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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 17, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Pierce Butler; .38 Special featuring Ken Lyons, Family featuring Ric Grech, the Jeff Beck Group featuring Tony Newman, the Jefferson Airplane featuring Paul Kantner, the Lovin’ Spoonful featuring John Sebastian, the Rolling Stones featuring Mick Jagger, Thin Lizzy featuring Scott Gorham, and WAR featuring Harold Ray Brown:
- 45 B.C.: In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger at the Battle of Munda.
- 432 A.D.: Kidnappers seize St. Patrick, a Roman Catholic Bishop, and take him against his will to serve as a slave in Britain.
- 445 A.D.: Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor.
- 461 A.D.: (or 493 A.D. depending upon the source) St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul.
- 1190: Having commenced the slaughter of the Jewish inhabitants of York the previous day, Crusaders bound for the Middle East from England, complete their massacre of the hapless Jews.
- 1756: At the Crown and Thistle Tavern in New York City, patrons celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for the first time in the American Colonies.
- 1762: New York City’s first St. Patrick Day’s parade took place.
- 1766: Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the North American colonies.
- 1776: During the Revolutionary War, British troops evacuate Boston and regroup in Nova Scotia.
- 1777: In Calvert County, Maryland, future 24th over all and 5th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court Roger B. Taney is born. President Andrew Jackson would nominate his fellow Federalist-turned-Democrat to fill the seat of Chief Justice John Marshall. Taney would serve from 03-28-1836 to 10-12-1864.
- 1800: The English warship, HMS Queen Charlotte, catches fire resulting in the deaths of 700-plus sailors.
- 1836: Texas abolishes slavery.
- 1866: In Dakota County, Maryland, future 71stS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Pierce Butler is born. President Warren G. Harding would nominate the Democrat to fill the seat of Republican Associate Justice William R. Day. Butler served from 12-21-1922 to 11-16-1939.
- 1871: Organizers form the National Association of Professional Baseball players.
- 1884: In Otay, California, John Joseph Montgomery made the first-manned, controlled, heavier-than-air glider flight in the United States.
- 1886: The Carrollton Massacre occurs in Mississippi as the citizens of the town murder 20 blacks.
- 1898: John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island.
- 1901: A showing of 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, France, 11 years after the death of the artist, creates a sensation.
- 1906: President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with “the muckrake in his hand” in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington, D.C.
- 1912: The Campfire Girls Organization underwent incorporation in Washington, D.C.; two years to the day after the first chapter underwent founding in Thetford, Vermont. In modern times, we now know the group as Camp Fire U.S.A.
- 1917: The first bowling tournament exclusively for women in the United States commenced on this date in St. Louis, Mo. Nearly 100 women participated in the event.
- 1924: The USSR and Sweden establish diplomatic relations with one another’s governments.
- 1926: In the League of Nations, Spain and Brazil vote against Germany from joining their organization.
- 1930: Construction commenced on the Empire State Building.
- 1931: Soviet dictator Josef Stalin expels Krupskaya Lenin from the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
- 1936: Pittsburgh’s Great St. Patrick’s Day Flood began as the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, swollen by rain and melted snow, started exceeding flood stage; the high water was blamed for more than 60 deaths.
- 1941: Paul Kantner, future guitarist and vocalist with the Jefferson Airplane/Starship[i], is born on this date. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially opened the National Gallery of Art.
- 1942: With the arrival of 30,000 Jews from Lublin, Poland, the Belzec Concentration Camp opens for business. Meanwhile, General Douglas MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander of all Allied forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
- 1943: Future drummer with the Jeff Beck Group[ii]—Tony Newman—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1944: John B. Sebastian, future guitarist/vocalist/harmonica player and songwriter with the Lovin’ Spoonful[iii], was born on this date.
- 1946: Future drummer for the Los Angeles-based fun-rock-soul-jazz band, WAR[iv]—Harold Ray Brown—is born on this date.
- 1950: Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, “californium,” aka element 98.
- 1951: In Glendale, California, future guitarist/backing vocalist with Thin Lizzy[v] from 1974-1983- Scott Gorham- is born.
- 1953: Future bassist with the Southern rock band, .38 Special[vi] 1974-1977—Ken Lyons—is born in Jacksonville, Florida, on this date.
- 1958: The U.S. Navy launched the Vanguard 1 satellite.
- 1959: The Dalai Lama flees Tibet in the advance of Chinese troops to take refuge in neighboring India.
- 1960: President Dwight D. Eisenhower forms an anti-Fidel Castro-exile army under the auspices of the CIA.
- 1963: Pope John XXIII beatified Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, an American. Twelve years later, Pope Paul VI canonized her.
- 1966: A U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb, which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
- 1968: A peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest in London was followed by a riot outside the U.S. Embassy; more than 200 people underwent arrest and over 80 people were arrested.
- 1969: Golda Meir becomes the fourth prime minister of Israel.
- 1970: The United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council by killing a resolution that would have condemned Britain for failure to use force to overthrow the white-ruled government of Rhodesia. Elsewhere, the U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
- 1972: To achieve desegregation, President Richard M. Nixon asked Congress to halt bussing.
- 1973: In a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Slava Veder of the Associated Press that captured the family on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in California as they joyously greeted U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, a freed prisoner of the Vietnam War.
- 1976: The U.S. military conducts nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site.
- 1985: President Ronald Reagan agreed to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
- 1988: Avianca Flight 410, a Boeing 727, crashed after takeoff into a mountain in Colombia, killing all 143 people aboard it. Meanwhile, Iran claims that Iraq has used poison gas in the Iran-Iraq War.
- 1989: A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that caused power outages over large regions of Canada.
- 1990: Famed English bassist, Ric Grech who played with Family[vii], Blind Faith[viii], and other UK bands, died due to alcoholism on this date.
- 1992: White South Africans approved constitutional reforms to give legal equality to blacks.
- 1993: Helen Hayes, the “First Lady of the American Theater,” died in Nyack, New York, at age 92.
- 2003: Edging to the brink of war, President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave his country. However, Iraq rejected Bush’s ultimatum, saying that a U.S. attack to force Saddam from power would be a “grave mistake.”
- 2004: NASA’s Messenger became the first spacecraft to enter orbit around Mercury. The probe took more than 270,000 pictures before it crashed into the surface of the planet on April 30, 2015.
- 2006: Federal regulators reported the deaths of two women in addition to four others who had taken the abortion pill RU-486; Planned Parenthood- the notorious ‘baby chop shop’- said it would immediately stop disregarding the approved instructions for the use of the murderous drug. Elsewhere, fashion designed Oleg Cassini died on Long Island, NY, at age 92.
- 2011: St. Patrick’s Day parades are now a worldwide event. Meanwhile, Libya claims it will end fighting on Sunday for the jihadists to turn themselves in to the government.
- 2012: Despite being under house arrest in Great Britain, Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, announces he will seek a seat in the senate of Australia.
- 2013: Two members of Steubenville, Ohio’s celebrated high school football team were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl and sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison in a case that rocked the Rust Belt city of 18,000.
- 2014: L’ Wren Scott, the 49-year-old model, designer, and longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stone[ix] Mick Jagger is discovered dead in her apartment, a mystery to this day. In other news, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as an “independent and sovereign country,” ignoring sanctions imposed by President Barack Hussein Obama of the United States and various European countries.
- 2018: The National People’s Congress appoints Wang Qishan as vice president on this date.
- 2019: After tropical cyclone Idai roars through eastern Zimbabwe killing at least 259 people, the government declares a state of emergency. Meanwhile, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces she is running for president. Wow.
- 2020: Much to the horror of New England Patriots fans, quarterback Tom Brady announces that after 20 years with the team, he is leaving the team to pursue opportunities with other teams. COVID-19 update: as of today, there are 197,802 known cases of the virus what with 7,955 deaths and 81,691 recoveries. Of course, the birthplace of the Wuhan Virus- communist China- leads the pack with 80,881 cases with Italy in second place what with 31,506 cases, and the Islamo-fascist republic of Iran in third place with 16,169 cases. The United States is in eighth place with 6,223 cases with West Virginia being the ONLY state sans any reported cases. Meanwhile, young people continue flocking to beaches across the country to celebrate Spring Break. What a bunch of losers as many food service establishments across the country are shuttering their doors and sending employees home like many of us chef-authors here have done.
- 2020 A: In the three presidential primaries held today, candidate Joe Biden beat the hell out of his opponent Bernie Sanders winning Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. Ohio postponed its primary until later in the year out of fear of the COVID-19 virus, aka the Wuhan Virus, the one the Chinese gave the world.
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[i] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
[ii] We promoted the music of a group of interconnected venerable British rock bands as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[iii] We shared the music of the Lovin’ Spoonful with the readership beginning on Saturday, 14-September-2013 through Tuesday, 24-September-2013. At the time, we made the oversight of not sharing the music of John B. Sebastian with the readership so we do hope we come back around to promoting him sometime in the next 15 years or so.
[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] 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.
[vi] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news. This would include the music of .38-Special, too.
[vii] 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.
[viii] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[ix] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members’ solo projects. We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.
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