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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 21, 2020:
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Eddie Money, Sly & the Family Stone featuring Rose Stone, Stray Cats featuring Slim Jim Phantom, Supertramp featuring Roger Hodgson, and UFO featuring Andy Parker:
- 630: The emperor of the Byzantine Empire- Heraclius- restores the True Cross to Jerusalem.
- 1349: In Erfurt, Germany, in response to the Black Death, the people run amuck killing 3,000 Jews in the process.
- 1556: For the crime of heresy, the crown sends Thomas Cranmer, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, to the stake where executioners would burn him alive.
- 1617: Pocahontas, Indian princess and daughter of Chief Powhatan, dies at age 22.
- 1685: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany.
- 1697: Czar Peter the Great begins his self-educational trip through Western Europe.
- 1788: A major fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1804: The French civil code, or the “Code Napoleon” as it was later called, became the law of the land.
- 1824: A fire at an ammo dump outside of Cairo kills 4,000 horses.
- 1851: Explorers discovered Yosemite Valley.
- 1857: A major earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 people die.
- 1859: In Philadelphia, the first Zoological Society underwent incorporation on this date.
- 1871: Journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition in Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary, David Livingstone.
- 1902: In New York, three Park Avenue mansions suffered destruction when a subway tunnel roof collapsed.
- 1906: Ohio passed a law that prohibited hazing by fraternities after two fatalities.
- 1907: To protect its interests, the United States invades Honduras.
- 1908: French pilot Henri Farman carried the first passenger ever in his biplane.
- 1910: The U.S. Senate granted ex-President Teddy Roosevelt a yearly pension of $10,000.
- 1918: During World War I, Germany launches its Somme offensive. Their goal was to break through the Allied lines before American reinforcements arrived and tipped the war in favor of the Allies against the Central Powers.
- 1924: Mass Investors Trust becomes the first mutual fund set up in the U.S.
- 1925: The Butler Act, a Tennessee statute, which prohibits the teaching of evolution, becomes state law on this date.
- 1927: The Kuomintang army conquers the city of Shanghai, forcing British marines and other personnel to flee before it.
- 1928: President Calvin Coolidge gave the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
- 1935: Persia becomes “Iran” on this date in history.
- 1941: In the 13th Round, Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon for the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1942: A second air assault by Nazi Germany occurs with the aim of capturing the Island of Malta from the British.
- 1943: An assassination attempt on the life of German leader Adolf Hitler fails.
- 1944: Charles Chaplin went on trial in Los Angeles, accused of transporting former protégée Joan Barry across state lines for immoral purposes. However, a judge later acquitted Chaplin but the comedic actor lost a paternity suit despite tests showing that he was NOT the father of Barry’s child. Meanwhile, Supreme Allied Leader Dwight D. Eisenhower postpones the invasion of the South of France until after the landings at Normande later in the year.
- 1945: During World War II, the Allies begin a four-day air assault on Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, on Okinawa, the Japanese begin launching flying bombs against the Allied assault force ships. Finally, Rose Stone—future keyboardist and vocalist with the San Francisco funk-rock band, Sly and the Family Stone[i]—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1947: President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order #9835 requiring ALL federal employees to swear an oath of allegiance to the United States of America.
- 1949: Future rock-and-roll star, Eddie Money[ii], is born on this date.
- 1950: Future multi-instrumentalist with the great British rock band, Supertramp[iii]—Roger Hodgson is born on this date in Great Britain.
- 1951: During the Korean War, 2,900,000 troops arrive to stem the tide with the North Koreas and their Chinese allies. Meanwhile, a jury convicts Julius and Ethel Rosenberg of espionage.
- 1952: Future longtime drummer with the amazing British rock band, UFO[iv]–Andy Parker—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1961: Art Modell purchases the NFL’s Cleveland Browns’ franchise for the then-record amount of $3,925,000. Elsewhere, in Brooklyn, New York, future drummer with the rock-a-billy band, Stray Cats[v]—Slim Jim Phantom—is born.
- 1963: The Alcatraz Federal Prison Island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates and closed at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
- 1964: UCLA completes an undefeated NCAA basketball season, 30-0.
- 1965: Martin Luther King, Jr., begins his march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, with more than 3,000 civil rights protesters in tow.
- 1965: Civil rights demonstrators led by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., began their third successful march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1970: Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the ‘agony of defeat guy” in opening credits of ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
- 1975: Ethiopia ends its monarchy, which had been in existence for more than 3,000 years.
- 1978: San Francisco passes its—and nation’s—most comprehensive homosexual rights bill.
- 1979: The Egyptian Parliament unanimously approves peace with Israel, the first Arab nation to do so.
- 1981: Michael Donald, a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama, was abducted, tortured, and murdered by slime ball members of the Ku Klux Klan. His mother, Beulah Mae Donald brought a lawsuit against the organization that later resulted in a landmark judgment that bankrupted one Klan organization.
- 1983: The only known typographical error appears on Time Magazine cover (control=control) and recalls the entire printing.
- 1984: City leaders rename part of New York’s Central Park “Strawberry Fields” honoring John Lennon.
- 1991: 27 sailors are lost at sea when two U.S. Navy anti-submarine planes collide.
- 1994: Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe’s NHL record of 801 goals.
- 1999: Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
- 2002: In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects is charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
- 2006: The social media website Twitter was established with the sending of the first ‘tweet’ by co-founder Jack Dorsey, who wrote: “just setting up my twttr.”
- 2011: The first full face transplant in history occurs as doctors at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, perform the feat. Meanwhile, during the third night of outside intervention in the Libyan uprising, the home of Moammar Gaddafi is hit with more bombs than ever before (who gave Barack Obama the right to do this? —the man has a fricking Nobel Peace Prize!)
- 2012: The Greek Parliament votes unanimously to approve the bailout deal given them by the European Union.
- 2013: The U.S. uses B-52 bombers in joint exercises with South Korea, which leads to North Korea threatening to bomb S. bases in Japan. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency reveals scientific data that says the Universe is 13.82 billion years old.
- 2014: Vladimir Putin ratifies laws today annexing Crimea, defying sanction threats by the U.S. and the European Union. Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil takes the initiative among energy companies to disclose its plans for dealing with climate change in response to a 2013 shareholder resolution; the company’s move may set a standard for other energy companies to follow.
- 2015: As ongoing talks between the USA and five other nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expresses optimism that the group could strike a deal on the Iranian’s nuclear development—ostensibly for ‘peaceful purposes’—before a major deadline arrives at the end of the month—what a mess.
- 2017: Famed head of the world-famous Gong Show- Chuck Barris- dies at age 87. The Gong Show was a great show.
- 2018: After the data of more than 50 million users is harvested by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg admits he and his company ‘made mistakes.’ Meanwhile, the communist government of China continues amassing power as it announces measures to consolidate radio and television stations into one entity, “Voice of China.” Finally, a suicide bomber kills 31 people and injures scores more who were celebrating the Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- 2019: Six days after the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a ban on military-style assault weapons. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces via Twitter that the United States should respect and recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
Phil Manzanera, the extraordinary guitarist who gave Roxy Music one of the components of its unique sound, released an album from his archives in 2000, entitled, “Rare One.” The CD contains music he recorded or performed live between the years 1975 to 1991 and man, oh, man, there are some phenomenal gems contained here. If you want to own an album that contains all sorts of surprising tunes, this is one that every fan of the man and of the instrument should seek to own so please—use the link we provide you here so you can go to Amazon.com. Once there, snatch it up and slap it into your tape player, your CD player, or download it digitally onto your computer so you can begin grooving to the remarkable music. You will be so glad you did.
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[i] We hope to present the music of Sly & the Family Stone within the next decade or so. Please stay tuned for further information.
[ii] Not sure when we will promote the music of the legendary singer, Eddie Money, but you can bet one day that we will.
[iii] Supertramp is coming soon. When we promote this famed British rock band, everyone will be astounded at how amazing they are. Please stick around for when we do.
[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of UFO and of the Michael Schenker Group at some point within the next year. We hope you will remain vigilant as to the day that we do.
[v] When we begin promoting American bands again, we will be sure to include the Stray Cats as well as the group’s individual members. We hope you will remain alert for the day we do.
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