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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 25, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice George Sutherland; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.; “Yesterday and Today” by the Beatles, Buck Owens, the Byrds featuring Kevin Kelly, Elton John, Tower of Power featuring Stephen “Doc” Kupka, and “Happy Together” by the Turtles:
- 31 A.D.: According to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguous, the people of the time celebrated the First Easter.
- 708: Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1199: Richard I, Lion Heart, King of England, suffers a wound from a crossbow while fighting in France; the wound would turn septic and he would die on April 06.
- 1306: Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots.
- 1634: The first settlers found the Catholic colony of Maryland.
- 1669: Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, killing at least 20,000 people.
- 1776: The Continental Congress awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal to General George Washington, commander of the Continental Army.
- 1807: The British Parliament abolishes slave trade. Meanwhile, the first railway passenger service begins in England on this date.
- 1813: The frigate USS Essex flew the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
- 1821: Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day).
- 1851: White explorers see Yosemite Valley for the first time.
- 1857: Frederick Laggenheim took the first photo of a solar eclipse.
- 1862: In Stony Stratford, Great Britain, future 70thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice George Sutherland is born. President Warren G. Harding would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Associate Justice John Hessin Clarke’s seat, a Democrat. He would serve from 09-05-1922 to 01-17-1938.
- 1865: During the Civil War, Confederate forces attacked Ford Stedman in Virginia, but counterattacking Union forces managed to repel the attack. Elsewhere, the SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras caught fire and sank, killing 400 people aboard her.
- 1894: Jacob S. Coxey began leading an ‘army’ of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government.
- 1895: Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
- 1898: The Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association underwent formation in New York City.
- 1900: The Socialist Party of the United States formed in Indianapolis, Indiana, on this date.
- 1901: In Nice, France, at the five-day “Week of Nice,” Daimler introduced the Mercedes.
- 1902: Irving W. Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine.
- 1905: The United States returned captured Confederate battle flags from the Civil War to their owners in the South.
- 1911: 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, died when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. Prosecutors in New York indicted the owners of the company on manslaughter charges because some of the employees suffered entrapment behind locked doors within the factory.
- 1915: The U.S. Navy lost its first commissioned submarine as the USS F-4 sank off Hawaii, claiming the lives of all 21 crew members.
- 1931: Having been accused and then framed by white Southern cops for the rape of a white woman, the police arrest the ill-fated Scottsboro Boys in Alabama. Elsewhere, in India, fifty people died in rioting with Gandhi being among those assaulted by the raging mobs.
- 1936: The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted 2 hours and 56 minutes.
- 1937: Italy and Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade).
- 1940: The U.S. agreed to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.
- 1941: In Dollon, South Carolina, founders incorporate the first paprika mill.
- 1942: 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration Camp.
- 1943: Kevin Kelly, future drummer with the Rising Sons, the Byrds[i], and Fever Tree was born in California.
- 1945: The U.S. First Army begins operations to break out from the bridgehead near Remagen, Germany.
- 1946: Future member of the East Bay funk-rock-soul-jazz band, Tower of Power[ii]–Stephen “Doc” Kupka (baritone saxophone/backing vocals/oboe)—is born in Berkeley, California, on this date.
- 1947: A coalmine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claimed 111 lives. Elsewhere, Elton John[iii], also known as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, singer ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Candle in the Wind’ was born in Pinner, England on this date. Finally, John D. Rockefeller III presented a check to the United Nations for $8.5 million so the organization could purchase land for the site of the U.N. center in New York City.
- 1954: RCA announced it had begun producing color television sets at its plant in Bloomington, Indiana. The sets, with 12.5-inch picture tubes, cost $1,000 each—roughly $8,700 in today’s dollars.
- 1955: East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, U.S.S.R.
- 1957: The Treaty of Rome establishes the European Economic Community.
- 1960: A guided missile launched from a nuclear-powered submarine for the first time.
- 1965: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later that day, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, a white Detroit homemaker, was shot and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen.
- 1966: The Beatles[iv] pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the “Yesterday and Today” album; soon after release, the record company pulls it due to public outrage. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court rules the poll tax to be ‘unconstitutional.’
- 1967: The Turtles’[v] “Happy Together” goes #1.
- 1969: Pakistani General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president.
- 1970: The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight at 700 mph.
- 1971: In the NFL, Boston Patriots become the New England Patriots.
- 1975: A nephew with a history of mental illness shot King Faisal of Saudi Arabia to death on this date. In June of the same year in fulfillment of Islamic law., the nephew underwent beheading at the hands of an executioner,
- 1982: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to score 200 points in a season.
- 1983: Congress passed legislation to rescue the U.S. social security system from bankruptcy—and now in the present, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and his Democrats from 2009-2017—the system is in far worse shape.
- 1986: President Ronald Reagan ordered emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters airlifted Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.
- 1988: Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson’s money. Elsewhere, Robert E. Chambers pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin. People living in New York City know this case as the “preppie murder case.”
- 1990: 87 people, most of them Honduran and Dominican immigrants, died when fire raced through an illegal social club in New York City.
- 1995: Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years.
- 1998: The first person to use the doctor-assisted suicide law in Oregon—an unnamed cancer patient—did so on this date; talk about medical progress!
- 2001: 73rd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, “Gladiator” wins Best Picture, Russell Crowe, and Julia Roberts win lead acting awards.
- 2004: The Senate joined the House in passing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, making it a separate offense to harm a fetus during a violent federal crime.
- 2006: Famed country-and-western star, Buck Owens, passed away on this date.
- 2011: The Tibetan parliament will seek the Tibetan community’s opinion after the Tibetan government in-exile accepts the Dalai Lama’s resignation from politics. Elsewhere, Iran’s government rejects an investigation into alleged human rights abuses called for by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
- 2012: S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to South Korea, as tensions rise over North Korea’s proposed missile tests.2013: President of China, Xi Jinping addresses leaders in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, vowing to strengthen ties with Africa.
- 2014: S. Girl Scout Katie Francis breaks the record for selling cookies for the organization’s annual fundraiser, selling 18,107 boxes over a seven-week period. Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce their intention to divorce after 11 years of marriage; the announcement on Paltrow’s website was titled “Conscious Uncoupling.”
- 2015: German aviation investigators begin to uncover clues that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, on a recent German air flight that crashed in the French Alps locked the pilot out of the cabin before putting the plane into a dive.
- 2016: Adherents of the so-called “religion of peace: Islam,” in this case, ISIS, carry out a suicide bombing at a football match at Iskandariya, Iraq, kills 32 people and wounds scores more.
- 2018: After things not going well between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the latter boards his armored train and heads to Beijing so he can powwow with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping. Meanwhile, in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, a fire breaks out at a shopping mall that claims the lives of at least 64 and injures numerous others.
- 2019: Following the first rocket launch from the Gaza Strip since 2014 aimed at Tel Aviv, the Israelis launch airstrikes into the Palestinian-controlled S-hole area. Meanwhile, in the so-called ‘Socialist paradise of Venezuela,’ ongoing power shortages cause workers and students to remain at home And Sen. Bernie Sanders and AOC in the United States want the U.S. to become more like Venezuela and Cuba. No flipping way, Jose!
- 2020: COVID-19 statistics continue rising (although Communist China claims they are going DOWN in their neck of the global woods) what with 470,973 confirmed cases worldwide with 21,276 deaths. Meanwhile, the United States acknowledges 68,572 cases and 1,031 deaths as of this publishing time. Meanwhile, Democrats continue trying to stuff all sorts of Marxist craziness into the Coronavirus Relief Bill President Trump wants sent to his desk for his signature ASAP.
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[i] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012. Not sure if we will ever present the music of the Rising Sons or Fever Tree.
[ii] We are not sure when we will promote the music of Oakland’s Tower of Power but you can be sure that we will do so when we begin promoting the music of funk-rock, horn-powered bands.
[iii] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point.
[iv] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. The album, “Yesterday and Today,” appeared on Friday, 18-November-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[v] We began promoting the music of the famed California surf-rock band, the Turtles, beginning on Tuesday, 03-September-2013 through Friday, 13-September-2013. The album containing the hit, “Happy Together,” was presented on Friday, 06-September-2013. Please seek it out and add it to your collection.
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