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84. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021:
DAY SIXTY-FIVE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Maryland Day (Maryland)
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice George Sutherland; U.S. Attorney General Edward Bates; U.S. Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates, Jr.; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.; “Yesterday and Today” by the Beatles, Buck Owens, the Byrds featuring Kevin Kelly, Elton John, Spooky Tooth featuring Mike Harrison, Tower of Power featuring Stephen “Doc” Kupka, and “Happy Together” by the Turtles:
- 31 Tuesday: According to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguous, the people of the time celebrated the First Easter.
- 708 Wednesday: Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1199 Thursday: Richard I, Lion Heart, King of England, suffers a wound from a crossbow while fighting in France; the wound would turn septic and he would die on April 06.
- 1306 Thursday: Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots.
- 1634 Saturday: The first settlers found the Catholic colony of Maryland.
- 1669 Monday: Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, killing at least 20,000 people.
- 1776 Monday: The Continental Congress awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal to General George Washington, commander of the Continental Army.
- 1807 Wednesday: The British Parliament abolishes slave trade. Meanwhile, the first railway passenger service begins in England on this date.
- 1813 Thursday: The frigate USS Essex flew the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
- 1821 Sunday: Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day).
- 1851 Tuesday: White explorers see Yosemite Valley for the first time.
- 1857 Wednesday: Frederick Laggenheim took the first photo of a solar eclipse.
- 1862 Tuesday: In Stony Stratford, Great Britain, future 70th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice George Sutherland is born. President Warren G. Harding would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Associate Justice John Hessin Clarke’s seat, a Democrat. He would serve from 09-05-1922 to 01-17-1938.
- 1865 Saturday: During the Civil War, Confederate forces attacked Ford Stedman in Virginia, but counterattacking Union forces managed to repel the attack. Elsewhere, the SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras caught fire and sank, killing 400 people aboard her.
- 1869 Thursday: In St. Louis, Missouri, the 23rd U.S. Attorney General of the United States died at age 75. A member of numerous political parties, he served under President Abraham Lincoln from 03-05-1861 to 11-24-1864.
- 1894 Sunday: Jacob S. Coxey began leading an ‘army’ of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government.
- 1895 Monday: Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia) the first time around. Things would not work out well this time.
- 1898 Friday: The Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association underwent formation in New York City.
- 1900 Sunday: The Socialist Party of the United States formed in Indianapolis, Indiana, on this date.
- 1901 Monday: In Nice, France, at the five-day “Week of Nice,” Daimler introduced the Mercedes.
- 1902 Tuesday: Irving W. Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine.
- 1905 Saturday: The United States returned captured Confederate battle flags from the Civil War to their owners in the South.
- 1911 Saturday: 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, died when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. Prosecutors in New York indicted the owners of the company on manslaughter charges because some of the employees suffered entrapment behind locked doors within the factory.
- 1915 Thursday: The U.S. Navy lost its first commissioned submarine as the USS F-4 sank off Hawaii, claiming the lives of all 21 crew members.
- 1931 Wednesday: Having been accused and then framed by white Southern cops for the rape of a white woman, the police arrest the ill-fated Scottsboro Boys in Alabama. Elsewhere, in India, fifty people died in rioting with Gandhi being among those assaulted by the raging mobs.
- 1936 Wednesday: The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted 2 hours and 56 minutes.
- 1937 Thursday: Italy and Yugoslavia sign no-attack treaty (Pact of Belgrade). Meanwhile, in the Spanish Civil War, Nationalist forces aided by their Fascist Italian allies continue investing the capital city of Madrid, which has become a tough nut to crack. Republican forces, i.e., Soviet-backed communist forces aided by the International Brigades[i], may be having a tough go of it in other parts of the country but continue to fight with determined resolve. Commander Francisco Franco of the Nationalists is beginning to see he may need a new strategy.
- 1940 Monday: The U.S. agreed to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes. Meanwhile, the British government forbids its captured soldiers from participating in radio broadcasts for the Nazis. British civilians listen to the radio to get the news and when they pick up the voices of their loved ones on German radio, it creates a problem with morale.
- 1941 Tuesday: In Dillon, South Carolina, founders incorporate the first paprika mill. Meanwhile, in Vienna, representatives of the Yugoslav government sign the Tripartite Pact making them de facto allies of the Third Reich and the rest of the Axis. Germany agrees in turn to respect Yugoslav sovereignty and will not demand movement of its troops through their country either to the south or to the east. The Yugoslav people aren’t happy about what their government has done.
- 1942 Wednesday: Seven-hundred Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration Camp. Meanwhile, U.S. Naval forces arrive in England to help protect Scapa Flow while British naval assets leave for the invasion of Madagascar. The Royal Navy- the mightiest in the world- has suffered heavy losses in the Indian and Pacific Oceans fighting the Imperial Japanese.
- 1943 Thursday: Kevin Kelly, future drummer with the Rising Sons, the Byrds[ii], and Fever Tree was born in California. Elsewhere, the fight in North Africa is close to an end with the Afrika Korps remnants abandoning the Mareth Line as British armored units continue making big gains.
- 1944 Saturday: On the Eastern Front, the Germans continue having a tough time with superior Red Army forces in the Ukraine. With First Panzer Army- commanded by Generaloberst Hans Valentin-Hube- encircled along the Dniester River, Field Marshal Erich Von Manstein flew to meet with Hitler at the Berchtesgaden where the Nazi leader was vacationing. Manstein begged his Fuhrer for permission to permit the encircled tankers to break out. At first permission was denied but by the end of the day, Hitler authorized the breakout and also authorized the release of four divisions- two infantry and two SS panzer divisions to aid in helping their comrades break out and flee to the west.
- 1945 Sunday: The U.S. First Army begins operations to break out from the bridgehead near Remagen, Germany. On the crumbling Eastern Front, the Soviets have pushed to the Danube River pushing German and remaining Hungarian troops back. Many Hungarians are already switching sides although they fail to see that the Soviets will be far worse masters than were their German allies. To the west, U.S. 8th Air Force bombers are devastating industrial centers in and around Hamburg, Germany.
- 1946 Monday: Future member of the East Bay funk-rock-soul-jazz band, Tower of Power[iii]–Stephen “Doc” Kupka (baritone saxophone/backing vocals/oboe)—is born in Berkeley, California, on this date.
- 1947 Tuesday: A coalmine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claimed 111 lives. Elsewhere, Elton John[iv], also known as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, singer ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Candle in the Wind’ was born in Pinner, England on this date. Finally, John D. Rockefeller III presented a check to the United Nations for $8.5 million so the organization could purchase land for the site of the U.N. center in New York City.
- 1954 Thursday: RCA announced it had begun producing color television sets at its plant in Bloomington, Indiana. The sets, with 12.5-inch picture tubes, cost $1,000 each—roughly $8,700 in today’s dollars. Elsewhere, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu continues with the People’s Army continuing to build up its forces for the next major assaults while among the French Union forces, there is renewed hope what with Lt. Colonel Pierre “Gars Pierre” Langlais in charge of the tactical situation and Colonel Christian de Castries in charge of the strategic situation. The paratroopers are determined to get the battle back on their plan rather than the enemies and the next steps will be to head out into the scrub and eliminate the Viet Minh AA batteries as well as to drive the small PA units making the main airfield unusable except at certain times.
- 1955 Friday: East Germany was granted full sovereignty by its occupying power, the U.S.S.R. Of course, East Germany would remain a puppet state until the fall of the Soviet Union. The former Nazis would become ‘good communists’ now.
- 1957 Monday: The Treaty of Rome establishes the European Economic Community.
- 1960 Friday: A guided missile launched from a nuclear-powered submarine for the first time.
- 1965 Thursday: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks. Later that day, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, a white Detroit homemaker, was shot and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen.
- 1966 Friday: The Beatles[v] pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the “Yesterday and Today” album; soon after release, the record company pulls it due to public outrage. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court rules the poll tax to be ‘unconstitutional.’
- 1967 Saturday: The Turtles’[vi] “Happy Together” goes #1. This tune will forever cement them in the annals of rock-and-roll history.
- 1969 Tuesday: Pakistani General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president.
- 1970 Wednesday: The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight at 700 mph.
- 1971 Thursday: In the NFL, Boston Patriots become the New England Patriots.
- 1975 Tuesday: A nephew with a history of mental illness shot King Faisal of Saudi Arabia to death on this date. In June of the same year in fulfillment of Islamic law., the nephew underwent beheading at the hands of an executioner,
- 1982 Thursday: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to score 200 points in a season.
- 1983 Friday: Congress passed legislation to rescue the U.S. social security system from bankruptcy—and now in the present, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and his Democrats from 2009-2017—the system is in far worse shape. Elsewhere, the 7th U.S. Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates Jr. died at age 76 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Republican, he served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 12-02-1959 to 01-20-1961.
- 1986 Tuesday: President Ronald Reagan ordered emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters airlifted Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.
- 1988 Friday: Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson’s money. Elsewhere, Robert E. Chambers pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin. People living in New York City know this case as the “preppie murder case.”
- 1990 Sunday: 87 people, most of them Honduran and Dominican immigrants, died when fire raced through an illegal social club in New York City.
- 1995 Saturday: Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years.
- 1998 Wednesday: The first person to use the doctor-assisted suicide law in Oregon—an unnamed cancer patient—did so on this date; talk about medical progress!
- 2001 Sunday: 73rd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, “Gladiator” wins Best Picture, Russell Crowe, and Julia Roberts win lead acting awards.
- 2004 Thursday: The Senate joined the House in passing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, making it a separate offense to harm a fetus during a violent federal crime.
- 2006 Saturday: Famed country-and-western star, Buck Owens, passed away on this date in Bakersfield, California; he was 76-years-old.
- 2011 Friday: The Tibetan parliament will seek the Tibetan community’s opinion after the Tibetan government in-exile accepts the Dalai Lama’s resignation from politics. Elsewhere, Iran’s government rejects an investigation into alleged human rights abuses called for by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
- 2012 Sunday: U.S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to South Korea, as tensions rise over North Korea’s proposed missile tests.
- 2013 Monday: President of China, Xi Jinping addresses leaders in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, vowing to strengthen ties with Africa. This is his first trip to the African continent and the Chinese leader looks to make deals from one end of the continent to the other so that it can scoop up resources at friendly prices. Within seven years, the People’s Republic of China will control much of the region.
- 2014 Tuesday: U.S. Girl Scout Katie Francis breaks the record for selling cookies for the organization’s annual fundraiser, selling 18,107 boxes over a seven-week period. Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce their intention to divorce after 11 years of marriage; the announcement on Paltrow’s website was titled “Conscious Uncoupling.”
- 2015 Wednesday: German aviation investigators begin to uncover clues that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, on a recent German air flight that crashed in the French Alps locked the pilot out of the cabin before putting the plane into a dive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Army charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Sgt. Bergdahl was unhappy with his fellow squad mates and walked away from his post back in 2009. The Taliban captured him and held him until President Barack Obama negotiated for his release. In exchange for his 2014 release, the Obama administration gave up 5-6 top Taliban terrorists who made it back to the battlefield. Good going there, Barack.
- 2016 Friday: Adherents of the so-called “religion of peace: Islam,” in this case, ISIS, carry out a suicide bombing at a football match at Iskandariya, Iraq, kills 32 people and wounds scores more. However, things don’t go well for the ISIS B-team in Nigeria, Boko Haram. Nigerian troops carry out a rescue and clearing operation in the troubled northeastern part of their country and in so doing, kill at least 22 jihadists, capture numerous others, and rescue 800 hostages. Good for you guys!
- 2017 Saturday: Following Israeli airstrikes on Hezbollah targets inside Syria, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad does some chest-thumping today by threatening to make ‘his war’ a wider war with Israel and declares that he might begin firing some SCUD missiles at his Jewish foes. Of course, the Israelis are not impressed about any threats emanating from Damascus and they let Assad and his generals know that if you fire ANYTHING at any of our cities or assets, we are going to clean your clocks. Spoiler alert- the POS Syrian dictator doesn’t.
- 2018 Sunday: After things not going well between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the latter boards his armored train and heads to Beijing so he can powwow with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping. Meanwhile, in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, a fire breaks out at a shopping mall that claims the lives of at least 64 and injures numerous others. Elsewhere, famed blues-psychedelic-rock vocalist Mike Harrison of the British band, Spooky Tooth[vii], died in his hometown of Carlisle, Cumberland, England at age 72 on this date.
- 2019 Monday: Following the first rocket launch from the Gaza Strip since 2014 aimed at Tel Aviv, the Israelis launch airstrikes into the Palestinian-controlled S-hole area. Meanwhile, in the so-called ‘Socialist paradise of Venezuela,’ ongoing power shortages cause workers and students to remain at home And Sen. Bernie Sanders and AOC in the United States want the U.S. to become more like Venezuela and Cuba. No flipping way, Jose!
- 2020 Wednesday: COVID-19 statistics continue rising (although Communist China claims they are going DOWN in their neck of the global woods) what with 470,973 confirmed cases worldwide with 21,276 deaths. Meanwhile, the United States acknowledges 68,572 cases and 1,031 deaths as of this publishing time. Meanwhile, Democrats continue trying to stuff all sorts of Marxist craziness into the Coronavirus Relief Bill President Trump wants sent to his desk for his signature ASAP.
- 2021 Thursday: You know the drill…
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[i] A hodgepodge of foreign communists, many coming from the United States, France, Great Britain, and other European and Latin American countries. Famed novelist Ernest Hemingway writes about one such individual portrayed by Gary Cooper in the film adaptation of his book, “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”
[ii] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012. Not sure if we will ever present the music of the Rising Sons or Fever Tree.
[iii] We are not sure when we will promote the music of Oakland’s Tower of Power but you can be sure that we will do so when we begin promoting the music of funk-rock, horn-powered bands.
[iv] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point.
[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. The album, “Yesterday and Today,” appeared on Friday, 18-November-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[vi] 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. The album containing the hit, “Happy Together,” was presented on Friday, 06-September-2013. Please seek it out and add it to your collection.
[vii] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music. Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.
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