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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 02, 2020:
Rutherford B. Hayes vs. Samuel J. Tilden; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Billings Brown; U.S. Secretary of State John W. Foster; Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev; AC/DC featuring Mark Evans, the Four Tops featuring Lawrence Peyton, and the Velvet Underground featuring Lou Reed:
- 871: At the Battle of Marton, Ethelred van Wessex beats the Danish invasion army in the British Isles.
- 1498: Vasco de Gama’s fleet visits the island of Mozambique.
- 1629: English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning nine members.
- 1776: American troops begin shelling British troops in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1793: The first president of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, was born near Lexington, Virginia.
- 1807: The U.S. Congress bans the slave trade, effective January 01, 1808.
- 1819: The United States passes its first immigration law.
- 1836: The Republic of Texas formally declared independence from Mexico. Meanwhile, future 52ndS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Billings Brown is born in Lee, Massachusetts, on this date. President Benjamin Harrison nominated his fellow Republican to fill the seat of another Republican Associate Justice Samuel Freeman Miller. Brown served from 12-29-1890 to 05-28-1906. Elsewhere, future U.S. Secretary of State John W. Foster is born in Petersburg, Indiana. He would likewise serve under President Benjamin Harrison from 06-29-1892 to 02-23-1893.
- 1853: The Washington Territory organizes on this date.
- 1861: The state of Texas, having seceded from the Union, won admittance to the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the United States creates the Nevada and Dakota Territories out of the Utah and Nebraska Territories.
- 1867: The U.S. Congress creates the Department of Education. Congress also passes the Reconstruction Act. Finally, in Savannah, Missouri, the Jesse James Gang robs a bank leaving one person dead and numerous wounded.
- 1877: Republican Rutherford B. Hayes became the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.
- 1897: President Grover Cleveland vetoed legislation that would have required a literacy test for immigrants entering the country, which is good.
- 1899: President William McKinley signs a bill authorizing the U.S. fifth national park, Mt. Rainer National Park. In addition to this, the Republican president also signed a measure that authorized the rank of admiral in the U.S. Navy and in so doing, made the hero of the Battle of Manila Bay George Dewey the nation’s first admiral.
- 1901: The Congress of the United States passed the Platt Amendment, which limited Cuban autonomy as a condition for withdrawal of U.S. troops.
- 1903: The Martha Washington Hotel opened in New York City. The hotel had 416 rooms and was the first hotel exclusively for women.
- 1917: Signing the Jones-Shafroth Act, President Woodrow Wilson granted Puerto Ricans both territorial statuses as well as U.S. citizenship. Meanwhile, the Russian Revolution got underway as Czar Nicholas II abdicated his throne.
- 1919: Following their repatriation home to Germany, undefeated General Paul von Lettow Vorbeck and his troops march through the streets of Berlin to a hero’s welcome. The German colonial army and its native troops fought off more than 100,000 British and Commonwealth troops as well as Belgian, Portuguese, and other African troops for four years during World War I in German East Africa (Tanganyika). The army never lost a major battle nor did it ever surrender until word arrived announcing the Armistice in November 1918.
- 1925: State and federal highway officials developed a nationwide route-numbering system and adopted the familiar U.S. shield-shaped, numbered marker.
- 1927: At $70,000 per year, Babe Ruth becomes the nation’s highest paid baseball player.
- 1929: The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals on this date.
- 1933: The motion picture, “King Kong,” had its world premiere at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy.
- 1938: Show trials begin to take place in the Soviet Union as Soviet dictator Josef Stalin seeks to purge his enemies. Elsewhere, future member of the Four Tops[i]– Lawrence Peyton (vocals 1953-1997)- is born in Detroit, Michigan, on this date.
- 1939: Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli was elected pope on his 63rd birthday and elected to take the name Pius XII. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights, 147 years after the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution had gone into effect. Moreover, Georgia and Connecticut soon followed the example of their fellow New England states. Finally, John Ford’s classic western, “Stagecoach,” starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne opened in New York.
- 1941: Future leader of the Soviet Union—Mikhail Gorbachev—is born in Russia on this date.
- 1942: The original Stage Door Canteen, a wartime club for U.S. service members and women, officially opened its doors in New York’s Broadway theater district.
- 1943: During World War II, the three-day Battle of the Bismarck Sea began in the southwestern Pacific. U.S. and Australian warplanes inflicted heavy damage upon an Imperial Japanese convoy.
- 1944: “Casablanca” won best picture, best director, and best screenplay at the Academy Award ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Meanwhile, Lou Reed, future guitarist and vocalist with the Velvet Underground[ii] and as a solo artist was born.
- 1945: King Michael of Romania accepts the demand of the communists to step down from his position and abdicate his throne.
- 1946: Enthusiastic communists elect Ho Chi Minh president of North Vietnam.
- 1951: Taking place at Boston Garden, the East beat the West, 111-94, in the first NBA All-Star Game.
- 1954: Future drummer for both Todd Rundgren[iii] and with Paris[iv]– Hunt Sales- is born on this date.
- 1956: Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares its independence from France. Elsewhere, future member of the Australian rock band, AC/DC[v]–Mark Evans (bass 1975-77)—is born on this date.
- 1962: Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands today. The Warriors won by a score of 169-147.
- 1969: A border clash between Communist China and the USSR leave at least 70 dead. Meanwhile, in Toulouse, France, the supersonic transport Concorde made its first test flight.
- 1972: The United States launched its Pioneer Space Probe, which flew past Jupiter in late 1973, sending back images and scientific data.
- 1974: The Watergate Grand Jury concludes the President Richard M. Nixon knew about the break-in at the Watergate Hotel, if not ordered it outright.
- 1978: Extortionist stole the remains of dead comedian Charles Chaplin from his grave in Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland; however, authorities were able to recover them near Lake Geneva 11 weeks later.
- 1984: During the Iran-Iraq War, a massive Iranian offensive against the struggling Iraqis grinds to a stop.
- 1985: The government approved a screening test for AIDS that detected antibodies to the virus, allowing possibly contaminated blood to be excluded from the blood supply.
- 1987: The U.S. government reported that the median price for a new home had gone over $100,000 for the first time in history.
- 1989: Representatives from the 12 European Community Nations agreed to ban all production of CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons), the synthetic compounds blamed for destroying the Earth’s ozone layer, by the end of the 20th
- 1990: More than 6,000 drivers went on strike against Greyhound Lines Inc. (The company, later declaring an impasse in negotiations, fired the strikers).
- 1995: The Internet search engine website Yahoo underwent incorporation by founders Jerry Yang and David Filo.
- 2002: Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. begins the invasion of Afghanistan on this date.
- 2004: Senator John F. Kerry, a man who fought in Vietnam, laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination after his victories in Super Tuesday contests. Meanwhile, Marge Schott, the controversial former owner of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball club, died at age 75. Finally, Academy Awards-winning actress Mercedes McCambridge died in La Jolla, California, at age 87. NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence that water had existed on the Red Planet in the past.
- 2011: In his book, “Jesus of Nazareth, Pt. II,” Pope Benedict XVI ‘exonerates the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ.
- 2012: The United States space agency NASA reveals it had its security compromised by hackers 13 times in the past year.
- 2013: New findings from the University of Leicester indicate decreasing sitting time by 90 each day can result in major heath advantages, such as reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
- 2014: Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Academy Awards. “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Dallas Buyers Club” win the most awards. The broadcast received the highest views of any Oscar’s ceremony since the year 2000. Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia’s parliament to send troops to the Ukraine to ‘protect ethnic Russians from Ukrainian fascists.’
- 2015: According to Brainy History, snowstorms continue to hit Boston, Massachusetts, bringing the city’s snowfall this season to 102 inches to date; the city’s highest snowfall occurred in the winter of 1995 with 107.6 inches.
- 2016: According to On This Day, the longest scheduled commercial flight occurred, one that flew from Dubai to Auckland, a distance of 8,824 miles. The Emirates A380 took 17 hours and 15 minutes from wheels up to wheels down. Wow.
- 2017: Much to the horror of President Donald J. Trump and to Trump’s voters, new Attorney-General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the Russian collusion scam investigation saying that he had ‘met with the Russian ambassador.’ Huh. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and numerous other Democrats ALL had met with the Russian ambassador on far too many occasions yet there we were, the beginning of a fraudulent investigation that pitted American against American. Shame.
- 2018: At a funeral before an invitation-only crowd of about 2,000 in Charlotte, N.C., the children of the Reverend Billy Graham remembered “America’s Pastor” as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, and one who lived his life at home as he preached it in stadiums. Meanwhile, a nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow, grounding flights and leaving more than 2 million homes and businesses without power from North Carolina to Maine.
- 2019: Tennis champion Roger Federer, 37-years-old and 20 time Grand Slam champion wins his 100th ATP Tour title on this date by beating Greek tennis phenom Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 to win the Dubai championship.
- 2020: Following on the exit of Mayor Pete Buttigieg from the Democratic Party’s 2020 Primary Race the day before (which was a shocking surprise), Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her exit from the race today and said she was going to support former Vice President Joe Biden.
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[i] We definitely hope to present the music of ALL the classic Motown bands- including the famed Four Tops- sometime within the next decade. Please, stay tuned for further developments.
[ii] We began promoting the music of the Velvet Underground starting on Tuesday, 18-March-2014 through Wednesday, 09-April-2014. At the time we promoted this famous New York City rock band, we failed to share the music of the man himself, Lou Reed. We hope to rectify that mistake when we return to promoting American bands again. Thank you for your patience.
[iii] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Todd Rundgren but one day, we sure as heck will so please stay tuned.
[iv] We should have promoted the music of Paris at the same time we did Fleetwood Mac. Sadly, we will promote Paris when we do Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, and Blodwyn Pig. Paris created two fine albums in the 1970s. Besides Sales, the band featured guitarist/vocalist Bob Welch and bassist/keyboardist Glenn Cornick.
[v] We are not sure when AC/DC will be in the works but you bet they will be at some point, possibly in 2027-2028.