78. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021

FF. 1954 Friday: The People’s Army continues ringing the French base of Dien Bien Phu. On the eastern side, the sappers are digging trenches at night drawing closer to the Elianes and Dominiques. The French are determined to hold these eastern outposts, especially now that Béatrices have been overrun. The French defenders see the sappers drawing closer but there is not much they can do to stop them as to go out and engage the Viet Minh is to put themselves at great risk.

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78. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021:

DAY FIFTY-NINE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren; U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan; Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer; the Grateful Dead featuring Tom Constantan, the Jefferson Starship, and the Zombies featuring Paul Atkinson:

  1. 1452 Friday: Frederick III of Hapsburg becomes the Holy Roman Emperor on this date.
  2. 1524 Wednesday: French seaman Giovanni de Verrazano sights land around the area of the Carolinas.
  3. 1571 Friday: Spanish troops occupy the Philippine city of Manila on this date.
  4. 1628 Sunday: The English found the Massachusetts Colony on this date.
  5. 1644 Saturday: 200 members of the ruling Chinese Imperial family/court members commit suicide.
  6. 1687 Wednesday: French explorer Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sleur de La Salle—the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River—was murdered by mutineers in present-day Texas.
  7. 1702 Sunday: The daughter of James II, Anne Stuart, becomes the queen of England on this date.
  8. 1748 Tuesday: The English Naturalization Act passes allowing Jews to move to North America along with the rest of the Brits.
  9. 1831 Saturday: The first bank robbery in the United States takes place on this date at the City Bank in New York; the take is $245,000.
  10. 1859 Saturday: The opera “Faust!” by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.
  11. 1860 Monday: In Salem, Illinois, future 41st U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan is born.  A Democrat, he served under President Woodrow Wilson  from 03-05-1913 to 06-09-1915.
  12. 1863 Thursday: The Confederate cruiser Georgianna, on its maiden voyage, underwent scuttling off Charleston, South Carolina, to prevent it from falling into Union hands.
  13. 1865 Sunday: Following the Battle of Bentonville, the Confederates retreat from Greenville, North Carolina.
  14. 1866 Monday: The immigrant ship, Monarch of the Seas, sinks off Liverpool resulting in 738 deaths.
  15. 1891 Thursday: In Los Angeles, California, future 88th over all and 14th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren is born.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated his fellow Republican (who later became a Democrat) to fill the seat of Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson.  Warren served from 10-05-1953 to 06-23-1969.
  16. 1895 Tuesday: The Los Angeles Railway commenced service as a streetcar provider throughout the city.
  17. 1900 Monday: Archeologist Arthur John Evans commenced the excavation of Knossos Palace in Greece on this date.  Meanwhile, President William McKinley asserted there was a need for free trade between the United States and Puerto Rico.
  18. 1903 Thursday: The United States Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
  19. 1905 Sunday: In Mannheim, Baden, German Empire, future architect for Adolf Hitler and then his minister of armaments, Albert Speer, is born.  His official title would be Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production.  He would survive World War II, spend some time in prison for his war crimes and then become a free man.
  20. 1908 Thursday: The state of Maryland barred Christian Scientists from practicing without a medical diploma.
  21. 1917 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Wilson v.  New, upheld the eight-hour workday for railroad workers.
  22. 1918 Wednesday: Congress approved Daylight Saving Time something that no longer should be applicable because it does NOTHING except to disrupt sleep cycles and mental health.  
  23. 1920 Friday: The Senate rejected—for a second time—the Treaty of Versailles, by a vote of 49 in favor, 35 against, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval.
  24. 1927 Saturday: In Berlin, bloody street battles take place between Nazi and communist street thugs.
  25. 1931 Thursday: Nevada Governor Fred B. Balzar signed a measure legalizing casino gambling.
  26. 1942 Thursday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a bill requiring all men between the ages of 45 and 64 to register for non-military duty.
  27. 1944 Sunday: Future keyboardist with the Grateful Dead[i]—Tom Constantan—is born on this date in Long Branch, N.J.
  28. 1945 Monday: During World War II, 724 people died when a Japanese dive-bomber attacked the aircraft carrier, USS Franklin off the coast of Japan; however, sailors were able to keep the ship afloat.  Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler issued his so-called “Nero Decree,” ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands.  
  29. 1946 Tuesday: Paul Atkinson—future guitarist with the British rock band, the Zombies[ii], was born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England, on this date, too.  
  30. 1949 Saturday: Future heavyweight champion of the world, Larry Holmes, was born in the United States on this date.
  31. 1953 Thursday: The Academy Awards ceremony appeared on TV for the first time; “The Greatest Show on Earth” won best picture of 1952.
  32. 1954 Friday: The People’s Army continues ringing the French base of Dien Bien Phu.  On the eastern side, the sappers are digging trenches at night drawing closer to the Elianes and Dominiques.  The French are determined to hold these eastern outposts, especially now that Béatrices have been overrun.   The French defenders see the sappers drawing closer but there is not much they can do to stop them as to go out and engage the Viet Minh is to put themselves at great risks.  Supplies coming in from the main camp have to run a gauntlet of fire that claims additional casualties.  All they can do is wait for the inevitable assaults.
  33. 1958 Wednesday: The film “South Pacific,” adopted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, hit movie theaters on this date.
  34. 1963 Tuesday: In Costa Rica, American President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledged to fight communism.
  35. 1965 Friday: E. Lee Spence discovered the wreck of the Confederate cruiser, Georgianna; 102 years to the day after its crew scuttled her.  Elsewhere, Indonesia nationalized all foreign oil companies on this date.
  36. 1966 Saturday: The Texas Western Miners defeated the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats, 72-65, to win the NCAA Championship played in College Park, Maryland.
  37. 1969 Wednesday: In the aftermath of the street riots during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, authorities indict the Chicago 8.
  38. 1972 Sunday: India and Bangladesh signed a treaty of friendship on this date.
  39. 1974 Tuesday: The Jefferson Starship[iii] goes on its first tour.
  40. 1976 Friday: Buckingham Palace announced the separation of Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage.
  41. 1977 Saturday: The last episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” aired.  Elsewhere, a suicide commando assassinated Congo President Marien Ngouabi on this date.
  42. 1979 Monday: The U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business.
  43. 1981 Thursday: The Buffalo Sabres set an NHL record when they scored 9 goals in one period against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  44. 1982 Friday: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom over this and their landings in the Falklands.
  45. 1984 Monday: A Mobil oil tanker spilled 200,000 gallons of oil into the Columbia River.
  46. 1987 Thursday: Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as chair of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex and money scandal involving Jessica Hahn, a former church secretary.
  47. 1991 Tuesday: NFL owners strip Phoenix, Arizona, of the 1993 Super Bowl over the state’s non-recognizance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
  48. 1993 Friday: Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White announced plans to retire, which led to Ruth Bader Ginsburg becoming the nation’s second female justice.  She was appointed by President Bill Clinton.
  49. 1998 Thursday: The World Health Organization warned of tuberculosis epidemic that could kill 70 million people over the next two decades.
  50. 2001 Monday: California officials declared a power alert and ordered the first of two days of rolling blackouts.  Little would Californians know that two decades later, this would become a way of life thanks to unchecked Democratic Party politics and corruption.
  51. 2002 Tuesday: Queen Elizabeth II knighted actor Ben Kingsley at Buckingham Palace.  Meanwhile, the first major action in the Afghanistan War- Operation Anaconda- rolls on to its end what with massive numbers of jihadists dead, wounded, or vanished and very few Allied fatalities.
  52. 2003 Wednesday: President George W. Bush ordered the start of the war against Iraq.  However, because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.   Ah, well, U.S. and British warplanes begin conducting sorties across the country, blowing up various military installations, infrastructure, and whatever else they can get in their sights.  The American people did not want to do, this especially under false pretenses- ‘weapons of mass destruction.’  The had neither the support of the United Nations nor a majority of world public opinion; no, the only support they had was the Military-Industrial-Political Complex of the United States and their British allies (although MUCH LESS in the UK).  Thank you, Dick Cheney, thank you.
  53. 2004 Friday: Prior to tomorrow’s elections in Taiwan, an unknown thug (probably Chi-Com) shoots President Chen Shui-bian.  He was shot in the stomach while campaigning just as his Vice President Annette Lu was shot in the leg.  Not much information is available about the shooter.  Elsewhere, the Pakistani military clamps down on South Waziristan where they believe they have cornered acting head of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri.  This guy is as elusive as hell and they are losing loads of troops trying to uncover his rathole.  
  54. 2005 Saturday: In Doha, Qatar, a car bomb parked along the street erupts, killing one British visitor and wounds another dozen people.  Elsewhere, G20, the group of developing nations, calls on the industrialized countries to end their farm subsidies. 
  55. 2006 Sunday: Fine workmanship is on display in Moscow, Russia.  A passenger train navigating the Moscow Metro Tunnel has the roof crash down upon the train, setting it ablaze.  Rescue workers are able to reach the passengers and evacuate them quickly.  Good work on that account.
  56. 2007 Monday: Talks between the United States and North Korea- the six-party talks- are slated to begin after the U.S. agrees to unlock North Korean funds held in a bank in Macao. 
  57. 2008 Wednesday: Various European countries like Monaco, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Croatia recognize the independence of Kosovo.  In the United States, on the five-year-anniversary of the Iraq War, people are running amok in the streets which leads to the arrests of at least 200 people.  Meanwhile, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney dismiss the unrest as miniscule. 
  58. 2009 Thursday: North Korea is up to its old tricks once again- they arrest two American journalists with Current TV- near the border with communist China.  Many believe the North Koreans went across the Yalu River and grabbed them up.  The North Koreans like kidnapping foreigners and holding them for ransom.  Ask the Japanese.
  59. 2010 Friday: Palestinians in Hebron, Israel, are running amok throwing rocks at Israeli security forces.  Light ‘em up.  In Sudan, Muslims are running amok there, too, killing at least 13 people in street riots.  Elsewhere, in the incredibly tolerant Islamic Republic of Iran, former Vice President Hossein Marashi finds himself in trouble with the law, accused of spreading propaganda.    
  60. 2011 Saturday: The Arab Spring is underway:  in Syria, government forces have to fire tear gas at a crowd of funeral attendees who are angry that government forces killed some of their family members.  In Yemen, as the people continue growing angrier by the minute, government officials finally begin to step down and flee.  In Algeria, protests are growing more violent leading to concessions from the government.  None of it is going to matter.
  61. 2012 Monday: Wendy’s overtakes Burger King as the second most popular hamburger chain in the world.  Next, North Korea sends an invitation to the International Atomic Energy Agency- the IAEA- to come for a visit.  They would like them to come for some tea and perhaps check their nuclear facilities.   
  62. 2013 Tuesday: In Rome, Italy, the papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis takes place in St. Peter’s Square; hundreds of thousands attend.  Next, on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq,  a string of suicide bombings, shootings, and other homicidal activities lead to the deaths of 98 people and another 240 injured in varying degrees.  Meanwhile, on the planet Mars, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals.  Finally, famed porn actor Harry Reems dies of pancreatic carcinoma at age 65.
  63. 2014 Wednesday:  President Obama promises that the U.S. will not take military action in Ukraine in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.  However, the Ukrainians are withdrawing as Putin’s occupation troops swarm into the area.   Elsewhere, as the Syrian civil war continues to rage, Israel bombs a Syrian military outpost in the Golan Heights. 
  64. 2015 Thursday: According to Brainy History, the U.S. Federal Reserve has cut its 2015 inflation and economic growth predictions for the U.S. and will likely wait until at least June of this year to raise interest rates.  Elsewhere, the Euro zone tells the Greek government that it ‘must remain within the parameters set by them so it can recover from its debt crisis or risk being expelled from the organization.’
  65. 2016 Saturday: In Mexico City, the movie “Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice” starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot has its premiere.   Elsewhere, outside the Phoenix, Arizona, suburb of Fountain Hills, at least 2 dozen protesters block the road leading in to stop people from attending a rally headlined by Donald J. Trump, former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  The losers block traffic for hours.  Most likely illegal aliens.
  66. 2017 Sunday: The president of Smith College- Mary Maples Dunn- dies at age 85.   Elsewhere, New Zealand expels an unnamed U.S. diplomat after the U.S. Embassy refused to waive the person’s immunity in a criminal investigation.  Meanwhile, famed newspaperman Jimmy Breslin dies at age 88.
  67. 2018 Monday: Much to howls of horror from the Pro-Death (what the Democrats call ‘Pro-Choice’), Mississippi signs into law the toughest abortion law in the United States: NO abortion after 15 weeks.   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump releases his plan with which to stem the tide against the opioid epidemic which includes harsher penalties for traffickers along with the possibility of the death penalty.   Elsewhere, Facebook’s chief information security officer Alex Stamos is leaving the social media giant over Cambridge Analytica and Russian interference in the 2016 Election.
  68. 2019 Tuesday: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the federal government can detain illegal aliens with criminal records indefinitely.  The liberal illegal-loving Democrats go berserk.  Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump hosts conservative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House. Leftists don’t like this guy either. Next, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his resignation after nearly 30 years in office, the last Soviet-era head of state left after the collapse of the USSR.  Elsewhere, Syrian Democratic Forces declare significant progress as they overrun an ISIS camp on the outskirts of Baghuz.
  69. 2020 Thursday: Although rumors abound that Sen. Bernie Sanders has left the race, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii becomes the 25th official Democrat candidate to announce she is leaving the race.  She entered the fight on January 11, 2019 and even said she would not seek another term in Congress.  We will see if she honors her pledge.  On Wall Street, NASDAQ closes up 160.73 points, +2.30% at 7,150.58; the DOW Jones Industrial Average closes up 188.27 points, +0.95% at 20.087.19; and the S & P 500 closes up 11.29 points, +0.47% at 2,409.39.  In California, Governor Gavin Newsom orders that as of midnight, all non-essential Californians must remain in their homes under self-quarantine yet NO one talks about rounding up illegal aliens and deporting them or interning the homeless and giving them treatment.   COVID-19 Statistics: around the globe, there are 245,622 confirmed cases with 10,051 deaths and 88,450 recoveries.  Italy has passed China in deaths with 3,405 (so much for hugging a Chinaman) while Beijing reports 3,248 deaths.  Elsewhere, Iran reports 1,284 deaths, Spain 833, France 372, the United States 218, the United Kingdom 144, South Korea 94, Belgium 21, and on and on it goes.
  70. 2021 Friday: Day 59 of the Biden Administration.  Stick around to discover what the heck is going on what with a feeble president and the Chi-Coms and the Russians pulling the strings…

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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 promoted the music of the Zombies, Argent, Rod Argent, and Colin Blunstone beginning on Monday, 28-October-2019 through Sunday, 05-January-2020.  Please, check them out.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  Please look for them and enjoy.

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