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94. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 04, 2021:
DAY SEVENTY-FIVE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Passover Ends… / Easter Sunday
President William Henry Harrison; Vice President John Tyler; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean; U.S. Attorneys General George Henry Williams, Charles Devens, Benjamin H. Brewster, and James P. McGranery; Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., the Allman Brothers Band featuring Berry Oakley, Dire Straits featuring Pete Withers, Muddy Waters, the Steve Miller Band featuring Steve Miller, and Thin Lizzy featuring Gary Moore:
- 1081 Monday: Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne.
- 1541 Friday: Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits.
- 1581 Saturday: Sir Francis Drake completes circumnavigating the globe.
- 1812 Saturday: The territory of Orleans became the 18th U.S. state received the name Louisiana.
- 1814 Monday: Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates for the first time in favor of his son.
- 1818 Saturday: Congress decided that the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star added for every new state of the Union.
- 1820 Tuesday: In Charlestown, Massachusetts, future 35th U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens is born. A Republican, he would serve under President Rutherford, B. Hayes from March 12, 1877 to March 04,1881.
- 1841 Sunday: President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office. He died in Washington, D.C., at age 68. The nation’s 9th Vice President John Tyler stepped up and became the nation’s 10th president.
- 1850 Thursday: The city of Los Angeles underwent incorporation on this date.
- 1859 Monday: Bryant’s Minstrels at Mechanics’ Hall in New York performed “Dixie” publicly for the first time.
- 1861 Thursday: In Cincinnati, Ohio, the 21st U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean died. A Democratic-Republican, he was nominated by Andrew Jackson to succeed Robert Trimble. He served from 03-07-1829 to 04-04-1861.
- 1862 Friday: During the Civil War, the North launches the Peninsular Campaign with the design of capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1865 Tuesday: The army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee arrives at the Appomattox Courthouse in preparation for its surrender.
- 1887 Monday: In Argonia, Kansas, the citizens elect the first female mayor in the United States, Susanna Medora Salter.
- 1888 Wednesday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 37th U.S. Attorney General Benjamin H. Brewster is born. A future Republican, he would serve under President Chester A. Arthur from December 16,1881 to March 04, 1885.
- 1896 Saturday: The announcement of the discovery of “GOLD” in the Yukon in the Alaskan Territory creates a gold rush.
- 1902 Friday: British financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will that would provide scholarships for Americans to Oxford University in England.
- 1905 Tuesday: An earthquake hits Kangra, India, killing 370,000 people.
- 1910 Monday: In Portland, Oregon, the 32nd U.S. Attorney General John Henry Williams died at age 87. First a Democrat and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from December 14, 1871 to April 25,1875.
- 1913 Friday: Famed black bluesman, Muddy Waters[i], was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on this date.
- 1915 Sunday: During World War I, Czarist forces continue trying to fight through the Carpathian Mountains and some of them are able to capture some outlying towns. Still, the Kaiser cannot permit his main ally- and the reason for having gone to the war in the first place because of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie- to be knocked out of the war as it would leave Imperial Germany open to invasion from the south. On the Southeastern Front- Russian forces are driving into Armenia in the hopes of liberating their fellow Christians from a repressive Ottoman Empire (as well as to add additional territory to their domain).
- 1916 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate agrees by a vote of 82-6 to join the side of the Allies in World War I. Meanwhile, on the Western Front, all eyes are fixed on Verdun. The death toll is horrendous for both the German attackers and the French defenders. The loss of life in this terrible battle would cause some French units to refuse to fight. Elsewhere, on the Southeastern Front where the Russians are fighting a series of battles from the Carpathian Mountains to Armenia, the Czar makes a change in command- General Aleksei Brusilov in place of General Nicolay Iudovich Ivanov. Soon, General Brusilov would design the so-called “Brusilov Offensive” that would almost knock the Central Powers to their knees.
- 1917 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate voted 90-6 to enter World War I on the Allied side. This would drive the Germans to launch a major offensive all across the Western Front in the hopes of pulverizing both the British and French forces before any American help can arrive. Still, the ravages of hunger and in some places, starvation, is threatening all sides as the farmlands every nation depended upon for food have become battlefields. The German U-Boats are trying to starve Britain while British warships continue trying to keep the Central Powers unable to import any outside foodstuffs. Civilians are becoming desperate everywhere.
- 1918 Thursday: The Germans are launching all-out assaults on the Western Front along the Somme and Avre Rivers, the goal once again to knock the Allies out before all is lost. The Imperial German forces have been able to bring most of their troops from Eastern Europe for one last push although they have to make sure the Russians stick to the agreement they hammered out with Berlin in exchange for not having large portions of their western territories like the Ukraine kept as war booty.
- 1919 Friday: Allied troops continue fighting with White Russian forces to subdue the cancer of communism that is engulfing Russia, Eastern Europe, and even popping up in parts of eastern Germany where the authorities have their hands full. The Germans are in dire straits, being blamed for the entire war when they were not the ones who started it; no, they came to the aid of their Austro-Hungarian allies and the rest is history as they say.
- 1932 Monday: After five years of research, Professor C.G. King of the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C.
- 1933 Tuesday: The Navy airship USS Akron crashed in severe weather off the New Jersey coastline with the loss of 73 lives.
- 1938 Monday: In Chicago, Illinois, Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in 5 to retain the NBA heavyweight boxing title. In doing so, Louis’ record improved to 35-1.
- 1940 Thursday: Acting on intelligence, French law enforcement scoops up almost 40 communists attempting to reform the outlawed communist party. Most of them would get five years in prison while others would be let go. Tensions are growing and with threat of a HOT WAR only weeks away, the French want to eliminate internal problems.
- 1941 Friday: The Afrika Korps conquers the Fascist Italian, North African port of Benghazi, Libya, driving the British into headlong retreat. German and Italian motorized columns roll through the streets and jubilant civilians celebrate their arrival. Elsewhere, as Germans move towards Yugoslavia, Adolf Hitler also approves a plan for the Nazis to aid their fumbling Italian allies and knock Greece out of the fight.
- 1942 Saturday: The Luftwaffe launches a major attack on the Soviet naval base at Kronstadt. Although the German warplanes inflicted damage on 13 vessels, they were unable to sink any of the fleet.
- 1944 Tuesday: French General Charles de Gaulle forms a new government with communists among it, preparing to return to Paris when the Allies land on the Continent. On the Eastern Front, the Germans are launching localized counterattacks with the Fourth Panzer Army which capture the western Ukrainian city of Kovel and throw back the Soviet defenders.
- 1945 Wednesday: The Red Army liberates Hungary from the Nazis. Meanwhile, U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany. All roads lead to Berlin right now as the Allies continue forging ahead, wiping out resistance wherever they find it.
- 1948 Sunday: Future bassist of the Allman Brothers Band[ii], Berry Oakley was born in Chicago, Illinois. Meanwhile, future drummer of the British rock band, Dire Straits[iii]—Pete Withers—was born on this date in Leicester, England.
- 1949 Monday: Twelve nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, D.C.
- 1952 Friday: In Belfast, Northern Ireland, future member of Thin Lizzy[iv]– Gary Moore- is born. He would perform with the famed rock band on guitars/vocals from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1978-1979. Elsewhere, the 61st U.S. Attorney General James P. McGranery assumed his office on this date. A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from April 04, 1952 to January 20, 1953.
- 1954 Sunday: Fighting continues around Dien Bien Phu as heavy artillery bombardments continue to fall on French positions on the Huguettes and the Elianes. The communists have been throwing one human wave after another against the French positions but they won’t submit to the Viet Minh thugs. The fight drags on.[v]
- 1955 Monday: British government signs military treaty with Iraq. They want the oil.
- 1958 Friday: At Aldermaston, England, the first march against nuclear weapons takes place.
- 1960 Monday: Senegal declares its independence from France. After having sacrificed their troops in French Indochina and especially at Dien Bien Phu, it’s time to sever ties and stand on their own two feet- free of French hegemony.
- 1967 Tuesday: The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam and there are still another six years or so ago.
- 1968 Thursday: As he stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, assassin, James Earl Ray, shot and killed civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., 39. Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating the Reverend King and then spent the rest of his life claiming that he was the victim of a “setup.”
- 1969 Friday: Dr. Denton Cooley receives the first temporary artificial heart.
- 1972 Tuesday: The first electric power plant operated entirely by garbage begins operation.
- 1973 Wednesday: The original World Trade Center twin towers opened in New York City on this date. At the time of its opening, they were the tallest buildings in the world.
- 1974 Thursday: Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s record by hitting his 714th home run.
- 1975 Friday: Famed rock guitarist Steve Miller[vi] undergoes arrest for burning his girlfriend’s clothing. Elsewhere, more than 130 people, most of them children, died when an Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crash-landed shortly after takeoff from Saigon. Finally, Bill Gates and Paul Allen form the partnership, Microsoft.
- 1981 Saturday: Henry Cisneros becomes the first Mexican American mayor of a large U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas.
- 1986 Friday: Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season.
- 1987 Saturday: The Dow Jones Industrial Index went up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 points on this date.
- 1988 Monday: The state government of Arizona voted Governor Evan Meacham out of office because a court convicted him of diverting state funds to his auto business as well as trying to impede an investigation into a death threat to a grand jury witness on this date.
- 1991 Thursday: Above an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania, a plane carrying Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others die when it collides with a helicopter.
- 2002 Thursday: The Angolan civil war- a conflict that began back in 1975 with independence- has finally ended or so the victors in the war-ravaged Southwest African nation and former Portuguese colony claim.
- 2003 Friday: As rumors spread about Saddam Hussein being dead from American airstrikes, he goes on state TV, references the recent shooting down of a U.S. Apache helicopter, and boasts to the world that he ‘is still alive and in charge.’
- 2004 Sunday: PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat boastfully dismisses Israeli threats to whack him. U.S. and other world leaders blast Israel for saying they might do a horrible thing such as murdering a world-class terrorist who has more innocent blood on his hands than any other Islamist thug.
- 2005 Monday: Palestinians in the West Bank are going berserk today when word has it that Israel is going to begin dumping 10,000 tons of garbage in landfills in the area. Of course, the Palestinians claim it’s going to foul their water supply and that it’s a breach of international treaties and the like. We say, ‘shut up, when you stop treating your citizens like garbage, urging them to commit acts of jihad, maybe the Israelis won’t treat YOU like garbage.’ (Note- Moses Scharbug III is responsible for this opinion). Elsewhere, insurgents in Iraq launch an attack on Abu Ghraib prison to free their jihadist brethren injuring American and Iraqi troops and jailers. The guards are able to fight the scumbags off.
- 2006 Tuesday: Tom Delay, R-TX, the former majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives announces his resignation. Meanwhile, labor protests continue in France what with millions taking to streets across the country demanding the First Employment Contract not be put into effect.
- 2007 Wednesday: As House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi continues her ‘listening trip’ across the Middle East, the Israelis are having none of it, especially since she visited Syrian mass murdered President Bashar al-Assad the previous day. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert blasts “Mumbles” for the Syrian trip saying that it was a ‘major mistake.’ He also denies that the befuddled Democrat politician handed him a ‘peace proposal.’ If she did, she probably forgot it a day later.
- 2008 Friday: Law enforcement authorities launch a raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints owned by YFZ Ranch in Texas nets 401 children and 133 women taken into state custody. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of State renews a contract with Blackwater Worldwide- a company that provides security via mercenaries- to continue protecting U.S. diplomats in the world’s troubled hotspots.
- 2009 Saturday: Costa Rica, Malaysia, and the Philippines find themselves in trouble today. You ask why? Well, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development blacklists them for being tax havens where the wealthy can hide their money. What is wrong with that: We all want to be able to do that… elsewhere, in North Waziristan, Pakistan, a U.S. drone strike whacks 13 jihadists convening with one another. Yikes.
- 2010 Sunday: In the mine rescue in Shanxi, China, rescuers pull out 114 miners after pulling out the other 39 or so the previous day. These poor souls have been trapped down there for more than a week so God bless them for rescuing these poor workers. Elsewhere, the war in Iraq continues to rage as Islamist thugs set off simultaneous car bombs outside the German, Iranian, and Egyptian embassies. Many people on the street are killed or injured.
- 2011 Monday: Reports claim that China has successfully modified cows to produce ‘human milk’. People- does this not scare the living f**k out of you? What the hell is this communist hellhole doing? Enough is enough. Meanwhile, the Israelis have their hands full with the Arab Spring as the Palestinians are causing havoc along the border with Gaza and their country. Israeli warplanes are crisscrossing Palestinian airspace letting them know that if they step out of line, they are going to light them up.
- 2012 Wednesday: The first deployment of U.S. Marines arrives in Australia’s city of Darwin in the Northern Territory. Elsewhere- we hate to say this, some nations were better off under colonialism– a suicide bomber attacks the National Theater in the Somali capital of Mogadishu while a ceremony was underway killing at least 10 people and wounding God knows how many others. Fascist Italy, please come back!
- 2013 Thursday: Pulitzer Prize –winning film reviewer Roger Ebert, 70, died in Chicago, Illinois. Meanwhile, the Hubble Space Telescope observes the most distant supernova on record on this date.
- 2014 Friday: The 16,480-foot Tungurahua volcano erupts twice; the volcano is located about 90 miles south of Quito in Ecuador. Elsewhere, in a smart move, the South Korean military test fires some ballistic missiles that they hope with some improvements will be able to hit any target in the territory of their northern neighbor, North Korea. Meanwhile, in West Africa, the rampaging Ebola epidemic has killed at least 90 people in Guinea and Liberia and now the first case has appeared in Mali.
- 2015 Saturday: Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees continue to flood across the Mediterranean with the Italian navy rescuing 1,500 over the past 24 hours. The only way to halt this insanity is for the Europeans to begin sinking the refugee vessels. Meanwhile, the United States Army in the Obama era (it would have to be) is probing allegations that its members committed sexual assaults while deployed there between 2003-2007. Ah, the Bush-Cheney years, that’s Barack Hussein Obama for you.
- 2016 Monday: Vietnam says, ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to Chi-Com intrusions into their fishing waters with their ‘fishing fleets’ which in reality, are military operations. Vietnamese naval and marine assets board this ship and then take it under tow back to one of their ports. Of course, Beijing starts making all manner of threats. In the 78th NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship, Villanova defeats North Carolina by a final score of 77-74.
- 2017 Tuesday: Syrian government forces launch a chemical weapons attack on Khan Shaykhun resulting in at least 80 civilian deaths and countless others injured. President Barack Obama had warned Bashar al-Assad that ‘if he crossed the red line and used chemical weapons, there would be hell to pay.’ No hell to pay until Donald J. Trump became president. Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chinese retail giant Alibaba becomes the world’s largest retailer. You go, China, you go.
- 2018 Wednesday: Since the U.S. Congress won’t act to do something on the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald J. Trump grasps the bull by the balls and sends the U.S. National Guard to aid struggling Customs and Border Patrol officers attempting to deal with one wave after another of illegal alien invaders. Of course, the 45th president suffers all manner of criticism for attempting to halt Democrats AND RINO Republicans’ beloved illegal aliens. Democrats want voters and RINOs like cheap labor. We say, “Militarize the southern border with minefields, antivehicle, antipersonnel, anti-boat obstacles, a massive wall, artillery positions, and even seed the Rio Grande with alligator pups. When the latter grow up, they will patrol the river…
- 2019 Thursday: The Church of Latter-Day Saints- aka the Mormon Church- promises to roll back anti-LGBTQIA+ policies which include not baptizing the children of gay parents. Bowed to pressure, did you? What a shame. Meanwhile, the governor of Guam- Lourdes “Lou” Leon Guerrero, Democrat, signs a bill permitting for the recreational use of marijuana. Elsewhere, in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque massacres, both New Zealand and Australia pass laws prohibiting the posting of violent content online. If such content is posted, it must be removed immediately or the service providers must face the consequences.
- 2020 Saturday: The Wuhan Virus- straight out of Wuhan, China- continues claiming lives around the world and ruining much of the global economy. Although Beijing continues to claim that things are ‘looking really great in China,’ everyone knows this is little more than propaganda put forth by their state-run media. Shame on them. Current figures for today are more than one million confirmed cases what with more than 64,000 confirmed deaths worldwide. In the United States, there are 312,076 confirmed U.S. cases and 8,496 confirmed deaths. When this crisis ends, the world will hold the communist government of China accountable and as Chef Goldie McNamara has said, President Donald J. Trump should demand a return to the Two-China Policy, of recognizing the equality of Nationalist aka Free China as a separate entity from the People’s Republic of (Communist China).
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The Michael Schenker Group released a 4-CD retrospective live album featuring four complete shows recorded in the early 1980s when he had just formed his solo band. “Walk the Stage- the Official Bootleg Box Set” came out on May 30, 2009. Joining the legendary German guitarist are well-known and much beloved members of his solo band: vocalist Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass), Andy Nye and Paul Raymond (keyboards), and Ted McKenna and Cozy Powell (drums). Always a wild rocker, Schenker puts on one hell of a great show and these four shows encapsulated on four discs (plus a fifth- a DVD)- albeit five-star bootleg quality- are well worth whatever price eBay might be charging for it, which at the time of this writing was running around $157.00. We hope you will seek this one out because the man and his band have been with us for a long, long time. You will enjoy this album so please, seek it out wherever you shop for the best in rock music- you can thank us later.
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[i] [i]Sometime within the next decade, we hope to present the music of classic rockers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and numerous others. We know you will enjoy the presentation so please; remain vigilant for the day we do.
[ii] We hope to begin promoting the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their spin-off projects sometime within the next eight years. We hope you will be here when we do because they are a band worthy of investigation by the readership- you will be glad you did.
[iii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022. Please stay tuned.
[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[v] Our main reference for the epic battle at Dien Bien Phu is “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, 2004, Da Capo Press. Please seek this amazing historical work out for a concise look at the battle that ended French control of French Indochina and the birth of Vietnam.
[vi] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014. We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.
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