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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 28, 2020:
U.S. Secretaries of State Abel P. Upshur and William M. Evarts; Electric Light Orchestra featuring Wilfred Gibson, the Rolling Stones featuring Brian Jones, and Uriah Heep featuring Dave Byron:
- 1066: Westminster Abbey opens to the public.
- 1677: The Dutch take control of the English colony at Suriname.
- 1749: The first edition of author Henry Fielding’s novel, “Tom Jones” goes into publication.
- 1759: Pope Clement XIII allows the printing of the Bible into various languages.
- 1827: The first commercial railroad in the United States, the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) receives its charter.
- 1844: As the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded and killed Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer, and several others.
- 1849: The first boatload of gold prospectors arrives in San Francisco from the East Coast. The SS California left New York Harbor on October 06, 1848. It sailed from there around Cape Horn and up to California in a trip that took 4 months and 21 days.
- 1854: At Ripon, Wisconsin, politicians organize the Republican Party. About 50 anti-slavery supporters began the new political group.
- 1859: The Arkansas legislature passes a bill ordering free blacks to choose between returning to slavery and leaving the state in exile.
- 1861: The Federal government creates the territories of Nevada and Colorado.
- 1863: The Union Navy sinks the Confederate raider, CSS Nashville, near Ft. McAllister, Georgia.
- 1884: In Potomac River, Maryland, the 15thS. Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur dies. He served under President John Tyler from 06-24-1843 to 02-28-1844.
- 1885: AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) incorporated on this date.
- 1901: In New York City, the 27thS. Secretary of State William M. Evarts died. He served under President Rutherford B. Hayes and from 03-12-1877 to 03-07-1881.
- 1911: President William Howard Taft nominated the first black American to be the assistant attorney general of the United States on this date, William H. Lewis.
- 1917: The AP reports that Mexico and Japan will ally with Germany if the United States enters World War I. The information reportedly came from a German diplomatic communication from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmerman to a German official in Mexico. Outrage over the fact that our southern neighbor might ally with the Central Powers is one of the events that propelled the United States into the global conflict.
- 1922: Although British troops remain on its sovereign soil, Egypt gains its independence from Great Britain.
- 1924: The U.S. begins a lengthy intervention in the Honduras to support plantation owners.
- 1933: In Germany, two things occur on this date: (1) President Paul von Hindenburg abolishes freedom of opinion, while (2) Chancellor Adolf Hitler orders the dissolution of the German Communist Party. Meanwhile, Frances Perkins becomes the first female Cabinet minister in the United States in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration.
- 1939: Great Britain recognizes the Spanish government in the control of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
- 1940: Richard Wright’s “Native Son[i]” is published on this date. Elsewhere, the first televised basketball game took place on this date. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh from Madison Square Garden in New York.
- 1941: During the month of February, 39 German U-Boats are sunk for a total of 197,000 tons.
- 1942: Brian Jones, future founding member of the Rolling Stones[ii] was born on this date. Brian was a talented musician who play a wide variety of musical instruments and sadly, was never given the due he so deserved. Elsewhere in England, future violinist with Electric Light Orchestra[iii]—Wilfred Gibson—was born. Meanwhile, in Java, the last bastion in the Dutch East Indies, Japanese troops begin landing on Java. Elsewhere, in the Battle of the Sunda Strait, the Japanese navy attacked the U.S. heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth, both of which sunk shortly after midnight with a combined loss of more than 1,000 sailors.
- 1943: During the month of February, 63 German U-Boats are sunk by the allies for a total loss of 359,300 tons.
- 1947: In Taiwan, the authorities put down civil disorder; however, 30,000 people die in the process of them doing it.
- 1951: A Senate committee reports that in the U.S. at least TWO major crime syndicates exist and possibly more.
- 1953: Scientists James D. Watson and Francis H. C. Crick announced the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, a fundamental building block of life.
- 1954: The U.S. performs an atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
- 1959: The Chicago Cardinals trade Ollie Matson to the Los Angeles Rams for nine players.
- 1960: A day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, the United States won its first Olympic Hockey Gold Medal by defeating Czechoslovakia’s team 9-4.
- 1961: President John F. Kennedy names Henry Kissinger as a special adviser.
- 1962: A group of Las Vegas republicans formed the John Glenn for President club on this date.
- 1972: President Richard M. Nixon ends his historic weeklong visit to Communist China.
- 1974: After a gap of seven years, the United States and Egypt reestablish diplomatic relations.
- 1976: Spain begins pulling its troops out of the Western Sahara.
- 1979: Mr. Ed, the talking horse from the TV show, “Mr. Ed,” died.
- 1982: AT&T loses a record $7 billion for the fiscal year.
- 1983: The final TV episode of “M*A*S*H” airs on CBS-TV, a record 125 million people watch it.
- 1985: Dave Byron, lead vocalist for the British rock band, Uriah Heep[iv], lost his battle with chronic alcoholism on this date and died.
- 1986: Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme suffered assassination in Stockholm.
- 1991: United Nations troops move into Kuwait City while Saddam Hussein orders his troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers set ablaze Kuwaiti oil fields during their arduous retreat.
- 1993: A gun battle erupted near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (and Explosives) or ATF agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh on weapons charges; however, it did not go well, and four agents and six Davidians lost their lives leading to a 51-day standoff. The siege ended on April 19 as fire erupted while federal agents smashed their way (or attempted to) into the compound leading to the deaths of Mr. Koresh and 78 other Davidians including many children. President Bill Clinton and his Attorney General, Janet Reno, were never charged for the crimes of killing American citizens on home soil and for using tanks, gas, and other means of murder and assault. To this day, neither has been charged with the crime of murder but this display of tyranny later led Timothy McVeigh to bomb the federal building in Oklahoma City.
- 1994: The so-called, “Brady Law,” goes into effect, which imposes a waiting period for the purchase of handguns. Elsewhere, NATO conducted its first military strike when U.S. F-16 fighters shot down four Bosnian Serb warplanes in violation of a no-fly zone over central Bosnia.
- 1997: Smokers must show identification that shows they are 18 years of age or older if they wish to purchase tobacco products.
- 2001: The Northwest region of the U.S. including the state of Washington was hit by an earthquake that measured 6.9 on the Richter scale. However, the authorities reported not a single death.
- 2002: ABC Sports announced that John Madden would replace Dennis Miller on “Monday Night Football.” Madden signed a four-year, $20 million deal with ABC.
- 2003: UN Chief Weapons Inspector Hans Blix announces that there is ‘no evidence that Iraq possesses any weapons of mass destruction.’
- 2007: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter to change the planned trajectory toward the planet Pluto.
- 2011: In Egypt, the government imposes a travel ban on former President Hosni Mubarak and his sons in anticipation of trying them on a variety of charges. Elsewhere, the last surviving veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles, dies in Charles Town, West Virginia, at age 110.
- 2012: IBM announces it is on the brink of developing the world’s first quantum computer.
- 2013: According to Brainy History, in North Carolina, a neuroscientist at Duke University announces he has successfully connected the brains of two rats in such a way that they share information. Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the pontiff. He became the first pope since Gregory XII in 1415 to resign his post and the first to resign voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.
- 2014: New Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announces plans to cut government spending and use the funds to decrease taxes on individuals and regional businesses; Italy’s unemployment rate increased 0.2 percent in January to 12.9 percent. Meanwhile, in order to protect its ‘interests,’ Moscow sends troops into the Crimea.
- 2015: The vice president of the African nation of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana, announces he is going to undergo a voluntary 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies of Ebola; although the disease is slowing, there is still good reason for the precautionary measures.
- 2016: In the 36th Annual Razzles Awards, the chick flick, “Fifty Shades of Gray,” wins Worst Picture Award, Worst Actor Award, and Worst Actress Award. What a load of crap.
- 2018: The ‘humanitarian’ government of Rwanda shutters the doors of 700 ‘illegal churches,’ claiming they were ‘too noisy’ and that they lacked the appropriate building permits.
- 2019: A summit meeting between the United States’ President Donald J. Trump and the overweight dictator of North Korea- Kim Jong Un- collapses with nothing to show for it. Meanwhile, YouTube announces it will no longer permit comments on videos featuring children as pedophiles are the ones leaving most of the comments.[v]
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[i] “Native Son” by Richard Wright is a book every American should read.
[ii] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members’ solo projects. We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces. Sadly, we should have been clairvoyant and presented the music of Marianne Faithful, too. Perhaps one day we will.
[iii] We are not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Electric Light Orchestra but we hope to do it soon just as we hope to do the music of Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Jethro Tull, and some other famous British rock bands. Please remain vigilant for the day when we do. We thank you.
[iv] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
[v] Many civilized Americans believe we need to construct a Devil’s Island of sorts and leave the pedophiles to contend with one another. Others believe that as the liberal Democrats continue searching for new sources of cash infusions for their campaigns, they will try to legalize this blasphemous behavior. Shame.