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TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 08, 2020:








A.   794: Vikings occupy Lindisfarne Island.
B.    1499: After a Papal Divorce, French King Louis XII marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany, to keep the duchy in France.
C.   1558: French troops under the command of the Duke of Guise occupy Calais from the English.
D.   1598: Genoa, Italy, expels its Jewish population.
E.    1675: The New York Fishing Company became the first corporation chartered in the future U.S.
F.    1746: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops occupy Sterling, England.
G.   1790: President George Washington delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress in New York.
H.   1806: Cape Colony, South Africa, becomes a British colonial possession.
I.      1815: U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans—the final engagement of the War of 1812.
J.     1838: Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph code he devised using dots and dashes as letters.  This code was the predecessor to the Morse code.
K.   1856: Dr. John Veatch discovered borax (hydrated sodium borate) on this date.
L.    1863: America’s first transcontinental railroad had its beginnings as California Governor Leland Stanford broke ground for the Central Pacific Railroad in Sacramento, California.
M.  1867: Despite President Andrew Johnson’s veto, Congressional legislations grant suffrage to District of Columbia blacks. 
N.   1877: Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors fought their decisive battle against the U.S. cavalry in Montana.
O.   1886: Britain’s longest railway tunnel—the Severn Railway Tunnel—opened on this date.
P.    1889: Dr. Herman Hollerith patented the tabulating machine on this date.  His firm, Tabulating Machine Company, later became International Business Machines Corp. (IBM).
Q.   1894: In Chicago at the World’s Columbian Exposition, a major fire causes severe damage to the event.
R.   1900: President William McKinley placed Alaska under military rule.
S.    1901: The first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress took place in Chicago.  
T.    1902: Future leader of the Soviet Union from 1953-55-- Georgy Malenkov—is born in Russia on this date.
U.   1912: The African National Congress underwent founding in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
V.   1916: During World War I, the final withdrawal of Allied troops from Gallipoli took place.
W. 1917: During World War I, Austro-Hungarian troops occupy Forzani, Italy.
X.   1918: President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for lasting peace after World War IMississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition.
Y.   1935: Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Elvis Presley[i] was born in Tupelo, Missouri.
Z.    1940: During the opening days of World War II, Great Britain begins its first rationing of the following commodities: bacon, butter, and sugar.
AA.        1943: Keith Lee Jackson--bass/guitars/vocals 1967-1970 / 2002 with the British band, the Nice[ii]—was born on this date.
BB.         1946: Future guitarist of the rock band, the Doors[iii], Robbie Krieger is born on today’s date.
CC.        1947: Terry Sylvester—future guitarist and vocalist with the British band, the Hollies[iv] 1969-present—is born in England on this date.  
DD.        1955: After 130 home basketball wins, Georgia Tech defeated Kentucky 59-58.  It was the first Kentucky loss at home since January 2, 1943.  Meanwhile, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, future Loverboy[v] vocalist, Mike Reno, is born on this date.
EE.         1957: Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball in an article that appeared in LOOK magazine.
FF.          1958: Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana from the government’s forces.  Elsewhere, Bobby Fisher, at the age of 14, won the United States Chess Championship for the first time.
GG.       1959: Charles de Gaulle is inaugurated the president of France’s Fifth Republic.
HH.       1963: Leonardo da Vinci’sMona Lisa,” on loan to the United States from the Louvre Museum in Paris, went on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., with President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, in attendance.
II.   1964: President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.”
JJ. 1966: The Who[vi] and the Kinks[vii] perform on the final episode of “Shindig” on ABC-TV.  Meanwhile, “We Can Work It Out” by the Beatles[viii] goes #1 and remains there for three weeks.
KK.       1973: The Soviet Union launched Luna-21 for a soft moon landing.  Meanwhile, thanks to the Christmas bombings Hanoi, the Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed.  Finally, the trial of seven men involved in the Watergate apartment complex break-in, the one in which, G. Gordon Liddy and six others broke into the DNC headquarters on behalf of President Richard M. Nixon.
LL.         1974: Silver hits a record $3.40 per ounce in New York City.
MM.     1975: Ella Grasso became the governor on Connecticut on this date.  She was the first woman to do so in the United States without having her husband preceding in her in the office.  
NN.        1982: American Telephone and Telegraph settled the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.
OO.       1987: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over the 2000 mark for the first time at 2,002.25.
PP.          1988: The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 140.58 points in a single trading day.
QQ.       1989: The Soviet Union promises to limit stockpiles of chemical weapons.
RR.        1991: Steve Clark—guitarist for the British rock band, Def Leppard[ix]—died from an overdose of alcohol and drugs on this date.
SS.1992: President George H.W. Bush collapsed during a state dinner in Tokyo.  White House officials claimed that the stomach flu caused the president’s collapse.
TT.         1998: A court sentenced World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef to life in prison on this date.  Elsewhere, scientists announced that they had discovered that galaxies were accelerating and moving apart and at faster speeds.  
UU.        2010: The Portuguese Parliament legalizes same-sex marriage.
VV.        2011: U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gifford, D-Arizona, was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six other people lost their lives and twelve others injured.
WW.    2011: In China, prosecutors allege that 600-people died in Yunnan Province over a seven-year period for official misconduct.
XX.        2012: After Somali pirates hold them for one year, an intercession by the Somali government wins the release of 15 Georgian soldiers from captivity.
YY.        2013: In the United States, climatologists claim the year 2012 to be the hottest year on record—what a load of crap!
ZZ.         2014The U.S. Senate votes to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans; the bill, which calls for a three-month extension, will not be approved unless House Democrats agree to deal to cover $6-billion-dollar cost without adding to the federal debt.
AAA.   2015: The U.S. has fined American Honda Motor Company $70 million for neglecting to report, from mid-2003 to mid-2014, over 1,700 safety issues that resulted in deaths or injuries.
BBB.    2017:  In the AFC Wild Card Game, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins by a score of 30-12 while in the NFC Wild Card Game, the Green Bay Packers blow out the New York Giants by a score of 38-13.
CCC.   2020: President Trump tells the assembled media that ‘As long as he is president, Iran will NEVER have nuclear weapons.’  The president also urged NATO to take a greater role in the Middle East while encouraging all other signatories of the Iran Nuclear Deal- including Russia and China- to bail out.  In addition to that, President Trump promised even more sanctions against the Iranian regime with the desired purpose of having the dictatorship return to the society of nations.  Defense and intelligence officials brief Congress on the missile barrage the Iranians shot off in the vicinity of U.S. targets in Iraq.  Sparse damage was sustained and no lives were lost although Radio Tehran bragged about 80 or more American casualties.   Some Democrats continue labeling President Trump an ‘assassin’ while most Americans believe what he did to be justified.  
  




[i] 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.
[ii] We hope to present the music of the Nice as well as Emerson, Lake & Palmer at some point within the next five years.  Please remain posted for the day that we do.
[iii] 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.
[iv] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.
[v] Not sure when we present this Canadian rock band, Loverboy, but we sure as heck hope we do sometime within the next decade because- say what you will about them- they are as exciting today as they were back in the 1980s.  Please remain vigilant for the day that we do.
[vi] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015.  We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey.  We know you will enjoy them.
[vii] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015.  We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago.  Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
[viii] 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.
[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.



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