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100. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2020:
DAY EIGHTY-ONE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch; U.S. Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates Jr.; Vladimir Lenin; the Beatles featuring Paul McCartney and Stuart Sutcliffe, the Michael Schenker Band featuring Edward “Ted” McKenna, the Stray Cats featuring Brian Setzer, and U 2:
- 847 Wednesday: St. Leo IV begins his reign as the 103rd Catholic Pope. He would serve as pope from today until July 17, 855.
- 1516 Monday: Venice creates the first European Jewish ghetto, a place where the Jews must live.
- 1656 Monday: A Dutch fleet conquers the port of Colombo, Ceylon.
- 1790 Saturday: President George Washington signed into law the first United States Patent Act.
- 1814 Sunday: At the Battle of Toulouse, British and Spanish forces defeated the vaunted Napoleon Bonaparte and his army. This defeat led to the abdication and banishment of the defeated French monarch to the Isle of Elba.
- 1815 Monday: Mt. Tambura in the Dutch East Indies chooses to blow its top on this date, killing at least 71,000 in its vicinity and throwing the world into a globalized volcanic winter.
- 1825 Sunday: The first hotel in Hawaii opens on this date.
- 1841 Saturday: The New York Tribune begins publishing under the control of Editor Horace Greeley.
- 1849 Tuesday: In New York City, Walter Hunt patents the safety pin; he then sold rights for $100.
- 1865 Monday: Having surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia at the Appomattox Court House the day before, General Robert E. Lee said farewell to his men, praising them for their “unsurpassed courage and fortitude,” bringing one of the final chapters of the American Civil War to an end.
- 1866 Tuesday: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals undergoes incorporation on this date.
- 1869 Saturday: The U.S. Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9.
- 1870 Sunday: In Russia, future communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin, is born. If only his mother had put his head underwater when he was a baby and left him for the catfish.
- 1877 Tuesday: The first national black convention meets in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1882 Monday: The Matson Shipping Line between California and Hawaii opens its doors.
- 1887 Sunday: President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary, undergo reinternment in their native Springfield, Illinois.
- 1906 Tuesday: In Germantown, Pennsylvania, future 7th U.S. Secretary of Defense Thomas S. Gates Jr. is born. A future Republican, he would serve under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from December 02,1959 to January 20,1961.
- 1912 Wednesday: The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
- 1916 Monday: The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) stage the first professional golf tournament on this date.
- 1919 Thursday: In messed-up Mexico, government troops kill the revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata.
- 1925 Friday: “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, undergoes first publication on this date.
- 1930 Thursday: On this date, manufacturers begin producing synthetic rubber.
- 1932 Sunday: German President Paul von Hindenburg wins reelection in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.
- 1938 Sunday: Austria becomes an official state of Germany.
- 1940 Wednesday: Vidkun Quisling forms the Norwegian ‘national government’ after the Nazis overrun his country.
- 1941 Thursday: The Afrika Korps overruns Allied forces in Cyrenaica. Elsewhere on the Balkan Front, as Axis forces bulldoze through Yugoslavia, a new member of the Axis joins the coalition: Croatia led by pro-Nazi Ante Pavelić. Croatia would supply troops for Operation Barbarossa. Meanwhile, in the United States, the Ford Motor Co. became the last major automaker to recognize the United Auto Workers as the representative of its workers.
- 1944 Monday: During World War II, the Red Army liberates the city of Odessa from Axis troops. Fighting is fierce but the Soviets are unstoppable.
- 1945 Tuesday: Over the skies of Berlin, German Me 262 jet fighters shot down 10 U.S. bombers. Elsewhere, Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. Meanwhile, in Holland, German General Johannes Blaskowitz becomes the commander of “Fortress Holland.” Sadly, the Dutch would have to wait for the German surrender before being liberated as their neck of the woods, so to speak, was not an important part of the battlefield. Finally, in the U.S. in the National Football League, the Boston Yankees, and the Brooklyn Tigers merge.
- 1947 Thursday: Brooklyn Dodgers President, Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.
- 1950 Monday: In Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, Scotland, future drummer/percussionist with the Michael Schenker Band- Edward “Ted” McKenna is born.
- 1952 Thursday: The Minneapolis Lakers beat the New York Knicks, four games to one, to win the fourth NBA Finals and their third crown in four years. The score for Game 5 was the Lakers 91-to-84 for the Knickerbockers.
- 1954 Saturday: Incredibly, the fight to control the Elianes around Dien Bien Phu continue. General Giap of the People’s Army continues sending in wave after wave of attackers beginning late in the evening. Artillery shells fall upon the French defenders, the attackers force their way through rolls of concertina barbed wire and hand-to-hand fighting goes on to near dawn. Still, reinforcements scraped up from other parts of French Indochina are able to parachute into the encircled base tonight and tomorrow night.[i]
- 1955 Sunday: The Syracuse Nationals won Game 7 of the NBA Finals by a score of 92-91 to beat the Fort Wayne Pistons. Over the course of the first five NBA Finals matchups, the Nationals lost twice to the Minneapolis Lakers, so this was their first Finals victory.
- 1957 Wednesday: Due to wreckage resulting from the Suez Crisis, which had closed the waterway, Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to all shipping traffic.
- 1959 Friday: In Massapequa, New York, future rock-and-roll guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, who would play with the Stray Cats[ii] as well as run his own band, is born.
- 1961 Monday: Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign golfer to win the Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Elsewhere, the trial of Adolf Eichmann gets underway in Jerusalem.
- 1962 Tuesday: Stuart Sutcliffe, the original bassist of the Beatles[iii], died in Hamburg, West Germany, at age 21.
- 1963 Wednesday: The fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a disaster that claimed 129 lives.
- 1968 Wednesday: The U.S. performs a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. Meanwhile, following the debacle of the failed Tet Offensive, President Lyndon Baines Johnson recalls General William C. Westmoreland from Vietnam and replaces him with General Creighton Abrams. Elsewhere, “In the Heat of the Night” won best picture of 1967 at the 40th Academy Awards; one of its stars- Rod Steiger- won best actor.
- 1970 Friday: Paul McCartney makes it official: the Beatles are over, kaput, no mas, pau hana, done.[iv]
- 1971 Saturday: The American table tennis team arrived in China. The team was the first group of Americans officially allowed into the communist nation since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The team had received the surprise invitation while in Japan for the 31st World Table Tennis Championship.
- 1972 Monday: The U.S., the USSR, and 70 other nations ban biological weapons.
- 1981 Friday: Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands was declared the winner of a by-election to the British Parliament.
- 1984 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate condemns the CIA’s mining of Nicaraguan harbors. Meanwhile, the Challenger shuttle snags the damaged Solar Max satellite.
- 1989 Monday: H. J. Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they will not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins.
- 1991 Wednesday: A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; it is the first documented by satellites above the Earth.
- 1998 Friday: The Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.
- 2003 Thursday: As Iraq continues to collapse, U.S. Special Forces and Kurdish troops enter the strategic city of Kirkuk and meet minimal resistance. However, the U.S. must agree with the Turks that Kurds cannot be allowed to hold the city seeing as how it’s close to their country and Turks and Kurds hate one another.
- 2004 Saturday: According to Al-Jazeera, on the anniversary of the toppling of Iraqi thug dictator Saddam Hussein, heavy fighting rages across the entirety of Iraq with the exception of Kurdish areas. There, they celebrate the fall of the murderous POS with parties, dancing, festivities, and in one place melt an ice carving of the hated dictator.
- 2005 Sunday: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao floats an idea to India, suggesting that the two rivals put past tensions between the two countries behind them and work at pooling resources and talent to become leading IT developers and manufacturers. Doing so would signify the coming of the Asian Century. No word from New Delhi.
- 2006 Monday: Illegal aliens across the United States take to the streets protesting a new bill, H.R. 4437 which would transform all illegal aliens in the country into felons. Question: if hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens can pour out of the shadows and roam the streets, why are Border Patrol officers out there scooping them up, putting them in cages, and then deporting them back to whence the f**k they came? This is what nations that love themselves do. DO IT NOW.
- 2007 Tuesday: The U.S. government authorizes nearly $60 million for the Palestinian Authority. How about this: how about NOT giving them the money? They use it to commit terrorist attacks on Israel, not for the betterment of their people. Elsewhere, all hell is breaking out in Baghdad. The U.S. and Iraqi forces are fighting terrorists and scumbags and are planning to construct a wall around the Sunni neighborhoods in the capital city seeing as how much of the terrorism is coming from the Shia majority.
- 2008 Thursday: In Kandahar, Afghanistan, a NATO convoy patrolling the area encounters suicide bombers driving a truck. The resulting explosion kills at least 8 civilians on the road.
- 2009 Friday: Today is a bad day for tornadoes in the Deep South: at least 27 roar through several states claiming the lives of several people and leaving trails of devastation. Global Warming? Sure. Definitely. Good to get ahead of the leftists.
- 2010 Saturday: Bronislaw Komorowski becomes acting president of Poland after a plane carrying top Polish officials and President Lech Kaczynski crashes, leaving no survivors. The aircraft crashed near Smolensk, Russia, and many people believe because he was an ardent critic of Russia that Putin may have had something to do with it. Elsewhere, for the first time in 10 years, the Shroud of Turin goes on display.
- 2011 Sunday: Following a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the band U 2’s[v] tour, 360 degrees, becomes the highest grossing music tour of all time. Elsewhere, the People’s Republic of China reports its first trade deficit in six years blaming the rising costs of commodities.
- 2012 Tuesday: The American company Apple, Inc. announces it is worth over $600 billion dollars, making the technology company the largest in the world by market capitalization. Meanwhile, in the GOP presidential primary race, Senator Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy on this date which leaves Gov. Mitt Romney the overwhelming favorite to win the nomination to contest Barack Hussein Obama for the White House.
- 2013 Wednesday: The United States, Jordan, and Canada boycott a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly organized by former Serbian foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic. Meanwhile, tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise as South Korea and the United States raise threat levels and the People’s Republic of China and North Korea clamp down on border crossings. This is back when the PRC was sort of working with regional countries and the U.S. to contend with North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
- 2014 Thursday: The head of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, announces that his company will begin selling its luxury electric cars in China later this month. Meanwhile, around Aleppo, Syria, home of ISIS, 88 people die and scores of others are injured when the Syrian air force drops a series of barrel bombs on the city. This of course drives liberals loony tunes as they think the use of barrel bombs is somehow a horrible thing. Look, killing people is a horrible thing, what difference does it make if barrel bombs do the killing or President Barack Hussein Obama indiscriminately drones people all over the world sans any type of trial?
- 2015 Friday: As ISIS continues spreading terror throughout the Middle East, jihadists in Baghdad carry out a suicide bombing killing several people and wounding loads of others. It appears that President Barack Obama has no ideas as how to combat this evil scourge of jihad evil. We say, “Neutron bomb. Painless. Simple. Quick. Cheap.”
- 2016 Sunday: Three bigwigs of the pro-Democracy movement in Hong Kong- Agnes Chow, Nathan Law, and Joseph Wong form a new political movement to fight for the freedom of their fellow Hong Kongese from communist China. Meanwhile, as the international committee led by U.S. Secretary of State John F. (Flipping) Kerry tries to coerce Iran into making the ‘deal only if they agree to discuss their missile programs,’ Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says ‘any discussion of his nation’s missile systems will NOT happen.’
- 2017 Monday: The 113th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, nominated by President Donald J. Trump, takes his place on the court on this date. The swearing in ceremony took place at the White House. Associate Justice would take the place of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia who died last year. Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms detain a political activist from Taiwan, Lee Ming-che, claiming he endangered Chi-Com national security along with his wife.
- 2018 Tuesday: So-called “Boy Wonder,” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, begins testifying before the U.S. Congress regarding data harvesting, lack of privacy for the social media giant’s users, and misuse of said data. Elsewhere, the Israeli government announces the findings of its investigation into the death of a jihadist on the other side of the Gaza border fence. A sniper put the thug down- someone identified as a Hamas terrorist- with one shot which is ruled a ‘clean kill.’ However, the soldiers who filmed the incident and then celebrated it are told not to behave like that.
- 2019 Wednesday: On this date, one of the most amazing photos to come out of the Event Horizon Telescope depicts a BLACK HOLE in 2017 in galaxy M87, approximately 6.5 billion times the mass of Earth and about 55 million light years distant. Absolutely amazing! Elsewhere, anyone on Medicare in the United States has had salespeople calling them up, telling them they are ‘eligible for back braces for their pain.’ All one must do is to give their information to these scoundrels. Well, the federal government charges 24 scumbags for Medicare fraud, not a good thing, because these people were pushing back braces to many who did not need them and billing the feds for $1.2 billion for not only the back braces but other durable equipment medical devices.
- 2020 Friday: China’s grand gift to the rest of the world, the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis continues claiming lives and ruining economies. Currently, we have 1,699,632 confirmed cases of this hellacious disease what with 102,734 confirmed deaths and 376,330 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 502,876 confirmed cases what with 18,747 confirmed deaths and another 27,314 confirmed recoveries. Around the world, pain, suffering, and death continue and it’s all because of two guilty culprits: communist China and the World Health Organization that continues to carry water for the communist nation. President Trump informed the world today that the United States puts $500 million into the coffers of the corrupt organization every year while the People’s Republic of China puts in a measly $40-50 million per year yet the W.H.O. continues doing Beijing’s bidding. This will have to change and the only way it will is when the United States returns to the Two-China Policy and recognizes Taiwan as a full member state of the U.N. and gives them back their seat on the Security Council.
- 2021 Saturday: Even though it’s the weekend, we know that communists and their flunkies in Washington, D.C. NEVER sleep. Stick around to discover the truth with us. Also, stick around for tonight’s Super Lotto and Powerball drawings…
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[i] The major source for the Battle of Dien Bien Phu (besides Time-Life Books) is “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, Da Capo Press, 2004.
[ii] When we begin promoting American bands again, we will be sure to include the Stray Cats as well as the group’s individual members. We hope you will remain alert for the day we do.
[iii] 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.
[iv] 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.
[v] We look forward to promoting the music of U2 when we promote the music of Thin Lizzy, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
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