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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 09, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices David Davis and Samuel Blatchford; Boston featuring Brad Delp, Family featuring Jim Creagan, the Move featuring Trevor Burton, Paul Revere and the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsey, Procol Harum featuring Robin Trower, and the Velvet Underground featuring J.J. Cale:
- 632: The Prophet Muhammad gave his last sermon (thank God for small favors).
- 1454: Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy, on this date. Meanwhile, German mapmaker named the American continent in his honor.
- 1497: Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first recorded astronomical observations.
- 1500: Sailing from Lisbon, Portugal, Pedro Alvarez Cabral leaves with 13 ships on the way to India.
- 1562: Naples, Italy, bans kissing in public, an offense punishable by death.
- 1661: Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died, leaving King Louis XIV in full control of the nation.
- 1788: Connecticut became the fifth state to join the union.
- 1793: Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North America. President George Washington was among the spectators in the crowd observing the flight.
- 1796: The future French emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais; however due to her purported infidelity, they later divorced.
- 1815: In Cecil County, Maryland, future 37thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice David Davis is born. President Abraham Lincoln would nominate the Whig, Republican, Liberal Republican, and eventual Independent to fill the seat of Democratic Associate Justice John Campbell. Davis served from 10-17-1862 to 03-03-1883 then became senator.
- 1820: The U.S. Congress passed the Land Act, which paved the way for westward expansion of North America.
- 1822: Charles M. Graham received the first patent for artificial teeth.
- 1832: Abraham Lincoln announced that he would run for political office for the first time. However, he was unsuccessful in his run for a seat in the Illinois state legislature.
- 1839: The Prussian government limits the workweek for children to no more than 51 hours per week.
- 1820: In Auburn, N.Y., future 48thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Blatchford is born. President Chester Alan Arthur would nominate his fellow Republican to fill the seat of Republican Associate Justice Ward Hunt. Blatchford would serve from 03-22-1882 to 07-07-1893.
- 1841: The United States Supreme Court rules in the United States v. the Amistad that the Africans who had seized the slave ship from their Spanish captors were free men because their captors took them against their will from their native land.
- 1847: During the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, the U.S. launches it first major amphibious operation as it assaults the defenses at Vera Cruz, Mexico.
- 1859: The National Association of Baseball Players adopted the rule that limited the size of bats to no more than 2.5 inches in diameter.
- 1862: During the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
- 1863: General Ulysses S. Grant received appointment as the commander-in-chief of Union military forces.
- 1864: Ulysses S. Grant becomes commander-in-chief of U.S. armies in the field.
- 1893: Cannibals in the Congo kill thousands of Arabs.
- 1897: The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent to William Spinks and William Hoskins for cue chalk.
- 1907: Indiana enacts the first voluntary sterilization law.
- 1914: U.S. Senator Albert Fall (Teapot Dome Scandal) calls for the “Cubanization of Mexico.”
- 1916: More than 400 Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico, killing 18 Americans. Meanwhile, during World War I, Germany declares war against Portugal as its colonial forces invaded Portuguese East Africa.
- 1918: Russian Bolsheviks form the Communist Party; meanwhile, Ukrainian mobs murder the Jews of Serendino Buda.
- 1932: The Japanese install former Chinese Emperor Henry Pu-Yi as head of Manchuria.
- 1933: Congress, called into special session by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, began its “hundred days” of enacting New Deal legislation.
- 1935: The animated cartoon character Porky Pig first appeared in the Warner Bros. animated short, “I Haven’t Got a Hat.”
- 1936: The German press warned that all Jews who vote in the upcoming elections would undergo arrest.
- 1942: Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders[i] is born in Eugene, Oregon, on this date as well as J.J. Cale, future guitarist and vocalist with the New York City rock band, the Velvet Underground[ii].
- 1943: During World War II, the Nazis begin transporting the Jews of Salonika, Greece, to concentration camps.
- 1945: During World War II, US B-29 bombers launched incendiary bombing raids against Japan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths. Meanwhile, the Japanese declare French Indochina to be an “independent country.” Meanwhile, Robin Trower, future guitarist and vocalist with both Procol Harum[iii] and a band bearing his name is born.
- 1946: Jim Creagan, future guitarist and vocalist with Blossom Toes[iv], Family/Streetwalkers[v] and eventually with Rod Stewart’s[vi] solo act is born.
- 1949: Trevor Burton—future guitarist with the Move[vii] (1965-69 / 2007-14)—was born in Great Britain on this date. Elsewhere, the first all-electric dining car went into service on the Illinois Central Railroad.
- 1953: The USSR buries Josef Stalin in Moscow.
- 1954: CBS reporter, Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s anti-communism campaign on “See it Now.”
- 1959: Mattel introduced Barbie at the annual Toy Fair in New York.
- 1962: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, first published the science fantasy novel, “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle.
- 1963: During a traffic stop in Hollywood, two ex-convicts, Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith managed to disarm and capture two Los Angeles police officers, Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger. The two thugs disarmed and abducted the officers and took them to an onion field near Bakersfield, California, where Powell shot Campbell to death while Hettinger managed to escape. Eventually, a jury of their peers convicted Powell and Smith and a judge sent the two murderers to prison. Joseph Waumbaugh detailed the case in his book, “The Onion Field.”
- 1964: The U.S. Supreme Court, in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, raised the standard for proving libel by unanimously ruling that public officials who charged that the press–in regard to their official duties—defamed them had to demonstrate “actual malice” on the part of the news organization. They had to do this to recover damages. Meanwhile, the first Ford Mustang, a Wimbledon White convertible, rolled off the production line in Dearborn, Michigan.
- 1965: The first U.S. combat forces arrived in South Vietnam on this date.
- 1967: Svetlana Alliuyeva, Josef Stalin’s daughter, defected to the United States on this date.
- 1974: The last Japanese soldier from World War II in the Philippines surrenders after being a guerilla for the intervening 29 years.
- 1975: Work commenced on the Alaskan pipeline.
- 1977: About a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invaded three buildings in Washington, D.C., where they murdered one person and took more than 130 hostages. However, the siege ended two days later as law enforcement stormed the place where the jihadi scumbags held their hostages.
- 1989: The Senate rejected President George H.W. Bush’s nomination of John Tower to be defense secretary by a vote of 53-47. However, the next day, Bush tapped Wyoming Rep. Dick Cheney, who went on to win unanimous Senate approval. Meanwhile, a strike forced Eastern Airlines into bankruptcy.
- 1990: Dr. Antonia Novello took the oath of office as the first female and Hispanic surgeon general of the United States. President George H.W. Bush nominated her, but do you hear Latinos and Democrats praising him for having done so? No, the reason is that the Left does not give a F**K.
- 1992: Former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin died in Tel Aviv at age 78.
- 1993: Rodney King testified at the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of violating his civil rights when they beat the crap out of him on a city street.
- 1994: The U.N. Human Rights Commission condemned anti-Semitism, putting the world body on record for the first time as opposing discrimination against Jews. Elsewhere, underground poet and ‘Dirty Old Man’ of Los Angeles Free Press fame, Charles Bukowski, dies at age 76 from leukemia.
- 1995: Major League Baseball awards a franchise to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays club.
- 2009: President Barack Hussein Obama lifted George W. Bush-era limits on using federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research[viii].
- 2011: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan, causes a tsunami alert to go out to all nations in the Pacific Rim region.
- 2012: Brad Delp—longtime vocalist of the rock band, Boston[ix]—took his own life on this date.
- 2013: Anti-apartheid leader and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, age 94 undergoes hospitalization for, what sources say, was a routine checkup. Elsewhere, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars.
- 2014: The Barbie doll celebrates its 55th Elsewhere, the search continues for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a missing Boeing 777, which went missing the day before over the South China Sea with 239 people aboard. At this point in time, NO trace of the plane has ever been found.
- 2015: Scientists exploring a cave in the Galilee Sea region of Israel discover an astounding cache of coins and jewelry dating back to the time of Alexander the Great. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama signs an executive order designating Venezuela a national security threat to the United States.
- 2016: In Miami, Florida, The Washington Post and Univision host the eighth Democratic Party’s primary debate. Meanwhile, the migrant crisis continues in southern Europe as Croatia, Macedonia, and Slovenia close their borders to prevent hundreds of thousands of Islamic ‘refugees’ from invading their countries.
- 2017: British abstract painter Howard Hodgkin dies at age 84.
- 2018: Weeks after the shooting that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, Republican Governor Rick Scott signed a school safety bill that included new restrictions on guns, prompting a lawsuit from the National Rifle Association; the bill raised to 21 the minimum age to buy rifles and created a program enabling some teachers and other school employees to carry guns.
- 2019: Republican Congresswoman from California- Bobbi Fiedler- dies at age 81 on this date. She represented California’s 21st Congressional District from 1981-1987.
- 2020: Following on the heels of former presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker’s endorsement of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden for the Democratic nominee for president, another former rival- Sen. Kamala Harris, California, also endorses “Smokin’ Joe.” The funny thing is, both of the senators had called Biden a ‘racist’ during debates in 2019. Funny how things do change. Meanwhile, the stock market continues plummeting as the Chinese-created coronavirus, COVID-19, continues rampaging around the world. People are buying all the toilet paper and paper towels on the shelves of stores. It looks like toilet paper will become the medium of exchange as smokes are in penal institutions. Go figure. Most believe the coronavirus is yet another ‘election year virus’ to come out of the Third World. 2002-2004: SARS. 2008: Avian Flu; 2010: Swine Flu. 2012: MERS. 2014 and 2018: Ebola; 2016: Zika virus; and 2020: COVID-19. Thank you, China.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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Phil Manzanera released a live album from an experimental group in the 1970s called ‘801.’ The album, entitled, “801 Live” (1991), featured Phil on guitars, Brian Eno on multiple instruments, Bill McCormick (bass and vocals), Francis Monkman (keyboards), Simon Philips (drums), and Lloyd Watson (slide guitars/vocals). The interplay between the musicians was stellar and the band performed three exceptional shows. This album features one of those nights in one glorious place for fans of both Roxy Music and Manzanera and Eno to enjoy like proverbial ear candy. Please, visit Amazon.com where you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere and the Raiders, J.J. Cale, the Velvet Underground, The Move, Trevor Burton, Robin Trower, Procol Harum, Brad Delp, Boston, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice David Davis, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Blatchford, El Chilote,
[i] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of Paul Revere and the Raiders but when we do, you will be among the first to know so please, remain attentive for that day. We thank you.
[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 as well as his band mate, J.J. Cale. We hope to rectify that mistake when we return to promoting American bands again. Thank you for your patience.
[iii] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.
[iv] 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.
[v] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013. Sadly, at the time, we failed to promote the music of both Axis Point as well as Roger Chapman’s solo catalog so we hope to correct those mistakes sometime within the next five years.
[vi] We began promoting the music of an interconnected group of bands including the Small Faces, Faces, and Rod Stewart beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This was a massive undertaking of rock bands and solo artists so we hope you will seek them out and consider adding the music to your album collection.
[vii] We are hoping to begin doing the music of the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra, and Roy Wood’s Wizzard sometime in 2020, possibly 2021. We hope you will remain vigilant so you won’t miss them. We will keep everyone posted.
[viii] In 2020, Democrats are sobbing over how President Donald J. Trump is overturning President Barack Obama’s ‘accomplishments.’ Well, here we have an example of President Obama overturning one of President George W. Bush’s accomplishments, a significant one at that. It is what it is.
[ix] Not sure as to when we will promote the music of Boston but when we do, you will be the first to know.
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