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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 10, 2020:
Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko; Boston featuring Tom Scholz, and “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd:
- 241 B.C.: In the Battle of the Aegusa—during the First Punic War—the Roman navy obliterates the Carthaginian fleet, sinking 50 vessels.
- 418: The Roman Empire excludes Jews from holding any sort of public office.
- 1496: Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the Western Hemisphere when he left Hispaniola for Spain.
- 1624: England declares war on Spain.
- 1629: King Charles I dissolves Parliament; he recalls the body 11 years later.
- 1785: Succeeding Benjamin Franklin, the U.S. government appointed Thomas Jefferson to be minster to France.
- 1801: Great Britain takes the first census in its history.
- 1804: In St. Louis, the formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from France to the United States occurred on this date.
- 1814: The two-day Battle of Leon in France ended with a Prussian-led victory over the forces of Napoleon I.
- 1831: King Louis Philippe establishes the French Foreign Legion to support his war in the subjugation of Algeria.
- 1848: The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo, which ended the war with Mexico.
- 1862: The U.S. begins printing paper money in the following denominations: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1,000.
- 1864: President Abraham Lincoln signed an order assigning Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant general, to the command of the Armies of the United States; two days later, Grant assumed his position relieving General-in-Chief Henry Halleck.
- 1876: Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson heard Bell say over his experimental telephone- “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you!”
- 1880: The Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.
- 1888: Heavyweight boxing champion, John L. Sullivan fights Charlie Mitchell to a draw in the 30th
- 1893: New Mexico State University canceled its first graduation ceremony as its only graduate lost his life in a robbery the night before.
- 1902: A United States Court of Appeals rules that Thomas Edison did NOT invent the movie camera.
- 1910: China abolishes slavery.
- 1912: China became a republic after the overthrow of the Manchu Ch’ing Dynasty.
- 1913: Former slave, abolitionist, and Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, New York; she was in her 90’s.
- 1920: In the National Hockey League, the Quebec Bulldogs’ Jim Malone scores 6 goals against the Ottawa Senators.
- 1924: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law in New York state that prevented women from working late at night.
- 1927: Prussia lifted its Nazi ban allowing Adolf Hitler to speak in public.
- 1933: A magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered off Long Beach, California, resulted in 120 deaths. Meanwhile, Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.
- 1934: In the National Hockey League, the Toronto Maple Leafs go on the longest win streak in the team’s history of 18 games.
- 1941: The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their team would commence using batting helmets beginning with the 1941 season.
- 1945: German troops blow up the Wessel Bridge crossing the Rhine River to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Allies. Meanwhile, American B-29 bombers pounded Tokyo, Japan, killing 100,000 people on the ground.
- 1947: Future guitarist and vocalist with the rock band, Boston[i]—Tom Scholz—is born on this date.
- 1949: in Washington, D.C., a jury of her peers convicted Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars of treason. During the war, she broadcast to Allied troops as “Axis Sally,” and for this crime, she served 12 years in prison.
- 1952: General Fulgencio Bautista launches a military coup against the government in Cuba.
- 1959: A military coup in Cuba takes place as General Fulgencio Batista takes place.
- 1959: In Tibet’s city of Lhasa, Tibetans revolt against their Red Chinese occupiers.
- 1963: In the NBA, Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scores 70 points in a game vs. the Syracuse Nationals.
- 1965: Neil Simon’s play “The Odd Couple,” starring Walter Matthau and Art Carney, opened on Broadway.
- 1966: France withdrew from NATO’s military command to protest U.S. dominance of the alliance. Meanwhile, in the Ashau Valley, the North Vietnamese overran a green beret camp.
- 1969: James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tennessee, to assassinating civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.; however, Mr. Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until death.
- 1971: The U.S. Senate approves an amendment that will lower the age of enfranchisement to 18 years of age across the nation.
- 1973: Capitol Records first released the Pink Floyd[ii] album, “Dark Side of the Moon” in the United States while the British release came nearly two weeks later.
- 1978: “The Incredible Hulk” starring Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner premieres on CBS-TV.
- 1980: Iran’s insane leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini ‘lent his support’ to the militants holding the U.S. embassy and its people as hostages. Scumbag.
- 1981: The United States Postal Service announced that it would raise the price of first-class stamps from 15 to 18 cents.
- 1982: President Ronald Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against the nation of Libya for its support for global terrorism.
- 1984: Heavyweight boxer Tim Witherspoon knocked out Greg Page on this date.
- 1985: Konstantin U. Chernenko, the Soviet Union’s leader for just 13 months, died at age 73. Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks coach, Dick Motta, becomes the fourth NBA coach to win 700 games.
- 1987: The Vatican condemned surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.
- 1988: Prior to the 50th anniversary of the Anschluss, Austrian President Kurt Waldheim apologized on his country’s behalf for atrocities committed by Austrian Nazis. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, pop singer, Andy Gibb, of the Bee Gees, died in Oxford, England, of heart inflammation five days after turning 30.
- 1993: Outside a Pensacola, Florida, abortion clinic, Michael Griffin shot to death Dr. David Gunn. The shooter is serving a life sentence for the murder.
- 1994: White House officials began testifying before a federal grand jury about the Whitewater controversy.
- 1998: U.S. troops serving in the Persian Gulf began receiving the first inoculations for anthrax.
- 2003: Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, told a London audience: “Just so you know—we’re ashamed of the president of the United States is from Texas.” however due to the outrage, she later apologized for the phrasing of her remark, a common way in which, the liberal left of the nation gets its insults across and then says they’re “sorry” for having said it. Question: where are the Dixie Chicks now? Answer: nowhere.
- 2009: In his first major speech on education, President Barack Hussein Obama called for tying teachers’ pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools. Elsewhere, a gunman, 28-year-old Michael McLendon, killed 10 people, including his mother, four other relatives and the wife and child of a local sheriff’s deputy across two rural Alabama counties before committing suicide. Cowardly POS.
- 2011: Lawmakers in Wisconsin’s capital pass the bill that removes almost all collective bargaining rights of its state employees’ union.
- 2012: In the GOP Presidential Primary, Governor Mitt Romney wins caucuses in the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Wyoming.
- 2013: Residents of the Falkland Islands complete the first day of a two-day referendum on whether they want to remain attached to Great Britain or become a part of nearby Argentina.
- 2014: Kim Jung-Un is re-elected as leader of North Korea with 100% of the vote; the election was the first since the death of his father, Kim Jung IL, in 2011. Elsewhere, Joe McGuiness, 71, the adventurous and news-making writer and reporter, died in Worcester, Massachusetts, on this date.
- 2015: Pakistan announces that is reinstating the DEATH PENALTY for all crimes requiring it; previously, the nation used it only for acts of terrorism and had in fact been in a moratorium until the terrorist attacks of December 2014.
- 2016: In Coral Gables, Fla., CNN hosts the 12th GOP presidential candidates debate.
- 2017: South Korean high court upholds parliament’s decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye for corruption and other charges.
- 2018: Syrian government forces made their deepest push yet into the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus in a major blow to opposition fighters. Meanwhile, campaigning in western Pennsylvania for a Republican House candidate, President Donald J. Trump told a rally that his new tariffs were saving the nation’s steel industry.
- 2019: In Badghis Province, Afghanistan, the Taliban[iii] attacks an Afghan government military base capturing or killing 50 Afghan troops. Elsewhere, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashes just after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. This was one of the two major crashes that sealed the fate of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft.
- 2020: As things now stand, it appears that on Super Tuesday Junior, former Vice President Joe Biden won BIG in Michigan, Mississippi, and Missouri. At the time of this update, it appears that Joe Biden also is winning Idaho and that Bernie Sanders will win North Dakota and Washington. So far…
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[i] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Boston but when we do, we will alert the readership. Stay tuned for further developments.
[ii] We hope to promote the music of Pink Floyd and of the group’s individual members after Supertramp who is up next after we finish the music of Roxy Music and its members.
[iii] The Taliban is a prime example as to WHY we built the neutron bomb. We need to drop it every where the frigging Taliban is, radiating everything with a massive burst that will diminish after a week or two. Kill them all. Then we can declare peace and leave civilized Afghanistan.
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