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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 19, 2020:
Orthodox Easter Sunday
The Animals featuring Alan Price, the Association featuring Larry Ramos, the Band featuring Levon Helm, Free and Backstreet Crawler featuring Paul Kossoff, and the Turtles featuring Mark Volman:
- 1587: Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz, Spain and sinks Spanish fleet.
- 1764: The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing paper money.
- 1770: English Captain James Cook first sees the continent of Australia.
- 1775: The American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- 1782: John Adams secures the recognition of the United States as an independent government by the Dutch Republic and what is more, the house Adams purchased in The Hague, Netherlands, becomes the first U.S. Embassy.
- 1810: Venezuela achieves home rule.
- 1861: During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln orders a naval blockade of Confederate ports.
- 1865: At the White House, a funeral for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier, took place. From there, his coffin underwent transportation to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service.
- 1874: Fire destroys the U.S. barracks on Alcatraz Island.
- 1897: John J. McDermott wins the first Boston Marathon race in 2:55:10.
- 1901: In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his compatriots to end their rebellion and use peaceful means to work with the U.S. toward independence.
- 1904: Fire destroys most of the Canadian city of Toronto.
- 1906: The San Francisco Earthquake kills 452 people.
- 1919: The French assembly decides on an eight-hour workday.
- 1924: The radio program “National Barn Dance” premieres on WLS Chicago.
- 1932: Authorities capture Bonnie Parker in a failed hardware store burglary and jails her. However, a grand jury fails to indict her and within a few months, she walks free from jail.
- 1933: The United States went off the Gold Standard thanks to Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s desire to capture as much of the gold supply as possible.
- 1934: Shirley Temple appears in her first movie, “Stand Up & Cheer.”
- 1936: In Palestine, anti-Jewish riots erupt, courtesy of Nazi sympathizers.
- 1939: Connecticut approved the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution after sitting on it for 148 years.
- 1941: During World War II, Axis member Bulgaria invades Macedonia.
- 1942: Future keyboardist and founding member of the British rock band, the Animals[i], Alan Price, was born in England on this date. Elsewhere, Larry Ramos, future guitarist/vocalist with the Association[ii] was born in the United States on this date.
- 1943: During World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but futile battle against Nazi forces.
- 1945: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” opened on Broadway. Meanwhile, off the shores of Okinawa, the U.S. aircraft carrier Franklin, suffers heavy damage from kamikaze attacks.
- 1947: Future vocalist/guitarist with the surf-rock band, the Turtles[iii]—Mark Volman—is born in the United States on this date. He also played with Frank Zappa in the Mothers.
- 1948: Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China[iv]. Elsewhere, ABC-TV network begins operations.
- 1951: General Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East Command by President Harry S. Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress in which, he quoted a line from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
- 1958: The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers played the first major league baseball game on the West Coast.
- 1960: In Major League Baseball, team jerseys begin displaying the names of the players on their backs along with their numbers.
- 1965: The TAMI Show premieres in London.
- 1966: Bobbi Gibb, 23, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon at a time when only men were allowed to participate. She jumped into the middle of the pack after the sound of the starting pistol and finished in 3:21:40.
- 1971: For his part in the Tate-La Bianca slayings, Charles Manson receives the death sentence.
- 1972: Bangladesh becomes a member of the British Commonwealth.
- 1976: Paul Kossoff, noted guitarist of the band Free[v] and then of his own group, Back Street Crawler[vi], died of drug abuse-related illnesses.
- 1977: The Supreme Court, in Ingraham v. Wright, ruled 5-4 that even severe spanking of school-aged children by faculty members did not violate the Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.
- 1982: Astronauts Sally K. Ride and Guion S. Bluford Jr., became the first woman and first African American tapped for U.S. Space Missions.
- 1987: In the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers end their season with a devastating 12-70 record.
- 1989: A gun turret aboard the USS Iowa explodes resulting in the deaths of 47 sailors and numerous injuries.
- 1990: Members of the NBA teams the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76’ers get into a brawl, resulting in more than $162,500 of fines, an NBA record until today.
- 1993: The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including cult leader David Koresh, lost their lives in the conflagration. This date marked the first time in American history in which the government of the United States used tanks and other military hardware against American citizens and neither President Bill Clinton nor his attorney general, Janet Reno, has had to answer for this monstrous crime.
- 1994: Rodney King receives $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating.
- 1995: A truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.
- 2005: Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, becomes the 265th pope.
- 2010: Kyrgyzstan unrest continues as over 1,000 people in Jala-Abad gather in the town’s main square denouncing Otunbayeva’s interim government and chanting pro-Bakiyev slogans.
- 2011: In Cuba, Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party’s central committee.
- 2012: Levon Helm, famed multi-instrument musician who played with the Band[vii] for numerous years lost his battle with cancer on this date.
- 2013: Former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, undergoes arrest and charging for unlawfully detaining judges in 2007.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, Chinese auto manufacturer FAW Group announces it will commence taking orders for its new Red Flag L5 custom-made auto; the car is like a Ferrari and will cost the purchaser approximately $803,000.
- 2015: The European Union agrees to meet following the sinking of a refugee-laden boat in the Mediterranean that claims the lives of 900 or more people. They hope to create a plan and to fund it that will help them prevent all such disasters.
- 2017: FOX News announces its letting go of long-time news host, Bill O’Reilly, following purported allegations of sexual improprieties. We learned somewhat later that the accusations were ginned up so the network could boot him in favor of Tucker Carlson.
- 2018: Following the stepping down of President Raul Castro, Cuba elects Miguel Dias-Canel the communist island nation’s new president. Meanwhile, one day after the U.S. Senate votes to allow ‘babies on its floor,’ Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, brings her newborn babe to the world’s most august body.
- 2019: Famed German composer and conductor Martin Böttcher, dies at age 91. Meanwhile, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announces a $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut the number of opioid deaths in the four hardest hit states. Finally, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announces a bill that would raise the minimum age for tobacco products from 18 to 21.
- 2020 Sunday: Thanks to Chinese incompetence or by purpose, the COVID-19 continues killing people around the planet. As of today, there are 2,382,064 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu, 165,636 confirmed deaths, and 611,791 confirmed recoveries which is great. The United States acknowledges 762,690 confirmed cases, 40,548 confirmed deaths, and 68,119 confirmed recoveries. Meanwhile, communist China, the place where this debacle originated claims 88,302 confirmed cases what with- get this- 4,632 confirmed deaths and 82,589 confirmed recoveries. What a bunch of lying scumbags but then, communists always lie. When this is over will be time enough for those affected by the Wuhan Virus Crisis to begin suing the living bejeezus out of every communist official as well as the labs and the wet markets where this barbarity originated.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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[i] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Association beginning on Wednesday, 25-September-2013 through Monday, 07-October-2013. These guys were amazing, we hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your growing collection of albums and CDs.
[iii] 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.
[iv] Nationalist China is FREE China, the true owners of mainland China. Driven off the mainland by the Reds in 1948-49 to the island of Formosa, renamed Taiwan, these people held the seat in the United Nations now held by the communists. Many believe it is high time we return to a Two-China Policy that would recognize both the Free and the communist governments would benefit the entire world. Many also believe it is time to boot Red China out of the UN and welcome Taiwan back in, especially since the communists gave the world the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis.
[v] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[vi] We promoted the music of both Koss and Back Street Crawler when we did the previous batch of famed British bands.
[vii] We are hopeful we will present the music of the Band and of its individual members sometime in 2024-2025. Great music by a superb band
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