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86. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021:
DAY SIXTY-SEVEN OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Secretary of State James R. Schlesinger; U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance; Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev; Genesis featuring Tony Banks, Chris Stewart, & John Mayhew; INXS featuring Andrew Farriss, and Procol Harum featuring Matt Pegg:
- 1513 Thursday: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida. Upon landing, the famed explorer and conquistador would begin the search for the highly sought after fountain of youth.
- 1625 Thursday: Charles I, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, ascends English throne.
- 1794 Thursday: Congress approved “An Act to provide a naval Armament” of six armed ships.
- 1802 Saturday: The Treaty of Amiens ends the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1814 Sunday: The Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats the Creek Indians.
- 1836 Sunday: The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirkland, Ohio. Elsewhere, in Goliad, Texas, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana ordered the execution of about 350 Texan prisoners along with their commander, James Fannin. However, nearly 30 Texans managed to escape and tell their story.
- 1841 Saturday: Engineers tested the first steam fire engine in New York City.
- 1860 Tuesday: M. L. Byrne of New York patents a “covered gimlet screw with a ‘T’ Handle, also known as a ‘corkscrew.’
- 1863 Friday: Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer.
- 1866 Tuesday: President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment. Meanwhile, Andrew Rankin patents the urinal.
- 1884 Thursday: The first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated on this date.
- 1899 Monday: Italian inventor G. Marconi achieved the first international radio transmission between England and France.
- 1904 Sunday: Colorado state authorities ordered Mary Jarris “Mother” Jones to leave the state because of accusations that she was stirring up striking coalminers.
- 1912 Wednesday: First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.
- 1915 Saturday: The authorities arrest “Typhoid Mary” Mallon after she evaded law enforcement for five years and causing several outbreaks of the disease during that time and returned her to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York.
- 1917 Tuesday: In Clarksburg, W. Va., future 57th U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is born. A Democrat, he would serve under President Jimmy Carter from 01-20-1977 to 04-28-1980.
- 1924 Thursday: Canada recognizes the U.S.S.R. Most nations were standoffish with the new communist country but Canada took a chance on them.
- 1933: Imperial Japan leaves the League of Nations after being slammed for their war of aggression in China.
- 1939 Monday: The first NCAA men’s basketball championship game took place on this date with Oregon defeating Ohio State by a score of 46-33.
- 1940 Wednesday: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice, Poland. In France, artillery duels between Allied and German batteries rage back and forth. Still, no sign of Nazi invasion.
- 1941 Thursday: Anti-Nazi coup throws Prince Paul out of Yugoslavia, which led to Adolf Hitler issuing Fuhrer Directive #27 calling for an assault on the Balkan nation. Elsewhere, in the fight to liberate Eritrea from the Fascist Italians, the British continue trying to force their way into the town of Kerren, heavily defended by the remaining crack Italian troops. British armor units continue blasting away at Fascist positions while South African air assets continue bombing and strafing the cowering Italian forces. Many civilians are fleeing out of the area as rapidly as possible and it’s clear that the end is in sight. How long and how many more lives will be lost remains to be seen but the Italians lack the supplies, the numbers, and the resolve to continue battling much longer.
- 1942 Friday: American service members were granted free mailing privileges. Elsewhere, in Burma, as the Japanese continue overrunning that country, the RAF and Fighting Tigers begin pulling all assets out of that country and relocating them to China.
- 1943 Saturday: The Afrika Korps is facing attacks from General George S. Patton’s armored corps from the west while the British continue pummeling them from the south and the east. Still, they will continue the fight as long as they can to prevent the Allied forces being withdrawn to other theaters such as the upcoming invasion of Sicily.
- 1944 Monday: The Gestapo executes 40 Jewish police officers in Riga, Latvia. Meanwhile, the Nazis murder 2,000 Jews at Kaunas, Lithuania. Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, the Soviets are trying to counter the German relief forces of two infantry and two SS panzer divisions coming to help their comrades of the First Panzer Division break out. German commanders inside the pocket have been given heads up to begin the breakout of their forces at midnight.
- 1945 Tuesday: After the deaths of 22,000 Japanese soldiers and 6,000 U.S. military personnel, Iwo Jima becomes secure. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets continue hammering their way deeper into Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. Although in headlong retreat, elements of the German army- especially the 6th SS Panzer Division- continue slicing and dicing the Red Army forces thrown at them.
- 1946 Wednesday: Four-month-long strikes at both General Electric and General Motors ended with an increase in workers’ wages. In French Indochina, the French are preparing to reclaim their colony from the recently declared free nation of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is a wanted criminal.
- 1947 Thursday: Future third drummer for the British band, Genesis[i]—John Mayhew—is born on this date in London, England.
- 1950 Monday: Future Genesis[ii] keyboardist from 1968 to present—Tony Banks—was born in East Sussex, Great Britain on this date, as was the band’s first drummer (1968), Chris Stewart- he was born in Horsham, Sussex.
- 1952 Thursday: The U.S. Eighth Army reached the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
- 1954 Saturday: Despite previous actions the day before in an effort to remove antiaircraft batteries north of the main airstrip at Dien Bien Phu, the communists are successful in downing some incoming Dakota cargo planes over the airfield. Paratroop supplies are to be above 6,500 feet now that the communists have close proximity to where incoming and outgoing planes come. Tomorrow, however, French paratroopers and Foreign Legionnaires under the command of the fiery Major Marcel Bigeard are going to clean their clocks.[iii]
- 1958 Thursday: Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
- 1959 Friday: Future member of the Australian rock band, INXS[iv]—Andrew Farriss (keyboards/guitars/harmonica/percussion/backing vocals 1977-2012)—is born in Australia on this date.
- 1961 Monday: Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen.
- 1964 Friday: Alaska was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunamis that killed about 130 people.
- 1968 Wednesday: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 34-years-old, the first man to orbit the Earth, died when his MiG-15 jet crashed during a routine training flight near Moscow.
- 1971 Saturday: Matt Pegg, current bassist with the British rock band, Procol Harum[v], was born on this date in history.
- 1973 Tuesday: “The Godfather” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Elsewhere, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead[vi]) stopped for speeding and LSD possession.
- 1976 Saturday: Washington D.C. opened its subway system on this date.
- 1977 Sunday: 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife.
- 1980 Thursday: During a powerful storm, the Alexander Kielland- a floating oil field platform in the North Sea- capsized and killed 113 workers aboard it.
- 1983 Sunday: Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 rounds to retain the WBC and The Ring magazine heavyweight boxing titles. In so doing, Holmes improved his professional record to 42-0 while Rodriguez dropped one. Fighting for France, Rodriguez lost a unanimous decision to the powerful Holmes. The bout occurred in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
- 1997 Thursday: Nearly 2 million Russian workers held a nationwide strike to protest unpaid wages.
- 1998 Friday: The Food and Drug Administration approved the boner pill, Viagra—it was the first pill for male impotence.
- 2004 Saturday: NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7 or about 5,000 miles per hour.
- 2006 Monday: Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified at his federal trial that he was supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on September 11, 2001 and fly it into the White House.
- 2007 Tuesday: NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool in all its games.
- 2010 Saturday: Thousands of ‘red shirt’ protesters demand fresh elections, causing Thai troops to retreat.
- 2011 Sunday: Libya’s military operations are now under the NATO control.
- 2012 Tuesday: Libya’s National Transitional Council admits it faces a national crisis amidst and escalation of violence and militia rule. Elsewhere, world leaders discuss nuclear security during a summit in Seoul, South Korea.
- 2013 Wednesday: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake named Nantou, strikes near Taipei, Taiwan; one person is killed and 19 injured. In Africa, Mali and French troops continue battling jihadists throughout the hinterlands, a joint operation that began in January and which has cost the Malian government at least 63 soldiers killed and numerous others injured. Meanwhile, organizers of the Glastonbury Festival 2013 announce that the Rolling Stones will headline the Saturday show. Most of the bands are unknowns although the Smashing Pumpkins and the Tom-Tom Club will be performing. The rest- what has happened to the world of music?
- 2014 Thursday: President Obama pays his respects in a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican; Obama has stated that he is “a great admirer” of the new pope. Meanwhile, doctors announce that a 3D-printed plastic skull was successfully used to replace part of a woman’s real skull in an operation three months ago in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Elsewhere, the 12th U.S. Secretary of State James R. Schlesinger died at age 85 in Baltimore, Maryland. A Republican, he served under Presidents Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford from 07-02-1973 to 11-19-1975.
- 2015 Friday: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, announces that following his term’s end in January 2017, he will not be seeking another term. Senator Reid, before you go, please release ALL UFO files, the American people deserve to see them. ASAP!
- 2016 Sunday: The so-called “Religion of Peace” strikes again as Taliban-connected terror group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar carries out a suicide bombing at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 70 unfortunates and wounding countless others. Thank you, Islam, thank you. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of angry Belgians march in protest over the recent jihadist attacks in their country and in neighboring France but when the marchers confront a bunch of Muslim women and begin yelling at them and giving the ‘Nazi salute,’ police move in with water cannons and other crowd-dispersing methods so things don’t get out of control. Stop the jihad! It’s as simple as that.
- 2017 Monday: Following last night’s shootings at the Cameo Nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, law enforcement officers have the dragnet out seeking what they believe to be at least four shooters. Law enforcement officials believed the shooting was at first a mass shooting; then, they found out that it was the result of several patrons who got involved in an argument that led to firearms being drawn and people shot. Elsewhere, by a vote of 31-1, NFL team owners agree to the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas. Although Vegas will become their home, they will continue playing in Oakland until the 2020-21 NFL season.
- 2018 Tuesday: North Korea’s brave leader Kim Jong Un meets with his counterpart- Xi Jinping- in Beijing today. This is the North Korean dictator’s first visit outside his homeland and he is stopping in to visit his benefactor prior to meeting the American President Donald J. Trump. Elsewhere, paranoia in Turkey continues. After the Turks accused a Dutch diplomat of spying on them, the Netherlands called their envoy home. Screw the Turks.
- 2019 Wednesday: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi excitedly announces that his country has become a space power after the successful shootdown of a satellite via a ballistic missile test. Good for you. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May says that if Parliament accepts her Brexit plan she will step down. They don’t and she does. Finally, the holier-than-thou losers at Facebook say they will ban white nationalism and white supremacy after angry users bitch about the two mosque massacres being live streamed by the shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier in the year. Good for YOU.
- 2019 Wednesday A: Off the coast of Libya, a merchant vessel plying the Mediterranean rescues more than 100 migrants floundering aboard a leaky boat. Instead of being grateful to their rescuers, the migrants hijack the vessel and demand that its crew take them to the island of Malta where they have some sort of cockamamie idea they will find safe harbor there. However, Maltese authorities say, ‘that vessel is NOT docking in our waters.’ What the hell is wrong with these ‘migrants?’
- 2020 Friday: The COVID-19 statistics for the day (at the time of this publishing) stand at 558,52 confirmed cases what with 25,251 fatalities; U.S. statistics stand at 86,012 confirmed cases along with 1,301 confirmed deaths. Communist China continues claiming that within the borders of this Marxist-Leninist ‘paradise,’ the numbers of new cases continue to decline and that hundreds of millions of happy Chinese are jumping onto buses and going back to work. Whoa. Why aren’t we living there?
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Michael Schenker- ever the musical gypsy- recorded his first album of covers, “Heavy Hitters,” which hit music store shelves on July 12, 2005. His record company re-released it on November 03, 2007, entitled, “Doctor, Doctor: the Kulick Sessions.” Various musicians joined him for a handpicked set of 10 tunes ranging from Mountain to Cream to Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd as well as several other favorites. This album offers the artist in a new realm of interpreting the musical works of other ‘heavy hitters,’ something that aroused his fans and brought in new ones, as well. We hope you will visit whatever site it is you do when you seek out the best in rock music and pick it up- you will be extremely glad you did. Enjoy.
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[i] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[ii] See previous.
[iii] Our main reference for the epic battle at Dien Bien Phu is “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, 2004, Da Capo Press. Please seek this amazing historical work out for a concise look at the battle that ended French control of French Indochina and the birth of Vietnam.
[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so. We hope you will be there when we do. We thank you.
[v] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.
[vi] 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.
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