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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 04, 2020:
President William Henry Harrison; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean; Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., the Allman Brothers Band featuring Berry Oakley, Dire Straits featuring Pete Withers, Muddy Waters, the Steve Miller Band featuring Steve Miller, and Thin Lizzy featuring Gary Moore:
- 1081: Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne.
- 1541: Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits.
- 1581: Sir Francis Drake completes circumnavigating the globe.
- 1812: The territory of Orleans became the 18thS. state received the name Louisiana.
- 1814: Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates for the first time in favor of his son.
- 1818: Congress decided that the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star added for every new state of the Union.
- 1841: President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office.
- 1850: The city of Los Angeles underwent incorporation on this date.
- 1859: Bryant’s Minstrels at Mechanics’ Hall in New York performed “Dixie” publicly for the first time.
- 1861: In Cincinnati, Ohio, the 21stS. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean died. A Democratic-Republican, he was nominated by Andrew Jackson to succeed Robert Trimble. He served from 03-07-1829 to 04-04-1861.
- 1862: During the Civil War, the North launches the Peninsular Campaign with the design of capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1865: The army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee arrives at the Appomattox Courthouse in preparation for its surrender.
- 1887: In Argonia, Kansas, the citizens elect the first female mayor in the United States, Susanna Medora Salter.
- 1896: The announcement of the discovery of “GOLD” in the Yukon in the Alaskan Territory creates a gold rush.
- 1902: British financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will that would provide scholarships for Americans to Oxford University in England.
- 1905: An earthquake hits Kangra, India, killing 370,000 people.
- 1913: Famed black bluesman, Muddy Waters[i], was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on this date.
- 1916: The U.S. Senate agrees by a vote of 82-6 to join the side of the Allies in World War I.
- 1917: The U.S. Senate voted 90-6 to enter World War I on the Allied side.
- 1932: After five years of research, Professor C.G. King of the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C.
- 1933: The Navy airship USS Akron crashed in severe weather off the New Jersey coastline with the loss of 73 lives.
- 1941: The Afrika Korps conquers Benghazi, Libya.
- 1944: French General Charles de Gaulle forms a new government with communists among it, preparing to return to Paris when the Allies land on the Continent.
- 1945: The Red Army liberates Hungary from the Nazis. Meanwhile, U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.
- 1948: Future bassist of the Allman Brothers Band[ii], Berry Oakley was born in Chicago, Illinois. Meanwhile, future drummer of the British rock band, Dire Straits[iii]—Pete Withers—was born on this date.
- 1949: Twelve nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, D.C.
- 1952: In Belfast, Northern Ireland, future member of Thin Lizzy[iv]– Gary Moore- is born. He would perform with the famed rock band on guitars/vocals from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1978-1979.
- 1955: British government signs military treaty with
- 1958: At Aldermaston, England, the first march against nuclear weapons takes place.
- 1960: Senegal declares its independence from France.
- 1967: The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam.
- 1968: As he stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, assassin, James Earl Ray, shot and killed civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., 39. Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating the Reverend King and then spent the rest of his life claiming that he was the victim of a “setup.”
- 1969: Dr. Denton Cooley receives the first temporary artificial heart.
- 1972: The first electric power plant operated entirely by garbage begins operation.
- 1973: The original World Trade Center twin towers opened in New York City on this date. At the time of its opening, they were the tallest buildings in the world.
- 1974: Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s record by hitting his 714th home run.
- 1975: Famed rock guitarist Steve Miller[v] undergoes arrest for burning his girlfriend’s clothing. Elsewhere, more than 130 people, most of them children, died when an Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crash-landed shortly after takeoff from Saigon. Finally, Bill Gates and Paul Allen form the partnership, Microsoft.
- 1981: Henry Cisneros becomes the first Mexican American mayor of a large U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas.
- 1986: Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season.
- 1987: The Dow Jones Industrial Index went up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 points on this date.
- 1988: The state government of Arizona voted Governor Evan Meacham out of office because a court convicted him of diverting state funds to his auto business as well as trying to impede an investigation into a death threat to a grand jury witness on this date.
- 1991: Above an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania, a plane carrying Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others die when it collides with a helicopter.
- 2008: Law enforcement authorities launch a raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints owned by YFZ Ranch in Texas nets 401 children and 133 women taken into state custody.
- 2011: Reports claim that China has successfully modified cows to produce ‘human milk’. People- does this not scare the living f**k out of you? What the hell is this communist hellhole doing? Enough is enough.
- 2012: The first deployment of S. Marines arrives in Australia’s city of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
- 2013: Pulitzer Prize –winning film reviewer Roger Ebert, 70, died in Chicago, Illinois. Meanwhile, the Hubble Space Telescope observes the most distant supernova on record on this date.
- 2014: The 16,480-foot Tungurahua volcano erupts twice; the volcano is located about 90 miles south of Quito in
- 2015: Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees continue to flood across the Mediterranean with the Italian navy rescuing 1,500 over the past 24 hours. The only way to halt this insanity is for the Europeans to begin sinking the refugee vessels.
- 2016: In the 78th NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship, Villanova defeats North Carolina by a final score of 77-74.
- 2017: Syrian government forces launch a chemical weapons attack on Khan Shaykhun resulting in at least 80 civilian deaths and countless others injured. President Barack Obama had warned Bashar al-Assad that ‘if he crossed the red line and used chemical weapons, there would be hell to pay.’ No hell to pay until Donald J. Trump became president. Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chinese retail giant Alibaba becomes the world’s largest retailer. You go, China, you go.
- 2019: The Church of Latter-Day Saints- aka the Mormon Church- promises to roll back anti-LGBTQIA+ policies which include not baptizing the children of gay parents. Bowed to pressure, did you? What a shame.
- 2020: The Wuhan Virus- straight out of Wuhan, China- continues claiming lives around the world and ruining much of the global economy. Although Beijing continues to claim that things are ‘looking really great in China,’ everyone knows this is little more than propaganda put forth by their state-run media. Shame on them. Current figures for today are more than one million confirmed cases what with more than 64,000 confirmed deaths worldwide. In the United States, there are 312,076 confirmed U.S. cases and 8,496 confirmed deaths. When this crisis ends, the world will hold the communist government of China accountable and as Chef Goldie McNamara has said, President Donald J. Trump should demand a return to the Two-China Policy, of recognizing the equality of Nationalist aka Free China as a separate entity from the People’s Republic of (Communist China).
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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Phil Manzanera, the amazing minimalist guitarist who says much with a few notes, released his next solo effort on November 11, 2008, the acclaimed “Firebird V11.” Once again, he has some current and former band mates from Roxy Music join him as he cranks out the tunes in celebration of a custom-built guitar he has performed with for more than three decades. We hope you will go directly to Amazon.com where you can purchase the CD in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be so glad you did.
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[i] Sometime within the next decade, we hope to present the music of classic rockers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and numerous others. We know you will enjoy the presentation so please; remain vigilant for the day we do.
[ii] We hope to begin promoting the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their spin-off projects sometime within the next eight years. We hope you will be here when we do because they are a band worthy of investigation by the readership- you will be glad you did.
[iii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022. Please stay tuned.
[iv] 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.
[v] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014. We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.
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