HH. 1954 Monday A: The Battle for Dien Bien Phu enters its third day with the communists already in control of some of the outlying French infantry posts from the night before. The plan to take Gabrielle will follow the same course as the one used to take several of the Béatrice infantry posts. Dig trenches as closely as possible to the barbed wire protecting the French Union troops following a heavy barrage of several hours, blow the wire, and overrun the defenders.



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President Andrew Jackson; U.S. Supreme Court Justices Philip Pendleton Barbour and Ruth Bader Ginsburg; U.S. Attorney General James C. McReynolds; the Beach Boys featuring Mike Love, the Grateful Dead featuring Phil Lesh, Sly and the Family Stone featuring Sly Stone, and WAR featuring Howard E. Scott:

  1. 44 B.C.: On this date in history, the Ides of March, a group of Roman nobles—including Marcus Junius Brutus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and Gaius Cassius Longinus—assassinated the dictator, Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the Forum in Rome.
  2. 1360 Saturday: A French invasion army lands on the southeastern coast of Britain and conquers the city of Winchell.
  3. 1391 Tuesday: An anti-Semitic monk stirs up the anger of the citizens of Seville to attack the city’s Jewish population.
  4. 1493 Wednesday: Concluding his first visit to the New World, Christopher Columbus arrived at his home port in Spain.
  5. 1744 Saturday: French King Louis XV declares war on Great Britain.
  6. 1767 Saturday: Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina, on this date.
  7. 1781 Wednesday: During the American Revolution, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place in North Carolina.  1,900 soldiers under the command of British General Lord Cornwallis defeated an American force of 4,400.
  8. 1812 Sunday: On the Russian River in California, Russians build their first California settlement.
  9. 1820 Wednesday: On this date, Maine became the 23rd state of the Union.
  10. 1836 Tuesday: The 25th United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Philip Pendleton Barbour assumed office on this date.  President Andrew Jackson nominated his fellow Democratic-Republican and then Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Gabriel Duvall.  Barbour sat on the court from today until February 25, 1841. 
  11. 1867 Friday: Michigan becomes the first state to put a tax on property; it does so to support a university.
  12. 1875 Monday: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, John McCloskey, became the first American cardinal on this date.
  13. 1892 Tuesday: Inventor Jesse W. Reno patents the first escalator.
  14. 1907 Friday: Finland becomes the first European nation to give women the right to vote.
  15. 1912 Friday: Pitcher Cy Young retires from professional baseball with 511 wins.
  16. 1913 Saturday: President Woodrow Wilson met with approximately 100 reporters in what became the first presidential press conference.   Meanwhile, the 48th Attorney General of the United States James C. McReynolds assumed his post on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Woodrow Wilson from today until August 29, 1914 and then moved up to the U.S. Supreme Court. 
  17. 1916 Wednesday: Under General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing, 10,000 American troops invade Mexico to hunt down and capture or kill Mexican bandit, Pancho Villa.
  18. 1917 Thursday: Nicholas II, the last Russian Czar, says that he will abdicate his throne and nominates his brother, Grand Duke Michael to succeed him.
  19. 1919 Saturday: Members of the American Expeditionary Force from World War I convened in Paris for a three-day meeting to establish the American Legion.
  20. 1928 Thursday: IL Duce, Benito Mussolini, modifies the nation’s electoral system, depriving the people of the right to choose between candidates.
  21. 1933 Wednesday: Future 107th U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is born in Brooklyn, New York, on this date.
  22. 1934 Thursday: The U.S. Information Service opens.
  23. 1935 Friday: Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels—someone whom the Democrats idolize—banned four Berlin newspapers on this date.
  24. 1937 Monday: In Raleigh, North Carolina, the first state contraceptive clinic opens for business.  Meanwhile in Chicago, the first blood bank to preserve blood for transfusion by refrigeration underwent establishment at the Cook County Hospital.
  25. 1938 Tuesday: An American company drilling for water in Saudi Arabia discovers oil.
  26. 1940 Friday: Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering says that ‘between 100-200 church bells are enough for Germany, smelt the rest.’  Meanwhile, the government of Finland quickly ratifies the surrender treaty with Moscow so as to stop further Soviet aggressions against their country.  Elsewhere, Phil Lesh, future bassist, and vocalist with the Grateful Dead[i] is born in Berkeley, California, on this date.
  27. 1941 Saturday: Future vocalist with the Beach Boys[ii]—Mike Love—is born in Los
    Angeles, California, on this date.   
  28. 1943 Monday: During World War II, the final Nazi offensive on the Eastern Front begins as Axis forces move against the Russian city of Kharkov drives the Red Army temporarily out of the city.  Elsewhere, in the United States, future leader of the funk-rock band, Sly and the Family Stone[iii]—Sly Stone—is born in Denton, Texas, on this date.
  29. 1944 Wednesday: During World War II, Allied bombers again raided Italy’s Monte Casino, held by the Nazis.
  30. 1945 Thursday: Billboard publishes its first album chart with the King Cole Trio being its ‘No. 1.’
  31. 1946 Friday: British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India’s right to independence.  Meanwhile, Howard Scott, future guitarist/vocalist with the L.A. funk band, War[iv], was born in San Pedro, California.
  32. 1947 Saturday: The U.S. Navy appoints John Lee as the first black commissioned officer in the ranks.  Meanwhile, Stomu Yamashta, music composer, was born in Japan.  Finally, famed blues guitarist, Ry Cooder[v], was born in Louisiana.
  33. 1954 Monday: The “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar.   
  34. 1954 Monday A: The Battle for Dien Bien Phu enters its third day with the communists already in control of some of the outlying French infantry posts from the night before.  The plan to take Gabrielle will follow the same course as the one used to take several of the Béatrice infantry posts.  Dig trenches as closely as possible to the barbed wire protecting the French Union troops following a heavy barrage of several hours, blow the wire, and overrun the defenders.  The Algerian and French troops defending the position are prepared for them.  The firebase at Claudine was prepared to drop artillery fire on the People’s Army in support of their colleagues at Gabrielle so Viet Minh forces would have to assault that position, too.
  35. 1955 Tuesday: The U.S. Air Force unveils a self-guided missile.
  36. 1956 Thursday: The Lerner and Loewe musical play, “My Fair Lady,” based on Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” opened on Broadway.
  37. 1957 Friday: Britain becomes the third nation to explode a nuclear bomb.
  38. 1961 Wednesday: South Africa withdraws from the British Commonwealth
  39. 1962 Thursday: A chartered Flying Tiger Line airplane carrying 107 people, most of them army personnel, disappeared while on route from Guam to the Philippines.
  40. 1964 Sunday: Actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage and his second.  Meanwhile, President Lyndon Baines Johnson asks Congress for a ‘war on poverty.’
  41. 1966 Tuesday: Following police abuse in a traffic stop in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California, race riots erupt that would last for a period.
  42. 1968 Friday: The U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold.
  43. 1970 Sunday: Expo ’70, promoting “Progress and Harmony for Mankind,” opened in Osaka, Japan.
  44. 1975 Saturday: Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris at age 69.
  45. 1977 Tuesday: The U.S. House of Representatives began a 90-day closed-circuit test to determine the feasibility to show its sessions on television.  Elsewhere, “Eight is Enough” premieres on ABC-TV.
  46. 1985 Friday: In the 10th round of their heavyweight fight, Larry Holmes scores a TKO against David Bey to win the title.  Elsewhere, the first Internet domain name, symbolics.com was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corporation of Massachusetts.  Finally, in Brazil, a new government undergoes installation, which ends two decades of military rule.
  47. 1988 Tuesday: The NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals officially moves its franchise to Phoenix, Arizona.
  48. 1989 Wednesday: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs became the 14th department in the president’s Cabinet.
  49. 1990 Thursday: The Ford Motor Company introduced the Explorer on this date.  Elsewhere, Mikhail Gorbachev became the first executive president of the Soviet Union via election.
  50. 1991 Friday: Four police officers in Los Angeles, California, are officially charged for their part in the beating of erstwhile, drunken motorist, Rodney King.
  51. 1998 Sunday: CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired an interview with former White House employee Kathleen Willey, who said corndog President William “Bill” Clinton, Democrat, had made unwelcomed and unwanted sexual advances on her in the Oval Office in 1993, a charge President Clinton denied. 
  52. 1999 Monday: Pluto again becomes the outermost planet of the Solar System.  Elsewhere, an Amtrak train slammed into a steel-filled truck at a crossing in Bourbonnais, Illinois, killing 11 people.
  53. 2002 Friday: For his role in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, Libyan Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi commences his life sentence in a Scottish prison.  Elsewhere, Burger King commenced selling the first ‘veggie-burger’ on any fast food operation’s menu.
  54. 2004 Monday: Ten days after being convicted in a stock scandal, Martha Stewart resigned from the board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  Stewart rejoined the board in September 2011.  Elsewhere, ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to the Caribbean from African exile after winning temporary asylum in Jamaica.  Finally, a drive-by shooting in Mosul, Iraq, killed four U.S. missionaries working for the Richmond, Virginia-based Southern Baptist International Mission Board.
  55. 2005 Tuesday: Former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers was convicted in New York of engineering the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history.  He later received a prison term of 25 years in prison.
  56. 2009 Sunday: A chorus of outrage on Capitol Hill greeted news that some $165 million in executive bonuses were being paid by bailed-out insurance giant American International Group.
  57. 2010 Monday: According to the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, relations between his country and the U.S. are at their worst in 35 years.
  58. 2011 Tuesday: Leaders at the G8 pass the responsibility for military intervention in Libya onto the United Nations Security Council.
  59. 2012 Thursday: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao blames the Dalai Lama for ongoing self-immolations by Tibet’s monks.  Meanwhile, Venezuelan thug-dictator, Hugo Chavez, returns home from Cuba from a three-week cancer surgery recovery.
  60. 2013 Friday: Lazarus Project scientists reveal that they successfully recovered frozen tissue from the 1970’s and rejuvenated the cells of Rheobatrachus silus, a species of frog that has been extinct since 1983.
  61. 2014 Saturday: The People’s Bank of China widens its trading band for the yuan against the U.S. dollar to within 2% of the determined daily midpoint, moving the currency toward market-based valuation.
  62. 2016 Tuesday: Pope Francis announces that Mother Theresa will be canonized on September 04, 2016.   Meanwhile, Iraqi intelligence officials announce that Omar the Chechen, a scumbag upon whom the United States placed a $5 million bounty, was killed from wounds he suffered in a U.S. airstrike on March 4.  ISIS doesn’t admit to his death.
  63. 2017 Wednesday:  Flipping Disney refuses to cut gay scene in “Beauty and the Beast” in Malaysia as requested and rather than do what the censors requested, the company yanks the film from the country.  Wow.  Meanwhile, a judge in Hawaii blocks President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim ban. 
  64. 2018 Thursday:  Famed Toys R Us announces it’s going to close its stores across the country as the company plans to file for bankruptcy protections. 
  65. 2019 Friday:  In Christchurch, New Zealand, a ‘right-wing’ gunman attacks two mosques, killing 51 and wounding another 50.  Meanwhile, thanks to Hitler Jugend-like Swedish ‘climate activist’ Greta Thunberg, schoolchildren around the world walk out of schools in protests of climate change.  Another wow. Somebody get this girl some help.
  66. 2020 Sunday: The Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus continues causing mass panic around the world as food service establishments begin shuttering their doors in many cities around the world.  Meanwhile, people continue swamping stores, buying everything off store shelves and leaving them empty for loads of others.  As of today, these are the facts: around the planet (of course, we have no clue as to what is occurring in China), there are 156,400 confirmed cases.  That’s right, 156,400 confirmed cases with 5,833 confirmed deaths.  As for those who have recovered, there are 73,968 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, so far, ONLY 40 people have died from China’s Wuhan Virus.  Elsewhere, former Vice President Joe Biden and Marxist Senator Bernie Sanders debated one another on CNN with no crowd in the room.  What a snooze fest.  Two cantankerous old WHITE men bashing one another for their poor records.  Tom Perez: listen, YOU POS, put Tulsi Gabbard in the debates, they might draw far better crowds than the crap you are running now.  Just saying.
  67. 2021 Monday: DAY 55 of the Biden Regime-  you know the drill- stick around and find out what is going on along with us…


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When you have something good, it’s difficult to leave it behind even though band mates might be at odds with one another.  Bassist Pete Way and guitarist Michael Schenker asked vocalist Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker if they would like to revive UFO but unfortunately, friction won out and Way and Schenker formed their own group, the Plot.  They released one album entitled, “The Plot,” on October 14, 2003 and folks, it rocked from start to finish.  Like many musicians, when good vocalists are hard to find- especially as the older ones die off and the younger ones just suck- they step up to the mic and give it a go.  Pete Way is a superb vocalist and when complimented by Schenker’s fiery guitar licks and chops, they rock supreme.  Drummer Jeff Martin rounds out the beat hammering away at the skins to the point that one’s mind is ready to blow.  We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your growing collection- you will be glad you did.      

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[i] 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.

[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of the archetypal American rock band, the Beach Boys, sometime within the next five years or so.  Please keep posted for that day.  Thank you.

[iii] We hope to present the music of Sly & the Family Stone within the next decade or so.  Please stay tuned for further information.

[iv] 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.

[v] Not sure when we will do the music of Ry Cooder but one day, we sure heck that we do.


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