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113. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021:
DAY NINETY-FOUR OF THE BIDEN REGIME
President (and Secretary of State) James Buchannan; Vice President Charles D. Dawes; U.S. Attorney-General Loretta Lynch; Boston featuring Tommy DeCarlo, Def Leppard featuring Steve Clark, the Flying Burrito Brothers featuring Chris Ethridge, Jethro Tull featuring Glenn Cornick, King Crimson featuring David Cross, and the Traveling Wilburys featuring Roy Orbison:
- 1154 Friday: Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo.
- 1500 Monday: Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz).
- 1501 Tuesday: Pedro Cabral and six remaining ships return to Lisbon, Portugal, from the New World.
- 1616 Saturday: English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, died on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.
- 1635 Monday: Organizers created the first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1789 Thursday: President-elect George Washington moves into the United States’ first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York. Elsewhere, the first Roman Catholic magazine published in the United States—Courier De Boston—commenced publication on today’s date.
- 1791 Saturday: James Buchannan—15th president of the United States (03-04-1857-03-04-1861) and a Democrat—was born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, on this date. He also was the nation’s 17th secretary of state and served under Presidents James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor from 03-10-1845 to 03-07-1849.
- 1860 Monday: In Charleston, South Carolina, the Democrat Convention finds itself divided over the contentious issue of slavery and the state’s place in the Union.
- 1861 Tuesday: During the American Civil War, the Battle of San Antonio, Texas, takes place. Meanwhile, in Arkansas, Confederate troops seize Ft. Smith from the Federals.
- 1872 Tuesday: Charlotte Ray became the first black female lawyer in the United States.
- 1891 Thursday: Moscow, Russia, expels its Jewish population.
- 1896 Thursday: The Vitascope system of movie projection had its first demonstration at Koster and Bial’s Music Hall in New York City.
- 1900 Monday: The word ‘hillbilly’ first appeared in a print article in the New York Journal. The author wrote it as “Hill-Billie.”
- 1908 Thursday: President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act that created the United States Army Reserve.
- 1914 Thursday: Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, hosted its first baseball game.
- 1915 Friday: The Second Battle of Ypres continues as the Germans attack on both sides of St. Julien. Once again, the Canadians are able to halt the attacks but the Germans are still able to capture some smaller villages as they continue bringing up reinforcements to keep the battle ongoing. Meanwhile, a British flotilla puts a blockade on German-controlled Cameroons.
- 1916 Sunday: The Battle for Verdun continues as French troops manage to stem the tide of German advances around the outlying forts surrounding the city. At Mort Homme, German troops are thrown back in disarray.
- 1917 Monday: In Mesopotamia, British forces manage to capture the town of Samara, 60 or so miles north of Baghdad. In so doing they manage to capture nearly 1,000 Ottoman Turkish troops.
- 1918 Tuesday: British forces in France identify that the Germans have more than 100 divisions facing Allied troops across No-Man’s Land. A heavy offensive is coming, one that could determine the outcome of the Great War. Meanwhile, as the Russian civil war rages on between Czarist and communist forces, the impotent communist government in Moscow warns that Bessarabia had better not join with Rumania or consequences would occur. Big flipping deal.
- 1924 Wednesday: The Senate passed the Soldiers Bonus Bill.
- 1936 Thursday: Roy Orbison[i]—great American rocker who would also play in the Traveling Wilburys[ii] with George Harrison[iii], Tom Petty[iv], Bob Dylan[v], and Jeff Lynne[vi]—was born in Vernon, Texas, on this date.
- 1938 Saturday: Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self-government.
- 1940 Tuesday: About 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Mississippi. Elsewhere, the Battle of Norway continues as the Brits land fresh troops in the northern part of the country seeking to relieve their beleaguered forces attempting to stop the Nazi advance. Many of these troops will end up being sacrificed for nothing.
- 1941 Wednesday: As Greece collapses to the Axis invaders, a RAF bomber takes Greek King George II and his family to Egypt. Elsewhere, German Kriegsmarine raider “Thor” returns to her home port in Brest, France, after more than 311 days at sea wreaking havoc on Allied shipping around the world.
- 1942 Thursday: South Africa breaks off diplomatic relations with Vichy France. In the China-Burma-India Theater, aka the CBI, British troops continue being pushed back in Burma as the Chinese struggle to extricate their forces from Imperial Japanese traps, one after another. They continue falling back toward Yunnan Province and hoped-for safety.
- 1943 Friday: U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat in the Solomon Islands during World War II. On August 02, 1943, PT-109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, the Amagiri, killing two crewmembers; Kennedy and 10 others managed to survive. Meanwhile, Australian troops continue the fight against the Japanese in New Guinea.
- 1944 Sunday: American forces on New Guinea are able to capture Hollandia without a fight. Japanese troops are in dire straits due to no supplies being able to reach them nor reinforcements.
- 1945 Monday: The Red Army continues their inexorable drive towards Berlin. Luftwaffe chief and successor to Adolf Hitler (or so he hopes) sends a message to his Fuhrer down in his bunker in Berlin: ‘IF you are unable to continue as head of the German Reich, I will gladly take over for you…just say the word’ or words to that effect. The Fuhrer goes off the rails and orders the SS and Gestapo to hunt this worthless POS down and to bring him to Berlin so he can face Nazi justice.
- 1947 Wednesday: Glenn Cornick—future bassist with Jethro Tull, Paris, and Wild Turkey—is born in in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England on this date[vii].
- 1948 Friday: David Cross—future violinist with King Crimson[viii] 1973-74—was born in Plymouth, England on this date. Elsewhere, Jonny Longden became the first race jockey to ride 3,000 career winners.
- 1949 Saturday: The Chinese Red army conquerors the city of Nanjing on this date, which would lead to the Nationalist government abandoning the Chinese mainland and fleeing to Formosa. Still, the defenders of the city fought block by block, house by house, trying to kill as many communists as they could before being murdered themselves or force-marched to Maoist gulags. Remember: dead is better than red. Any flipping day.
- 1950 Sunday: Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island. Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals, 4-2, to win the first National Basketball Association title and their first of many to come.
- 1951 Monday: The 30th vice president of the United States (served 03-04-1925-03-04-1929 Republican), Charles D. Dawes, died on this date in Evanston, Illinois, at the age of 85.
- 1954 Friday: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his record 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals; however, the Cardinals won the game, 7-5.
- 1954 Friday A: The first part of the battle for Huguette 6 goes as planned with a sortie by a squadron of B-26 bombers followed by dive bombers lit up the communists clinging to the outlying position. According to witnesses, the Viet Minh holding the position were obliterated. However, French troops moving up to assault the position from two angles found themselves under heavy fire from communist positions holding the approaches to their target and were unable to reach it in time. By the time they did, communists had moved to retake the position and heavy fighting ensued, much of it by hand-to-hand. French forces would be forced to pull back under heavy fire.
- 1956 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ends racial discrimination on public transportation, primarily public buses.
- 1960 Saturday: Future rock guitarist with the British band, Def Leppard[ix]—Steve Clark—was born in in Hillsborough, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Great Britain, on this date.
- 1964 Thursday: Ken Johnson of the Houston Astros threw the first no-hitter for a loss. He lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds due to two errors.
- 1965 Friday: Future rock vocalist with the band, Boston[x]—Tommy DeCarlo who would replace Brad Delp in 2008—is born on this date in Rome, N.Y.
- 1968 Tuesday: Students protesting the Vietnam War at New York’s Columbia University take over the administration buildings and shut down the university. Elsewhere, the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church on this date.
- 1969 Wednesday: Sirhan B. Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy; however, the sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.
- 1971 Friday: The Soviet Union launched Soyuz 10 on this date. Meanwhile, hundreds of Vietnam War veterans opposed to the conflict protested by tossing their medals and ribbons over a wire fence in front of the U.S. Capitol.
- 1972 Sunday: The astronauts of Apollo 16 explore the lunar surface.
- 1982 Friday: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices had declined the previous month, the first decline in almost 17 years.
- 1985 Tuesday: Coca-Cola announces it is going to change its secret flavor formula, which it used for 99 years, a move that would prove to be a disaster of epic proportions.
- 1987 Thursday: A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less goes into effect. Elsewhere, 28 construction workers lost their lives when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Connecticut, suddenly collapsed.
- 1988 Saturday: In Martinez, California, some dimwit left a drain valve open at the Shell Marsh. This blunder resulted in more than 10,000 barrels of oil pouring through into the marsh adjoining Peyton Slough.
- 1989 Sunday: In Beijing, China, students announce a boycott of all classes. Meanwhile, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays final game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
- 1992 Thursday: Marion Berry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., sent to prison for corruption walks out a free man after serving his time.
- 1993 Friday: Labor leader and all-around troublemaker, Cesar Chavez died in San Luis, Arizona, at age 66.
- 1995 Sunday: In remembrance of the destruction of the Alfred P. Murray building in Oklahoma City, blown-up by Timothy McVeigh, President Bill Clinton calls for a day of mourning for those killed and wounded.
- 1997 Wednesday: An infertility doctor in California announced that a 63-year-old woman had given birth in late 1996. The child from a donor egg made the woman the oldest known female to give birth to a child.
- 1998 Thursday: James Earl Ray, who had confessed to assassinating the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and then insisted that he, had been framed, died at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital at age 70.
- 2003 Wednesday: President George W. Bush signed legislation that authorized the design change of the nickel for release in 2004. It was the first change to the coin in 65 years and commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Elsewhere, the U.S. military leadership in Iraq announces that FIVE U.S. soldiers are under investigation for the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars discovered in caches around the war-torn country.
- 2004 Friday: Crazed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr declares he will employ suicide bombers against U.S. troops should they make a move on his militias in the city of Najaf. American and Coalition invaders are overrunning parts of the country in their quest for ‘weapons of mass destruction’ and then stamping out jihadis that the Shiites are preparing to begin lashing back at the so-called “Crusaders.”
- 2005 Saturday: At a checkpoint between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Israeli Defense Forces capture a 17-year-old Palestinian boy trying to smuggle four pipe bombs into Israel.
- 2006 Sunday: Al Jazeera reports that an audio tape of Osama bin Laden pops up in Darfur in which, the terrorist mastermind calls for jihad against the Crusaders.
- 2007 Monday: Boris Yeltsin, the first democratically elected Russian president, died in Moscow at age 76. Elsewhere, as the U.S. military continues constructing a wall around a predominantly Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, thousands of Iraqis are in the streets demanding it STOP. Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki orders the U.S. to halt further construction.
- 2008 Wednesday: After U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that during Jimmy Carter’s time as president, he was advised ‘NOT to have direct talks with the Islamic terrorist group Hamas,’ the failed president appears before news reporters and claims, “NOT true.” This idiot would have talked with anyone, even those who hate both the United States and Israel.
- 2009 Thursday: The International Monetary Fund says it believes economic recovery will commence sometime in the next year. Elsewhere, the Iraqi government believes that since President George W. Bush invaded their country in 2003, at least 110,000 of their citizens have been slain in the unnecessary war. How sad. Add to that the fact today, two suicide attacks, one in Baghdad and the other near Baquba, claim the lives of 87 people who weren’t yet ready to commune with Allah but went anyway.
- 2010 Friday: As the U.S. and the United Nations place demands atop the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brushes off demands that it refrain from building new housing in its capital city of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the U.N. also is bitching that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is preventing the global body from ‘educating the poor little Palestinian tykes.’ Wah, wah, wah.
- 2011 Saturday: Chi-Com police stage a raid on a Tibetan monastery in Sichuan killing at least two people and wounding several others. Ah, religious freedom in a communist hellhole. Elsewhere, in Syria, while people are staging funerals for loved ones killed in rioting, Syrian government security forces kill another dozen or so mourners. There will be more funerals for them.
- 2012 Monday: The trial of former senator and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards for misuse of campaign funds gets underway in North Carolina. Elsewhere, famed bassist Chris Ethridge who played with the Flying Burrito Brothers[xi] (1968-69 / 1974-76 / 1990-93)—among other bands—lost his battle with pancreatic carcinoma on this date. He died in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, at the age of 65. Next, the Iranians are angry because a malware attack has hammered the National Iranian Oil Company. Sucks to be you. Finally, the White House is launching an investigation into its advance staff in the wake of the U.S. Secret Service scandal.
- 2013 Tuesday: In France, an amended bill legalizing same-sex (homosexual) marriage is passed, opening the door for Francois Holland to promulgate it. Meanwhile, after the Chi-Coms float a flotilla of warships near Japan’s Senkaku Islands, Tokyo orders the Chi-Com ambassador to account for the actions of his countrymen.
- 2014 Wednesday: Facebook announces first-quarter profits of $642 million, an increase of nearly a factor of 3 over first-quarter profits in 2013, resulting in earnings of 25 cents per share versus the 17 cents per share expected by Wall Street. Elsewhere, Ukrainian security officials discover that a Russian Orthodox Church in the eastern part of the country is a staging ground for Russian thugs attempting to terrorize that portion of the country. That sounds like ‘Putin’ to us. Obama, you must help these people against the Russian bear. Plain. Simple. NOW.
- 2015 Thursday: On this date, Loretta Lynch wins confirmation in the U.S. Senate to succeed Eric Holder as the nation’s first attorney general. She is the first African American female to hold this post. Elsewhere, in one of the more tragic events in U.S. history, former General and former CIA Director David Petraeus pleads guilty in a federal court of sharing classified information with his biographer and lover. The reason Petraeus found himself in this mess is because he REFUSED to back the Obama administration’s narrative on Benghazi. The Bamster had knowledge of the victor of both Iraq and Afghanistan’s misdeeds and saved them, saved them for when he required them and when CIA Director Petraeus did not fall in line with the bogus narrative, word of the wrongdoing suddenly hit the news cycle.
- 2016 Saturday: In what seems to be an annual thing, North Korea tells the United States that “IF you suspend military exercises with South Korea, maybe we’ll talk about nuclear disarmament.” Elsewhere, German citizens in the city of Hanover are in the streets, protesting against President Barack Obama’s and the European Union’s proposed agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Partnership deal, a deal akin to the Transpacific Partnership, that would tie the U.S. in with the Europeans. However, the Germans aren’t having any of it and claim that if this ‘Obama deal’ becomes reality, jobs will be lost, wages will fall, environmental protections damaged, they are having none of it.
- 2017 Sunday: The North Korean news agency announces they scooped up an American citizen, Kim Sang-Duk, aka Tony Kim, as he sought to leave the country. The bonehead was teaching classes at Pyongyang University and we guess the North Koreans decided they wanted him to continue teaching longer than the man planned. Yikes.
- 2018 Monday: In North Korea, a major mishap occurs as a bus carrying a group of visiting Chi-Com tourists plunges off a highway in North Hwanghae, killing at least 32 of the visiting guests and four North Koreans. Several others are injured and trucked off to an infirmary for treatment. What the hell are the Chi-Coms doing visiting North Korea when they could have gone to Tibet or Xinjiang Province where they could tour the Muslim concentration camps?
- 2019 Tuesday: In Myanmar, at least 52 jade miners die in a mudslide. Meanwhile, in Malawi, the World Health Organization begins inoculating young people with the world’s first malaria vaccine. The vaccine provides only partial protection against the killer tropical disease but any protection is better than NO protection. Elsewhere, ISIS figuratively thumps its chest and takes credit for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka this past weekend. Time to irradiate these murderous thugs.
- 2020 Thursday: The COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis, communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ continues taking lives, destroying economies, and being an over all pain in the ass for the entire planet. Total confirmed cases for the globe sit at 2,699,338, confirmed deaths at 188,437, but confirmed recoveries sit at 737,735. In the United States, there are 886,529 confirmed cases what with 50,162 confirmed deaths but 81,792 confirmed recoveries. China continues claiming the same numbers what with 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries. What a bunch of lying scum. After the United States, the next nation with the most cases is Spain, then Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and then communist China. Meanwhile, the worst news for the United States is that another 4.4 million Americans are unemployed bringing the total number of unemployed Americans to 26 million. This shocking statistic shows that every single job gained since 2008 is NOW GONE. Time to exact a heavy price from the PRC by returning to a Two-China Policy recognizing Taiwan- aka Free or Nationalist China- as an equal nation if not the rightful owner of the mainland.
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[i] We look forward to doing the music of Roy Orbison and other old rockers sometime in the next decade. Please, stay tuned for further information.
[ii] 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 “Wings Over America” album appeared on Saturday, 07-January-2017. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[iii] See previous.
[iv] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself. We hope you will await word as to when we do. We thank you.
[v] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Bob Dylan but one day, we sure heck we do. Stay tuned.
[vi] We look forward to promoting the music of the Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, Roy Wood, and Wizzard.. They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.
[vii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years. We hope you will still be with us.
[viii] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.
[ix] Not sure when we will offer the music of Def Leppard but we hope to do it sometime within the next decade. Please, keep posted for further information.
[x] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Boston but when we do, we will alert the readership. Stay tuned for further developments.
[xi] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.
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