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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 03, 2020:
The Band featuring Richard Manuel, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Bob Burns, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Dee Murray, and solo artist, Richard Thompson:
- 1043: Edward the Confessor crowned king of England.
- 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida, having sighted the landmass the previous day. He claimed it for Spain.
- 1657: English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown.
- 1721: Robert Walpole becomes Britain’s first lord of the treasury, making him the prime minister, although the Brits did not use that term officially until much later.
- 1776: George Washington receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College.
- 1829: James Carrington patented the coffee mill on this date.
- 1860: The legendary Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California; however, due to the advent of transcontinental telegraph, the service lasted for 18 months.
- 1865: Union forces occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1866: Rudolph Eckmeier and G. Osterheld patented a blocking and shaping machine for hats.
- 1868: A Hawaiian citizen surfs on highest wave ever; he rides a 50′ tidal wave.
- 1882: Robert Ford, a member of the James Gang, shot outlaw, Jesse James to death in St. Joseph, Missouri, to collect a $5,000 reward. Over the years, a controversy arose as many claimed the outlaw did not die but was still alive.
- 1910: Mountaineers conquer the highest mountain in North America, Alaska’s Mt. McKinley.
- 1922: In the USSR, Josef Stalin becomes general secretary of the Communist Party.
- 1925: Great Britain returns to the Gold Standard.
- 1930: The 2nd Annual Academy Awards takes place on this date and is broadcast on radio for the first time. Best Picture goes to “The Broadway Melody;” Best Actor goes to Warner Baxter and Best Actress goes to Mary Pickford. Congratulations!
- 1933: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that the White House would serve beer. This statement followed the March 22 legislation that legalized ‘3.2’ beer.
- 1936: In Trenton, New Jersey, Bruno Hauptmann went to the electric chair on this date for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby.
- 1941: Based on intelligence, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warns Josef Stalin of the impending German invasion of the Soviet Union; however, Stalin does NOT act on it. Meanwhile, Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in
- 1942: The Japanese commenced their first all-out assault on U.S. and Filipino forces defending the Bataan Peninsula.
- 1943: Richard Manuel, future pianist and vocalist with the Band[i] was born in Canada.
- 1945: During World War II, the Nazis begin evacuating the Buchenwald Concentration Camp ahead of the onrushing Allied troops.
- 1946: Lt. General Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander responsible for the Bataan Death March, went to the executioner outside Manila, Philippines. Meanwhile, Dee Murray, bassist with the Spencer Davis Group[ii] in 1969 and then with Elton John[iii] until his death in 1992 was born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1948: President Harry S. Truman signed the Marshall Plan, designed to help European allies rebuild after World War II as well as to resist communism, which was attempting to sweep across Europe at the time.
- 1949: Future rock guitarist with Fairport Convention[iv] as well as a solo performer for decades—Richard Thompson[v]—is born on this date.
- 1953: “TV Guide” underwent first publication on today’s date.
- 1964: The S. and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations.
- 1968: The day prior to his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous “mountaintop” speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers.
- 1968: North Vietnam agreed to meet with S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
- 1973: The first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated on a New York City street as Motorola executive Martin Cooper contacted Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs using a device that according to an AP story, looked like a “small domesticated version of military walkie-talkies” and weighed less than 3 pounds.
- 1974: Deadly tornadoes struck wide parts of the South and Midwest before jumping across the border into Canada; more than 300 fatalities resulted. Meanwhile, in Paris, gold hits a record $197 an ounce.
- 1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and President Jimmy Carter met for the first time on this date.
- 1979: Jane Byrne became the first female mayor of Chicago on this date.
- 1982: Britain dispatched a naval task force to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina.
- 1986: S. national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000.
- 1987: During the Pope’s visit to Santiago, Chile, riots broke out and disrupted the Pontiff’s Mass.
- 1996: An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and American businesspersons crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard. Elsewhere, the authorities arrested suspected Unabomber Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski on this date. The scumbag later pled guilty in January 1998 to five Unabomber attacks in exchange for a life sentence without the chance for parole.
- 1997: About 2,000 youngsters in California and Georgia lined up for shots to protect them against hepatitis from a contaminated shipment of frozen strawberries.
- 2000: A U.S. federal judge ruled that Microsoft had violated U.S. antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
- 2002: Israeli tanks rolled into the West Bank’s largest city, Nablus, and other troops laid siege to a refugee camp in Jenin, battling Palestinians who barricaded entrances and fought back with bombs and guns. Soldiers also encircled hundreds of Palestinian gunmen holed up in the Bethlehem church marking Jesus’ birthplace.
- 2010: Rescuers in Shanxi, China, enter a flooded mine to rescue 153 miners who had been trapped inside it for more than a week. Elsewhere, the first Apple iPad hit the market.
- 2013: The U.S. TV network NBC announces Jay Leno, host of ‘The Tonight Show’ will leave in the spring of 2014, and that comedian Jimmy Fallon will replace him.
- 2014: David Letterman announces that he is going to retire as host of “The Late Show” in 2015.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, France outlawed the hiring of models who fail to meet new Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums for a certain period before and during a modeling job; the law aims to prevent promotion of anorexia among models and people who emulate them. Elsewhere, Bob Burns—drummer with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[vi] 1964-1974—died in an automobile accident. Finally, anti-gun activist Sarah Brady dies at age 73.
- 2016: The world’s biggest data breach occurs on this date with the release of the “Panama Papers,” 11.5 million highly sensitive financial documents from offshore legal firm Mossak Fonseca detailing all manner of crimes by the world’s wealthy elites, including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion, the violation of international sanctions and loads and loads of other financial crimes. Will anyone be held accountable? Probably not.
- 2017: Terrorists plant a bomb on the St. Petersburg Metro train that kills 11 and wounds numerous others; the authorities are able to defuse a second bomb before it can go off. Meanwhile in the 79th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, North Carolina defeats Gonzaga by a final score of 71-65. Congratulations!
- 2018: Burger King founder Joel Edgerton dies following surgical complications at age 90.
- 2019: Lesbian Lori Lightfoot wins election as Chicago’s first openly gay mayor. Meanwhile, the sultanate of Brunei enacts new Sharia laws that demand death by stoning for homosexual sex as well as for adultery. Civilized nations around the world condemn the new law. It is what it is, folks.
- 2020: Acting U.S. Secretary for the Navy Thomas Modly fires the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt due to his lack of military discipline as well as situational awareness around the issue of security. Captain Brett Crozier- playing politics to the max- announces that 100-plus members of his crew have shown positive for China’s COVID-19 lab-engineered virus. He ordered the ship- after spending a week’s time in Vietnam- to put into port in Guam where approximately 3,000 members of the 5,000-person crew will go into isolation. Captain Crozier, instead of discreetly alerting top Navy brass about the problem, put the information into a memo, one he copied to 20-to-30 people, one of whom handed it over to the news media in the captain’s hometown of San Francisco[i]. The information alerted the nation’s enemies that the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt was NOT battle-ready. WTF? Meanwhile, COVID-19 statistics at the beginning of the day for the planet come in at 1,026,974 confirmed cases with 53,975 confirmed deaths. In the United States, the numbers stand at 245,573 confirmed cases what with 6,058 confirmed deaths. As for the DOW Jones Industrial Average, it was down early in the day by 415.82 points sitting at 21,000.50 points at 8:00 A.M. PDT. Late in the day, President Trump fired Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community ‘watchdog,’ most likely over all the FISA abuses that occurred in the plot to remove the 45th president for being a ‘Russian agent,’ since proven to be nothing more than an attempted coup. Good riddance, you POS.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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On September 22, 2008, Roxy Music released a great live album— “Roxy Music Live in America” –recorded around the time the band released their “Manifesto” album and went on tour to promote it. “Manifesto” marked a return for the band who had taken a brief hiatus of sorts and the songs on the album were among their best. To hear them knock them out live is a joy as is the fact that there are some old favorites on the album, too. We hope that you will go to Amazon.com where you can get it in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will love this spectacular live set.
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[i] Not sure when we will present the music of this famed Canadian American rock band but when we do, you will be the first to know. The Band ranks among the all-time greatest rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s. You won’t want to miss them.
[ii] We began promoting the music of not only the Spencer Davis Group but also Traffic, 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] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point within the next five years. Please stay tuned for the day when we do.
[iv] Not clear as to when we present the music of the Fairport Convention and of Richard Thompson, their famed guitarist but we sure as heck hope we do within the next decade.
[v] See previous.
[vi] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.
[vii] Coincidentally the congressional district represented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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