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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 12, 2020:
Lincoln’s Birthday in Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, and New York
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; President Abraham Lincoln; the Doobie Brothers featuring Michael McDonald, the Doors featuring Ray Manzarek, Genesis featuring Steve Hackett, Pablo Cruise featuring Cory Lerios, the Rolling Stones featuring Mick Jagger and Keith Richard with Marianne Faithful, and Three Dog Night featuring Joe Schermie:
- 1111: German King Henry V arrives at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for an audience with the Pope.
- 1130: Fellow cardinals elect Pope Innocent II as their new leader of the Catholic Church.
- 1502: Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, bound for India on his second trip.
- 1554: Lady Jane Gray, who had claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, underwent beheaded after being condemned for high treason.
- 1733: English colonist James Oglethorpe founded the city of Savannah, Georgia, on this date.
- 1793: The first U.S. fugitive slave law is passed; it affects all territories and requires the return of all slaves to their owners.
- 1809: Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Kentucky.
- 1818: Chile officially proclaimed its independence, more than seven years after initially renouncing Spanish rule.
- 1825: The Creek Indians sign their treaty with the U.S. federal government; in it, they agree to turn over all territories in Georgia and then agree to begin migrating west by September 01, 1826.
- 1861: Arkansas troops seize a federal munition s depot from Union troops at Napoleon, Arkansas.
- 1870: In the Utah Territory, women gained the right to vote.
- 1876: Al Spalding opens his first sporting goods shop.
- 1878: Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask on this date.
- 1879: The first artificial ice rink opened in North America on this date. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- 1892: In the United States, President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday became a national holiday through declaration.
- 1907: A collision between the steamer Larchmont and a schooler resulted in the death of more than 300 people. The tragedy occurred off New England’s Block Island.
- 1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP, was founded.
- 1912: Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, abdicated, marking the end of the Qing Dynasty. This led to the establishment of the Republic of China.
- 1914: The cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C., a year to the day after groundbreaking.
- 1915: The builders of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, laid the cornerstone on this date.
- 1918: To conserve coal, the City of New York shut down all theaters.
- 1921: Soviet troops invade the neighboring country of Georgia.
- 1924: George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” premiered in New York. Meanwhile, President Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential political speech on radio.
- 1934: The Export-Import Bank underwent incorporation on this date.
- 1938: During the Anschluss, German troops begin entering neighboring Austria.
- 1939: Ray Manzarek, future keyboardist with the Los Angeles rock group, the Doors[i], was born on this date.
- 1940: The radio play, “The Adventures of Superman” debuted with Bud Collyer as the “Man of Steel.”
- 1944: Republican Wendell Willkie enters the race for the GOP nomination for president.
- 1946: Joe Schermie—future bassist with the rock band, Three Dog Night[ii], 1968-73, is born on this date.
- 1949: In Quito, Ecuador, a panic breaks out after “The War of the Worlds” plays on the radio.
- 1950: Steve Hackett—future lead guitarist with Genesis[iii] 1970-1977—was born in England on this date. Meanwhile, future keyboardist/vocalist with the rock band, Pablo Cruise[iv]—Cory Lerios—is born on this date.
- 1952: Future keyboardist/vocalist with Steely Dan[v], the Doobie Brothers[vi], and others as well as a solo artist—Michael McDonald—is born in St. Louis, Mo., on this date.
- 1955: President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends the first U.S. military advisors to Vietnam.
- 1958: The Boston Celtics’ center Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat the Syracuse Nationals by a score of 119-101.
- 1959: The redesigned Lincoln Penney—with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side—went into circulation.
- 1960: During a border clash, the Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers.
- 1961: The Boston Celtics’ center Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat the Philadelphia Warriors by a score of 136-125.
- 1963: A Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 720 broke up during severe turbulence and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 43 people aboard the aircraft.
- 1965: Future 114th Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh- appointed to the bench by President Donald J. Trump in 2018- is born in Washington, DC, on this date.
- 1967: Rolling Stones[vii] Keith Richard and Mick Jagger and Jagger’s girlfriend, Marianne Faithful was busted for possession of drugs.
- 1971: James Cash Penney, aka J.C. Penney, died at the age of 95 on this date. In memoriam of their founder, all Penney stores across the globe shut down for half-a-day.
- 1973: At the end of the Vietnam War, North Vietnam releases the first batch of U.S. POW’s in Operation Homecoming; the U.S. Air Force flew 116 of 456 to the Philippines on this date. Elsewhere, the State of Ohio went metric on this date becoming g the first in the United States to post metric distance signs.
- 1980: The FBI announced that about $5,800 of the $200,000 ransom paid to hijacker D.B. Copper before he parachuted from a Northwest Orient jetliner in 1971 had been found by an 8-year-old boy on a riverbank of the Columbia River in Washington state.
- 1993: In Liverpool, England, two 10-year-old boys lured a 2-year-old boy, James Bulger, away from his mother while the couple was at a shopping mall. For some unknown reason, the two monsters beat him to death outside the mall.
- 1994: In Oslo, Norway, art thieves steal the painting “The Scream,” painted by hometown hero, Edvard Munch.
- 1997: Fred Goldman, father of Ron Goldman, says he will settle for a signed confession from O.J. Simpson over the murder of his son, Ron, and his friend, Nicole Simpson Brown in lieu of the $20.5 million settlement.
- 1999: The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky case.
- 2000: Cartoonist Charles M. Schultz, the creator of “Peanuts,” dies at age 77.
- 2001: The space probe NEAR landed on the asteroid Eros. It was the first time that any craft had landed on a small space rock.
- 2002: Iran Air Tours Flight 956 crashes into a mountain in Iran, killing 119 people aboard it. Elsewhere, the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Finally, Pakistan charged three men regarding the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi. The thugs beheaded the journalist.
- 2004: San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to homosexual customers. Meanwhile, Mattel announced that “Barbie” and “Ken” were breaking up. The dolls had ‘met’ on the set of their first television commercial together in 1961.
- 2011: Anti-government protesters in Yemen call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down from power; he ruled the country since 1978.
- 2012: At the Grammy Awards, Adele[viii], a British singer, wins awards for the Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
- 2013: North Korea[ix] conducted its third underground nuclear test—the world needs to nuke these crazy bastards into submission!
- 2014: Twenty-eight years after Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted, the Philippine government recovers $29 million from Swiss accounts, bringing the total Marcos’ secret accounts now recovered and in government hands to $712 million.
- 2015: Ukraine and Russia negotiate a ceasefire with the support of Germany[x] and France; the agreement calls for an end to fighting, removal of large artillery from the sites of conflict, and greater independence for eastern Ukraine.
- 2016: To the delight of climate change scammers everywhere, Fiji becomes the first nation to ratify the UN climate deal[xi], the one signed in Paris in December 2015.
- In Northern California, residents living around the Oroville Dam- 180,000- are ordered to immediately get the hell out as overflow from the spillways due to humongous rainfall threatens its stability and a possible collapse. Thankfully, the dam withstood the torrent of water.
- Following widespread charges of allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad, Oxfam deputy director Penny Laine Lawrence resigns the post of the British charity. She apologizes profusely. Great. Tell it to the victims.
- 2019: After 200 hours of testimony in a federal courtroom, a jury finds Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman guilty of all 10 federal crimes with which, they charged him. Meanwhile, after a lengthy dispute with Greece, Macedonia changes its name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia.
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[i] We promoted the music of the Doors, the famed Los Angeles, California, hard rocking psychedelic band beginning on Saturday, 18-February-2012 through 02-April-2012. We hope you will seek this legendary band out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection.
[ii] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day. We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”
[iii] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[iv] When we promoted the music of It’s a Beautiful Day beginning on Thursday, 25-August-2011 through Monday, 29-August-2011 and a second round on Tuesday, 04-February-2014 through Wednesday, 05-February-2014, we should have promoted the music of Pablo Cruise, too, due to their being interconnected. We certainly will one day. Ah, well, please seek IABD out and consider adding them to your collection.
[v] We expect to promote the music of Steely Dan sometime within the next decade or so.
[vi] We hope to promote the music of the Doobie Brothers sometime before 2030. We hope you will remain vigilant.
[vii] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members’ solo projects. We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces. Sadly, we should have been clairvoyant and presented the music of Marianne Faithful, too. Perhaps one day we will.
[viii] Present the music of Adele one day? If we are still around in 15-20 years, we just might.
[ix] God created the neutron bomb for wiping out maggots like these scum. President Trump: LIGHT THEM UP!
[x] Does anyone ever question WHY Germany has become Russia’s bitch?
[xi] Climate change is a hoax, the way the Democrats and liberals around the world present it. The climate is always changing but the solar activity- abundance or lack of sunspots and solar flares- is the driving force and it changes the climate on every planet in our Solar System.