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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 15, 2020:
Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday (Local observance- California, Florida, New York, and Wisconsin)
U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root; Electric Flag featuring Mike Bloomfield, the Kinks featuring Mick Avory, Santana featuring David Brown, and Supertramp featuring John Helliwell:
- 399: Philosopher Socrates receives a sentence of death from the Athenian court for corrupting the minds of the youth and for impiety.
- 1564: Famed Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born on this date in the city of Pisa.
- 1764: Pierre Lclade Ligue founds a settlement and trading post at what is now St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1798: A feud between two members of the U.S. House of Representatives (meeting in Philadelphia) boiled over as Roger Griswold of Connecticut used a cane to attack Vermont’s Matthew Lyon, who defended himself with a set of tongs. Griswold was enraged over the House not expelling Lyon for spitting tobacco juice in his face two weeks earlier; after their fellow members separated the two men, a motion to expel both of these reprobates was defeated.
- 1799: The state of Pennsylvania authorized printed ballots for use in all its elections beginning upon this date.
- 1804: New Jersey becomes the final northern state to abolish slavery.
- 1842: The City Dispatch Post (Office) in New York City used adhesive postage stamps for the first time in history.
- 1845: The future 38thS. Secretary of State Elihu Root is born in Clinton, N.Y. A Republican, he would serve under President Theodore Roosevelt from 07-19-1905 to 01-27-1909.
- 1851: Black abolitionists invade a Boston courtroom to rescue a fugitive slave that the court was going to send back to his master in the American South.
- 1870: Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Northern Pacific Railroad take place near Duluth, Minnesota.
- 1879: With his signature on a bill, President Rutherford B. Hayes authorized women lawyers to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
- 1898: 260 sailors die when the USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana, Cuba’s harbor.
- 1903: Morris and Rose Michtom introduce the first Teddy Bear in America on this date.
- 1910: The Boy Scouts of America form.
- 1918: Off the coast of Ireland, a German submarine sinks a U.S. troop ship with a torpedo and sinks it.
- 1930: Weona beats Toluca in the Illinois high school basketball tournament in 10 overtimes.
- 1932: U.S. bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes the only athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold). Elsewhere, George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on “The Guy Lombardo Show” on CBS radio.
- 1933: President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt in Miami, Florida. Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak died in the attack.
- 1936: Sonja Henie of Norway wins her third consecutive figure skating gold medal.
- 1941: Duke Ellington first records “Take a Train.”
- 1942: During World War II, British-ruled Singapore surrenders to the Empire of Japan. Elsewhere, surfaced German U-Boats shell an oil refinery in the Dutch Antilles.
- 1944: Mick Avory, future drummer with the British rock band, the Kinks[i], was born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1945: Future member of the British rock band, Supertramp[ii]–John Helliwell (horns/woodwinds/keyboards 1973-88 / 1996-2002 / 2010-present) –is born on this date.
- 1947: David Brown—future original bassist with the first Santana[iii] band—is born in Daly City, California, on this date.
- 1950: Walt Disney’s “Cinderella” hits movies on this date.
- 1952: A funeral was held in Windsor Castle for Britain’s King George VI, who had died nine days earlier.
- 1961: The entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team dies when the Belgian Sabena 707 on which, they are flying crashes.
- 1962: CBS-TV bought the exclusive rights to college football games from the NCAA for $10.2 million.
- 1965: Canada replaces the Union Jack with the Maple Leaf flag.
- 1970: A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea at Santo Domingo, killing 102 people aboard it.
- 1978: Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1981: Famed blues rock guitarist, Mike Bloomfield who performed with Electric Flag[iv] among other bands, dies from a drug overdose on this date.
- 1982: During a storm, the Ocean Ranger, a drilling rig, sank off the coast of Newfoundland and 84 men working on it lost their lives in the disaster.
- 1985: The Center for Disease Control reported that more than half of all nine-year-old kids in the U.S. showed no signs of tooth decay.
- 1989: The Soviet military ends its occupation of neighboring Afghanistan.
- 1991: The leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland signed the Visegard agreement, in which, they pledged to cooperate in transforming their countries to free-market economies.
- 1996: At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said that he has contracted the HIV-AIDS virus.
- 2005: YouTube, the popular internet site on which videos users may post and watch videos launched in the United States on this date.
- 2011: In Malaysia, morality police arrest more than 80 Muslim couples to prevent them from celebrating Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, inflation in Communist China reaches 4.9-percent.
- 2012: Procter and Gamble sells Pringles to the Kellogg Company for $2.7 billion.
- 2013: A Near-Earth asteroid, 2012 DA-14 comes within 17,200 miles of Earth’s surface, a record close approach for an object measuring estimated 160-feet in diameter.
- 2014: Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Tammam Salam declares that he has been able to form a new cabinet, breaking the 10-month impasse between Hezbollah and Sunni rival parties; Salam intends to hold presidential elections on time.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is planning rules for commercial drones that will limit flights to uncrowded areas within the operator’s line of sight, meaning that uses such as package delivery or long-range news reporting are off limits.
- 2018: Following the departure of Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath and becomes the new president of South Africa.
- 2019: Driving his enemies insane, President Donald J. Trump declares a national emergency as wave after wave of illegal alien caravans attempt to storm the southern U.S. border so he can divert funds and begin construction of the southern border wall.
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[i] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015. We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
[ii] We are not sure when we will present the music of Supertramp but we hope to do it within the next year or so. You will not want to miss this group, that we can tell you.
[iii] We should have promoted the music of Journey around the time we did the music of Santana. We hope to do so sometime within the next 10-12 years. We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do.
[iv] Not sure when exactly we will present the music of Elvin Bishop along with Electric Flag and Buddy Miles.