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98. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 08, 2021:
DAY SEVENTY-NINE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson; U.S. Attorney General Richard Olney; U.S. Secretary of State Richard Olney; U.S. Senator Ron Johnson; Secretary-General of the Communist Party (Soviet Union) Leonid Brezhnev, the 13th Floor Elevators featuring Danny Thomas, Family featuring Roger Chapman, Grand Funk Railroad featuring Mel Schacher, Guns ‘N’ Roses featuring Izzy Stradlin, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Keef Hartley, Michael Schenker Band featuring Andy Nye, Nirvana featuring Kurt Cobain, and YES featuring Steve Howe:
- 1195 Saturday: Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor.
- 1455 Sunday: Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III.
- 1513 Tuesday: Explorer Juan Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain.
- 1730 Saturday: 1st Jewish congregation in U.S. forms synagogue, “Shearith Israel, New York City.”
- 1789 Wednesday: The House of Representatives held its first meeting on this date.
- 1801 Wednesday: Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews.
- 1820 Saturday: A farmer on the Greek island of Milos discovered the Venus de Milo statue.
- 1832 Sunday: In Paris, Tennessee, future 54th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson is born. President Benjamin Harrison nominated the Democrat to fill Associate Justice Lucius Lamar’s seat. Jackson would serve from 02-18-1893 to 08-08-1895.
- 1834 Tuesday: In New York Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor elected by popular vote in a city election.
- 1839 Monday: Apple Valley held the first collegiate rodeo in this nation on this date.
- 1864 Friday: The U.S. Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery (note, these were Republicans who did this, NOT the Democrats). In January 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed it. In December 1865, it underwent ratification and adoption into the Constitution.
- 1873 Tuesday: Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.
- 1898 Friday: At the Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crushed 6,000 Sudanese Islamists in battle.
- 1911 Saturday: The Harvard Club in New York City held the first squash tournament on this date. Elsewhere, an explosion at the Banner Coal Mine in Littleton, Ala., claimed the lives of 128 men.
- 1913 Tuesday: The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of United States senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified. President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform.
- 1917 Sunday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the 34th U.S. Secretary of State Richard Olney died. A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 06-10-1895 to 03-05-1897. He also served the nation as its 40th U.S. Attorney General. In this capacity, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 03-06-1893 to 06-10-1895. He then became 34th U.S. Secretary of State.
- 1935 Monday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress Administration.
- 1939 Saturday: King Zog I of Albania flees ahead of advancing Italian troops who invaded his nation a week prior.
- 1940 Monday: German battle cruisers sink the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious. Elsewhere, some naval actions occur between Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy forces as German invasion forces bound for Norway draw closer to Norway.
- 1941 Tuesday: Joe Louis scores a technical knockout of Tony Musto in the 9th round for the heavyweight boxing title. The Germans and Hungarians are rolling into Yugoslavia pummeling one defensive point after another. There is no stopping the Nazi war machine. In East Africa, the British and Indian troops continue rolling up crumbling Fascist Italian forces as they roll into Massawa.
- 1942 Wednesday: Extraordinary lead vocalist of the British rock group Family[i], Roger Chapman, was born on this date in Leicester, the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the Soviets managed to open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad. Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater, U.S. and Filipino troops begin destroying their equipment on Corregidor as soon, they will have to race the white flag and surrender to the Imperial Japanese troops besieging them.
- 1943 Thursday: For his part in the Mau-Mau Rebellion, the British authorities convict Kenyan leader, Jomo Kenyatta. Meanwhile, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to check inflation, freezes wages and prices; prohibits workers from changing jobs unless they would aid the war effort; and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities. Finally, “One World” by Wendell Willkie underwent publication for the first time.
- 1944 Saturday: Future rock drummer Keith “Keef” Hartley who would found and lead the Keef Hartley Band[ii], was born in Plungington, Lancashire, Great Britain on this date. Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, Axis forces are being pummeled by the Red Army, a fight that now has gone against the Germans and their allies and in favor of the Soviet Union. General Ferdinand Schörner had pronounced Axis forces could hold the Crimea the day before and now they were being pummeled.
- 1946 Monday: The League of Nations meets for the final time.
- 1947 Tuesday: Future longtime guitarist with the British rock band, Yes[iii] (guitars 1970-1981 / 1991-92 / 1995-present), Steve Howe, is born in London, England, on this date. Elsewhere, Allstate Insurance Company issued the first illustrated insurance policy on this date.
- 1948 Thursday: Future drummer with the Texas psychedelic band, the 13th Floor Elevators- Danny Thomas- is born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thomas would replace drummer Ike Walton on the skins and perform with the band from 1967-1969.
- 1951 Sunday: Future bassist with Grand Funk Railroad[iv]—Mel Schacher—is born in Owosso, Michigan, on this date.
- 1952 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. Unfortunately, for him, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) later ruled that Mr. Truman had overstepped his authority, opening the way for a seven-week strike by steelworkers.
- 1953 Wednesday: North Dakota moved the bones of Sitting Bull to South Dakota.
- 1954 Thursday: In the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, having lost Eliane 1 to the People’s Army the preceding night, Lt. Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais approves a plan for Major Marcel Bigeard to take it back later in the night/early morning. The size of the camp has been whittled down from more than 1,100 acres to around 640. Every scrap of land is essential to the defenders as is bleeding the communists dry faster than the communists are bleeding them.
- 1955 Friday: In Mankato, Minnesota, future Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, is born. He would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2011, representing his adopted state of Wisconsin.
- 1959 Wednesday: In London, England, future keyboardist with the Michael Schenker Group- Andy Nye- is born.
- 1961 Saturday: The British liner “MV Dara” explodes in Persian Gulf kills 238 of the 819 people aboard the vessel lost their lives to the suspected bomb attack.
- 1962 Sunday: A court in Cuba sentenced the Bay of Pigs participants to 30 years in prison. Meanwhile, in Lafayette, Indiana, future rhythm guitarist/vocalist, Izzy Stradlin who would play with the rock band, Guns ‘N’ Roses[v] (1985-91)—is born on this date.
- 1966 Friday: In the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev wins the election to become the next Secretary-General of the Communist Party.
- 1968 Monday: Major League Baseball’s opening day undergoes postponement in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 1969 Tuesday: In Major League Baseball, expansion teams Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Pilots win their opening games. The Expos in Canada’s first professional baseball game beat the New York Mets 10-9.
- 1970 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate rejects President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1973 Sunday: Artist Pablo Picasso died in Mougins, France, at age 91.
- 1974 Monday: Hank Aaron, of the Atlanta Braves, hits his 715th home run, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth.
- 1975 Tuesday: Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became the first black manager of a major league baseball team.
- 1985 Monday: India filed suit against Union Carbide over the Bhopal disaster. Elsewhere, Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eyeliner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup.
- 1986 Tuesday: Actor Clint Eastwood becomes mayor of Carmel, California.
- 1987 Wednesday: Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over remarks he had made that were racially insensitive and insulting. While on ABC’s “Nightline,” Campanis commented that blacks “May not have some of the necessities” to hold managerial jobs in major league baseball, which caused people to go ballistic.
- 1988 Friday: Former President Ronald Reagan aide Lyn Nofzinger received a prison sentence for illegal lobbying for Wedtech Corporation. Elsewhere, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggert resigned from the Assemblies of God after the church defrocked him for rejecting an order from the church’s national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports that he had been schlepping prostitutes.
- 1990 Sunday: In Nepal, King Birendra lifted the 30-year ban on political parties.
- 1991 Monday: Actor Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas.
- 1992 Wednesday: In Britain, the final issue of Punch Magazine underwent publication on this date.
- 1994 Friday: Courtney Love found hubby Kurt Cobain, singer, and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana[vi], dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27. Meanwhile, the Pentagon bans smoking in both its facilities and in ALL military bases around the world.
- 1995 Saturday: Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 rounds to retain the WBC heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1996 Monday: Bruce Seldon scored a technical knockout of Tony Tucker in the 7th round to win the vacated WBA boxing title.
- 1998 Wednesday: The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. presented new evidence in an appeal for new federal investigation of the assassination of her husband.
- 2000 Saturday: Nineteen U.S. Marines die when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
- 2006 Saturday: Shedden massacre: the bodies of eight men, all shot to death, authorities uncover in a field in Ontario, Canada. Law enforcement soon links them to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
- 2009 Wednesday: Hundreds of thousands of people pour out into the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea, celebrating the successful launch of their first ‘communications satellite’ into orbit around the Earth. It is a great day for the patriotic people of the glorious North.
- 2010 Thursday: Over 100 people die in the Kyrgyzstani riots; opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months. Meanwhile, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama sign a new treaty with which the two nations (well, at least the U.S. will) will reduce nuclear stockpiles by one-third. Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms continue adding to theirs while the Iranians are striving to create an arsenal of their own.
- 2011 Friday: The U.S. Department of Justice admits and defends it has probed Wikileaks-related Twitter accounts, dismissing privacy and freedom of speech concerns. Meanwhile, one hour before the deadline, the U.S. Congress reaches a deal on the 2011 U.S. federal budget, avoiding a government shutdown.
- 2012 Sunday: The so-called ‘religion of peace’ Islam carries out a car-bombing in the Nigerian town of Kaduna blowing up at least 25-30 people. What a nice religion…Meanwhile, as the days of the Bush #43 administration continue to wane, Vladimir Putin’s handpicked thug- Leonid Tbilov- is winning an election in South Ossetia, a part of Georgia, which the former KGB thug wants to rip away and add to his reconstituted Russia.
- 2013 Monday: Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies of a stroke at age 87 in London. Elsewhere, the release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
- 2014 Tuesday: Eight-month-old Prince George makes his first overseas royal tour with his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that the U.S. stands with Japan in its ongoing dispute with the Chi-Coms who want to take the Senkaku Islands and make them theirs. Taiwan also has a claim on them.
- 2015 Wednesday: According to Brainy History, the world’s oldest living person, Gertrude Weaver, age 116, dies of natural causes, five days after the previous record holder, Misao Okawa, of Japan, age 117, died.
- 2016 Friday: Much to the outrage of Kim Jong Un, 13 of his people slaving away in a restaurant in an unidentified nation defect as a group to South Korea. This is what happens when a communist hellhole such as the N.K. sends it people to Third World crap hole countries as slaves. We feel bad for their families back home.
- 2017 Saturday: In Caracas, Venezuela, the day dawns on the fifth day of anti-government protests. People are living in squalor, there is no medicine, they are eating zoo animals and pets, that’s communism-socialism for you.
- 2018 Sunday: In Hungary, a conservative tidal wave sweeps the parliament as the Fidesz-KDNP alliance propels Viktor Orban into the prime minister position. He will stop the tidal wave of Muslim refugees from penetrating his country.
- 2019 Monday: Tokyo University releases a study showing that 1 in 4 adults ages 18-39 are still virgins. Meanwhile, according to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, approximately 600 million birds die in the U.S. every year after flying into tall buildings with Chicago being the worst. Next, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that effective April 15, the entirety of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated a terrorist organization which they are.
- 2020 Wednesday: Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, becomes the 26th Democrat (well, he’s not a Democrat but a Democratic-Socialist which means ‘COMMUNIST’) to toss in the towel on seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. However, he is NOT really dropping out as he will maintain his delegates, not withdraw from the rest of the primaries, and hopes to have a BIG SAY in who becomes the vice presidential nominee of Joe Biden as well as to hammer in numerous of HIS planks into the 2020 Democratic Party’s platform. COVID-19 stifled Bernie’s chances…for now. As for the Wuhan Virus, current confirmed cases around the globe now number 1,504,971 with 87,894 confirmed deaths and 328,661 confirmed recoveries. As for the United States, there are 431,437 confirmed cases what with 14,687 confirmed deaths and 23,496 confirmed recoveries. Thank you, communist China for bestowing this hellacious mess on the rest of the world. As for the stock market, the DOW Jones Industrial Complex closed UP 779.71 (3.44%) at 23,433.57; the NASDAQ closed UP 203.64 (2.58%) at 8,090.90; and the S&P closed at 90.57 (3.41%) at 2,748.98. The Stock Market seems to be recovering which would be GREAT.
- 2021 Thursday: You know the drill…
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[i] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013. Sadly, at the time, we failed to promote the music of both Axis Point as well as Roger Chapman’s solo catalog so we hope to correct those mistakes sometime within the next five years.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band as well as of one of its integral members Miller Anderson on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Saturday, 21-October-2017. We hope you will check their music out by visiting those posts.
[iii] A lengthy presentation of YES and its individual members will begin at some point within the next 2-3 years. Please stay tuned.
[iv] We look forward to presenting the music of Grand Funk Railroad sometime in the late 2020s.
[v] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.
[vi] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.
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