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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 25, 2020:
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Philip Pendleton Barbour; U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles; the Allman Brothers Band featuring “Dangerous” Dan Toler, the Beatles featuring George Harrison, Blossom Toes featuring Brian Beltshaw, Crazy Horse featuring Frank “Poncho” Sampedro, and the Grass Roots featuring Ricky Coonce:
- 1497: Italian troops retake the city of Taranto in France.
- 1540: Conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado launches his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold on the North American Continent, a failed search that would last several years and lead to disaster for most of the participants.
- 1570: Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England.
- 1751: In New York City, the first incident of a performing monkey in an exhibit takes place with the price of admission set at one cent.
- 1791: Through an act of Congress and a signature by President George Washington, the First Bank of the United States with president and directors of the company came into being on this date.
- 1793: The first meeting of President George Washington’s Cabinet takes place at his home in Mount Vernon. Attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.
- 1803: 1,800 sovereign German states unite into sixty states on this date.
- 1804: Thomas Jefferson is nominated of the Democrat-Republican Party for president of the United States.
- 1836: Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver on this date. The patent—No. 138 (later 9430X) was one for a ‘revolving cylinder pistol,’ and was his first patent. God bless you, Mr. Colt!
- 1837: Thomas Davenport patented the first commercial electric motor; however, no distribution for electricity existed at the time and Davenport went bankrupt.
- 1839: The Seminole Native Americans and their black allies—former runaway black slaves that intermarried with the Indians—leave their homes in Florida and begin the migration to the West by order of the federal government.
- 1841: The 25th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Philip Pendleton Barbour died in Washington, DC, on this date. Originally a Democratic-Republican, he became a Democrat. President Andrew Jackson nominated him to fill the seat vacated by Associate Justice Gabriel Duvall. He served from March 15, 1836 to February 25, 1841.
- 1862: Nashville, Tennessee, became the first Confederate state capital occupied by the North during the Civil War. Meanwhile, President Abraham Lincoln introduces paper money to the U.S. Congress legislates the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.
- 1870: The U.S. Congress swears in its first black member, Hiram Rhodes-Revels from Mississippi— Republican—1870-1871.
- 1888: In Washington, DC, future 52ndS. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is born. He would serve under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 01-26-1953 to 04-22-1959.
- 1901: J.P. Morgan incorporated the United States Steel Corporation on this date in history.
- 1910: The Dalai Lama flees Tibet from advancing Chinese troops and seeks safety in British-ruled India.
- 1913: Character actor Jim Backus, who played Thurston Howell III on “Gilligan’s Island” and voiced the cartoon character Mr. Magoo, was born in Cleveland. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox declared in effect the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave Congress the power to levy and to collect income taxes on the hapless citizens of the nation.
- 1914: Sir John Tenniel, the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” died in London three days before his 94th
- 1916: During World War I on the Western Front, German troops overrun Fort Douaumont near the fortified city of Verdun.
- 1919: Under the Paris Treaty, the League of Nations begins to form. Meanwhile, the state of Oregon became the first state to place a tax on gasoline with the tax being one cent per gallon.
- 1921: After Soviet troops entered the nearby nation of Georgia, they proclaim it a Soviet Socialist Republic.
- 1922: At Versailles, French authorities executed French serial killer Henri Landru, whom a jury convicted of murdering 10 women and the son of one of them.
- 1926: Francisco Franco becomes a general in the Spanish military.
- 1928: The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, D.C.
- 1930: The photographic device banks use to record checks received a patent on this date.
- 1932: Austrian immigrant, Adolf Hitler, gets German citizenship on this date.
- 1933: The U.S. Navy launched the first ship designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger.
- 1940: W2WBS in New York City broadcast the first televised NHL game using one camera in a fixed position. The New York Rangers hosted the Montreal Canadiens and beat them by a score of 6-2.
- 1943: Allied troops reoccupied the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia after clashing with German troops during World War II. Meanwhile, future Beatle[i] George Harrison is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1944: Brian Beltshaw, future bassist and vocalist with the British rock group, Blossom Toes[ii], was born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1948: Czechoslovak communists seize their government in line with occupying Soviet troops.
- 1949: Future member of the rock band, Crazy Horse[iii]–Frank “Poncho” Sampedro (multi-instrumentalist 1975-88 / 1990-present)—is born on this date.
- 1950: “Your Show of Shows” with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premiered on NBC-TV; writers of the show included Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, and Woody Allen.
- 1956: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow.
- 1957: Buddy Holly[iv] and the Crickets record “That’ll be the Day.”
- 1963: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Edwards v. South Carolina, upheld 8-1 the right of Civil Rights demonstrators to protest peacefully outside the South Carolina State House. Meanwhile, the Beatles[v] release their first U.S. single, “Please Please Me.”
- 1964: At Miami Beach, Cassius Clay knocks out Sonny Liston in the seventh round to take the heavyweight boxing title of the world. However, the judges scored the victory as Technical Knockout (TKO) when an injured Liston failed to answer the bell in the seventh round.
- 1972: Germany gave a $5 million ransom payment to Arab jihadists who had hijacked a jumbo airliner and held the crew and passengers under threat of death.
- 1986: President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.
- 1987: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upholds affirmative action 5-4. Meanwhile, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scores a team record of 58 points in a game.
- 1989: Mike Tyson knocked out Frank Bruno in the fifth round to maintain the heavyweight boxing title. Meanwhile, Jerry Jones, new owner of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, fires 29-year Cowboys’ coach, Tom Landry.
- 1998: The first legal brothel in Switzerland opens in Zurich.
- 1999: William King received a sentence of death for the racial murder of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, Texas. Two other men involved in the horrendous crime suffered conviction for their part in the crime later. Elsewhere, in Moscow, China’s Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and Russian President Boris Yeltsin discussed trade and other issues.
- 2000: A jury in Albany, N.Y., acquitted four New York City police officers of second-degree murder and lesser charges in the February 1999 shooting death of illegal immigrant Amadou Diallo.
- 2005: Dennis Rader underwent arrest for the BTK (Bind-Torture-Kill) serial killings in Wichita, Kansas.
- 2011: In the People’s Republic of China, senior leader Jia Qinglin calls for control over Tibetan Buddhism and a renewed struggle against the Dalai Lama. Elsewhere, longtime drummer for the rock band, the Grass Roots[vi]— Ricky Coonce (drums 1967-72 / 1981-82)—died from heart failure on this date.
- 2012: Using their artillery, the Syrian army kills at least 100 civilians as they shell the cities of Homs and Hama.
- 2013: Russia enacts a law that bans smoking in schools and on subways. Elsewhere, “Dangerous” Dan Toler—former guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band[vii]—lost his fight with ALS on this date.
- 2014: Debbie Dingell, the wife of Congressman John Dingell[viii], announces she will run for the House seat her husband is vacating at the end of his 29th term; he announced the oncoming retirement yesterday.
- 2015: A jury awarded a Texas-based technology-licensing company, Smartflash, a whopping $532.9 million payout from Apple because it infringed upon data management software patents, something the mega-company claimed it did not do because the patents were invalid and that it NEVER used them in any of its products. Oh, well.
- 2016: The 10th GOP presidential primary debate occurs in Houston, Texas, with CNN moderating the event. Impartial moderators, eh? Nope, never when Republicans are on stage.
- 2017: Famous foul-mouthed liberal Democrat Tom Perez wins election to be the next leader of the Democratic National Committee. Good for you.
- 2018: Closing ceremonies for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyongChang occurred on this date. The games began on February 09, 2018. Team USA won 9 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals. Norway won the most at 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. Here are the medal count totals:
- Germany: 12 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze: 29 total medals
- Canada: 10 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze: 28 total medals
- Netherlands: 8 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze: 20 total medals
- Olympic Athletes Russia: 2 gold, 6 silver, and 10 bronze: 18 total medals
- South Korea: 5 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze: 17 total medals
- France: 5 gold, 4 silver, and 6 bronze: 15 total medals
- Switzerland: 5 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze: 15 total medals
- Austria: 5 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze: 14 total medals
- Sweden: 7 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze: 14 total medals
- Japan: 4 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze: 13 total medals
- Italy: 3 gold, 2 silver, and 5 bronze: 10 total medals
- China: 1 gold, 6 silver, and 2 bronze: 9 total medals
- Czech Republic: 2 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze: 7 total medals
- Finland: 1 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze: 6 total medals
- United Kingdom: 1 gold, 0 silver, and 4 bronze: 5 total medals
- Belarus: 2 gold, 1 silver, and 0 bronze: 3 total medals
- Slovakia: 1 gold, 2 silver, and 0 bronze: 3 total medals
- Australia: 0 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze: 3 total medals
- Poland: 1 gold, 0 silver, and 1 bronze: 2 total medals
- New Zealand: 0 gold, 0 silver, and 2 bronze: 2 total medals
- Spain: 0 gold, 0 silver, and 2 bronze: 2 total medals
- Slovenia: 0 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze: 2 total medals
- Hungary: 0 gold, 0 silver, and 1 bronze: 1 total medals
- Ukraine: 1 gold, 0 silver, and 0 bronze: 1 total medal
- Belgium: 0 gold, 1 silver, and 0 bronze: 1 total medal
- Kazakhstan: 0 gold, 0 silver, and 1 bronze: 1 total medal
- Latvia: 0 gold, 0 silver, and 1 bronze: 1 total medal
- Liechtenstein: 0 gold, 0 silver, and 1 bronze: 1 total medal
55. 2019: Following an assault by Internet trolls and Bots attacking the movie, “Captain Marvel,” the film review site Rotten Tomatoes makes ways as to how fans can rate and comment on movies.
56. 2020: President Trump returns from India and announces he has asked for $2.5 billion with which to combat the Coronavirus in the United States. Senate Minority Leader “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer says it’s ‘not enough. Currently, there are 80,000 cases worldwide. The president should have asked for more.’ Meanwhile, the Democratic 2020 Presidential Debates continue with Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, and Mayor Pete.
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[i] 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.
[ii] We promoted the music of Blossom Toes beginning on Monday, 01-June-2015 through Sunday, 07-June-2015. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your growing music collection.
[iii] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years. Please remain vigilant for when we do.
[iv] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Buddy Holly but when we do, we will also promote the music of Jerry Lee Lewis, the Big Bopper, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and all the rest. You will enjoy them.
[v] See footnote i.
[vi] We offered the music of this famed West Coast band- the Grass Roots- beginning on Thursday, 06-February-2014 through Saturday, 22-February-2014. We hope you will seek their music out by visiting whatever site you choose for the absolute best in rock music. You will be glad you did.
[vii] When we present the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will present the music of Gov’t Mule. Stay tuned for further developments.
[viii] In 2019, the question is, “Is the late John Dingell looking UP or is he looking DOWN? According to President Trump, the late congressman might be looking UP.