93. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 03, 2021

34. 1954 Saturday: During the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, heavy night assaults fall on Huguette 6 as the communists continue reducing the perimeter. Air supplies are having a difficult time locating the main camp as the weather is bad. At other points, the communists broadcast in German over loudspeakers telling their foes to come over and pick up French wounded for transport back to the main camp. When the stretcher-bearers arrive, instead of wounded, they find mutilated corpses.

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93. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 03, 2021:

DAY SEVENTY-FOUR OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Seventh Day of Passover / Holy Saturday

U.S. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath; the Band featuring Richard Manuel, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Bob Burns, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Dee Murray, and solo artist, Richard Thompson:

  1. 1043 Monday: Edward the Confessor crowned king of England.
  2. 1513 Thursday: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida, having sighted the landmass the previous day.  He claimed it for Spain.
  3. 1657 Tuesday: English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown.
  4. 1721 Thursday: 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.
  5. 1776 Wednesday: George Washington receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College.
  6. 1829 Friday: James Carrington patented the coffee mill on this date.
  7. 1860 Tuesday: 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.
  8. 1865 Monday: Union forces occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  9. 1866 Tuesday: Rudolph Eckmeier and G. Osterheld patented a blocking and shaping machine for hats.
  10. 1868 Friday: A Hawaiian citizen surfs on highest wave ever; he rides a 50′ tidal wave.
  11. 1882 Monday: 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.
  12. 1910 Sunday: Mountaineers conquer the highest mountain in North America, Alaska’s Mt. McKinley.
  13. 1915 Saturday: The Austro-Hungarians with German reinforcements begin driving the Russians back in the Carpathians.   The Russians had a unique plan that if they could penetrate through this harsh range of mountains, they might be able to knock the Hapsburgs out of the war.  Although not the strongest member of the Central Powers, the core Austrian, and Hungarian troops and not their Slavic allies were up to the task.
  14. 1916 Monday: During World War I, the horrendous battle of Verdun continues as the French mount counterattacks against recent German domains.  The city of Verdun is a fortress surrounded by a series of fortresses (sort of like Dien Bien Phu would be decades later though not as fortified) and the Germans believe if they can punch through they might be able to bring France to its knees, possibly knock her out of the war for good.
  15. 1917 Tuesday: Arriving in Petrograd on a closed train from Switzerland, Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin finally arrives home.  He will soon be up to no good.  Meanwhile, World War I continues on all fronts with heavy fighting on both Western and Eastern Fronts as well as in Africa as the Allies attempt to crush the German Colonial Army in East Africa.  No matter how many times the Brits, South Africans, and now the Portuguese think they have their quarry contained, the Germans are always able to break through the encirclement.
  16. 1918 Wednesday: German troops commence landing in Finland to help their new ally as the Russian Civil War rages between White and Red forces.  Other Allied units are considering landing in eastern and norther regions to help White forces crush the Bolsheviks.  It is becoming a horrible mess.  In Austria, government officials report having received peace feelers from France.
  17. 1919 Thursday: The victorious allies hammering out the post-World War I peace in Paris, France, had sent South African General Jan Smuts to Budapest where a new Soviet-style regime had seized power.  The idea was to negotiate a peace between east and west but it was failure, the communists had no intention of participating in anything.  All Western diplomatic missions begin pulling out and American wives of Hungarian citizens are to leave with the British.  Things are in an uproar in Eastern Europe thanks to the NEW Soviet Union.  
  18. 1922 Monday: In the USSR, Josef Stalin becomes general secretary of the Communist Party.  Lenin, suffering from poor health did not want to appoint his far more murderous comrade Stalin to this post but Stalin was ‘caretaker’ for the ailing revolutionary.  Soon, Stalin would begin consolidating his power.
  19. 1925 Friday: Great Britain returns to the Gold Standard.
  20. 1930 Thursday: 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!
  21. 1933 Monday: 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.
  22. 1936 Friday: In Trenton, New Jersey, Bruno Hauptmann went to the electric chair on this date for the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby.
  23. 1940 Wednesday: Aware that Nazi Germany is planning a strike on Denmark and Norway, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill wants to preempt it by landing British troops in Norway even though the Norwegians are not asking for help.
  24. 1941 Thursday: 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 Iraq.  Soon, they will be doing their utmost to drive the British occupiers out of their country- or so they think.  Elsewhere, British troops roll into the capital of Eritrea in hot pursuit of the Fascist Italians.
  25. 1942 Friday: The Japanese commenced their first all-out assault on U.S. and Filipino forces defending the Bataan Peninsula.  Elsewhere, the Imperial Japanese carry out a firebombing on Mandalay, the capital of Burma, killing thousands of Burmese and British nationals who haven’t yet fled for their lives.
  26. 1943 Saturday: Richard Manuel, future pianist, and vocalist with the Band[i] was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on this date.  Meanwhile, a sad incident occurs in Wellington, New Zealand, when U.S. Marines got into a fight with New Zealand troops of Maori origin.  The Marines did not want them entering the servicemen’s club.
  27. 1944 Monday: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s obsession with the German battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord when yet another RAF strike on the vessel fails to do any damage. 
  28. 1945 Tuesday: During World War II, the Nazis begin evacuating the Buchenwald Concentration Camp ahead of the onrushing Allied troops.  Elsewhere on the Western Front, the Battle of the Ruhr Pocket- Nazi Germany’s last remaining industrial center- is underway. 
  29. 1946 Wednesday: 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 Gillingham, Kent, Great Britain, on this date.
  30. 1948 Saturday: 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.
  31. 1949 Sunday: Future rock guitarist with Fairport Convention[iv] as well as a solo performer for decades—Richard Thompson[v]—is born on this date in Notting Hill Gate, London, England.
  32. 1952 Tuesday: The 60th U.S. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath left office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 08-23-1949 to 04-03-1952.
  33. 1953 Friday: “TV Guide” underwent first publication on today’s date.
  34. 1954 Saturday: During the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, heavy night assaults fall on Huguette 6 as the communists continue reducing the perimeter.  Air supplies are having a difficult time locating the main camp as the weather is bad.  At other points, the communists broadcast in German over loudspeakers telling their foes to come over and pick up French wounded for transport back to the main camp.  When the stretcher-bearers arrive, instead of wounded, they find mutilated corpses.  Evil.[vi]
  35. 1964 Friday: The U.S. and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations.
  36. 1968 Wednesday: 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.  Meanwhile, North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
  37. 1973 Tuesday: 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.
  38. 1974 Wednesday: 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.
  39. 1977 Sunday: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and President Jimmy Carter met for the first time on this date.
  40. 1979 Tuesday: Jane Byrne became the first female mayor of Chicago on this date.
  41. 1982 Saturday: Britain dispatched a naval task force to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina.
  42. 1986 Thursday: U.S. national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000.
  43. 1987 Friday: During the Pope’s visit to Santiago, Chile, riots broke out and disrupted the Pontiff’s Mass.
  44. 1996 Wednesday: 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.
  45. 1997 Thursday: About 2,000 youngsters in California and Georgia lined up for shots to protect them against hepatitis from a contaminated shipment of frozen strawberries.
  46. 2000 Monday: A U.S. federal judge ruled that Microsoft had violated U.S. antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
  47. 2002 Wednesday: 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.
  48. 2003 Thursday: Even though Baghdad Bob swears it cannot be so, Arab news sites are reporting U.S. and Coalition troops have captured Saddam International Airport.
  49. 2004 Saturday: Jordanian border guards near Syria capture several would-be jihadists when they stop their vehicle and find it full of explosives, blasting caps, timers, and other bomb-making devices.  Behead them.
  50. 2005 Sunday: In Stuttgart, Germany, attendees at Tamil religious services got more than they bargained for when a man wielding a sword stormed in, killed one woman on the spot and wounded several others while the rest fled.  Police are searching for the lunatic as we speak.
  51. 2006 Monday: As the opening phase of the trial of the 20th 9-11 hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui begins, they decide that the POS terrorist who overslept and missed his flight is eligible for the death penalty.
  52. 2007 Tuesday: Despite protests from the Bush-Cheney administration, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi continues committing Logan Act violations as she hopscotches across the Middle East with a visit to Syrian thug dictator Bashar al-Assad.  Oh, the Democrats always scream and cry if a Republican were to commit a criminal act such as this but for “Mumbles,” it’s par for the course.
  53. 2008 Thursday: In Bucharest, Romania, NATO member nations meet and invite Albania and Croatia to become members.   Elsewhere, Turkish and Greek Cypriots open a crossing between the divided island nation at a shopping center in the capital of Nicosia.  They are reaching out to one another in a spirit of peace.
  54. 2009 Friday: The economy continues to crash and burn in the United States as another 663,000 jobs fall by the wayside thanks to the Dems having engineered the housing crisis so as to get a Democrat elected in 2008.  Unemployment rate goes up to 8.5-percent which is not good nor will it improve by much over the subsequent seven-plus years.
  55. 2010 Saturday: 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.   Elsewhere, three German soldiers are killed fighting the Taliban in northern Afghanistan while another five are wounded.  Meanwhile, north of Kabul, German troops kill several Afghan soldiers in a friendly fire incident.
  56. 2011 Sunday: The Arab Spring continues spreading throughout the Near and Middle East as first one nation and then another erupts with anti-government violence.  The Syrian government authorizes a major crackdown on protests.
  57. 2012 Tuesday: Three big primaries today in the race for the White House: Maryland, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.  President Obama officially wins the nomination for a second term while political observers expect former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to win the GOP contests.
  58. 2013 Wednesday: 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.
  59. 2014 Thursday: David Letterman announces that he is going to retire as host of “The Late Show” in 2015.  Elsewhere, assassins carry out an attempt on the life of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as he is motoring along in Islamabad.  No one is reported injured.  Must be the Taliban.
  60. 2015 Friday: 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[vii] 1964-1974—died in an automobile accident down in Cartersville, Georgia; he was 64-years-old.  Finally, anti-gun activist Sarah Brady dies at age 73.
  61. 2016 Sunday: The world’s biggest data breach occurs on this date with the release of the “Panama Papers,” 11.5 million extremely 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.
  62. 2017 Monday: 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.  Elsewhere, Somali pirates hijack another Indian-flagged vessel.  What the hell is wrong with India?  Put security on your ships.  Meanwhile in the 79th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, North Carolina defeats Gonzaga by a final score of 71-65.  Congratulations!
  63. 2018 Tuesday: Burger King founder Joel Edgerton dies following surgical complications at age 90.  Elsewhere, in Yemen, Saudi naval assets patrolling the waters off the Yemeni coast come to the rescue of a Saudi-flagged tanker under attack by Iranian-backed, Houthi-manned gunboats.  They light them up and the tanker manages to continue its course.  Meanwhile, the World Wide Fund for Nature berates Germany for its rivers being among the worst in Western Europe.  What’s up, are the Germans dumping manufacturing waste into their rivers?  Shame on them.
  64. 2019 Wednesday: 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.  Elsewhere, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives votes to end support for the Saudi Arabian-led military intervention in the Yemeni civil war and Houthi rebel uprising. 
  65. 2020 Friday: 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[viii].  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.
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Age can never keep a good band down and UFO came roaring back three years after “The Monkey Puzzle” with “The Visitor,” which came out on June 02, 2009.  Joining vocalist Phill Mogg are longtime UFO veterans Andy Parker (drums), Paul Raymond (keyboards, vocals, and perhaps one of the hardest working musicians in all of rock), Vinnie Moore (guitars), and Peter Pichl (bass).  Folks, all we can say is that many bands don’t age well but these guys- Christ, they have been around far longer than lots of other bands.  Other than the Rolling Stones who have the all-time record for longevity (must be because they sold their souls for rock-and-roll), UFO has been around far longer than Led Zeppelin, the Kinks, the Who, the Faces, and many, many others so what the heck are you waiting for?  Seek this one out and make it a part of your listening day.

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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] 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.

[vii] 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.

[viii] Coincidentally the congressional district represented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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