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92. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 02, 2021:
DAY SEVENTY-THREE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Sixth Day of Passover / Good Friday
Pascua Florida Day (Florida)
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed; Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen; Lilah Paulikovich of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, the Cars featuring David Robinson, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac, the Guess Who featuring Kurt Winter, Joe Walsh featuring Joe Vitale, Leon Russell, and Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Leon Russell Wilkerson:
- 1513 Wednesday: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon and his expedition landed in present-day Florida; however, some historians say he did not land until the following day.
- 1550 Sunday: The city of Genoa, Italy, expels its Jewish citizens.
- 1792 Monday: The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act with which to regulate the coins of the United States. The act authorized $10 Eagles, $5 Half-Eagles, $2.50 Quarter-Eagle gold coins, silver dollars, dollars, quarters, dimes, and half-dimes to be minted.
- 1801 Thursday: During the Napoleonic Wars, the naval Battle of Copenhagen occurs on this date; the British led by Admiral Horatio Nelson destroys the Danish fleet.
- 1863 Thursday: During the Civil War, the Richmond Bread Riot erupted in the Confederate capital as a mob made up mostly of women, outraged over food shortages, attacked, and looted stores.
- 1865 Sunday: The president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, flees the capital city of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1866 Monday: President Andrew Johnson ends war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
- 1872 Tuesday: George B. Brayton patents the gasoline-powered engine.
- 1877 Monday: The first Easter Egg Roll takes place on the lawn of the White House.
- 1889 Tuesday: Charles Hall patented aluminum.
- 1902 Wednesday: The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles with the name, Electric Theatre.
- 1905 Sunday: On this day, the builders of the Simplon rail tunnel which went under the Alps and which connected Switzerland and Italy officially opened it on this date.
- 1910 Saturday: Karl Harris perfected the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber on this date.
- 1912 Tuesday: The just-completed RMS Titanic left Belfast to begin its sea trials eight days before the start of its ill-fated maiden voyage.
- 1915 Friday: French warplanes continue hitting German targets in their portion of occupied France as fighting on the Western Fronts continues to seesaw back and forth. World War I pilots are truly the ‘knights of the sky.’
- 1916 Sunday: During World War I, German Zeppelin raids continue causing havoc along the eastern coast of Great Britain and even into Scotland. Elsewhere, on the Southeastern Front, Russian forces continue overrunning Armenia, part of the Ottoman Turkish Empire.
- 1917 Monday: President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.” Four days later, Congress declared war on the Huns.
- 1918 Tuesday: Now that Russia has been knocked out of the war and the Bolsheviks are running amok, White Russian forces arm German and Austro-Hungarian POWs and put them to work killing communists throughout Siberia.
- 1921 Saturday: Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new “theory of relativity.”
- 1926 Friday: In Calcutta, India, savage rioting takes place between Muslims and Hindus.
- 1932 Saturday: Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and John F. Condon went to a cemetery in Bronx, New York, where Condon turned over $50,000 to a man in exchange for the kidnapped son of Lindbergh. (The child, however, was not returned and was found dead the following month).
- 1935 Tuesday: Sir Watson-Watt received a patent for RADAR.
- 1940 Tuesday: The German General Staff and Adolf Hitler lock the date for the simultaneous invasions of both Norway and Denmark as April 09. German assets are already building up. Meanwhile, Luftwaffe bombers continue targeting the British naval base at Scapa Flow.
- 1941 Wednesday: The Afrika Korps continues its inexorable drive across North Africa on the way to the outskirts of Egypt. The goal is to capture the Suez Canal and then strike north through Palestine and Syria to entice the Turks to enter the war on the side of the Axis. Meanwhile, there is some dissension in the Hungarian government about siding with the Axis but the one holdout decides to commit suicide. The Hungarians are the fourth member of the Axis with Romania soon to follow.
- 1942 Thursday: The USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 Bombers aboard leave San Francisco Bay bound for the Empire of Japan. Elsewhere, Leon Russell[i], noted singer-songwriter is born.
- 1943 Friday: Fighting continues in the Aleutian Islands as U.S. airpower continues hammering Japanese positions on Kiska and Attu. For the Japanese, the Aleutian Islands campaign was a feint to draw off American forces from Midway. This theater of the war witnessed some heavy fighting in some of the most inhospitable territory on earth.
- 1944 Sunday: During World War II, the Soviet Red Army begins its march into pro-Nazi Romania, intent on making them pay for having sided with the Germans against them. Meanwhile, in liberated Italy, the communists pour out into the streets in support of the new Badoglio government.
- 1945 Monday: Brazil and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations. Elsewhere, the Eastern Front continues to see heavy fighting in Hungary, Poland, and on the Western Front. German forces are being pushed back across every front.
- 1946 Tuesday: Guitarist with the Guess Who[ii], Kurt Winter, is born on this date in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He would be an integral part of the band for several years.
- 1947 Wednesday: The United Nations Security Council voted the United States to administer as trustee formerly held Japanese islands in the Pacific.
- 1949 Saturday: Famed rock-and-roll drummer who would play with Joe Walsh[iii] and numerous other musicians and bands, Joe Vitale, was born on this date in Canton, Ohio. Also born on this date is future drummer of the Cars[iv]— David Robinson (drums 1976-1988 / 2010-present). His birthplace is Malden, Massachusetts.
- 1951 Monday: General Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed command of all allied forces in the Western Mediterranean and Europe on this date.
- 1952 Wednesday: Future bassist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[v] (1972-2001 until his death), Leon Russell Wilkerson was born on this date in Newport, Rhode Island.
- 1954 Friday: At the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, fighting continues to range on the eastern and northern strongpoints, the Elianes and Huguettes. General Giap’s People’s Army is determined to tighten the perimeter so as to completely close the airstrip. Heavy artillery fire back and forth is turning the land into a moonscape and each communist assault and French counterattack rages over a wasted landscape. Meanwhile, later in the evening fresh French paratroopers are being flown in if they can get through the AA fire. South of the main camp at Isabelle, the defenders there wage an ongoing battle during the day in which, they go out and fill in Viet Minh approach trenches and then at night fight off attacks. The troops are growing fatigued on both sides.[vi]
- 1956 Monday: Two soap operas— “The Edge of Night” and “As the World Turns”—debuted on CBS-TV on this date.
- 1958 Wednesday: Lilah Paulikovich, chef and author with the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day was born on this date in Pearl City, Hawaii. Elsewhere, the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics was renamed NASA. Finally, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen coined the term, “Beatnik,” which he used to refer to the pre-hippie counterculture. He derived the term from two things, the first being the “Beat Generation” while the second came from the Soviet launch of its second Sputnik spacecraft. Meanwhile, future Acting Attorney General of the United States Jeffrey Rosen is born in Boston, Massachusetts. A Republican, he would serve under President Donald J. Trump from 12-24-2020 to 01-20-2021.
- 1963 Tuesday: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., began his first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1965 Friday: Future victim of Los Angeles police brutality, Rodney King, is born on this date.
- 1966 Saturday: South Vietnamese troops joined in demonstrations at Hue and Da Nang for an end to military rule.
- 1972 Sunday: Burt Reynolds appeared nude in “Cosmopolitan” magazine on this date to much acclaim by women and consternation by men.
- 1975 Wednesday: During the final days of the Vietnam War, thousands of refugees from the Quang Ngai Province flee in the face of advancing North Vietnamese troops and tanks.
- 1977 Saturday: Fleetwood Mac’s[vii] “Rumors” album goes #1 and remains #1 for 31 weeks.
- 1978 Sunday: The TV show, “Dallas” premieres on CBS as a five-week mini-series.
- 1980 Wednesday: To help the U.S. economy rebound, President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act into law. Meanwhile, in Huntington, N.Y., the 77th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed died. A Democrat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice George Sutherland. He served from 01-27-1938 to 02-25-1957.
- 1981 Thursday: In eastern Lebanon, there is heavy fighting between the Christian Druze militia and the Syrian army.
- 1982 Friday: Several thousand troops from Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands, located in the South Atlantic, from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the following June).
- 1985 Tuesday: The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season.
- 1989 Sunday: To mend strained relations between the Soviet Union and Cuba, Soviet leader, Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrives in Havana.
- 1992 Thursday: Mob boss John Gotti is found guilty by a jury of his peers in the murder of his former boss, Paul “Big Paul” Castellanos.
- 1995 Sunday: The New York Police Department and New York Transit Police merge into one organization.
- 1996 Tuesday: Lech Walesa resumed his old job as an electrician at the Gdansk shipyard. He was the former Solidarity union leader who became Poland’s first post-war democratic president.
- 2002 Tuesday: In Israel, a siege gets underway as Israeli troops surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem due to Islamists retreating to it and securing themselves inside it.
- 2004 Friday: The Islamic terrorists involved in the attack on Spain’s railway, their so-called ‘9/11” (March 11, 2004), attempt to attack the Spanish high-speed train, AVE, near Madrid; however, Spanish authorities stop them in their tracks, no pun intended.
- 2010 Friday: Rescuers at a Shanxi mine in communist China are attempting to reach 153 trapped miners. They report hearing signs of life including tapping, banging, and voices calling for help. Family members of the trapped miners have been angry with local government believing they have consigned these people to their fates.
- 2011 Saturday: With the Arab Spring underway, the North Korean government decides that it had better crackdown on computers and other electronics that could broadcast news of what is going on elsewhere around the world thus causing problems for their brand of crackpot communism. Anyone with unsanctioned devices, well, three generations of their family will end up in the gulags.
- 2012 Monday: Three widows and two daughters of Osama bin Laden were charged with illegally living in Pakistan; they were sentenced with 45 days in jail and fined $114 each. Elsewhere, British Prime Minister David Cameron- speaking on the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War- refers to it as a ‘profound wrong.’ This followed a still angry Argentina threatening action against UK banks and their tacit ally in the conflict, the United States.
- 2013 Tuesday: The Arms Trade Treaty, the first-ever bill to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons, is passed by the U.N. General Assembly. Meanwhile, in Tamaulipas, Mexico, authorities discover nine mutilated bodies in the trunk of a car. How nice. Moving on, in Peshawar, Pakistan, seven people are killed in a terrorist attack on a power station. Finally, Uruguay passed legislation legalizing homosexual marriage on this date.
- 2014 Wednesday: In the United States, the National Security Agency—aka the NSA—announces that it has been using a legal loophole by which, it monitors, collects, and stores millions of phone records and emails of the American people. Thank you, President Obama, for authorizing this outrage! Meanwhile, the United States Supreme Court ruled that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give political candidates and political action committees were unconstitutional. Elsewhere, Fort Hood reports a shooting on the base.
- 2015 Thursday: After being lost at sea for 66 days, rescuers find 37-year-old South Carolina man, Louis Jordan. He had gone sailing in an antique sailing boat, which capsized and to which, he clung. He survived on rainwater and fish he managed to catch while being adrift. Elsewhere, at the Garissa University in Kenya, members of the so-called ‘religion of peace,’ Islam, kill 140 people and wound countless others. Worthless scumbags.
- 2016 Saturday: As the migrant crisis continues to ravage Europe (thanks to Germany’s Angela Merkel welcoming illegal immigrants to labor in the Fatherland’s factories), Austria says, ‘enough is enough’ and tells Italy that they are going to deploy troops on their mutual border because they don’t want any more Muslim migrants and refugees tramping through their country from their southern neighbor. Who can blame them? They intend to put troops in the Brenner Pass. Just like World War I, Austrian and Italian friction. Some issues never mend…
- 2017 Sunday: A custodian and several confederates at the Muslim shrine at Sargodha, Pakistan, takes the lives of 20 and leaves numerous others injured. Thank you, “religion of peace.” Elsewhere, media is under attack in Mexico and in Ciudad Juarez, the fabled newspaper Norte, publishes its final print edition seeing as how things are flipping crazy in that part of the country.
- 2018 Monday: In the 80th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, Villanova whips Michigan 79-62. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump lambastes the Chi-Coms for possessing the chutzpah to put retaliatory tariffs of up to 25-percent on 128 American products including American wines and pork products. This is in response to the U.S. having slapped tariffs onto Chinese imports of both steel and aluminum, two poorly made Chi-Com products they have habitually dumped into the U.S. sans any blowback- until now.
- 2019 Tuesday: Climatologists claim that Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, increasing 2.3% in the northern environs of the country. Green New Deal lovers are dancing in the streets at the news. Meanwhile, NASA lays out plans to return to the moon in 2024 and to put astronauts on Martian soil by 2033. Meanwhile, Google +, a highly popular social media app (although Google says different) begins deleting its user accounts. People had wonderful sites in perhaps one of the best social media platforms but Google- since they blew the 2016 Presidential Election notified its users in late 2018 that it was going to shut down the site due to low user activity and vulnerabilities that- if we are to believe them- were too difficult to fix. They were too LAZY to fix them IF they existed. Google shut down nothing else…scumbags.[viii]
- 2020 Thursday: COVID-19 continues running amok around the world. The Democratic Party has postponed its 2020 Convention until mid-August with the GOP following them on August 24 through the 27th. In the United States, we currently have 226,300 confirmed cases with many more to be sure plus about 5,300 confirmed deaths. The Guardian claims there are more than 750,000 confirmed cases worldwide with the death toll skyrocketing to over 36,000. Unemployment numbers for the previous week double the prior week by coming in at 6.6 million new unemployment claims. Some economists project as many as 20 million additional unemployed by the time we hit May. Cloward and Piven would be delighted. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces he will go back to the well in China so he can buy some of their top-of-the-line ventilators. Does no one ever learn? Food banks in the United States report a 92% jump in people seeking food thanks to the Wuhan Virus. On a lighter note, Egypt reports a spike in ISIS attacks in the northern Sinai. We say, “Crucify them!”
- 2021 Friday: YOU know the drill. Let’s hope it’s not a heavy news day…
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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[i] We hope to share the music of Leon Russell, an extremely talented singer-songwriter-musician one day. Please, stay tuned.
[ii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
[iii] We promoted the music of the James Gang beginning on Saturday, 11-August-2012 through Monday, 27-August-2012. We did not do the solo discography of Joe Walsh at the time but when we arrive at the Eagles, we most certainly will.
[iv] We are not sure when we will present the music of the Cars but if you are still with us when we celebrate our second decade of activity, you may see them then so please, stay with us. We thank you.
[v] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029.
[vi] 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.
[vii] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
[viii] The AICPENDBLOG.COM believes that Sundar Pichai and his entire family should be deported back to Punjabistan or wherever the f**k they came.
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