefits, a 3-month extension for 1.3 million unemployed will cost $6 billion; Democrats did not satisfy Republican request for a solid plan on how to pay for it.
- 2015: TransAsia Airways suspends flights and begins retraining all its pilots in compliance with orders from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration after the crash of Flight 235 into the Keelung River three days ago.
- 2017: In the battle to get Betsy DeVos through the Senate to become the secretary of education under President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence breaks a tie as the president of the Senate.
- 2018: After a lengthy illness, longtime songwriting collaborator with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead[viii]– John Perry Barlow- dies.
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The third album by Roxy Music, “Stranded” came out in 1973 and featured the somewhat similar lineup of Brian Eno (vocals, electronics), Phil Manzanera (guitars), Andy Mackay (oboes, saxophones), Paul Thompson (drums), and John Gustafson (bass). For the first time, Ferry did not pen all of the tunes; Eno and Manzanera joined him in contributing tunes to the album. Each album continued to show major development and this album ranks among their best—so far. Check this album out wherever you buy the finest in rock music. You will enjoy it.
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[i] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day. We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”
[ii] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.
[iii] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[iv] We look forward to sharing the music of Pink Floyd- as well as the band’s members- sometime within the next 5-6 years.
[v] We are not sure when we will begin offering the music of Blue Öyster Cult but expect it will be sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned.
[vi] We promoted the music of the greatest blues-rock-British-boogie band, Savoy Brown, beginning on Friday, 28-January-2011 through Monday, 28-February-2011. Kim Simmonds is one of the greatest guitarists of all time which is why everyone should check the music of this fabulous band out ASAP.
[vii] We began promoting the music of Foghat, one of the all-time greatest rock bands to explode out of England, beginning on Monday, 18-February-2018 through Monday, 19-March-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this celebrated group out by checking out the blog posts on those dates.
[viii] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.