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83. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021:
DAY SIXTY-FOUR OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Ward Hunt and Horace Gray; U.S. Senator Mike Braun; the Bee Gees featuring Colin Petersen, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones featuring Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Spooky Tooth featuring Mike Kellie, Supertramp featuring Dougie Thompson, and WAR featuring Lee Oskar:
- 1545 Saturday: The German Parliament opens in Worms.
- 1603 Monday: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scotts, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
- 1664 Monday: Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
- 1765 Sunday: Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.
- 1828 Monday: In Boston, Massachusetts, future 47th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Horace Gray is born. President Chester Arthur would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Nathan Clifford’s seat, a Democrat. Gray would serve from 01-09-1882 to 09-15-1902.
- 1832 Saturday: A mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacked, tarred, and feathered Mormon leaders Joseph Smith, Jr., and Sidney Rigdon.
- 1837 Friday: Canada gives blacks the right to vote on this date.
- 1868 Tuesday: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company underwent founding on this date.
- 1878 Sunday: The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks resulting in the loss of 300 sailors.
- 1880 Wednesday: The first ‘hail insurance company’ incorporated in Connecticut. People came to know the company as Tobacco Growers’ Mutual Insurance Company.
- 1882 Friday: German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1883 Saturday: The first telephone call between New York and Chicago takes place on this date.
- 1886 Wednesday: In Washington, D.C., the 42nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ward Hunt died. President Ulysses S. Grant nominated the Democrat-turned-Republican to fill the seat of Democratic Associate Justice Samuel Nelson. Hunt served from 12-11-1872 to 01-27-1882.
- 1887 Thursday: Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from U.S. (to Turkey).
- 1898 Thursday: The first automobile goes on sale on this date.
- 1900 Saturday: Mayor Van Wyck of New York broke the ground for the New York subway tunnel that would link Manhattan with Brooklyn.
- 1906 Saturday: The Census of the British Empire demonstrates that Britain rules one-fifth of the world.
- 1913 Monday: New York’s Palace Theater, the legendary home of vaudeville, opened on Broadway.
- 1920 Wednesday: The U.S. Coast Guard established its first air station at Morehead City, N.C.
- 1924 Monday: Greece becomes a republic on this date.
- 1934 Saturday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.
- 1941 Monday: During World War II, German troops occupy El Agheila, Libya. The British are able to withdraw much of their troops to safety but it appears that the Afrika Korps is in charge of the situation even though the German General Staff has ordered Field Marshal Erwin Rommel NOT to attack the Brits as no further reinforcements will be coming. Everything is being planned for Operation Barbarossa. Rommel won’t listen.
- 1942 Tuesday: The Royal Air Force is preparing to launch bombing raids into occupied France and Germany beginning tomorrow.
- 1943 Wednesday: Fighting continues in Tunisia as the Allies continue driving the remnants of the Afrika Korps into a last-ditch stand against the Americans, the Brits, and Free French forces. Many of the Fascist Italians are only too happy to throw down their weapons and surrender whereas the Germans are determined to continue the fight.
- 1944 Friday: In occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that had killed 32 German soldiers. Meanwhile, 811 British bombers attack Berlin. Elsewhere, in what the world would come to know as “The Great Escape,” 76 Allied officers manage to escape from Stalag Luft 3, the POW camp in which, the Germans held them. Finally, the Red Army continues rolling up Axis forces fighting in the Ukraine.
- 1945 Saturday: Heavy fighting continues in Hungary as German troops and their remaining loyal Hungarian allies continue trying to thwart the advance. Fighting is fierce and no matter what Axis troops do, they are continuing their ongoing retreat even though their Fuhrer demands they stand and fight. North up in Poland, the Red Army continues pushing deeper into that country, ‘liberating’ it from its Nazi masters and putting it firmly into Moscow’s camp. In essence, the Poles are going from one master to another.
- 1946 Sunday: Future drummer with the Bee Gees[i] (1967-1969)—Colin Petersen—is born in Australia on this date.
- 1947 Monday: Mike Kellie—future drummer of the psychedelic blues band, Spooky Tooth[ii]—was born in Birmingham, England, on this date. Elsewhere, the United States Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to no more than two terms.
- 1948 Wednesday: Future harmonica-player Lee Oskar who would perform for decades with the soul-rock-funk-jazz band, WAR[iii]—is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on this date.
- 1951 Saturday: Dougie Thompson—future drummer with the British rock band, Supertramp[iv] 1972-1988—was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on this date.
- 1954 Wednesday: In Jasper, Indiana, future U.S. Senator Doug Braun is born. A future Republican, he would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2019 representing his home state.
- 1954 Wednesday A: Fighting continues around the shrinking perimeter at Dien Bien Phu. Supply planes are shot down over the base by increasingly accurate antiaircraft fire. Within the base structure, an event that will forever live in legend (or infamy, depending upon how you see it) occurs when the so-called ‘paratrooper mafia’ headed by Lt. Colonel Pierre Langlais confronts Colonel Christian De Castries and demands a reordering of the command structure. Castries is somewhat subdued, his chief-of-staff Lt. Colonel Keller having been flown out due to suffering a nervous breakdown earlier in the day. The paratroopers are determined to mount a more forceful defense and to take it to the People’s Army as good as they are giving it to the French.
- 1955 Thursday: The first seagoing oil-drilling rig went into service. Elsewhere, Tennessee Williams’ play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” debuted on Broadway on this date.
- 1958 Monday: Rock-and-roll singer Elvis Presley[v] underwent induction into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee. He underwent basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, before being shipped to Germany.
- 1962 Saturday: Mick Jagger[vi] and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys.
- 1965 Wednesday: Ranger 9, a lunar probe launched three days earlier by NASA, crashed into the moon (as planned) after sending back more than 5,800 video images.
- 1967 Friday: The University of Michigan holds 1st “Teach-in” after bombing of North Vietnam.
- 1972 Friday: Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1975 Monday: Muhammad Ali scores a TKO over Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1980 Monday: One of El Salvador’s most respected Roman Catholic Church leaders, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, died when shot by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.
- 1988 Thursday: Former national security aides Oliver North and John M. Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. (North and Poindexter suffered conviction, but had their verdicts thrown out; Secord and Hakim received probation after each pleaded guilty to a single count under a pleas bargain).
- 1989 Friday: The supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.
- 1991 Sunday: Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait.
- 1995 Friday: After 20 years, British soldiers stopped routine patrols in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1998 Tuesday: Two students ages 13 and 11 opened fire outside Jonesboro Westside Middle School in Arkansas, killing four classmates and a teacher. (Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden were imprisoned by Arkansas until age 18, then by federal authorities until age 21. However, Johnson has since been returned to prison on unrelated charges).
- 1999 Wednesday: NATO commences aerial bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign nation. Elsewhere, thirty-nine people died when fire erupted in the Mont Blanc tunnel in France and burned for two days.
- 2003 Monday: Members of the Arab League vote 21-1 for the immediate and unconditional removal of ALL U.S. and Coalition forces from Iraq. F**k them.
- 2006 Friday: In Belarus, the police begin breaking up long-term, ongoing anti-government protests.
- 2008 Monday: Following their first-ever Democratic election, Bhutan becomes a democracy.
- 2011 Thursday: Kenya opens the Africa Carbon Exchange, the first carbon exchange in Africa to exchange carbon credits.
- 2012 Saturday: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum wins the caucuses in the state of Louisiana. Meanwhile, communist China announces its plan to phase-out the practice of taking and selling organs from executed prisoners. Elsewhere, former Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney receives a heart transplant on this date. Get well, Dick!
- 2013 Sunday: In Paris, hundreds of thousands of people protest the legalization of same-sex marriage in France, after the protest turns violent, the authorities deny them access to the Champs-Elysees. Elsewhere, communist President Evo Morales threatens to take an ongoing border dispute with Chile to the International Court of Justice at the Hague. President Morales is a hardcore leftists.
- 2014 Monday: A lawsuit against Lance Armstrong undergoes dismissal; after he admitted to doping, the plaintiffs sued, claiming that they bought energy-drink maker FRS Co. believing that the drinks endorsed by Armstrong had been the key reason for his cycling success.
- 2015 Tuesday: Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps killing all 150 people onboard; investigators said the 27-year-old co-pilot deliberately downed the aircraft due to mental issues. Elsewhere, NASA scientists are celebrating Mars Opportunity rover taking a journey no other rover ever has before and that is traveling more than 26 miles on the Red Planet’s surface. God we love these things.
- 2016 Thursday: At the Hague, the European Court finds Radovan Karadžić, leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s guilty of war crimes. His main crime was the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica in which Serb forces murdered loads of Muslims. He received a sentence of 40 years. Elsewhere, in the U.S., an appellate court upholds a lower court’s ruling in New York seeking to keep Senator Ted Cruz off the GOP presidential primary ballot because of his Canadian birth. This is hardball by Congressman Peter King, R-NY 2nd congressional district and a close friend of candidate Donald J. Trump.
- 2017 Friday: Thanks to schmucks such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Trump administration and their GOP allies in the House of Representatives are forced to pull their plan to overturn Obamacare and to replace it with a better plan. Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee goes to war with itself over the bogus Trump-Russia Collusion scam, the very same engineered by the Democrats. Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA 22nd congressional district, and ranking member, the locoweed Adam Schiff, DS-CA 28th congressional district, are butting heads over information coming out that shows that the Obama administration SPIED on the then-Trump campaign.
- 2018 Saturday: In the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities across the country, hundreds of thousands of teens and their supporters rallied against gun violence, spurred by a call to action from student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead. In other crazy news, likeminded European liberals- these in Paris- are also protesting against gun violence- in the U.S. The French people are demanding Americans give up their guns- so says the losers of 1940, Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and Algeria from 1956 to 1962. LOSERS with a capital “L.”
- 2019 Sunday: On this Sunday, Attorney-General Bill Barr put out a brief on the 22-month Robert S. Mueller III investigation into Donald Trump, Trump campaign officials, and Vladimir Putin’s Russia by saying that ‘Mueller’s team had found no evidence of collusion between now-President Trump, members of his campaign, his friends and family and Russia nor was there any sign of obstruction.’ In effect, this clears the president and those around him other than those convicted of process crimes during the investigation. The Democrats could not handle the outcome and rushed to the microphones braying like dogs for ALL the evidence and promise to continue the witch hunt into Mr. Trump. The investigation began- many believe- in late 2015 or early 2016 and involved members of the Hillary Clinton team, Barack Obama Justice Department and FBI officials, as well as foreign operatives hired by members of the Obama team to set up candidate- and then- President Trump.
- 2020 Tuesday: Democrats continue stalling in the U.S. Senate by holding up Wuhan Virus relief legislation by trying to stuff in Green New Deal, Pro-Death, union, identity politics, election fraud such as ballot harvesting in ALL 50 states, and more. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues rebuffing them in the hope that honest and legitimate legislation can occur. Meanwhile, the world around mid-day acknowledges approximately 414,277 cases of COVID-19, with 38,819 new cases over the past 24 hours. Global deaths are 18,557 what with 2,146 in the previous 24 hours. In the United States, there are 51,542 cases of the Kung Flu with 8,328 new cases over the past 24 hours. There is a total of 674 deaths, up by 95 over the previous 24 hours. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes UP by 11.3% or up 2,112.98 points, closing at 20,764.91. Bravo.
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Since the earliest days of playing with the Scorpions to his lengthy on-and-off association with UFO to his various Michael Schenker Group and other projects, Michael Schenker has delivered the absolute best in rock music. His album for today is “Tales of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” an album that came out on March 27, 2007 and features various configurations of MSG which is a great way to introduce one’s ears to his music. Fans find 19 tunes here plus an interview which is why we hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your growing collection of all things ‘UFO’ and the various spin-offs, solo projects, and side groups. You will love it.
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[i] We hope to promote the music of the Bee Gees within the next 3-4 years.
[ii] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music. Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.
[iii] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure
[iv] We look forward to doing the Clash but expect to do Supertramp first, then Pink Floyd, then Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, then Yes, and then perhaps the Clash. They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.
[v]When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so. Please, stay tuned.
[vi] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
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