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97. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 07, 2021:
DAY SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
President Jimmy Carter; Vice President William R. King; Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase; U.S. Attorney General Harlan F. Stone; California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown; Heavyweight Boxing Champion Carl “The Truth” Williams; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young featuring Greg Reeves and Dallas Taylor, the Jefferson Airplane featuring Spencer Dryden, and Jethro Tull featuring Mick Abrahams, Ravi Shankar:
- 30 Sunday: Scholars estimate that today is the day Roman troops crucified Jesus Christ.
- 1118 Sunday: Pope Celsius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1509 Wednesday: France declares war on Venice.
- 1652 Sunday: The Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa.
- 1741 Friday: Future 9th Supreme Court Justice of the United States- Samuel Chase- is born in Somerset County, Maryland, British North America on this date. A Federalist, President George Washington appointed him to replace 5th Supreme Court Justice John Blair who resigned his office. Justice Chase served 01-27-1796 to 06-19-1811; he died in office.
- 1786 Friday: The future 13th U.S. Vice President William R. King is born on this date in Sampson County, North Carolina. A Democrat, he would serve under President Franklin Pierce from March 04,1853 until his death on April 18,1853.
- 1788: An expedition led by General Rufus Putnam established a settlement at present-day Marietta, Ohio.
- 1795 Tuesday: France adopts the meter as the basic measure of length.
- 1798 Saturday: An act of Congress creates the Mississippi Territory on this date and named the city of Natchez as the capital.
- 1818 Tuesday: General Andrew Jackson conquers St. Marks, Florida, driving the Seminole Indians into the bush.
- 1831 Thursday: Dom Pedro abdicates to his son; Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil.
- 1862 Monday: Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
- 1863 Tuesday: During the Civil War, the Battle of Charleston, South Carolina, took place resulting in a failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter.
- 1864 Thursday: The first camel race in the United States took place in Sacramento, CA.
- 1891 Tuesday: Nebraska introduces 8-hour workday.
- 1902 Monday: The Texas Oil Company, Texaco, forms.
- 1915 Wednesday: Jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, aka “Lady Day,” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1920 Wednesday: Famed sitar player, Ravi Shankar, is born in India on this date in British India.
- 1922 Friday: The Teapot Dome Scandal began as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny.
- 1924 Monday: The 52nd U.S. Attorney General of the United States Harlan F. Stone assumed his position on this date. A Republican, he served under President Calvin Coolidge from 04-07-1924 to 03-01-1925 before moving up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1926 Wednesday: Ida Dalser, the Irish wife of Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, broke his nose in an argument, which led him to declare her mentally unstable.
- 1927 Thursday: The image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover transmitted live from Washington, D.C., to New York in the first successful demonstration of long-distance television.
- 1930 Monday: Construction workers set in place the first steel columns for the Empire State Building on this date and did it with American steel, and not POS communist Chinese steel.
- 1933 Friday: The two Nazi anti-Jewish laws go into effect in Nazi Germany, banning Jews from public service and from working within the legal system. Meanwhile, in the United States, Prohibition ended.
- 1938 Thursday: Spencer Dryden, the second drummer and the one most associated with the Jefferson Airplane[i], one of the acid rock groups of the 1960’s and 1970’s was born on this date in New York City. Elsewhere, future California four-term governor, Jerry Brown, was born on this date.
- 1939 Friday: Fascist Italy invaded Albania and annexed the small Balkan nation less than a week later.
- 1940 Sunday: Booker T. Washington is the first black American to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. Elsewhere, the German invasion fleet begins leaving their home ports bound for the coastline of Norway and invasion. German forces are also preparing to assault Denmark so as to control northern air approaches to the northern Atlantic Ocean. The British, of course, are trying to disrupt these operations.
- 1941 Monday: Due to resistance from the Yugoslav people as German forces begin crossing the frontier, Adolf Hitler orders a multi-day punitive air raid on Belgrade. If the Yugoslavs won’t submit, then the Luftwaffe is going to make an example of them.
- 1942 Tuesday: German paratroopers begin the heavy assault on the Mediterranean island of Malta, attempting to wrest it from the British defenders. Meanwhile, American, and Filipino forces continue a fighting retreat towards Corregidor as the Imperial Japanese troops continue pounding them around the clock.
- 1943 Wednesday: While serving with the Afrika Korps in North Africa, attempted future assassin of Adolf Hitler, Count Claus von Stauffenberg suffers severe injury during a RAF air raid, which would cost him an eye, an arm, and part of his other hand. Meanwhile, in Salzburg, Austria, Hitler, and Benito Mussolini meet for an Axis conference during World War II. Finally, future guitarist with Jethro Tull[ii], 1967-1968, Mick Abrahams, is born in Luton, England on this date.
- 1944 Friday: The Soviets prepare to launch full-scale attacks on the German and Romanian troops holding the Crimea. The Russian troops have so much firepower that when the hammer falls, the Axis troops are going to be hard-pressed to defend their positions. The Soviets have learned much since the disastrous days of 1941 and now can do to the Germans and their allies what the Axis did to them- in spades.
- 1945 Saturday: As the Japanese try to fend off the growing assaults on Okinawa- the last island before the home islands- the naval fleet they sent headed by the largest battleship the world has ever seen- the Yamato- suffers serious defeat as Allied warplanes pulverize the big ship and many of the lesser ships surrounding her. The Japanese will try to beach the vessel where she will continue being hammered until a steaming hulk.
- 1948 Wednesday: The Rogers and Hammerstein musical, “South Pacific,” opened on Broadway on this date. Elsewhere, the United Nations’ World Health Organization commenced operations on this date. Elsewhere, future drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young[iii]—Dallas Taylor—was born on this date in Denver, Colorado.
- 1949 Thursday: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” opened on Broadway.
- 1953 Tuesday: The U.N. General Assembly ratified Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden as the new secretary-general succeeding Trygve Lie of Norway. Elsewhere, IBM unveiled the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine, which made it the first commercially available scientific computer produced by the company.
- 1954 Wednesday: President Dwight D. Eisenhower held a news conference in which he spoke of the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina, saying, “You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly.” (This became known as the ‘domino theory,’ although the president did not use that term. Speaking of Indochina, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu continues on as clearing weather allows the few warplanes that can reach the valley and stay in the air to decimate some Viet Minh units on the ground. Still, the communists continue throwing one human wave assault onto the Elianes and Huguettes which are taking their toll on French forces.
- 1955 Thursday: Future bassist with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young[iv]—Greg Reeves—was born on this date in Warren, Ohio.
- 1957 Sunday: The last remaining electric trolley of New York City completed its final journey on this date, running from Queens to Manhattan.
- 1959 Tuesday: A referendum in Oklahoma repealed the state’s ban on alcoholic beverages after being in effect for 51 years.
- 1962 Saturday: Nearly 1,200 Cuban exiles tried by the Communist Cuban system of justice (a sham) for their role in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, suffered conviction and went to prison for lengthy terms. The disaster was because once Democratic President John F. Kennedy set it in motion, when the going got tough, he failed to support the Cuban freedom fighters and so they died, both on the battlefield and in prison.
- 1963 Sunday: At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters’ Tournament.
- 1966 Thursday: The U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.
- 1969 Monday: The Supreme Court, in Stanley v. Georgia, unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material. Meanwhile, today marks the symbolic birth date of the Internet with the publication of RFC 1.
- 1970 Tuesday: John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in “True Grit.” He had already appeared in more than 200 films, by this point.
- 1978 Friday: President Jimmy Carter announced he was deferring development of the neutron bomb, a high-radiation weapon with a low-yield blast. Enemy troops die quickly, the radiation dissipates, and real estate is not destroyed. What’s not to love?
- 1980 Monday: President Jimmy Carter breaks off relations with Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. This would be the end of the Carter administration as no matter what they did, the Iranians would not budge nor would they release the imprisoned Americans.
- 1983 Thursday: Space shuttle astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson went on the first U.S. spacewalk in almost a decade as they worked in the open cargo bay of Challenger for nearly four hours.
- 1985 Sunday: The Soviet Union announced a unilateral freeze on medium-range nuclear missiles.
- 1987 Tuesday: Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis for more than 40 years resigns after making racial remarks on NBC’s “Nightline” program.
- 1988 Thursday: The Soviet Union announces it would begin withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan after a decade of war in its southern neighbor.
- 1994 Thursday: Civil war erupted in Rwanda between the Patriotic Front rebel group composed of Tutsis and government soldiers composed of Hutus. In the following months, genocide broke out as the Hutu regime slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis in lopsided violence until the Tutsi rebels eventually threw out the Hutu regime.
- 1998 Tuesday: Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband’s congressional term.
- 2000 Friday: President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work act, reversing a Depression-era law, which allowed senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
- 2003 Monday: Syracuse won the NCAA basketball tournament with an 81-78 victory over Kansas. Meanwhile, U.S. troops capture Baghdad; two later, the regime of Saddam Hussein imploded.
- 2006 Friday: Things are rough in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana as tornadoes roar though the area a second time in a week.
- 2007 Saturday: Thousands take to the streets in Los Angeles, California, demanding citizenship, and equal rights for the millions of illegal aliens lurking within the shadows of the country. We say, “Build the wall and deport them all.”
- 2008 Monday: A new report from the U.S. Institute for Peace says that the U.S. goals in Iraq are no closer to being achieved than they were when the U.S.-led Coalition invaded the country back in 2003. Good to know.
- 2009 Tuesday: Former Peruvian President, Alberto Fujimori, receives 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces. Meanwhile, Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Iowa) to legalize same-sex marriage.
- 2010 Wednesday: The Kyrgyzstani riots continue as President Kurmanbek Bakiyev reportedly flees the country, the government steps down and protesters control the parliament building.
- 2011 Thursday: Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi sent a letter to the Obama administration begging the administration to order a halt to the bombing of his country. However, because Gaddafi worked with the George W. Bush administration in the War on Terror, the Obama-Biden regime must now destroy him and support the rebels trying to oust him. What a guy Obama and his flunky Joe Biden are. Elsewhere, a leaky vessel packed full of migrants from West Africa sinks off the coast of Italy. Although the Italian navy is able to pull about 50 people out of the water, it is believed that hundreds more drowned.
- 2012 Saturday: As the civil war in Yemen continues to rage, the airport in the capital city of Sana’a is closed when pro-government forces threaten to begin attacking aircraft.
- 2013 Sunday: China reports it will open the South China Sea’s Paracel Islands to tourism before the May Day holiday. Vietnam voices strong opposition this move, as ownership of the islands is in dispute. Elsewhere, in Doha, Qatar, hundreds of delegates meet as Qatar pledges $500 million in aid to rebuild Sudan’s Darfur, a region racked by a decade-long conflict. Meanwhile, former USBA heavyweight boxing champion, Carl “The Truth” Williams, dies on this date at age 53. Over the course of his professional career, he compiled a record of 41 fights, 30 W (21 KOs), 10 L, and 1 NC.
- 2014 Monday: The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, makes the first state visit to England as the Irish head of state; his visit matched the one Queen Elizabeth II made to his country in 2011. Elsewhere, pro-Russian activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions to be ‘independent’ and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine, an echo of events that had led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.
- 2015 Tuesday: U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, announces he will be seeking the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination next year. Meanwhile, in a nail-biter election for mayor of Chicago, current Mayor Rahm Emanuel- one of the worst mayors of all time- wins a second term in a run-off election by beating fellow Democrat, Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia.
- 2016 Thursday: As the 2016 Presidential Election race continues gathering steam, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorses candidate Donald J. Trump and tells assembled reporters that ‘Trump will win more than 50-percent in the primary election.’ Elsewhere, the ACLU- the American Civil Liberties Union- and Planned Parenthood- a Pro-Death entity- sue the state of Indiana for having recently passed an anti-abortion law that bans the procedure if the person seeking it is doing because of genetic abnormalities.
- 2017 Friday: California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown—a Democrat—announced an end to the state’s historic drought emergency imposed in 2014. Meanwhile, as Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping enjoys dinner with President Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the president orders a missile strike against the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad following a chemical weapons attack against civilians comes to light. Finally, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Electric Light Orchestra[v], YES[vi], Joan Baez[vii], Journey[viii], Pearl Jam[ix], and slain rapper Tupac Shakur[x] on this date.
- 2018 Saturday: In the NHL, expansion team the Las Vegas Knights close the NHL regular season with a 7-1 loss in Calgary; however, the new team first-year record ends with 51 wins which is far better than the last two expansion teams- the Anaheim Ducks and the Florida Panthers who both ended their inaugural seasons (1993-94) with 33 wins each. Meanwhile, laughing at the world yet again, the Syrian air force attacks the city of Duma killing at least 40 civilians and injuring more than 500 with a suspected poison gas attack.
- 2019 Sunday: President Donald J. Trump tells the press that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving the administration and that Kevin McAleenan will be taking her place until a permanent replacement can pass confirmation. Elsewhere, as Sudan undergoes massive antigovernment protests, something happens to the power generation and everything goes dark.
- 2020 Tuesday: Since the World Health Organization seems to be in the tank for communist China, President Donald J. Trump wants to put a hold on any further monies from the United States going to the World Health Organization until Beijing and the WHO account for their actions in the wake of the Wuhan Virus, aka the Kung Flu, aka Wuhan Flu, aka coronavirus crisis. The president also wants to get to the bottom of WHY more black Americans are falling ill to this insidious virus. What did the Chinese engineer in their Wuhan laboratory? Currently, at the time of this posting, there are 1,428,428 confirmed cases around the globe what with 300,198 confirmed recoveries and 82,020 confirmed deaths. Thank you, People’s Republic of China! Meanwhile, in the United States, there are 398,185 confirmed cases with 12,844 confirmed deaths. It would appear that Plaquenil aka hydroxychloroquine is extremely promising so states and locales (ahem, New York state and New York City), allow doctors to prescribe it to their extremely ill patients. What do you have to lose, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill Di Blasio? Nothing! Stop playing politics with the lives of people. Finally, singer-songwriter John Prine dies from COVID-19 at age 73.
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[i] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
[ii] 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.
[iii] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years. Please remain vigilant for when we do.
[iv] See previous footnote.
[v] We hope to promote the music of the Electric Light Orchestra, the Move, Roy Wood, and Wizzard at some point in the near future. Please stay tuned.
[vi] A lengthy presentation of YES and its individual members will begin at some point within the next 2-3 years. Please stay tuned.
[vii] As to when we will promote the music of this commie folk singer- Joan Baez- we hope to do it sometime in the next 30 years. Please remain alert for the day we do.
[viii] Sadly, we were not as attuned to the sharing of interconnected bands and musicians when we promoted Santana years ago but we do hope we will be able to promote the music of Journey at some point in the nest 10-12 years.
[ix] When we promote the music of Nirvana, we hope to promote the music of Pearl Jam, the Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and the Stone Temple Pilots, so make sure you remain attentive for the time we do. You will be glad you did.
[x] Tupac Shakur? It could be 40 years before we begin promoting the music of rappers. Please join us every day for that glorious day- you will be glad you did but NO Eminem. Fuck him- he hates his mother.
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