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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 18, 2020:
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Vice President William R. King; Colosseum featuring Tony Reeves, Moby Grape featuring Skip Spence:
- 310: Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1521: In the Diet of Worms, breakaway priest, Martin Luther, confronted Emperor Charles V and refused to retract the views that led to his excommunication from the Catholic Church.
- 1775: American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott rode through the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that the Regulars were coming. Later, people attributed the phrase “the British are coming” to Revere even though it is unlikely that he used that wording being British subjects and all.
- 1783: Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it first erupted.
- 1846: R.E. House patented the telegraph ticker.
- 1853: The 13th vice president of the United States, (served 03-04-1853 to 04-18-1853), Democrat William R. King—died in office on this date.
- 1861: Prior to the onset of the American Civil War, General Robert E. Lee rejects an opportunity to command ALL Union Armies but instead, elects to fight for the Confederacy.
- 1880: A tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
- 1895: The New York State government passed an act that established free public baths for all citizens on this date.
- 1902: Denmark becomes the first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.
- 1906: A devastating earthquake stuck San Francisco, California, which a raging fire then followed that swept through the city. Estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.
- 1910: Suffragists showed up at the U.S. Capitol with half a million signatures demanding that women receive the right to vote. Elsewhere, Walter R. Brookins made the first airplane flight at night.
- 1923: The first game at the original Yankee Stadium in New York occurred on this date; the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox by a score of 4-1. Meanwhile, Poland annexes central Lithuania.
- 1924: The first crossword puzzle book hits publication by Simon & Schuster.
- 1927: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-communist government in China[i].
- 1934: The first laundromat (called a ‘washateria’) opened in Fort Worth, Texas.
- 1936: Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu.
- 1938: Superman, aka “The Man of Steel,” made his debut as the first issue of Action Comics (bearing a cover date of June) went on sale for 10 cents a copy. However, in 2014, a nearly flawless original copy sold on eBay for $3.2 million.
- 1942: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Colonel James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities. The first World War II edition of The Stars and Stripes underwent publication as a weekly newspaper.
- 1943: During World War II, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, died as U.S. fighters intercepted his aircraft as it approached Bougainville in the Solomon Islands and shot it down. Elsewhere, future bassist with the British jazz-rock band, Colosseum[ii]– Tony Reeves- is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1945: Famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, died by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima off Okinawa.
- 1946: Skip Spence, future original drummer of the Jefferson Airplane[iii] and later vocalist and guitarist with the San Francisco band, Moby Grape[iv], was born on this date. Meanwhile, the United States recognizes the Yugoslavia government of Marshal Tito.
- 1946: The League of Nations dissolves three months after the United Nations commences operations.
- 1949: The Republic of Ireland withdraws from the British Commonwealth.
- 1954: Colonel Abdel Nasser seizes control of the Egyptian government and proclaims himself the prime minister.
- 1956: Egypt and Israel agree to a ceasefire over the Suez Canal Conflict. Meanwhile, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony. A church wedding occurred the following day.
- 1958: Government troops retake Padang, Middle-Sumatra, Indonesia, from the Islamist thugs who had control of it. Elsewhere, a United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound should receive his release from an insane asylum.
- 1963: In the 16th NBA Finals game, the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers by a final tally of 4 games to 3. Elsewhere, Dr. James Campbell performs the first human nerve transplant.
- 1964: In Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax becomes the first pitcher to strike out the side on 9 pitches.
- 1966: In the NBA, Bill Russell becomes the first black head coach of a team, his former one, the Boston Celtics.
- 1968: Great Britain sells the London Bridge to a U.S. oil company that plans to erect it in the state of Arizona.
- 1978: The U.S. Senate votes to turn the Panama Canal over to Panama on December 31, 1999.
- 1980: Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK.
- 1983: In Lebanon at the U.S. embassy, a suicide bomber kills 63 people.
- 1987: A fellow skydiver rescues an unconscious colleague in mid-air.
- 1989: Zimbabwe gains its independence.
- 1990: The Supreme Court of the United States rules states could make it a crime to possess or to look at child pornography, even in one’s home.
- 1995: Former San Francisco 49ers and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Joe Montana, announces his retirement from the NFL.
- 1996: A least 106 civilians die when the Israeli Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quanah, Lebanon.
- 2010: President of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad calls for ‘alien troops’ to leave and suggests that the regional nations should settle things among themselves.
- 2012: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission together complete rules to limit which firms are required to register with either or both agencies as ‘swap dealers.’
- 2013: Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at the surface.
- 2014: About 80 miles northwest of the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits but the authorities report only minimal damage.
- 2015: In Nigeria, 17 people die from a mystery disease within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. Tests show that the disease is not viral; however, currently, there is no identification. Elsewhere, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts Ringo Starr[v] (finally!), the Paul Butterfield Blues Band[vi] (finally!), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts[vii] (finally!), Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble[viii] (guy’s been dead quite a while), Green Day[ix], Bill Withers[x], Lou Reed[xi] (finally), and the Five Royals.
- 2018: In Managua, Nicaragua, as protesters march protesting cuts to social programs by the Sandinista government, pro-government gangs take to the streets and begin beating the living Bejezzus out of them. Such is the ‘communist way.’
- 2020 Saturday: The COVID-19 Virus Crisis continues taking lives and ruining economies around the globe. Many speculate that the Chinese- allied with the Democrats- set this debacle upon the world. Rather funny how it sprang up in the death throes of impeachment. Thank you, communist China, thank you, Democratic Party. Around the globe, we have 2,310,572 confirmed cases of this horrible disease, 158,691 confirmed deaths, and 590,682 confirmed recoveries.
The United States claims 739,988 confirmed cases what with 38,928 confirmed fatalities but 66,357 confirmed recoveries. Yet Democratic governors such as Gretchen Whitmer and the KKK governor of Virginia, continue locking down their states as though they are communists themselves. One can only wonder why? Meanwhile, our ‘friends,’ the People’s Republic of China claim 88,302 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths, and 82,589 confirmed recoveries
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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[i] This is the TRUE government of China, Nationalist China which is FREE China. Although these people inhabit Taiwan, the former island of Formosa, they are the true owners of mainland China, too, and the sooner they reclaim their birthright, the sooner the world will heal.
[ii] We look forward to sharing the music of this influential British band within the next five years. Colosseum was overlooked when we shared the group of interconnected bands in which, Humble Pie, was a part. Sorry for the oversight.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.
[iv] We promoted the music of the famed San Francisco, California, rock band, Moby Grape, on Monday, 09-April-2012 through Monday, 23-April-2012. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[v] 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.
[vi] We hope to share the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as Al Kooper sometime in the next 10-15 years. We hope you will remain with us as loyal readers.
[vii] Not sure when we will begin celebrating the music of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts but when we do…you will be among the first to know.
[viii] As to when we will celebrate the life, times, and music of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, we haven’t a clue so stay alert for the day we finally do.
[ix] We doubt we will ever do the music of Green Day.
[x] We hope to celebrate the music of Bill Withers one day. Please stay alert for when that day arrives. You will be glad you did.
[xi] We began promoting the music of the Velvet Underground starting on Tuesday, 18-March-2014 through Wednesday, 09-April-2014. At the time we promoted this famous New York City rock band, we failed to share the music of the man himself, Lou Reed. We hope to rectify that mistake when we return to promoting American bands again. Thank you for your patience.
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