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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 09, 2020:
Holy Thursday and Passover
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen Johnson Field, James F. Byrnes, and Sherman Minton; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.; Fleetwood Mac featuring Neil Finn and Mike Campbell, and “It Don’t Come Easy” by Ringo Starr:
- 715: Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1413: The coronation of England’s King Henry V took place in Westminster Abbey.
- 1609: The Eighty Years War ends as Dutch Republic and Spain sign the Treaty of Antwerp initiating a dozen years of peace.
- 1667: In Paris, the Palais-Royale held the first public art exhibition.
- 1682: Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France.
- 1770: Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia).
- 1831: Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain and Spain.
- 1833: The United States’ first tax-supported public library opens for business in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
- 1865: Although there were still Confederate armies in the field, the Civil War officially ended as Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. The event took place in the parlor of the home of Wilmer McClean.
- 1866: Congress passes the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 over the veto of President Andrew Johnson.
- 1867: The United States Senate ratified the treaty with Russia that purchased the territory of Alaska by ONE vote.
- 1872: S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk.
- 1899: In Washington, D.C., the 38thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Johnson Field, Democrat, died. President Abraham Lincoln nominated Field to fill a NEW seat. He served from 05-20-1863 to 12-01-1897.
- 1905: The first aerial ferry bridge went into operation in Duluth, Minnesota.
- 1912: The first exhibition baseball game took place at Fenway Park in Boston. The game was between the Red Sox and Harvard University’s baseball team.
- 1913: The first game was played at Ebbets’ Field, the newly built home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who lost to the Philadelphia Phillies.
- 1914: In London, the first full-color film, “The World, the Flesh, & the Devil” appeared.
- 1916: During World War I, during the Battle of Verdun, the Germans launch a third major offensive to seize the French forts and to inflict a mortal wound on France.
- 1918: Due to the collapse of Russia, the Baltic state of Latvia declared its independence.
- 1928: Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of “Diamond Lil.”
- 1939: Singer Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after the Daughters of the American Revolution denied her the use of Constitution Hall.
- 1940: During World War II, Nazi Germany invades Norway and Denmark; the latter sues for peace almost immediately.
- 1942: During World War II, American and Philippine defenders on Bataan capitulated to Japanese forces; the infamous Bataan Death March followed the surrender in which the POWS were marched to prisoner of war camps miles away.
- 1945: The NFL requires its players to wear long stockings.
- 1947: A series of tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas claimed 169 dead and 1,300 injured.
- 1949: The UN International Court of Justice held Albania responsible for the Corfu Channel Incident in which, several British ships suffered damage from naval mines lurking in the water, which lead to numerous deaths among the sailors, some never found.
- 1950: Bob Hope made his first television appearance on “Star-Spangled Review” on NBC-TV.
- 1957: The Suez Canal in Egypt undergoes final clearing, which opens the waters to international shipping.
- 1959: NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Donald Slayton. Elsewhere, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, 91, died in Phoenix, Arizona.
- 1963: President John F. Kennedy proclaimed British political leader Winston Churchill. Churchill, however, was unable to attend but watched the proceedings live on television in his London home.
- 1965: In New Albany, Indiana, the 87thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sherman Minton, Democrat, died. President Harry S. Truman nominated Minton to fill Wiley Blount Rutledge’s seat. Minton served from 10-05-1949 to 10-15-1956. Meanwhile, the Houston Astrodome held its first baseball game. Meanwhile, TIME magazine featured a cover with the entire “Peanuts” comic strip characters.
- 1967: The first Boeing 737 airliner rolled out for use.
- 1968: Mournful family members, friends, and the public attend the burial of slain Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Atlanta.
- 1971: Ringo Starr[i] releases one of his all-time best-selling singles ever in the United Kingdom on this date, “It Don’t Come Easy.”
- 1972: In Columbia, South Carolina, the 81stS. Supreme Court Associate Justice James F. Byrnes died. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of another Democrat, Associate Justice James McReynolds. Byrnes served from 06-25-1941 to 10-03-1942 before serving in other governmental capacities such as the 49th U.S. secretary of state. In this role, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 07-03-1945 to 01-21-1947. Meanwhile, the USSR and Iraq sign a treaty of peace and friendship.
- 1976: The United States and Russia agreed on the size of nuclear tests for peaceful use.
- 1981: The U.S. submarine George Washington rams the Japanese freighter Nisso Maru.
- 1983: The space shuttle Challenger ended its first mission with a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in eastern Kern County.
- 1984: Nicaragua asked the World Court to declare U.S. support for guerilla raids illegal.
- 1985: Japanese Premier Nakasone urged Japanese people to buy foreign products.
- 1987: Dikye Baggett became the first person to undergo corrective surgery for Parkinson’s disease.
- 1989: The New York Yankees’ Ricky Henderson steals his 800th base in a 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of abortion supporters marched in front of the White House demanding the protection of the despicable act.
- 1991: The parliament of the nation of Georgia votes to secede from the imploding Soviet Union.
- 1992: A U.S. Federal court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug crimes.
- 2003: The city of Baghdad falls to U.S. forces; Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, Saddam Hussein, pulling down a grand statue of him and tearing it to pieces.
- 2004: Four employees of the Halliburton subsidiary KBR died in an attack on a fuel truck convoy near Baghdad.
- 2010: Rescuers search for over 200 people believed buried in their homes by a landslide in Murro do Bumba near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- 2011: In the Republic of Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, President Ismael Omar Guelleh wins re-election with 79% of the vote.
- 2012: Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion.
- 2013: The North Korean government advises its people to leave South Korea soon, anticipating a possible conflict. Meanwhile, Japan installs Patriot missiles in central Tokyo and Okinawa Island and sent two warships to patrol the Sea of Japan.
- 2014: The University of Connecticut achieves a second championship as the women’s basketball team takes home the NCAA championship title after a 79-58 victory over Notre Dame; the men’s basketball team won the NCAA title this season.
- 2015: The Federal Aviation Administration exempts Amazon.com from commercial drone flight prohibitions, which allows it to flight test delivery drones. However, due to the amount of time it took to approve them, their drone fleet grew older and they had to reapply for a new exemption.
- 2017: Once again, members of the so-called “religion of peace,” Islam, in the form of ISIS launches suicide bombings against two Egyptian Coptic churches, one in Tanta and the other in Alexandria, killing 44. Then, in Mogadishu, Somalia, other members of this ‘peaceful faith’ carry out a suicide car-bombing that kills at least 17 and wounds scores of others; Al-Shabab claims credit.
- 2018: Illinois junior Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat, becomes the first sitting U.S. senator to give birth while in office. Congratulations! Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac[ii] undergoes change yet again what with the firing of guitarist/vocalist Lindsay Buckingham and by replacing him with Neil Finn and Michael Campbell.
- 2019: For their part in the pro-independence movement, a court finds nine leading members of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement” guilty on public nuisance charges and sentences them to prison.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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[i] 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. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[ii] 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.
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