32. 1954 Friday: In French Indochina, the French Union troops stationed at Dien Bien Phu are aware that enemy activity surrounding their various outlying strongpoints is increasing. The People’s Army is digging approach trenches in the daylight so that when the attack begins tomorrow afternoon, the Viet Minh will be able to approach undercover of their trenches to just outside the barbed wire perimeters. French patrols are encountering more stiffening enemy resistance and a few captured prisoners tell them it’s coming tomorrow.



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John Archibald Campbell and Edward Douglass White; U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens; Acting U.S. Attorney General Stuart M. Gerson; U.S. Secretaries of State Hamilton Fish and William M. Evarts; U.S. Secretary of War George W. McCrary; U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Mitt Romney; Reichsminister Wilhelm Frick; Badfinger featuring Mike Gibbons, the Doobie Brothers featuring Michael Hossack, the Jackson Five featuring Marlon Jackson, Jerry Garcia with Augustus Stanley Owsley III, Little Feat featuring William “Bill” Payne, “Love,” the debut album by the Los Angeles rock band, Love, Mick Jagger (of the Rolling Stones) & Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, and Paul McCartney & Linda Eastman:

  1. 1054 Sunday: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to the city of Rome.
  2. 1609 Thursday: English explorers make the Bermuda Islands a colony.
  3. 1664 Wednesday: England’s King Charles II granted an area of land in present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother, James, the Duke of York, which becomes the New Jersey Colony.   
  4. 1755 Wednesday: In North Arlington, N.J., engineers use the steam locomotive for the first time.
  5. 1789 Thursday: The Congress of the United States created the U.S. Post Office on this date.
  6. 1799 Tuesday: The Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on France.
  7. 1849 Monday: First gold-seekers bound for California, arrive in Nicaragua.
  8. 1860 Monday: The U.S. Congress accepts the Preemption Bill, which grants free land in the West to anyone who will colonize it. 
  9. 1863 Thursday: President Jefferson Davis delivered his State of the Confederacy address.
  10. 1864 Saturday: President Abraham Lincoln promoted Ulysses S. Grant to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies in the Civil War.
  11. 1867 Tuesday: The last French troops leave Mexico after Mexican nationalists drive them out of their nation.
  12. 1877 Monday: In Alsenz, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire, future Nazi official Wilhelm Frick is born.  He served as Reichsminister of the Interior 01-30-1933-08-20-1943 and then as Protector of Bohemia and Moravia from 08-24-1943 to 05-08-1945.  Following World War II, he was one of the many Nazis executed at Nuremburg for war crimes.  
  13. 1877 A: Elsewhere, the 26th U.S. Secretary of State Hamilton Fish leaves office on this date.  First a Whig, and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from 03-17-1869 until today.  His replacement- the 27th U.S. Secretary of State William M. Evarts- assumed office on this date.  First a Whig and then a Republican, he served under President Rutherford B. Hayes and from 03-12-1877 to 03-07-1881.  Next, the 33rd U.S. Secretary of War George W. McCrary assumed office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Rutherford B. Hayes from today until 12-09-1879.  The 35th U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens assumed his post on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Rutherford, B. Hayes from 03-12-1877 to 03-04-1881.
  14. 1884 Wednesday: Mississippi establishes first state college for women in the U.S.  Education authorities named it Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.
  15. 1889 Tuesday: Almon B. Stowger applied for a patent for his automatic telephone system.  Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Maryland, the 33rd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Archibald Campbell died.  A Democrat, he was nominated by Franklin Pierce to fill the seat of Associate Justice John McKinley.  He served from 03-22-1853 to 04-30-1861.
  16. 1894 Monday: Coca-Cola appeared in bottles on store shelves for the first time.  Meanwhile, the 55th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Douglass White assumed his position on the high court on this date.  He served until December 18, 1910.   A Democrat, he would later be nominated to become the 9th U.S. Supreme Court chief justice by President William Howard Taft to fill Melville Fuller’s seat.  In this capacity, he would serve from 12-19-1910 to 05-19-1921.
  17. 1906 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that corporations must yield incriminating evidence in antitrust suits.
  18. 1911 Sunday: Dr. Fletcher of Rockefeller Institute discovered the cause of infantile paralysis. 
  19. 1912 Tuesday: The Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia, founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.  Meanwhile, Captain Albert Berry performs the first jump from a plane using a parachute.
  20. 1923 Monday: Inventor Lee De Forest publicly demonstrated his sound-on-movie film system, called “Phonofilm,” in New York.
  21. 1930 Wednesday: Gandhi began his 200-mile march to the sea that symbolized his defiance of British rule over India.
  22. 1933 Sunday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered the first of 30 radio addresses that came to be known as “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis.
  23. 1938 Saturday: Nazi Germany invades neighboring Austria—peacefully—the Anschluss, which incorporates that nation into Germany.
  24. 1940 Tuesday: During the Winter War of 1939-1940, the Finns surrender and give up territory to the invading Soviet Union.  The surrender ceremony occurs in Moscow and the Finns are grateful the Soviets did not gobble up their entire nation.  Due to this land grab, the Finns would join forces with the Axis powers in 1941.
  25. 1941 Wednesday: German armor begins arriving in North Africa so the Afrika Korps can commence the drive to run the British out of the region and capture the Suez Canal.
  26. 1942 Thursday: The Americans begin landing in French territory New Caledonia in the Pacific.  They will build up supplies here and use this sleepy colony as a staging area with which to begin reclaiming Guadalcanal from the Japanese forces preparing to land there with the goal of using it as a way of isolating Australia from the rest of the British Empire.
  27. 1944 Sunday: Japanese troops commence falling back from Hill 700 in Bougainville after throwing one assault after another against Allied troops defending it.
  28. 1945 Monday: New York City becomes the first in the nation to prohibit discrimination by race and by creed.  Meanwhile, Italy’s Communist Party calls for an armed uprising against the Nazi occupiers.
  29. 1947 Wednesday: Mitt Romney, future governor of Massachusetts, 2012 losing presidential nominee for the Republican Party, and an attacker of Donald Trump in 2016, is born on this date in Detroit, Michigan.  As a U.S. Senator, he would enter the world’s most deliberative body on January 03, 2019, representing Utah. Meanwhile, President Harry S. Truman establishes the “Truman Doctrine” to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
  30. 1949 Saturday: Mike Gibbons, future drummer with the British rock band, Badfinger[i], was born in Swansea, Wales, on this date.  Elsewhere, William “Bill” Payne—future longtime keyboardist with the famed Southern rock band, Little Feat[ii]—was born in Waco, Texas, on this date.
  31. 1951 Monday: “Dennis the Menace,” created by cartoonist Hank Ketchum, made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.  Meanwhile, U.N. forces drive North Korean and Chinese forces out of the South Korean capital of Seoul.
  32. 1954 Friday: In French Indochina, the French Union troops stationed at Dien Bien Phu are aware that enemy activity surrounding their various outlying strongpoints is increasing.  The People’s Army is digging approach trenches in the daylight so that when the attack begins tomorrow afternoon, the Viet Minh will be able to approach undercover of their trenches to just outside the barbed wire perimeters.  French patrols are encountering more stiffening enemy resistance and a few captured prisoners tell them it’s coming tomorrow.
  33. 1955 Saturday: Legendary jazz musician Charlie “Bird” Parker died in New York at age 34.
  34. 1957 Tuesday: Future member of the Jackson Five[iii]–Marlon Jackson (backing and lead vocals 1964-1985 / 2001 / 2012-present)—is born in Gary, Indiana, on this date.
  35. 1959 Thursday: The U.S. House joined the U.S. Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
  36. 1964 Thursday: Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam.  Meanwhile, labor thug, Jimmy Hoffa, receives the court’s sentence of 8 years in a federal prison.
  37. 1966 Saturday: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks became the first National Hockey League player to score 51 points in a single season.   Meanwhile, the Los Angeles-based rock band, Love[iv], releases its first self-titled album, “Love.”
  38. 1968 Tuesday: In Bangkok, Thailand, future U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is born.  A future Democrat, she would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2017, representing the state of Illinois.
  39. 1969 Wednesday: In London, Beatle[v] Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman, heir to the Kodak family fortune.
  40. 1971 Friday: Syrian general and premier, Hafez al-Assad, becomes the president of Syria.  Meanwhile, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones[vi] marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, a Nicaraguan beauty.
  41. 1976 Friday: After stopping communist forces led by the Cuban military, South African forces begin pulling out of neighboring Angola.
  42. 1980 Wednesday: A Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy, Jr., guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys.  The following day, the judge sentenced him to death and after years of appeals, he went to the executioner in May 1994.
  43. 1985 Tuesday: Former President Richard M. Nixon announced that he planned to drop Secret Service protection and hire his own bodyguards to lower the deficit by $3 million.  Meanwhile, the United States and the USSR began arms control talks in Geneva.
  44. 1989 Sunday: Prime Minister Sadiq al Mahdi of Sudan formed a new government to end the ongoing civil war trashing his country.  
  45. 1990 Monday: The Los Angeles Raiders announce they are returning to Oakland, California.
  46. 1993 Friday: The Pentagon called for the closure of 31 major military bases.  Meanwhile, Janet Reno took the oath of office becoming the first female U.S. attorney general.   Her predecessor, Acting U.S. Attorney General Stuart M. Gerson stepped down from office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton from January 20, 1993 until today.
  47. 1994 Saturday: The Church of England ordained its first female priests.
  48. 1999 Friday: Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic became members of NATO on this date.  All three nations were former members of the Warsaw Pact.
  49. 2003 Wednesday: Authorities rescued Elizabeth Smart, the 15-year-old girl who had vanished from her bedroom nine months earlier, in a Salt Lake City suburb with two drifters, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee.  Both Mitchell and Barzee are serving prison terms for kidnapping and raping the girl. 
  50. 2009 Thursday: The administrators of the Sears Tower in Chicago announced they would rename the building Willis Tower.
  51. 2011 Saturday: Grateful Dead[vii] soundman and creator of the best LSD on Earth, Augustus Stanley Owsley III dies in a car accident.
  52. 2012 Monday: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the world now has 7 billion people.  Meanwhile, a section of China’s high-speed rail track collapses, possibly due to heavy rains.  Elsewhere, longtime drummer with the rock band, the Doobie Brothers[viii]—Michael Hossack—dies at age 65 in Dubois, Wyoming.
  53. 2013 Tuesday: In Rome, Italy, Catholic Cardinals meet in a conclave to choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.
  54. 2014 Wednesday: President Obama meets with Ukrainian acting Prime Minster Yatsenyuk and vows to ‘stand with Ukraine’ in its conflict with Russia.
  55. 2015 Thursday: After 366,000 U.S. citizens have lost $15 million to telephone scammers who call claiming to be IRS agents, the Internal Revenue Service warns of an increase in these types of crimes.  Scammers call from India purporting to be IRS agents and get debit card numbers, which allows them to drain the bank accounts of the unfortunates.
  56. 2016 Saturday: U.S. primary elections and caucuses continue today.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio, GOP, wins the caucus in Washington, D.C., while Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, nabs most of the delegates in Wyoming.   In the Northern Marianas Islands Democratic caucuses, Hillary Rodham Clinton wins big.  Meanwhile, voters in Guam also go to the polls.
  57. 2017 Sunday: American actor David Burns dies of heart attack at age 68.   Elsewhere, people digging through a rubbish heap outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, cause a landslide that claims the lives of at least 48 people.  It must have been one hell of a rubbish heap, folks, one the size of a mid-sized building.
  58. 2018 Monday: British Prime Minister Theresa May says it was ‘highly likely’ that Moscow was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on March 04.  Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives announces the end of its investigation into ‘Russian election interference in the 2016 Presidential Election’ which drives the Democrats bat-crap crazy.  Preliminary findings clear President Trump of ANY collusion with the Russkies.
  59. 2019 Tuesday: The British government under Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a second setback and loss in the attempt to fulfill Brexit what with votes against her deal 391 to 242.  Meanwhile in Syria as the fight against ISIS winds down, 3,000 Islamist thugs surrender to Syrian Democratic Forces in Baghouz, the last ISIS stronghold left to topple.  Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo orders all remaining U.S. diplomats and family members to come home immediately.  This after the Maduro regime threatens violence against Americans as being behind the ongoing blackout engulfing the country. 
  60. 2020 Thursday: CPUSA candidate, oh wait, he is running as a Democrat, Sen. Bernie Sanders goes to the mics in Burlington, VT, and does his best to scare the hell out of the American people.  His solution to the Wuhan Virus, aka COVID-19, a gift from China to the rest of the world all because they took it where the sun don’t shine when they signed the U.S.-China trade deal, is for the American people to immediately embrace Marxism as run and defined by him.  Following upon the heels of the NBA canceling its season, the NHL does the same.  Major League Baseball has motioned that spring training could be on the rocks, too, if not the entire season.  What should be clear to ALL is that the LEFT never lets a good crisis go to waste and anything that will enable them to advance socialism and big government even further is in their wheelhouse.  So far, ONLY 39 Americans have succumbed to the Wuhan Virus, most of them in a Washington state nursing home.  If you have ever worked in such a facility, you would understand WHY this tragic statistic is so.  Of course- according to Bernie and his fellow Democrats, the Trump administration is STUPID and incapable of doing anything to thwart the Chinese-transmitted virus.  In the spirit of everything, we encourage the president to postpone the election until ALL is clear.
  61. 2021 Friday: DAY 52 of the Biden Regime.  God is our country in trouble.  Donald Trump, please come back NOW!


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As we said a couple of days ago, you can never keep a great German guitarist down, folks, and Michael Schenker shows it’s nigh impossible.  On June 16, 2003, the talented axman returns with “Arachnophobiac,” the next release by the Michael Schenker Group.  Joining the guitarist this time around are Chris Logan (vocals), Stuart Ham (bass), and Jeremy Colson (drums).  Say what you will, there is a reason as to WHY some live and some disappear into the ozone of lost rock bands and listening to this album demonstrates why someone such as Mr. Schenker continues rolling and rocking along- he’s great, he has unique chops, and always surrounds himself with talented musicians and songwriters.  Check this album out and consider making it a part of your listening day.  You will be glad you did.  We sure the heck are in love with this album.    

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[i] We are unclear as to when we will offer the music of Badfinger, seeing as how we should have promoted them during the lengthy presentation of the Beatles and the band’s various members.  We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do as this band was among the greats.

[ii] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013.  One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.

[iii] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.  Hell, we might also do the music of the group’s sisters, too.

[iv] We shared the music of the famed Los Angeles, California, psychedelic rock band, Love, beginning on Wednesday, 24-October-2012 through Friday, 16-November-2012.  We hope you will check them out as they deserve to be heard.  The debut album occurred on the first day of the presentation.

[v] We began promoting the music of the Beatles and the band’s original members, beginning on Friday, 04-November-2016 which ran through Sunday, 11-June-2017. You definitely need to check out the music of the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr- you will be glad you did.

[vi] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.

[vii] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012.  Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013.  At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends.  Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[viii] We hope to promote the music of the Doobie Brothers sometime before 2030.  We hope you will remain vigilant.

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