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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 05, 2020:
President George Washington; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Samuel Freeman Miller and Abe Fortas; U.S. Secretary of State (and General) Colin Powell; Black Sabbath featuring Cozy Powell, Canned Heat featuring Bob “the Bear” Hite, Elvis Presley, the Hollies featuring Allan Clarke, KISS featuring Mark St. John, Nirvana featuring Kurt Cobain, Steppenwolf featuring Kent Henry, and Trapeze featuring Dave Holland:
- 456: St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
- 1614: Pocahontas, daughter of the leader of the Powhatan tribe, married English colonist, John Rolfe, in Virginia. A convert to Christianity, she went by the name of ‘Lady Rebecca.”
- 1621: The Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England.
- 1762: The British take Grenada, West Indies, from the
- 1764: Britain’s Parliament passed the American Revenue Act of 1764, also known as the Sugar Act.
- 1768: Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, opens in Birkenhead, England.
- 1792: President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.
- 1806: Isaac Quintard patented the cider mill on this date.
- 1816: In Richmond, Kentucky, the future 36thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Freeman Miller is born. A Whig and then a Republican, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Miller to fill Associate Justice Peter Daniel’s seat. He served from 07-16-1862 to 10-13-1890.
- 1843: Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong to be a British crown colony.
- 1864: Ben Field and George M. Pullman received a U.S. patent for an “improvement in (rail) sleeping-cars” that consisted of a folding upper berth.
- 1869: Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the U.S. Revolutionary War, died at the age of 109.
- 1887: In Tuscumbia, Alabama, Anne Sullivan achieved a breakthrough as her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, learned the meaning of the word, “water,” as spelled out in the Manual Alphabet.
- 1895: Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquis of Queensberry, who had accused the writer of homosexual practices.
- 1900: In Brussels, Belgium, assassins attempt to take the life of Edward, the Prince of Wales.
- 1915: Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson in the 26th round for the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1919: The Polish Army executes 35 young Jews. Elsewhere, heavyweight boxer Jess Willard knocked Jack Johnson out in Havana, Cuba.
- 1923: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company puts their inflatable tires into production on this date.
- 1925: During an exhibition game, the New York Yankees whip the Brooklyn Dodgers 16-9; however, Babe Ruth collapses from an ulcer.
- 1930: Mahatma Gandhi defied British law by making salt in India.
- 1932: In the Dominion of Newfoundland, 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building, which leads to the end of self-government.
- 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and an anti-hoarding order that effectively prohibited private ownership of gold. Meanwhile, the first operation to remove a lung took place at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
- 1936: A tornado virtually annihilates the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, leading to the deaths of 216 citizens.
- 1937: In New York City, future U.S. Army General, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 65thS. Secretary of State Colin Powell is born. He served under President George W. Bush from 01-20-2001 to 01-26-2005. Many thought Secretary Powell would one day run for president but so far, he has refrained from entering presidential politics.
- 1938: Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa, Poland.
- 1939: In Nazi Germany, membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory.
- 1942: Allan Clarke—future vocalist/guitarist with the British rock band, the Hollies[i]—is born in England on this date.
- 1944: In World War II, 270 inhabitants of the Greek village of Kleisoura die at the hands of Nazi executioners.
- 1948: Kent Henry, future guitarist with the rock band, Steppenwolf[ii], was born on this date, as was drummer, Dave Holland, in England, who played with Trapeze[iii] 1969-1979.
- 1951: A judge sentenced Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
- 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Federal Communications Commission v. American Broadcasting Co., Inc., unanimously ruled that TV quiz shows did not violate lottery laws. Meanwhile, Elvis Presley[iv] records his debut single, “That’s All Right Mama.”
- 1955: Winston Churchill resigns as British prime minister due to health reasons; Anthony Eden succeeds him.
- 1964: Army General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington at age 84.
- 1967: In the NBA, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers scores a record 41 rebounds.
- 1974: Doubleday Books released Stephen King’s first published novel, “Carrie.” Meanwhile, the then-tallest building in New York City, the World Trade Center, opens with 110 stories.
- 1976: Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston, Texas, at age 70.
- 1981: Canned Heat’s[v] original lead singer, Bob “the Bear” Hite died on this date, the victim of a heart attack. Meanwhile, in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers amass a record of 2,621 penalty minutes.
- 1982: In Washington, D.C., the 95thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas died. President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg who went onto become the sixth U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He served from 08-11-1965 to 05-14-1969. Elsewhere, a British fleet sails to the Falkland Islands to reclaim them by force of arms from Argentina.
- 1984: In the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421).
- 1985: John McEnroe said, “any man can beat any woman at any sport, especially tennis.”
- 1986: Two American service members and a Turkish woman died in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident that prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later.
- 1987: The Fox TV network premieres showing “Married with Children” and “The Tracy Ullman Show.” The shows were the beginning of the FOX lineup.
- 1988: The Democratic National Convention picks Michael Dukakis as their presidential candidate.
- 1989: Solidarity grants legal status in Poland as the union/political movement and the government signed accords, which lifted an eight-year ban on the movement. The government also set elections for June 1989.
- 1991: The S. begins airdrops to Kurd refugees in northern Iraq.
- 1992: Peru’s President Alberto Fujimori suspends constitution and dissolved Congress.
- 1993: In Major League Baseball, two new expansion teams debut on this date: (1) the Florida Marlins first game – they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 while in (2) the Colorado Rockies’ first game – they lose to the New York Mets 3-0.
- 1994: Guitarist/vocalist of the Grunge Rock band, Nirvana[vi], Kurt Cobain, takes his own life on this date using a shotgun.
- 1998: Famed rock drummer, Cozy Powell—who played with the Jeff Beck Group[vii], Black Sabbath[viii], Rainbow[ix], among others—died in an automobile accident on this date.
- 2004: A U.S.-Canadian task force investigating the massive power blackout of August 14, 2003, called for urgent approval of mandatory reliability rules to govern the electric transmission industry. Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times won five Pulitzer Prizes; the Pulitzer for fiction went to Edward R. Jones for “The Known World.”
- 2007: Mark St. John—who played lead guitar with KISS[x] in 1984—died from a brain hemorrhage on this date.
- 2009: North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket. It passed over the mainland of Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council.
- 2010: Sixty countries receive invitations to participate in Iran’s two-day nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran April 17 – 18; China says it will attend. Elsewhere, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, West Virginia, killed 29 mineworkers.
- 2011: The U.S. Democratic National Committee appoints Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz chairperson.
- 2013: In Japan, optimism for economic revival sparked Bank of Japan’s stimulus plan, impacts Japan’s stock market index; following its release, the Nikkei 225 hits its highest level in nearly five years.
- 2014: Despite major terrorist threats, the people at Afghanistan line up outside the polling places, the third such election since the United States and its NATO allies booted the Taliban out of power to elect their new president.
- 2015: Regarding the looming Iranian nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues speaking out against it, declaring that ‘it will lead to wider nuclear proliferation.’ Meanwhile, after being discredited and severely chastised by public opinion, Rolling Stone magazine finds itself in the embarrassing position of having to retract a story about a ‘gang rape on campus’ at the University of Virginia. Evidence proved that it was yet another bogus story occurring during the reign of President Barack Obama.
- 2016: After the passage of an anti-gay bill in North Carolina, PayPal announces the cancelation of a $3.6 million investment in the state. Gee whiz. Meanwhile, the city of San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to mandate paid parental leave.
- 2020: The Kung Flu, also known as COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, continues causing havoc around the globe as it infects and slays people who are in its path. As of today, there are more than 1,260,104 confirmed cases globally what with 69,082 confirmed dead, all because of China’s failure to close their infamous wet markets. In the United States, there are 331,234 confirmed U.S. cases of the Wuhan Flu what with 9,458 dead Americans. The price Beijing is going to pay when this is over is going to be extremely harmful to their communist overlords and who knows? China might throw off its cruel taskmasters and Nationalist China would reclaim the mainland.
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[i] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.
[ii] We promoted the music of Steppenwolf, beginning on Friday, 25-May-2012 through Sunday, 17-June-2012. You definitely need to check the music of this iconic band out ASAP.
[iii] We first began promoting the music of Trapeze beginning on Monday, 15-October-2018 through Saturday, 27-October-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this famed band out and consider adding it to your collection.
[iv] When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so. Please, stay tuned.
[v] We began promoting the music of Canned Heat on Sunday, 05-June-2011 through Sunday, 17-July-2011. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[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.
[vii] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Jeff Beck Group, Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[viii] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.
[ix] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[x] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.
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