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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 13, 2020:
President Benjamin Harrison; Confederate President Jefferson Davis; Otto Meissner- Nazi official; Steve Hackett (solo) featuring brother John Hackett, U 2 featuring Adam Clayton, and the Yardbirds featuring Jeff Beck:
- 483: St. Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this date.
- 607: The 12th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet occurs on this date.
- 1519: Hernando Cortez and his army of Conquistadors lands on the mainland of Mexico.
- 1639: New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard.
- 1656: The authorities of New Amsterdam in the New World deny Jews the right to build a synagogue.
- 1660: The Virginia Colony passed a statute limiting the sale of slaves within its boundaries.
- 1677: Massachusetts gains title to Maine for the cost of $6,000.
- 1764: Charles Grey- 2nd Earl Grey, who served as British prime minister from 1830 to 1834 and for whom Earl Grey tea bears his name- was born in Falloden, Northumberland.
- 1777: The U.S. Congress ordered its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.
- 1781: Astronomer Sir William Hershel discovered the seventh planet of the Solar System, Uranus.
- 1852: The character of “Uncle Sam” made its debut in the New York Weekly Lantern
- 1861: Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs a bill that authorizes the use of slaves as soldiers in the Confederate military.
- 1862: President Abraham Lincoln signed a measure prohibiting Union military officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners.
- 1865: The Congress of the Confederacy signed a bill that would put black soldiers into the field as active military men with the promise that they would be set free once victory was achieved.
- 1868: The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
- 1877: Chester Greenwood patented the earmuff.
- 1878: The first collegiate golf match took place on this date as Oxford and Cambridge squared off against one another.
- 1880: Future head of the Nazi Office of the Reich Chancellery- Otto Meissner- is born in Germany on this date. He was one of the few Nazi leaders to survive the war.
- 1884: The Siege of Khartoum by the Islamic radicals led by the Mahdi commences on this date against the British troops there. Elsewhere, the United States adopted standard time throughout the nation.
- 1901: Andrew Carnegie announced he was retiring from business and that he would spend the rest of his days giving away his fortune. His estimated net worth was near $300- million. Elsewhere, 23rd president of the United States (1889-1893), Republican President Benjamin Harrison, passed away.
- 1911: The U.S. Supreme Court approved corporate tax law.
- 1918: Bolshevik Leon Trotsky gains control of the Red Army.
- 1921: Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China.
- 1925: The Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution, which Governor Austin Peay signed on March 21.
- 1928: When the St. Francis Dam collapsed just before midnight on the evening of March 12, the resulting wall of water that flooded down Southern California’s San Francisquito Canyon killed more than 400 people in the immediate area.
- 1930: Clyde Tombaugh, an astronomer at the Lowell Observatory announced the discovery of the planet Pluto.
- 1933: Banks in the United States began reopening after a “bank holiday” declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went into effect days earlier to stabilize banks and to prevent bank runs by worried consumers. Meanwhile, in Germany Joseph Goebbels becomes the minister of information and propaganda.
- 1934: A gang of criminals that included notorious bank robbers John Dillinger and “Baby Face” Nelson robbed the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa, making off with $52,344.
- 1938: Famed attorney Clarence S. Darrow died in Chicago. Meanwhile, the Anschluss concludes as Nazi Germany annexes Austria.
- 1940: A cease-fire between Finland and the Soviet Union takes effect, ending the Winter War.
- 1942: Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps became the first female colonel in the U.S. Army.
- 1943: A failed attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler takes place on a flight between Smolensk, Russia, and Rastenburg, Germany.
- 1950: Future psychiatrist, journalist, and standard guest on the FOX News Channel, Charles Krauthammer, are born.
- 1951: Israel demanded $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees. Meanwhile, the comic strip, “Dennis the Menace” appeared for the first time in newspapers across the country.
- 1954: The Viet Minh begin the siege of the French base at Dien Bien Phu in earnest. The battle would rage for nearly two months until reduced to a small amount of territory and out of supplies, the remainder of the French Union and French Foreign Legion troops surrendered.
- 1955: John Hackett (flutes/woodwinds)- longtime collaborator with his brother Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis[i], is born on this date.
- 1960: Future bassist with the Irish rock group, U2[ii], Adam Clayton, is born on this date.
- 1961: Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingmar Johansson in the 6th round to win the heavyweight boxing title.
- 1963: China invited Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev to visit Peking.
- 1964: Bar manager, Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, New York, home; the case generated controversy over the supposed failure of her neighbors to respond to her cries for help.
- 1965: Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton[iii] in the UK band, the Yardbirds[iv].
- 1969: The Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the lunar module.
- 1974: The U.S. Senate voted 54-33 to restore the death penalty. Meanwhile, OPEC leaders lifted embargo Arab oil-producing nations imposed upon the USA.
- 1987: The mobster, John Gotti, is acquitted at one of his racketeering trials.
- 1991: Exxon pays $1 billion in fines over the Exxon-Valdez disaster.
- 1996: Thomas Hamilton slays 16 kindergartners, their teacher, and himself in a mass murder-suicide.
- 2003: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
- 2010: Six people are killed by a remotely operated bomb while travelling in southern Afghanistan in Tirin Kot, the capital of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province.
- 2011: Over 200,000 people are evacuated from Japan as fear of nuclear contamination from the power plants grows.
- 2012: After 244 years of publication, Encyclopedia Britannica announced it would discontinue its print edition.
- 2013: For the first time in its history, the European Parliament rejects a European Union Budget. Meanwhile, North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement. Finally, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes the new pope, taking the name Pope Francis. He is the first non-European pontiff.
- 2014: The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will put £11 million into the funding of the Square Kilometer Array project, a radio telescope that will collect massive amounts of data from space, requiring immense computing resources.
- 2015: Through using the Hubble Deep Space Telescope, astronomers and scientists conclude that beneath the icy surface of Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter, a large ocean exists.
- 2016: In Ankara, Turkey, a suicide bombing occurs that kills 37 people. Of course, the dictatorship declares the “Kurds the guilty party.” Oh, please, it was a plot set in motion by the government to solidify its power.
- 2017: British-born runner Ed Whitlock, the oldest man to run a marathon under four hours dies at age 86. The marathon that gave him his record occurred the previous year at age 85.
- 2018: President Donald J. Trump fires his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via a Tweet.
- 2019: President Donald J. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort receives and additional 43 months in jail on top of his 47 months for tax evasion and other Deep State-instigated and accused crimes. Time for the president to pardon the guy. Meanwhile, President Trump establishes the home of civil rights activists Medgar and Mylie Evers as a national monument in their hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. Finally, POS California Governor Gavin Newsom- facing recall the following year- declares an indefinite moratorium on the death penalty claiming it discriminates against ‘marginalized communities.’
- 2020: Democrats and the Trump administration continue trying to hammer out a deal that will bring real relief to the American people combatting the Chinese-caused Wuhan Virus, aka COVID-19, that is sweeping the world. The Democrats continue trying to expand the size of government and to stick in things like additional funding for abortion and other crazy things and the Trump administration and the GOP continue smacking them back and knocking them down. What is up with the Democrats? No one knows but they are a bunch of sick f**ks. Meanwhile, President Trump addresses reporters at the White House and some of the assembled reporters seem eager to know if the president himself might be infected. Horrible people. Finally, the State Department ordered the Chinese ambassador to the United States to shut the hell up about trying to connect the U.S. Army to the outbreak of coronavirus that seemingly spilled out of that nation’s ONLY biowarfare lab. The moratorium on air flights from Europe to the U.S. begins tonight at midnight.
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[i] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[iii] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014. Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates. You will be glad you did. Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.
[iv] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Jeff Beck Group, Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
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