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116. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021:
DAY NINETY-SEVEN OF THE BIDEN REGIME
Confederate Heroes Memorial Day (Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida); State Holiday (Georgia)
U.S. Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont; U.S. Acting and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess; Dave Mason (band) featuring Mike Finnigan, the Faces featuring Rod Stewart, and Spooky Tooth featuring Gary Wright:
- 1220 Sunday: German King Frederick I grant bishops sovereign rights.
- 1514 Sunday: Astronomer Nicholas Copernicus makes the first observations of the planet, Saturn.
- 1532 Tuesday: On his way to Vienna, Ottoman Turk Sultan Suleiman fights his way through Hungary.
- 1564 Sunday: At the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, priests baptized William Shakespeare.
- 1607 Thursday: English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Virginia, on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
- 1654 Sunday: Brazil expels its Jewish inhabitants.
- 1655 Monday: The Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s demand that the company expel all Jews from New Amsterdam.
- 1721 Saturday: On this date, medical professionals administer the first smallpox vaccinations to a willing group of participants.
- 1819 Monday: The first Odd Fellows lodge in the United States underwent establishment in Baltimore, Md.
- 1828 Saturday: To help Greece’s demand for independence from the Ottoman Empire, Russia declares war on the Turks.
- 1859 Tuesday: A jury acquits Dan Sickles of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the original time defense attorneys use this defense successfully in the United States.
- 1865 Wednesday: Federal troops surrounded and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, near Port Royal, Virginia. Just before dying, Booth looked at his hands and gasped, “Useless, useless.” Meanwhile, Confederate General J.E. Johnson surrenders the Army of Tennessee to the Union at Fort Dunham, North Carolina.
- 1875 Monday: The 33rd U.S. Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont assumed his position on this date. A Democrat and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from April 26, 1875 to May 21, 1876.
- 1894 Thursday: In Alexandria, Egypt, future Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess is born.
- 1905 Wednesday: Jack McCarthy of the Chicago Cubs becomes the only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in one game; all were ends of double plays.
- 1914 Sunday: Author Bernard Malamud (“The Natural”) was born in New York.
- 1915 Monday: During World War I, Italy secretly signs the Pact of London, a pact that allied the nation with the British, France, and Russia. On the Western Front, the Second Battle of Ypres continues with German gains being thrown back by the Allies. On the Eastern Front, the Russians are fighting in Armenia, seeking to push the Ottomans back. Fighting is intense.
- 1916 Wednesday: Rumanian is making noise about entering the war on the side of the Allies. Austro-Hungary cannot allow this to happen but are facing increasing attacks from the Russians.
- 1917 Thursday: Fighting continues on various fronts during World War I. On the Balkan Front, Bulgarians are trying to break through British forces along the Doiron-Vardar, aka the Macedonian Front. The Brits are trying to aid their Serbian allies but the Bulgarians are able to keep them holding tight. Still, the Rumanians are making noises about entering the war on the side of the Allies and this could put the Bulgarians in jeopardy.
- 1921 Tuesday: For the first time in the history of the nation, the people of St. Louis, Missouri, heard weather broadcasts live on the air.
- 1923 Thursday: Britain’s Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI) married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
- 1926 Monday: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of neutrality and peace.
- 1928 Thursday: Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition opens in London.
- 1931 Sunday: NBC Radio premiered “Lum and Abner” a show fans would enjoy for the next 24 years.
- 1933 Wednesday: On this day in history, Nazi Germany created its infamous secret police, the Gestapo.
- 1937 Monday: German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from the hundreds to the thousands.
- 1940 Friday: Fighting continues in Norway as advancing German troops and armored units continue pushing Norwegian and British troops back. North of Lillehammer, fighting is fierce but the Germans are getting the upper hand. Meanwhile, the Luftwaffe scores a direct hit on the Norwegian destroyer Garn, catching her moored in the Sognefjord. However loss of life was minimal as the crew was able to abandon ship at the first signs of attack as the vessel had no antiaircraft batteries.
- 1941 Saturday: For the first time in the history of Major League Baseball, an organist performed for the delight of the fans. This event took place in Chicago, Illinois. Elsewhere, in the Balkans, the Greeks and British- although in headlong retreat- are still capable of putting up resistance via rearguard actions. They are able to slow the Nazi advance as they blow up key infrastructure. Half a world away, South African troops finally overcome the Fascist Italian stand at Dessie and in so doing capture approximately 8,000 prisoners. The Italians have had enough.
- 1942 Sunday: Adolf Hitler tells the party faithful that this year- if the German people do not desert him- the Third Reich will achieve victories on all fronts. The campaigning season on the Eastern Front is coming soon while the war in North Africa will proceed to victory. Meanwhile, the U-Boat campaign to starve Britain will continue and all is looking good.
- 1943 Monday: Gary Wright, future keyboardist, and vocalist with the British band Spooky Tooth[i] and as a solo artist was born on today’s date in Cresskill, New Jersey. Meanwhile, due to increasing outrage over the Katyn Forest Massacre by the Free Polish government in London, Moscow severs all ties to the ‘western Poles.’ Such is Josef Stalin’s way.
- 1944 Wednesday: The British go after the German battleship Tirpitz yet again but fall short in attacking the vessel. Prime Minister Winston Churchill has long been fearful of the Tirpitz believing that she could pose an imminent threat to Allied shipping and thus loads of resources are obliterated trying to send the fearsome ship to the bottom of a Norwegian fjord.
- 1945 Thursday: Free French troops arrested Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, on today’s date. Elsewhere, the Red Army continues battering its way into Berlin. Resistance is fierce and the lives of Russian soldiers are expendable. In the Pacific, the Japanese are being rolled up wherever the Allies encounter them in Burma, the Philippines, and on Okinawa as the U.S. Marines work at cracking the Shuri Line. Meanwhile, future famed keyboardist who played with just about everyone—Mike Finnigan[ii]—is born on this date in Troy, Ohio.
- 1952 Saturday: The destroyer-minesweeper USS Hobson sank in the central Atlantic after colliding with the aircraft carrier USS Wasp with the loss of 176 crewmembers.
- 1954 Monday: Nationwide testing of the Salk polio vaccine begins. Elsewhere, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu continues what with the communists concentrating on the southern outpost of Isabelle, the second largest firebase of the entire French base. French Foreign Legionnaires and Algerian Tirailleurs are fighting to push back approach trenches and to take the fight to the enemy rather than have the fight taken to them. Problems elsewhere continue with the airdrop of supplies, much of it going to the communists and not the brave French Union defenders.[iii]
- 1956 Thursday: The first modern container ship, the Ideal X, sails from Port Newark, N.J. for Houston, Texas.
- 1961 Wednesday: The rest of the French military finally quashes the revolt by French paratroopers in Algeria to continue the war against the Muslim rebels. Elsewhere, Roger Maris hits the first of 61 homers in 1961.
- 1964 Sunday: The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania. Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before their amazing streak ended. Meanwhile, future acting and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. As Acting U.S. secretary of Defense, Esper served under President Donald J. Trump from June 24, 2019 to July 15, 2019. As actual U.S. secretary of the Defense, the Republican served under the same president from July 23, 2019 to November 09, 2020 when President Trump terminated his employment.
- 1966 Tuesday: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
- 1968 Friday: Anti-war protesters seize administration buildings at Ohio State. Meanwhile, beneath the Nevada desert, the United States exploded a 1.3 megaton nuclear device called “Boxcar.” Man, oh, man.
- 1976 Monday: Pan Am begins non-stop flights from New York City to Tokyo.
- 1981 Sunday: In Tucson, Arizona, a major bank robbery takes place netting the thieves over $33 million.
- 1982 Monday: Rod Stewart[iv], the brilliant Scottish rocker, suffers a mugging with thieves making off with his $50,000 Porsche. Meanwhile, the Argentina military on South Georgia Island near the Falklands, surrenders to British troops.
- 1983 Tuesday: The DOW Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for the first time.
- 1986 Saturday: A major nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was then a part of the former Soviet Union—it remains radioactive to this day. Dozens of personnel were killed outright in the blast while the long-term death toll is believed to be in the high thousands.
- 1989 Wednesday: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
- 1990 Thursday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller’s record of pitching 12, 1-hitter games in Major League Baseball.
- 1991 Friday: Soccer star Diego Maradona suspended for using cocaine undergoes arrest in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
- 1994 Tuesday: Voting began in South Africa’s first all-race elections, resulting in a victory for the African National Congress and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president. Meanwhile, China Airlines Flight 140, a Taiwanese Airbus A-300, crashed while landing in Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 people (there were seven survivors).
- 2000 Wednesday: Unhappy with the snail’s pace of the state government in Albany, N.Y., in identifying the state’s far too numerous sex offenders, a parents’ group beat them to the jump by posting a large number of sexual deviates online along with their personal information for the world to see. Surely the state government will do something to THESE PEOPLE while protecting the perverts, rapists, and child molesters.
- 2001 Thursday: The New York State GOP is urging the state government to cut the $132 million tax on gasoline until at least Labor Day as prices at the pump are stifling business and hurting New Yorkers.
- 2002 Friday: In Erfurt, Germany, a 19-year-old kid goes berserk, killing 13 teachers, 2 students, a cop, and then himself using a handgun. We thought only the United States had these kinds of events. What’s up with that?
- 2003 Saturday: Unknown thugs set off a series of incendiary devices in an ammo dump in suburban Baghdad that killed several people and injured loads of others; the explosions went on all night. U.S. investigators are seeking answers.
- 2004 Monday: Following conservative criticism of his anti-war activities during the Vietnam War, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accused President George W. Bush of failing to prove whether he had fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the same period. Elsewhere, the government unveiled its new, colorized $50 bill. Finally, author Hubert Selby, Jr., died in Los Angeles, California, at age 75.
- 2005 Tuesday: Ending its 29-year military occupation of neighboring Lebanon, Syria begins removing its troops and returns them to home. Elsewhere, Charles A. Duelfer, the chief U.S. weapons inspector combing Iraq for the hidden weapons of mass destruction says the search has gone about as far as it feasibly can. Nothing to find, nothing to see here and yet, we are engaged in a horrible war in Iraq.
- 2006 Wednesday: President George W. Bush names Tony Snow as the new White House press secretary. Elsewhere, a new video hits the news cycle in which, jihadist thug and al-Qaida hatchet man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in which the ranting murdering lunatic blasts President George W. Bush and the sycophantic Iraqi government.
- 2007 Thursday: Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-OH 10th congressional district, puts forth H. RES 333 calling for the impeachment and removal of Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney. There were three charges against the vice president- (1) Cheney manipulated the intelligence process with which to deceive the American people into believing there were weapons of mass destruction so the U.S. could launch an invasion of Iraq; (2) the vice president fabricated a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida; and (3) the vice president was seeking a way to attack Iran even though Iran had nothing to do with the other two issues.
- 2008 Saturday: The Turkish military plunges across the northern border of Iraq and launches an attack on Kurdish Workers Party positions. Elsewhere, Somali pirates release the crew of the captured Spanish FV Playa De Bako after receiving their ransom.
- 2009 Sunday: The U.S. government declares a public health emergency as cases of the swine flu- from the People’s Republic of China- begins showing up in the United States. Meanwhile, French cruise ship MSC Melody fights off an attack by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
- 2010 Monday: Britain’s ambassador to the crap-hole nation of Yemen- Timothy Torlot- survives an attempted suicide bombing attack. Meanwhile, in Hebron, a Hamas thug trying to commit acts of terror ends up being the one killed after Israeli Defense Forces take the POS out.
- 2011 Tuesday: In the Ukraine, citizens observe the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, where the nuclear reactor underwent a meltdown. Elsewhere, a bunch of Palestinian-loving, anti-Israel liberals are rounding up a flotilla of boats with more than 1,500 people aboard to challenge the embargo the Israelis have on guns and ammo reaching the Hamas thugs.
- 2012 Thursday: During the second day of evidence at the Levisohn Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a ‘cover-up’ at ‘News of the World’ but that he had no knowledge of it. Meanwhile, Bo Xilai, the ousted communist party head of Chongqing, communist China, is in deeper trouble seeing as how news about him spying on Chinese President Hu Jintao and did God knows what with the information.
- 2013 Friday: In Birmingham, United Kingdom, eleven members of a terror cell find themselves in the joint for planning an attack to exceed the atrocities committed on July 7 and 9/11. Elsewhere, once again, North Korea is talking crap with South Korea so to be on the safe side in any ‘negotiations’ with the North, Seoul orders its remaining workers out of the Kaesong Industrial Region because no one ever knows what the Kim Family might do when agitated.
- 2014 Saturday: Football players at Northwestern University cast votes on whether to form a union; the National Labor Relations Board, giving the students the right to organize, ruled the players last month to be university employees. Elsewhere, in southern Afghanistan in Kandahar Province, a helicopter crash kills five British ISAF specialists training Afghan forces.
- 2015 Sunday: The so-called religion of peace in the form of Boko Haram launches a major assault on Nigeran forces holding Karamga Island in Lake Chad, killing numerous soldiers. By the end of the fighting, Boko Haram owns the island. Meanwhile, in northeastern Syria’s Idlib Governate, Syrian warplanes bomb the city of Jisr al-Shughur the day after a group of al-Qaida thugs and sympathetic others overran the city.
- 2016 Tuesday: Today is a BIG PRIMARY DAY in the United States as voters across the country flock to the polls. The states on the line today are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island with Donald Trump expected to reel in the lion’s share of votes in the GOP primaries while Hillary Clinton is expected to win all but one; Rhode Island should go to Bernie Sanders, the Vermont communist. A few more victories and Hillary will wrap up the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
- 2017 Wednesday: “The Handmaid’s Tale” begins its run on Hulu. The show is an adaptation of a novel by author Margaret Atwood. Elsewhere, Venezuela becomes all huffy-puffy over the Organization of American States calling a meeting of member states without sending an invite to the crumbling socialist hellhole.
- 2018 Thursday: Mike Pompeo became U.S. Secretary of State under President Donald J. Trump on this date. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, a jury finds comedian Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault. Elsewhere, Avigdor Lieberman warns Tehran that IF the Iranians do something crazy such as attacking Tel Aviv, the Israelis will light the Shiite lunatics up. Finally, by a 14-7 vote, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee votes to keep the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigation into bogus Trump-Russia collusion in place.
- 2019 Friday: At a meeting of the National Rifle Association, President Donald J. Trump announces that he is withdrawing the United States from the Arms Trade Treaty, an agreement between many nations that regulates the flow of firearms around the world.
- 2020 Sunday: On the COVID-19 battlefront today, the world announces 2,965,263 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Virus what with 206,265 confirmed deaths but 863,464 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 985,027 confirmed cases what with 55,383 confirmed deaths but 109,12 confirmed recoveries. Communist China continues lying by claiming the same number of cases that they have been reporting for a couple of weeks now: 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed cases, and 81,785 confirmed recoveries. The fact that the Chinese continue spreading this bulls**t means when we come out on the other side that we hammer them with all manner of lawsuits, that we repatriate American industries in their country, and that we return to a Two-China Policy in which, we recognize Taiwan, aka Nationalist or Free China, as the rightful ruler of the mainland portion of the country. It would serve Beijing right. Either that or pay $10 million per death to the victims of the virus they engineered in their Wuhan Institute of Virology around the entire world.
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[i] 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.
[ii] Mike Finnigan played with Dave Mason for quite a few years. You can find the albums when we promoted the music of Traffic: we began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[iii] Martin Windrow and his book, “The Last Valley,” De Capo Press 2006 is among the best sources for knowledge about the historic battle fought by the French forces to crush the communists in French Indochina. Check it out.
[iv] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock star as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
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