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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 23, 2020:
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
President (and Secretary of State) James Buchannan; Vice President Charles D. Dawes; U.S. Attorney-General Loretta Lynch; Boston featuring Tommy DeCarlo, Def Leppard featuring Steve Clark, the Flying Burrito Brothers featuring Chris Ethridge, Jethro Tull featuring Glenn Cornick, King Crimson featuring David Cross, and the Traveling Wilburys featuring Roy Orbison:
- 1154: Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo.
- 1500: Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz).
- 1501: Pedro Cabral and six remaining ships return to Lisbon, Portugal, from the New World.
- 1616: English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, died on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.
- 1635: Organizers created the first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1789: President-elect George Washington moves into the United States’ first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York. Elsewhere, the first Roman Catholic magazine published in the United States—Courier De Boston—commenced publication on today’s date.
- 1791: James Buchannan—15th president of the United States (1857-1861) and a Democrat—was born in the United States on this date. He also was the nation’s 17th secretary of state and served under Presidents James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor from 03-10-1845 to 03-07-1849.
- 1860: In Charleston, South Carolina, the Democrat Convention finds itself divided over the contentious issue of slavery and the state’s place in the Union.
- 1861: During the American Civil War, the Battle of San Antonio, Texas, takes place. Meanwhile, in Arkansas, Confederate troops seize Ft. Smith from the Federals.
- 1872: Charlotte Ray became the first black female lawyer in the United States.
- 1891: Moscow, Russia, expels its Jewish population.
- 1896: The Vitascope system of movie projection had its first demonstration at Koster and Bial’s Music Hall in New York City.
- 1900: The word ‘hillbilly’ first appeared in a print article in the New York Journal. The author wrote it as “Hill-Billie.”
- 1908: President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act that created the United States Army Reserve.
- 1914: Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, hosted its first baseball game.
- 1924: The Senate passed the Soldiers Bonus Bill.
- 1936: Roy Orbison[i]—great American rocker who would also play in the Traveling Wilburys[ii] with George Harrison[iii], Tom Petty[iv], Bob Dylan[v], and Jeff Lynne[vi]—was born on this date.
- 1938: Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self-government.
- 1940: About 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Mississippi.
- 1941: As Greece collapses to the Axis invaders, a RAF bomber takes Greek King George II and his family to Egypt.
- 1943: U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat in the Solomon Islands during World War II. On August 02, 1943, PT-109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, the Amagiri, killing two crewmembers; Kennedy and 10 others managed to survive.
- 1947: Glenn Cornick—future bassist with Jethro Tull, Paris, and Wild Turkey—is born in England on this date[vii].
- 1948: David Cross—future violinist with King Crimson[viii] 1973-74—was born in
England on this date. Elsewhere, Jonny Longden became the first race jockey to ride 3,000 career winners.
- 1949: The Chinese Red army conquerors the city of Nanjing on this date, which would lead to the Nationalist government abandoning the Chinese mainland and fleeing to Formosa.
- 1950: Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island. Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals, 4-2, to win the first National Basketball Association title and their first of many to come.
- 1951: The 30th vice president of the United States (served 1925-1929 Republican), Charles D. Dawes, died on this date.
- 1954: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his record 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals; however, the Cardinals won the game, 7-5.
- 1956: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ends racial discrimination on public transportation, primarily public buses.
- 1960: Future rock guitarist with the British band, Def Leppard[ix]—Steve Clark—was born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1964: Ken Johnson of the Houston Astros threw the first no-hitter for a loss. He lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds due to two errors.
- 1965: Future rock vocalist with the band, Boston[x]—Tommy DeCarlo who would replace Brad Delp in 2008—is born on this date.
- 1968: Students protesting the Vietnam War at New York’s Columbia University take over the administration buildings and shut down the university. Elsewhere, the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church on this date.
- 1969: Sirhan B. Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy; however, the sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.
- 1971: The Soviet Union launched Soyuz 10 on this date. Meanwhile, hundreds of Vietnam War veterans opposed to the conflict protested by tossing their medals and ribbons over a wire fence in front of the U.S. Capitol.
- 1972: The astronauts of Apollo 16 explore the lunar surface.
- 1982: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices had declined the previous month, the first decline in almost 17 years.
- 1985: Coca-Cola announces it is going to change its secret flavor formula, which it used for 99 years, a move that would prove to be a disaster of epic proportions.
- 1987: A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less goes into effect. Elsewhere, 28 construction workers lost their lives when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Connecticut, suddenly collapsed.
- 1988: In Martinez, California, some dimwit left a drain valve open at the Shell Marsh. This blunder resulted in more than 10,000 barrels of oil pouring through into the marsh adjoining Peyton Slough.
- 1989: In Beijing, China, students announce a boycott of all classes. Meanwhile, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays final game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
- 1992: Marion Berry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., sent to prison for corruption walks out a free man after serving his time.
- 1993: Labor leader and all-around troublemaker, Cesar Chavez died in San Luis, Arizona, at age 66.
- 1995: In remembrance of the destruction of the Alfred P. Murray building in Oklahoma City, blown-up by Timothy McVeigh, President Bill Clinton calls for a day of mourning for those killed and wounded.
- 1997: An infertility doctor in California announced that a 63-year-old woman had given birth in late 1996. The child from a donor egg made the woman the oldest known female to give birth to a child.
- 1998: James Earl Ray, who had confessed to assassinating the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and then insisted that he, had been framed, died at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital at age 70.
- 2003: President George W. Bush signed legislation that authorized the design change of the nickel for release in 2004. It was the first change to the coin in 65 years and commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
- 2007: Boris Yeltsin, the first democratically elected Russian president, died in Moscow at age 76.
- 2012: The trial of former senator and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards for misuse of campaign funds gets underway in North Carolina. Elsewhere, famed bassist Chris Ethridge who played with the Flying Burrito Brothers[xi] (1968-69 / 1974-76 / 1990-93)—among other bands—lost his battle with pancreatic carcinoma on this date.
- 2013: In France, an amended bill legalizing same-sex (homosexual) marriage is passed, opening the door for Francois Holland to promulgate it.
- 2014: Facebook announces first-quarter profits of $642 million, an increase of nearly a factor of 3 over first-quarter profits in 2013, resulting in earnings of 25 cents per share versus the 17 cents per share expected by Wall Street.
- 2015: On this date, Loretta Lynch wins confirmation in the U.S. Senate to succeed Eric Holder as the nation’s first attorney general. She is the first African American female to hold this post.
- 2019: In Myanmar, at least 52 jade miners die in a mudslide. Meanwhile, in Malawi, the World Health Organization begins inoculating young people with the world’s first malaria vaccine. The vaccine provides only partial protection against the killer tropical disease but any protection is better than NO protection.
- 2020: The COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis, communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ continues taking lives, destroying economies, and being an over all pain in the ass for the entire planet. Total confirmed cases for the globe sit at 2,699,338, confirmed deaths at 188,437, but confirmed recoveries sit at 737,735. In the United States, there are 886,529 confirmed cases what with 50,162 confirmed deaths but 81,792 confirmed recoveries. China continues claiming the same numbers what with 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries. What a bunch of lying scum. After the United States, the next nation with the most cases is Spain, then Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and then communist China. Meanwhile, the worst news for the United States is that another 4.4 million Americans are unemployed bringing the total number of unemployed Americans to 26 million. This shocking statistic shows that every single job gained since 2008 is NOW GONE. Time to exact a heavy price from the PRC by returning to a Two-China Policy recognizing Taiwan- aka Free or Nationalist China- as an equal nation if not the rightful owner of the mainland.
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[i] We look forward to doing the music of Roy Orbison and other old rockers sometime in the next decade. Please, stay tuned for further information.
[ii] 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. The “Wings Over America” album appeared on Saturday, 07-January-2017. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[iii] See previous.
[iv] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself. We hope you will await word as to when we do. We thank you.
[v] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Bob Dylan but one day, we sure heck we do. Stay tuned.
[vi] We look forward to promoting the music of the Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, Roy Wood, and Wizzard.. They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.
[vii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years. We hope you will still be with us.
[viii] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.
[ix] Not sure when we will offer the music of Def Leppard but we hope to do it sometime within the next decade. Please, keep posted for further information.
[x] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Boston but when we do, we will alert the readership. Stay tuned for further developments.
[xi] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.
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