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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 15, 2020:
President Andrew Jackson; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; the Beach Boys featuring Mike Love, the Grateful Dead featuring Phil Lesh, Sly and the Family Stone featuring Sly Stone, and WAR featuring Howard E. Scott:
- 44 B.C.: On this date in history, the Ides of March, a group of Roman nobles—including Marcus Junius Brutus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and Gaius Cassius Longinus—assassinated the dictator, Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the Forum in Rome.
- 1360: A French invasion army lands on the southeastern coast of Britain and conquers the city of Winchell.
- 1391: An anti-Semitic monk stirs up the anger of the citizens of Seville to attack the city’s Jewish population.
- 1493: Concluding his first visit to the New World, Christopher Columbus arrived at his home port in Spain.
- 1744: French King Louis XV declares war on Great Britain.
- 1767: Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina.
- 1781: During the American Revolution, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place in North Carolina. 1,900 soldiers under the command of British General Lord Cornwallis defeated an American force of 4,400.
- 1812: On the Russian River in California, Russians build their first California settlement.
- 1820: On this date, Maine became the 23rd state of the Union.
- 1867: Michigan becomes the first state to put a tax on property; it does so to support a university.
- 1875: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, John McCloskey, became the first American cardinal on this date.
- 1892: Inventor Jesse W. Reno patents the first escalator.
- 1907: Finland becomes the first European nation to give women the right to vote.
- 1912: Pitcher Cy Young retires from professional baseball with 511 wins.
- 1913: President Woodrow Wilson met with approximately 100 reporters in what became the first presidential press conference.
- 1916: Under General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing, 10,000 American troops invade Mexico to hunt down and capture or kill Mexican bandit, Pancho Villa.
- 1917: Nicholas II, the last Russian Czar, says that he will abdicate his throne and nominates his brother, Grand Duke Michael to succeed him.
- 1919: Members of the American Expeditionary Force from World War I convened in Paris for a three-day meeting to establish the American Legion.
- 1928: IL Duce, Benito Mussolini, modifies the nation’s electoral system, depriving the people of the right to choose between candidates.
- 1933: Future 107thS. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is born in Brooklyn, New York, on this date.
- 1934: The U.S. Information Service opens.
- 1935: Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels—someone whom the Democrats idolize—banned four Berlin newspapers on this date.
- 1937: In Raleigh, North Carolina, the first state contraceptive clinic opens for business. Meanwhile in Chicago, the first blood bank to preserve blood for transfusion by refrigeration underwent establishment at the Cook County Hospital.
- 1938: An American company drilling for water in Saudi Arabia discovers oil.
- 1940: Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering says that ‘between 100-200 church bells are enough for Germany, smelt the rest.’ Elsewhere, Phil Lesh, future bassist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead[i] is born.
- 1941: Future vocalist with the Beach Boys[ii]—Mike Love—is born in southern California on this date.
- 1943: During World War II, the final Nazi offensive on the Eastern Front begins as Axis forces move against the Russian city of Kharkov drives the Red Army temporarily out of the city. Elsewhere, in the United States, future leader of the funk-rock band, Sly and the Family Stone[iii]—Sly Stone—is born.
- 1944: During World War II, Allied bombers again raided Italy’s Monte Casino, held by the Nazis.
- 1945: Billboard publishes its first album chart with the King Cole Trio being its ‘No. 1.’
- 1946: British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India’s right to independence. Meanwhile, Howard Scott, future guitarist/vocalist with the L.A. funk band, War[iv], was born in San Pedro, California.
- 1947: The U.S. Navy appoints John Lee as the first black commissioned officer in the ranks. Meanwhile, Stomu Yamashta, music composer, was born in Japan. Finally, famed blues guitarist, Ry Cooder[v], was born in Louisiana.
- 1954: The “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar.
- 1955: The U.S. Air Force unveils a self-guided missile.
- 1956: The Lerner and Loewe musical play, “My Fair Lady,” based on Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” opened on Broadway.
- 1957: Britain becomes the third nation to explode a nuclear bomb.
- 1961: South Africa withdraws from the British Commonwealth
- 1962: A chartered Flying Tiger Line airplane carrying 107 people, most of them army personnel, disappeared while on route from Guam to the Philippines.
- 1964: Actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage and his second. Meanwhile, President Lyndon Baines Johnson asks Congress for a ‘war on poverty.’
- 1966: Following police abuse in a traffic stop in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California, race riots erupt that would last for a period.
- 1968: The U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold.
- 1970: Expo ’70, promoting “Progress and Harmony for Mankind,” opened in Osaka, Japan.
- 1975: Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris at age 69.
- 1977: The U.S. House of Representatives began a 90-day closed-circuit test to determine the feasibility to show its sessions on television. Elsewhere, “Eight is Enough” premieres on ABC-TV.
- 1985: In the 10th round of their heavyweight fight, Larry Holmes scores a TKO against David Bey to win the title. Elsewhere, the first Internet domain name, com was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corporation of Massachusetts. Finally, in Brazil, a new government undergoes installation, which ends two decades of military rule.
- 1988: The NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals officially moves its franchise to Phoenix, Arizona.
- 1989: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs became the 14th department in the president’s Cabinet.
- 1990: The Ford Motor Company introduced the Explorer on this date. Elsewhere, Mikhail Gorbachev became the first executive president of the Soviet Union via election.
- 1991: Four police officers in Los Angeles, California, are officially charged for their part in the beating of erstwhile, drunken motorist, Rodney King.
- 1998: CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired an interview with former White House employee Kathleen Willey, who said corndog President William “Bill” Clinton, Democrat, had made unwelcomed and unwanted sexual advances on her in the Oval Office in 1993, a charge President Clinton denied.
- 1999: Pluto again becomes the outermost planet of the Solar System. Elsewhere, an Amtrak train slammed into a steel-filled truck at a crossing in Bourbonnais, Illinois, killing 11 people.
- 2002: For his role in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, Libyan Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi commences his life sentence in a Scottish prison. Elsewhere, Burger King commenced selling the first ‘veggie-burger’ on any fast food operation’s menu.
- 2004: Ten days after being convicted in a stock scandal, Martha Stewart resigned from the board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Stewart rejoined the board in September 2011. Elsewhere, ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to the Caribbean from African exile after winning temporary asylum in Jamaica. Finally, a drive-by shooting in Mosul, Iraq, killed four U.S. missionaries working for the Richmond, Virginia-based Southern Baptist International Mission Board.
- 2005: Former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers was convicted in New York of engineering the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history. He later received a prison term of 25 years in prison.
- 2009: A chorus of outrage on Capitol Hill greeted news that some $165 million in executive bonuses were being paid by bailed-out insurance giant American International Group.
- 2010: According to the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, relations between his country and the U.S. are at their worst in 35 years.
- 2011: Leaders at the G8 pass the responsibility for military intervention in Libya onto the United Nations Security Council.
- 2012: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao blames the Dalai Lama for ongoing self-immolations by Tibet’s monks. Meanwhile, Venezuelan thug-dictator, Hugo Chavez, returns home from Cuba from a three-week cancer surgery recovery.
- 2013: Lazarus Project scientists reveal that they successfully recovered frozen tissue from the 1970’s and rejuvenated the cells of Rheobatrachus silus, a species of frog that has been extinct since 1983.
- 2014: The People’s Bank of China widens its trading band for the yuan against the S. dollar to within 2% of the determined daily midpoint, moving the currency toward market-based valuation.
- 2017: Flipping Disney refuses to cut gay scene in “Beauty and the Beast” in Malaysia as requested and rather than do what the censors requested, the company yanks the film from the country. Wow.
- 2018: Famed Toys R Us announces it’s going to close its stores across the country as the company plans to file for bankruptcy protections.
- 2019: In Christchurch, New Zealand, a ‘right-wing’ gunman attacks two mosques, killing 51 and wounding another 50. Meanwhile, thanks to Hitler Jugend-like Swedish ‘climate activist’ Greta Thunberg, schoolchildren around the world walk out of schools in protests of climate change. Another wow. Somebody get this girl some help.
- 2020: The Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus continues causing mass panic around the world as food service establishments begin shuttering their doors in many cities around the world. Meanwhile, people continue swamping stores, buying everything off store shelves and leaving them empty for loads of others. As of today, these are the facts: around the planet (of course, we have no clue as to what is occurring in China), there are 156,400 confirmed cases. That’s right, 156,400 confirmed cases with 5,833 confirmed deaths. As for those who have recovered, there are 73,968 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, so far, ONLY 40 people have died from China’s Wuhan Virus. Elsewhere, former Vice President Joe Biden and Marxist Senator Bernie Sanders debated one another on CNN with no crowd in the room. What a snooze fest. Two cantankerous old WHITE men bashing one another for their poor records. Tom Perez: listen, YOU POS, put Tulsi Gabbard in the debates, they might draw far better crowds than the crap you are running now. Just saying.
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[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of the archetypal American rock band, the Beach Boys, sometime within the next five years or so. Please keep posted for that day. Thank you.
[iii] We hope to present the music of Sly & the Family Stone within the next decade or so. Please stay tuned for further information.
[iv] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.
[v] Not sure when we will do the music of Ry Cooder but one day, we sure heck that we do.
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