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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 29, 2020:
Presidents John Tyler and Richard M. Nixon; the Beatles, Chad Allan and the Expressions:
- 1430: Under the command of Ottoman Emperor Murad II, Turkish troops conquer the Byzantine city of Thessalonica.
- 1461: Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 soldiers loses their lives (War of the Roses).
- 1632: After seizing Quebec from the French in 1629, through the Treaty of Saint Germain, the British return it back to French control.
- 1638: Swedish Lutheran colonists settled in present-day Delaware.
- 1673: English King Charles II accepts Test Act, which excludes Roman Catholics from public functions.
- 1790: The 10th president of the United States—Whig John Tyler—is born in the United States on this date.
- 1798: The Republic of Switzerland forms.
- 1799: New York passes a law, which gradually abolishes the institution of slavery in the state.
- 1804: Haitian independence fighters slaughter thousands of French soldiers and civilians.
- 1812: The first White House wedding took place as Lucy Payne Washington, the sister of first lady Dolley Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.
- 1847: During the Mexican American War of 1846-1848, U.S. troops under the command of General Winfield Scott occupy the Mexican city of Veracruz after a siege.
- 1848: Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam.
- 1849: After defeating the Sikhs in India, Britain formally annexes the province of Punjab.
- 1852: Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day.
- 1867: The U.S. Congress first approves the construction of the Lincoln Memorial. Meanwhile, in Canada, the Canadian Constitution comes into being through the passage of the British North American Act.
- 1882: The Knights of Columbus undergoes chartering in Connecticut.
- 1903: Using Marconi’s wireless, news media commences a regular service with news flowing between New York and London and vice-versa.
- 1906: In the United States, 500,000 coalminers walked off the job seeking higher wages.
- 1912: British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, his doomed expedition stranded in an Antarctic blizzard after failing to be the first to reach the South Pole, wrote the last words of his journal: “For God’s sake, look after our people!”
- 1913: The Reichstag announced a raise in taxes to fund a new military budget.
- 1932: Jack Benny debuts on radio on Ed Sullivan’s New York Interview program.
- 1936: Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates.
- 1940: Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight-boxing title.
- 1943: World War II rationing of meat, fats, and cheese began across the United States. Meanwhile, in Canada, Chad Allan—multi-instrumentalist with Chad Allan and the Expressions, the band that would become the Guess Who[i]—is born.
- 1945: During World War II, March 29 is the final day Nazi Germany launches B-1 attacks against Great Britain while the Soviet Army on the Eastern Front mauls the German 4th Army to the point that it no longer is battle-worthy.
- 1949: Turkey recognizes Israel.
- 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg suffer conviction for espionage and in 1953; the couple met their end in the electric chair.
- 1961: After a 4-year trial, Nelson Mandela wins acquittal on treason charges. In the U.S., the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passes ratification thereby allowing the residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
- 1962: Jack Paar hosted NBC’s “Tonight” show for the final time, although the network aired a repeat the following night. Johnny Carson debuted as host the following October. Meanwhile, communist authorities ordered the trials of the failed Bay of Pigs participants in Cuba.
- 1966: Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.
- 1971: Army 1st Lt William L Calley, Jr. found guilty in the My Lai (Vietnam) Massacre. The military tribunal convicted Lt. Calley of 22 deaths and sentenced him to serve three years of house arrest. Meanwhile, a jury in Los Angeles, California, recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders; however, a judge later commuted the sentences.
- 1973: The last United States combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War. In an address to the nation, President Richard Nixon declared, “For the first time in 12 years, no American military forces are in Vietnam.”
- 1974: A court indicted eight Ohio National Guardsmen on federal charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University; however, the court later dropped the charges. Elsewhere, Mariner 10, the U.S. space probe, became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury. NASA launched it on November 03, 1973.
- 1983: Erno Rubik received a patent for his Magic Cube, U.S. Patent 4,378,116.
- 1984: In the NFL, the Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis.
- 1986: Beatles records finally go on sale in Russia.
- 1985: Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist.
- 1989: At the Academy Awards, “Rain Man” won best picture, best director for Barry Levinson and best actor for Dustin Hoffman; Jodie Foster won best actress for “The Accused.” Note: This Oscars ceremony featured the notorious opening number with Rob Lowe and “Snow White.”
- 1994: Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia.
- 2004: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia joined NATO as full members, welcomed into the organization by President George W. Bush at the White House.
- 2010: At least 38 people die and 60 suffer injuries when two female suicide bombers carry out two separate terrorist attacks at Moscow Metro stations Lubyana and Park Kultury.
- 2011: James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis calls for the Federal Reserve to limit its purchase of U.S. Treasuries because they ‘feed the fire’ of inflation.
- 2012: In New Delhi, India, leaders of Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa, and India meet for the 2012 BRICS summit.
- 2013: New research on the Shroud of Turin supports that it may been used as Jesus Christ’s burial cloth; researchers used mechanical and thermal measurements to date the shroud between 300 BC and 400 AD.
- 2014: Russia makes assurances that the country will not invade Ukraine in its efforts to resolve the dispute over its annexation of Crimea.
- 2015: To combat the ISIS thugs, Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi announces that moderate Arab states will begin allowing their militaries to work with one another since Barack Obama cut off aid to Egypt, Jordan, and others. Saudi Arabia has already been battling Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
- 2017: Britain filed for divorce from the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May sent a six-page letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump assumes a position as an unpaid advisor to her father, President Donald J. Trump.
- 2019: Democratic politician Lucy Flores accuses former vice president and presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden of an ‘inappropriate kiss.’ Oh, well; it’s not the first time.
- 2020: Thanks to the Wuhan Flu leaving China and enveloping the world, the number of confirmed global cases sits at 718,685 what with 33,881 confirmed deaths from the virus. Meanwhile, in the United States, we know of 139,675 cases with at least 2,436 deaths. China continues trying to alleviate itself of the sole responsibility as creators of this horrendous virus but everyone knows the communists sitting pretty in Beijing are the culprits and that when the crisis passes, they will be held to account for it. Shame on them: your plan to take out President Trump by ruining the global economy is a complete failure.
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[i] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
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