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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 06, 2020:
National Tartan Day
The Allman Brothers Band featuring Warren Haynes, the Byrds featuring Kevin Kelly, Merle Haggard, Mike + the Mechanics featuring Peter Van Hooke, and Tammy Wynette:
- 46 B.C.: Julius Caesar and his legions defeat the combined armies of Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the Battle of Thapsus.
- 1320: The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
- 1652: Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established.
- 1663: King Charles II signs Carolina Charter.
- 1672: France declares war on the Netherlands.
- 1712: In New York Colony, a slave revolt breaks out against the slave owners and their ilk.
- 1722: Czar Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards.
- 1789: The first U.S. Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, New York City.
- 1830: Joseph Smith in Fayette, New York organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- 1841: Mormons lay the cornerstone for their second Mormon temple, in Nauvoo, Missouri.
- 1848: The government of Prussia grants Jews equality.
- 1862: The Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee as Confederate forces launched a surprise attack against Union troops, who back the Confederates the next day.
- 1864: Louisiana opened a convention in New Orleans to draft a new state constitution, one that called for the abolition of slavery.
- 1868: Brigham Young marries his 27th and final wife.
- 1875: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his multiple telegraph unit, which sent two signals at the same time.
- 1896: The first modern Olympic Games formally opened in Athens, Greece.
- 1909: American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole.
- 1916: The German parliament gives the ‘okay’ to unrestricted submarine warfare in its war against Great Britain and Meanwhile, Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a year; he was only 26 years old.
- 1917: The U.S. Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany that was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
- 1924: The Italian Fascist Party receives 65-percent of the vote for seats in parliament.
- 1934: In Nazi Germany, authorities arrest 418 Lutheran ministers.
- 1937: Merle Haggard[i], famed country singer and guitarist, was born in Oklahoma on this date.
- 1938: Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett. Meanwhile, the United States recognized the German conquest of Austria—the Anschluss.
- 1939: Great Britain and Poland sign military pact.
- 1941: Italian-held Addis Ababa surrenders to British and Ethiopian forces. Meanwhile, to help their Axis partner, Italy, Germany invades Greece and Yugoslavia.
- 1943: “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published in the U.S. by Reynal and Hitchcock of New York. Meanwhile, British and American forces link up in North Africa.
- 1945: During World War II, the Japanese warship Yamato and nine other vessels sailed on a suicide mission to attack the U.S. fleet off Okinawa; the Allied fleet intercepted the enemy fleet the next day. Meanwhile, massive kamikaze-attack on S. battle fleet near Okinawa.
- 1950: In Stanmore, Middlesex, UK, future drummer with Mike + the Mechanics[ii]– Peter Van Hooke- is born.
- 1954: A month after being criticized by reporter Edward R. Murrow on CBS’ “See it Now,” Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., given the chance to respond on the program, charged that Murrow had, in the past, “engaged in propaganda for Communist causes.”
- 1959: “Gigi” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1958; Susan Hayward became best actress for “I Want to Live!” and David Niven received best actor for “Separate Tables.” The scheduled 2-hour ceremony fell about 20 minutes short.
- 1960: Warren Haynes—future smoking lead guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band[iii] and Gov’t Mule[iv]—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1963: The United States signed an agreement to sell the Polaris missile system to Great Britain.
- 1965: President Lyndon Baines Johnson—a Democrat—authorized the use of American ground troops in combat operations in South Vietnam on this date. Meanwhile, the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the “Early Bird,” communications satellite, into geosynchronous orbit.
- 1968: Forty-one people were killed by two consecutive natural gas explosions at a sporting goods store in downtown Richmond, Indiana.
- 1973: Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became Major League Baseball’s first designated hitter as he faced pitcher Luis Tiant of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Blomberg walked with the bases loaded; Boston won the game, 15-5. Meanwhile, NASA launched Pioneer 11, which flew by Jupiter and Saturn.
- 1974: Swedish pop group ABBA[v] won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song, “Waterloo.”
- 1983: The Veteran’s Administration announced that it would give free medical care for conditions traceable to radiation exposure to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962.
- 1985: William J. Schroeder became the first artificial heart recipient to walk out of the hospital.
- 1987: Al Campanis appears on Nightline saying blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy.
- 1988: Tirza Porat, a 15-year-old Israeli girl died from injuries she sustained during a melee in the West Bank on this date. Although the people initially blamed the Arabs for the incident, the army concluded that a Jewish settler had accidentally shot Tirza.
- 1992: Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo.
- 1994: Liberal Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun (Roe vs. Wade) resigns. Elsewhere, Juvenal Habyarimana, the Hutu president of Rwanda, died along with the president of Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira, when unknown assassins shot down their plane somewhere near the Rwandan capital of Kigali. What followed was 100-day genocide in Rwanda during which, more than 500,000 minority Tutsis and moderate members of the Hutu majority died at the hands of Hutu extremists.
- 1998: Country singer Tammy Wynette[vi] died at her Nashville home at age 55. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 9,000 points for the first time.
- 2002: Kevin Kelly, former drummer with the Byrds[vii], the Rising Sons, and Fever Tree, died of natural causes in North Hollywood on this date.
- 2004: Jordan’s military court convicted eight Muslim militants (six of them in absentia) and sentenced them to death for the 2002 killing of U.S. aid official Laurence Foley in a terror conspiracy linked to al-Qaida. Meanwhile, the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team beat Tennessee 70-61 to win a third consecutive NCAA title, a day after UConn also won the men’s championship.
- 2011: Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Elsewhere, amid criticism from rebel fighters, NATO pledges to protect the besieged town of Misrata,
- 2013: The recent meat adulteration scandal prompts Swedish furniture megastore IKEA to stop sales of its moose meat lasagna in its worldwide stores.
- 2014: Famed actor, Mickey Rooney, dies of natural causes in North Hollywood, at age 93. Meanwhile, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations, announcing in Tokyo that the U.S. would send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China had better respect its neighbors.
- 2016: Famed country-and-western artist and local boy from Oildale, California, Merle Haggard[viii] died from the complications of pneumonia on his 79th Meanwhile, in the U.S. primary elections on this date, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won Wisconsin as did GOP candidate Senator Ted Cruz who won the state. Finally, France passes legislation making it illegal to pay for sex. Donations?
- 2017: Leader of Communist China Xi Jinping arrives in Florida to meet with new President Donald J. Trump at the famed Mar-a-Lago resort.
- 2018: Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii, Daniel Akaka, dies at age 93.
- 2019: NASA’s In-Sight Lander picks up the first ever Mars quake, a seismic event heretofore unknown.
- 2020: The ‘gift from communist China that keeps on giving,’ the Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Wuhan Virus, aka the coronavirus continues sweeping the globe causing illness and death- and economic stagnation, if not complete shutdown- wherever it shows up. Currently, there are 1,347,803 confirmed cases with confirmed recoveries (good news, right?) at 277,402. Confirmed global deaths sit at 74,807. In the United States, there are 368,196 confirmed cases what with 10,986 confirmed deaths. It is difficult to discover what the confirmed recoveries are but they have to far outrank the deaths yet the number is hard to uncover which is why the editors at the blog suspect it has something to do with POLITICS. President Trump, we must reopen the economy because we believe the Wuhan Virus came out of biowarfare laboratories in China with the express purpose of causing economic catastrophe in the United States and other parts of the Free World.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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[i] We are not sure as to when we will present the music of this legendary country performer but when we do, we know you will join us to celebrate the music of Merle Haggard. God bless you, Hag!
[ii] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[iii] 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.
[iv] When we promote the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will also promote the music of Gov’t Mule. Stay tuned.
[v] ABBA? We have no clue but when we do so will you.
[vi] When we begin promoting the music of the Legends of Country Music such as Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and others, we will also do the music of Tammy Wynette. Please remain vigilant.
[vii] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012.
[viii] See i.
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