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Monday, March 9, 2020



Today's Leasing News Headlines

Conferences/Meetings Closing
   Update
SFNet Coronavirus Statement
   From Richard_Gumbrecht@SFNet.com
Looking to Improve Your Career
  Post a Free Position Wanted Here
Top Ten Stories
   March 2 - March 6
The Consumer Has Resilient Confidence
   By Dr. Dan Geller, Analytic.com
The Importance of the Interview
   The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partner
Annual Reports Due March 15 for Licensees
   Engaged under the California Finance Law
Carole Roselle, First American Equipment Finance
   Receives "Great Place to Work Leadership Award"
2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20 
  Encouraged to Respond Online or by Telephone
Shepherd
   Dublin, California  Adopt a Dog
Women in Leasing LinkedIn Group to Meet for Lunch
   Wednesday, March 25, San Antonio, Texas NEFA Conference
News Briefs---
Stanford creates new coronavirus test
    that produces fast results
Coronavirus may force NYC office staffers
    to work remotely
Health officials shift tone on coronavirus,
   say elderly and sick at risk
Economic Downturn? What Franchisees
    Can Do Now to Be Ready

Broker/Funder/Industry Lists | Features (wrilter's columns)
Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months

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May Have Missed
 Poem
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
      SuDoku
       Daily Puzzle
        GasBuddy
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

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Conferences/Meetings Closing
Update

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) appearing to being spread across the United States, as well as the world, many association and conferences are cancelling or postponing their meetings. Ed Castagna, InPlace Auction, told me the latest is the 79th Annual Machinery Dealers National Association which was scheduled for May 7th in New Orleans has been cancelled.

Leasing News has learned the associations are having meetings to discuss this, particularly ones that will be held in the next three months. Leasing News learned the leasing and finance associations have not notified anyone of their cancellations or postponements. It has been the common practice, that those who have purchased tickets will be notified. It will be up to the individuals to cancel or postpone hotel, airplane, and other travel reservations.

Leasing News will note any of the cancellations or postpones when we become aware.




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SFNet Coronavirus Statement
from Richard_Gumbrecht@SFNet.com

 

To address concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help safeguard the health and well-being of our members and the greater secured finance community participating in events over the coming months, the Secured Finance Network (SFNet) is instituting the following policies:

SFNet will work closely with all venues to put into place precautions in line with the guidance provided by the CDC, WHO, and other relevant authorities, including:

  • Increasing cleaning throughout our events
  • Making hand sanitizer available to promote good hygiene
  • Adopting no-handshake rules
  • is playing the latest recommendations from the CDC and WHO regarding prevention
  • SFNet encourages people who are not feeling well to stay home and will support the recommendations of the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations
  • SFNet will offer a full refund up to one week in advance of an event start date for anyone who registers for one of SFNet’s upcoming conferences and later feels the need to cancel for health-related concerns. *Please see specific terms and conditions published by SFNet Chapters for their individual initiatives
  • SFNet will monitor developments to determine whether further measures are warranted

The well-being of our members, conference attendees, volunteers, and SFNet staff is of the utmost importance. SFNet will continue to follow this situation and to provide updates and resources through direct outreach, social media, and www.SFNet.com.

We appreciate that this is a tumultuous time and hope this gives you peace of mind while dealing with changing circumstances.

from Richard_Gumbrecht@SFNet.com




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Looking to Improve Your Career
   Post a Free Position Wanted Here



Free Career Positon Wanted goes into our Classified Ad section here
http://leasingnews.org/Classified/Jwanted/Jwanted.htm

It also runs once a week in the News Edition.

Use your personal email address only. We encourage you to add a resume, although not necessary. If you do so, please make sure your name, address and telephone number are not included. If so, we will delete them. The reason is once the resume is placed on line: it remains in Google, as well in Leasing News Editions’ archives. A search of your name will bring up your posting, which will have your address and telephone number for years to come.

It is also a good idea to create an email for the ad specifically that you can delete after use.
This is “free” to those looking for a new position. Each ad is limited to (100) words.

To post your free position wanted, please email: kitmenkin@leasingnews.org

 

 

 

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Top Ten Stories
March 2 - March 6

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1) Top Seven Leasing/Finance Company Websites
    in North America
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_04.htm#websites

(2) Rumor Tom Depping to Retire before End of Year
   Regions Bank Deal to Complete by End of Second Quarter
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_02.htm#rumor

(3) GreatAmerica Financial Services Submits
   Industrial Bank Application to FDIC
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_06.htm#great

(4) New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
   and Related Industries
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_06.htm#hires

(5) No Word if Tom Depping of Ascentium Capital is Retiring
   By Christopher Menkin
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_04.htm#word

(6) Competition is Fierce
   Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_06.htm#competition

(7) Reid Raykovich, CLFP
   Leasing News Advisor
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_02.htm#advisor

(8) I Thought Your Tax Affairs were Organized This Year
   Cartoon
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_02.htm#cartoon20

(9)  Channel Partners: February, 2020, Recent Transactions
  Business Type/FICO/TIB (yrs.)/Annual Revenue/Funding Amt/Term
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_06.htm#cp20

(10) The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
    2020 Annual Conference
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Mar2020/03_06.htm#aacfb


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The Consumer Has Resilient Confidence
By Dr. Dan Geller, Analytic.com

The level of financial confidence of consumers, based on actual financial behavior, decreased 1.2 index points in February reflecting consumer resiliency despite the Coronavirus. Lower money anxiety means higher financial confidence.

Lower level of money anxiety translates to greater consumer spending, which is critical to the U.S. economy since nearly 70% of GDP is made up of consumer consumption. The Coronavirus may shift consumer spending priorities, such as from travel and events towards in-home spending, but as long as the level of money anxiety remains low, consumers will continue to spend. 

The real test of consumers' resiliency will come in April after the March figures will be released by the Government. The employment figure released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor reflect only the first two weeks in February, which was before the stock market started tumbling and before the Fed cut the funds rate by 50 basis points. 

"Next month we will also know if the emergency-Fed-rate cut did more good than harm to the economy," says Dr. Dan Geller behavioral economist and founder of Analyticom. "By cutting the funds rate in a panic, the Fed decreased the cost of borrowing, but the unintended consequence may be a much higher level of money anxiety."

 

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The Importance of the Interview

The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners

 

 “People hire people”
they like and that are most like them” and secondly.
“The most qualified person is not the person who
will get the job, but the one who interviews the best.”
” (Author unknown)

Things to consider before the interview
- simple stuff

  • Make sure you know where you are going. (Don’t always trust the GPS.)
  • If flying or taking a train, give yourself plenty of time and, if at all possible, try to get in the night before.
  • Know where to park, and if you need to, give your car information to security prior to the interview.
  • Have the phone number of the person you need to ask for and, if at all possible, get their cell phone number.
  • Make sure you know how long it will take to get through security.
  • Stake out a place to hang out before your interview.
    (Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts/Hotel Lobby)
  • Always arrive 30 minutes before the interview but don’t get to the office more than 10 minutes before hand.
  • Make sure your car is clean. The hiring manager may say let’s go grab lunch or a cup of coffee and he may ask you to drive. (If your car is not clean, it will reflect on how you treat an important situation.)
  • If the weather is going to be bad or snow is forecasted, confirm that the interview is still taking place. (You don’t want to get to an interview and only one interviewer shows up and you spent 2 hours to get there to find out that you need to come back next week.)

klubin@zrgpartners.com

"What is the Ultimate Hire? The Ultimate Hire is the professional that every business, team or leader needs in their organization. This is the high performance individual that always rises to the top, brings the team to the next level and can significantly add to the bottom line. The Ultimate Hire is the person that you can't afford to be without. Finding, Attracting, Hiring and Retaining these professionals is critical to the success of your business. We have identified these traits and can help you find these top professionals."

 

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Annual Reports Due March 15 for Licensees
Engaged under the California Finance Law

The CFL annual report relies on a web-based filing process and must be completed on the DBO’s website via the self-service portal. Paper or mailed submissions will not be accepted and may result in a penalty assessment or constitute grounds for license revocation.

Please note that filing an annual report after the deadline will result in penalty assessments.  Pursuant to Financial Code section 22715(b), the penalty shall not exceed $100 for each of the first five business days a report is overdue, and thereafter shall not exceed $500 for each business day, not to exceed $25,000.

Failure to file a CFL report will result in summary revocation of your license(s) pursuant to Financial Code section 22715(a). No extensions will be granted.

Under Government Code section 11522, a licensee whose license has been revoked or suspended may petition the agency for reinstatement of the license after a period of not less than one year from the date of revocation.

Licensees with questions about these CFL reports should call (213) 576-7690 or send an email to CFL.Inquiries@dbo.ca.gov.

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Carole Roselle, First American Equipment Finance
Receives "Great Place to Work Leadership Award"

Carol Roselle, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at First American Equipment Finance received a Great Place to Work® Leadership Award recognizing her outstanding inclusive workplace guidance and contributions.
 
To be selected for the award, the Great Place to Work consultancy utilized more than 30 years of global employee experience data to single out unique abilities and approaches that fit the emerging economy and workforce. Carol was recognized for providing an environment where everyone has a purpose, where colleagues are empowered to collaborate and contribute new ideas, and where all employees have access to the information they need to succeed.
 
During Carol’s tenure as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, the company has grown from 100 colleagues in 2013 to the 264 colleagues it has today. First American has also been recognized as a top workplace every year during that time, including being ranked as the #1 Best Company to Work for in New York in 2018 and 2019 by Best Companies Group and the #1 Best U.S. Workplace in Finance and Insurance by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine.


Alan Sikora, CLFP, CEO of First American Equipment Finance, said, “Carol Roselle’s passion for our business and our people is inspiring. She is a consummate professional who works extremely hard on behalf of our colleagues to make First American a top workplace.”
 
First American focuses on hiring and retaining top talent and providing the environment and technology to succeed. As a result, its sales trajectory has shown steep growth during the last several years. The company grew from $330 million in 2014 to more than $1.37 billion in 2019. First American is continuing to grow and is actively hiring a limited number of lending professionals.
 
 
ABOUT FIRST AMERICAN EQUIPMENT FINANCE
First American Equipment Finance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, CA-based City National Bank, an RBC Company. First American is ranked among the largest equipment finance companies in the United States, and provides commercial equipment financing to the most creditworthy and sophisticated commercial borrowers in the country. 
 
First American has been recognized by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work as a Best Midsize Workplace, Best in New York, Best in Financial Services, Best for Millennials, Best for Women, Best for Giving Back, and Best for New Grads. Entrepreneur Magazine named First American as a Top Company Culture, and Best Companies Group named First American as the #1 Best Company to Work For in New York.

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2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20
Encouraged to Respond Online or by Telephone

Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, the enclosed materials, and the subsequent reminders households will receive. These materials can help the public know what to expect and avoid potential scams.

Households are encouraged to respond when they receive their invitation. Depending on how likely the area is to respond online, households will receive either an invitation encouraging them to respond online or by phone (about 112 million households), or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire (about 31 million households).

All invitations will include a short phrase in English and 12 additional languages inviting people to respond online or by phone in their language. In areas where 20 percent or more of the households need Spanish assistance, the invitations will be in both English and Spanish.

All households receiving an invitation in the mail will receive a second letter in the mail shortly after reminding them to respond. Then, households that still haven’t responded will receive a series of additional reminders, including a paper questionnaire in mid-April. Census takers will follow up with households that don’t respond to collect responses in person.

See the press kit for copies of the materials arriving by mail and the 2020 Census Mail Contact Strategies map viewer for the type of invitation each household will receive. The Census Bureau also released 2020 Census operational b-roll and photos to assist reporters.

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Shepherd
Dublin, California  Adopt a Dog


Sasha

#49645
Female
7 years, 4 months
Location: East Bay SPCA - Dublin

Sasha would look right at home herding a band of sheep or being a helper-dog looking for survivors after a natural disaster. Who knows, she might not be good at either of those things, because underneath that fine black and brown coat beats the heart of a Goofball. Yes, this is a good-time girl who can turn a game of fetch into a laugh-fest. She is fun-loving, a happy-all-the-time dog looking for someone who loves to laugh and play around. Just bring along your great sense of humor and spend some silly-time with her. She's a dog on a mission to entertain you. Meet silly-girl Sasha at the Dublin East Bay SPCA.

East Bay SPCA, Dublin
Adoption Center
4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
Adoptions: (925) 479-9670

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday — Sunday
11:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Closed: Mon, Tues

Spend enough time to complete the Adoption Process. The paperwork itself takes about 15 minutes, but the adoption process could last up to 1-2 hours depending on the animal you wish to take home.

 

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Women in Leasing LinkedIn Group
to Meet for Lunch, Wednesday, March 25 San Antonio, Texas

Biga on the Banks
203 S. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78205

Very New American Cuisine on the San Antonio Riverwalk
https://biga.com/

Overlooking the San Antonio Riverwalk, Biga on the Banks is fine dining at its best. The menu highlights American cuisine featuring seafood, steaks, lamb, and wild game.

The daily changing menu of Chef Bruce Auden, a 12x James Beard nominated Chef, focuses a preference for local and sustainable product.

The Women in Leasing LinkedIn Group will be having a luncheon at Biga on the Banks in San Antonio on Wednesday, March 25th from Noon till 3:00pm just before the NEFA Summit.

The luncheon is co-hosted by ECS Financial Services, Inc. and Financial Pacific Leasing, an Umpqua Bank Company.

If you would like to attend, the cost is $50 per person. Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested in attending, even if they are not registered for the NEFA Summit. This event to open to all women in the equipment leasing, finance, and banking industries.

Register as soon as possible to guarantee your seat at this fun-filled event!

Thank you in advance and we hope you can make it!

Sincerely,

Shari L. Lipski, CLFP
ECS Financial Services, Inc.

What is the actual "start-time"?

The restaurant belongs ENTIRELY to Women in Leasing.

The restaurant will open at noon, so plan to start heading over around 11:30am from the host hotel -- meet your friends in the lobby and grab a cab with a few others or take a leisurely stroll along the famous San Antonio Riverwalk.

Lunch will start to be served around 12:30pm.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

YES! Please bring a printed copy of your ticket and don't forget plenty of business cards!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-leasing-is-coming-to-san-antonio-tickets-94675732665

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News Briefs----

Stanford creates new coronavirus test
    that produces fast results
https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/03/06/stanford-creates-new-coronavirus-test-that-produces-fast-results

Coronavirus may force NYC office staffers
    to work remotely
https://nypost.com/2020/03/07/coronavirus-may-force-nyc-office-staffers-to-work-remotely/

Health officials shift tone on coronavirus,
   say elderly and sick at risk
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/08/health-officials-coronavirus-elderly-sick-risk-123889

Economic Downturn? What Franchisees
    Can Do Now to Be Ready
https://www.franchising.com/articles/economic_downturn_what_franchisees


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You May Have Missed---

Not His First Epidemic, Dr. Anthony
    Fauci Sticks to the Facts
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/08/health/fauci-coronavirus.html

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Spring Poem

Daisy Time

BY MARJORIE PICKTHALL

See, the grass is full of stars,
Fallen in their brightness;
Hearts they have of shining gold,
Rays of shining whiteness.

Buttercups have honeyed hearts,
Bees they love the clover,
But I love the daisies' dance
All the meadow over.

Blow, O blow, you happy winds,
Singing summer's praises,
Up the field and down the field
A-dancing with the daisies.

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LeBron James refuses to play basketball
  without fans amid coronavirus outbreak
https://nypost.com/2020/03/07/lebron-james-refuses-to-play-basketball-without-fans-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

Giants coach Ron Wotus to reunite with Bruce Bochy
https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Giants-coach-Ron-Wotus-to-reunite-with-Bruce-Bochy-15115260.php

New York Jets' Quinnen Williams arrested trying to board
    a flight with a gun at LaGuardia Airport
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/jets/2020/03/05/quinnen-williams-new-york-jets-arrested-airport-gun/4972146002/

Patriots in early stages of talks with Brady
http://www.theredzone.org/Blog-Description/EntryId/80681/Patriots-in-early-stages-of-talks-with-Brady

Kenny Atkinson's tenure with Nets comes to surprising end,
 as sources say Kyrie Irving prefers Tyronn Lue to take over
https://sports.yahoo.com/kenny-atkinsons-tenure-with-nets-comes-to-its-natural-conclusion-as-kd-kyrie-era-nears-014215773.html


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California Nuts Briefs---

Elk Grove Unified, largest district in N. California,
   cancels all classes over coronavirus
https://www.sacbee.com/community/elk-grove/article240994046.html?ac_cid=DM148018&ac_bid=60065265

Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students
  in isolation pending COVID-19 test results
https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/03/06/stanford-cancels-in-person-classes-two-students-possibly-exposed-to-coronavirus-in-self-isolation

Coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess passengers docking
   Monday won’t be quarantined in Oakland
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-stricken-grand-princess-passengers-docking-monday-wont-be-quarantined-in-oakland/

SF’s Prop. D vacant storefront tax wins;
 so does Prop. E, tying office space to housing
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-vacant-storefront-tax-measure-Proposition-15112228.phpil

Former San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer,
   known for building community and diversity, dies at 81
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/08/former-san-jose-mayor-susan-hammer-known-for-building-community-and-diversity-dies-at-81/

Oakland Fire chief accepts new job in Marin County
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-Fire-chief-accepts-new-job-in-Marin-County-15110945.php


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“Gimme that Wine”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJnQoi8DSE8

Prowein will not return until 2021
http://drinksretailingnews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/19370/
Prowein_will_not_return_until_2021.html

Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of Taste Washington
https://greatnorthwestwine.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-outbreak-prompts-cancellation-of-taste-washington/

Dan Berger, On Wine: The visionary Joe Coulombe
https://napavalleyregister.com/wine/columnists/dan-berger/dan-berger-on-wine-the-visionary-joe-coulombe/article_10e507f6-730b-5da4-98bc-56dfe7b3cb28.html

Petaluma approves downtown wine tasting room
https://www.petaluma360.com/home/a1/10764613-181/petaluma-approves-downtown-wine-tasting


Free Wine App
https://www.nataliemaclean.com/mobileapp/

Wine Prices by vintage
http://www.winezap.com
http://www.wine-searcher.com/

US/International Wine Events
http://www.localwineevents.com/

Leasing News Wine & Spirits Page
http://two.leasingnews.org/Recommendations/wnensprts.htm

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This Day in History

      1451 - Amerigo Vespucci (d. 1512), Italian navigator, was born in Florence, Italy. The continents of the Americas were named after him (America is the Latin version of his name used on maps in its day.)  Italian navigator, merchant and explorer, he participated in at least two expeditions between 1499 and 1502 which took him to the coast of South America. Vespucci’s expeditions were of great importance because he believed that he had discovered a new continent, not just a new route to the Orient. Neither Vespucci nor his exploits achieved the fame of Columbus, but the New World was to be named for Amerigo Vespucci by an obscure German geographer and map maker, Martin Waldseemuller. Ironically, in his work as an outfitter of ships, Vespucci had been personally acquainted with Christopher Columbus. 
    1728 - During the course of the Anglo-Spanish War, a military force of English settlers from the South Carolina colony conducts an expedition deep into Spanish controlled Florida to destroy a Yamassee Indian village close to the Spanish settlement of St. Augustine.
    1781 - The siege of Pensacola began. The Spaniard, Gov. Gen. Bernardo Galvez y Gallardo, conde de Galvez, had just completed a very successful campaign against the English in New Orleans, Natchez, and Baton Rouge. Indeed, this leader showed his brilliance from the outset of this campaign. As Galvez had his 14 ships ready to attack at Baton Rouge (1779), a great storm struck, sinking most of his ships and destroying their provisions. Undaunted, he recovered cannon from the sunken ships, built a shore battery, and attacked the fort. He succeeded where lesser leaders would have confessed failure. At Pensacola, the English general had made a weak attempt to help the troops on the Louisiana coast, but he sent so few of his own troops with such weak instructions, they were quickly dispatched. Even as the Spanish fleet massed off Santa Rosa Island, the English general did not believe they would attack. He failed to grasp the importance of Pensacola as the key to naval supremacy in the Gulf of Mexico. Galvez had a firm grasp of this key fact. When Galvez landed his troops on Santa Rosa Island, 1400 troops were landed onto Santa Rosa Island. When Galvez's ships first massed for the entrance into the harbor, a hurricane struck. Great skill in fleet handling and, pre-planning for such, he took the large number of ships out to sea for protection and then quickly back on station still ready to "run the guns" of the Royal Navy Redoubt (fort) at Red Cliffs (about 7 miles SW of Pensacola) with minimal losses. Galvez personally took command of a small ship (the brig Galveztown) and led the others under the guns by first going through alone. In doing so, he had exposed a flaw in the design of the batteries on the Red Cliffs fort. Although some 140 heavy shot had been fired from the fort, the fleet suffered little damage. The big guns could not be lowered enough to hit ships very near them. The English General had miscalculated. Galvez's ship soon fired on the small Fort Half Moon and struck the powder magazine. His men captured several English sloops, 2 small warships and a frigate, the Port Royal (the English burned the frigate Mentor to avoid its capture!). With all these ships in skirmishing actions, some have written of the naval victory at Pensacola. It was strictly a land victory with the Navy there in large numbers to protect against English reinforcements from the sea. This marks the beginning of the siege of Pensacola that will continue until 9 May.
    1793 - President George Washington watched aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard make the first aerial voyage in the New World.
    1798 - Dr. George Balfour became the first surgeon in the U.S. Navy.    
    1822 - Charles Graham of NY was granted the first US patent for artificial teeth.
    1824 - Amasa Leland Stanford (d. 1893), founder of Stanford University, was born in Watervliet, NY.  Migrating to California at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler and continued to build his business empire. He served one two-year term as governor of California after his election in 1861, and later, eight years as senator from the state. As president of Southern Pacific Railroad and, beginning in 1861, the Central Pacific, he had tremendous power in the region and a lasting impact on California. Many consider him a robber baron. 
    1832 - Abraham Lincoln, of New Salem, Illinois, announced he was running for political office for the first time. He campaigned for a seat in the Illinois state legislature. ‘Honest Abe' did not win, but less than thirty years later, he become President of the United States.
    1841 - The Supreme Court issued a ruling freeing the remaining 35 survivors of the Amistad mutiny. This case involved captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them and the court ruled that they had been taken into slavery illegally. Although seven of the nine justices on the court hailed from Southern states, only one dissented from Justice Joseph Story's majority opinion. Private donations ensured the Africans' safe return to Sierra Leone in January, 1842.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar09.html
    1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred, six years before the California Gold Rush.  Both California’s — Alta and Baja — were part of Mexico, and Francisco Lopez was herding cattle on his niece's ranch in Placerita Canyon, 35 miles north of the Pueblo de Los Angeles.  Lopez fell asleep in the shade of an oak tree and when he awoke, he stuck his knife into the ground, unearthed some wild onions — and there, clinging to the roots, were chunks of gold.  "I with my sheath knife," Lopez later recalled, "dug up some wild onions, and in the earth discovered a piece of gold, and, searching further, found some more."
    1847 - During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces under General Winfield Scott invade Mexico three miles south of Vera Cruz. Encountering little resistance from the Mexicans massed in the fortified city of Vera Cruz, by nightfall the last of Scott's 10,000 men came ashore without the loss of a single life. It was the largest amphibious landing in U.S. history and not surpassed until World War II. The Mexican-American War began with a dispute over the U.S. government's 1845 annexation of Texas.
    1856 – The fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded at the University of Alabama.
    1858 - Albert Potts of Philadelphia, PA, received a patent on his invention of a street letter box, “a mode of attaching metallic letter-boxes.” The box had center hole through which the shaft of an ordinary cast-iron lamppost was placed. Boxes were erected on August 2, 1838, in Boston and New York City.
    1861 - Confederate paper money was issued under the Confederate States Act at Mobile, Alabama, authorizing $1 million in treasury notes in denominations of $50, $100, $500 and $1,000. The $50 note feature three African-Americans slaves in a field, two of them hoeing; the $100 note, a train of cars at a depot, at the right, and Liberty standing, at the left; the $500 note, a rural scene with cattle wading in a brook, and the $1,000 note, busts of Andrew Jackson and John Caldwell Calhoun.
http://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/facevalue/facevalue.html
    1862 - Two ironclad ships, the Union's Monitor and the Confederacy's Merrimac (renamed Virginia), battled at Hampton Roads, VA. The "History Channel" has a great documentary on this, and the change from wooden ship hulls to metal hulls. The Monitor was a 172-foot Union ship with a crew of 58 under the command of Lieutenant John Lorimer Worden, who was partially blinded by a shot while observing action and was superseded by Lieutenant S. Dana Greene. It had been designed by John Ericsson and had a revolving gun turret. The Merrimac was a 175 foot Confederate ship with a crew of 300 under command of Captain Franklin Buchanan, who was wounded and superseded by Lieutenant Catseby apk Roger Jones. It was a scuttled Union steam frigate that had been salvaged and armored by the Confederates and renamed the Virginia. The battle ended with the sinking of the Merrimac.
    1864 – Gen Ulysses S. Grant was appointed Commander of the Army.
    1889 - Kansas passed the first general antitrust law in U.S.
    1897 - Cleveland Spiders signed Louis Sockalexis, a full-blooded Penobscot.  Fans began calling the team Indians, leading to the name change to the Cleveland Indians which became the official name in 1915.
    1903 - Singer/pianist Georgia White (d. 1980) was born in Sandersville, GA.  She was a prolific blues singer in the 1930s and 1940s.
http://bluesland.net/thang/GeorgiaWhite.html
http://www.theiceberg.com/artist/25959/georgia_white.html
http://ubl.artistdirect.com/music/artist/bio/
0,,513828,00.html?artist=Georgia+White

http://www.mnsi.net/~phlegm/railroad_blues.html
   1909 - Birthday of rich, full tone tenor saxophone player Herschel Evans (d. 1939), Denton, Texas. He created the “tough Texas tenor” sound. With Count Basie from 1936-39 and quite a contrast with tenor player Lester Young.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/EE/fev3.html
http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/evans_herschel/bio.jhtml
    1910 - The Westmoreland County coal strike began involving 15,000 miners represented by the United Mine Workers.
    1916 - In the early morning hours, several hundred Mexican guerrillas under the command of Francisco "Pancho" Villa crossed the U.S.-Mexican border and attacked the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico. Seventeen Americans were killed in the raid and the center of town was burned. It was unclear whether Villa personally participated in the attack but President Woodrow Wilson ordered the U.S. Army into Mexico to capture the rebel leader dead or alive, led by Gen. Black Jack Pershing and 50,000 US soldiers.  In January 1917, having failed in their mission to capture Villa and, under continued pressure from the Mexican government, the Americans were ordered home. Villa continued his guerrilla activities in northern Mexico until Adolfo de la Huerta took power over the government and drafted a reformist constitution. Villa entered into an amicable agreement with Huerta and agreed to retire from politics. In 1920, the government pardoned Villa, but three years later he was assassinated at his ranch in Parral.
    1918 - “Hard boiled” detective writer Mickey Spillane’s (d. 2006) birthday, born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn. He followed the timeline of Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler.  Author of the hard-boiled detective novels featuring Mike Hammer that grew into films and a hit TV show starring Stacy Keach.
http://www.interlog.com/~roco/hammer.html
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/spillane.htm
    1926 – Joe Franklin (d. 2015) of “Memory Lane” fame, was born Joseph Fortgang in The Bronx.  He was considered to be an authority on popular culture of the first half of the 20th century, including silent films. He was called "The King of Nostalgia" and "The Wizard of Was" for focusing on old-time show-business personalities. Franklin was also a pioneer in promoting products such as Hoffman Beverages and Canada Dry Ginger Ale on the air. A&E's documentary “It's Only Talk, The Real Story of America's Talk Shows” (Actuality Productions) credits Franklin as the creator of the television talk show. Franklin was listed in the Guinness World records as the longest running continuous on-air TV talk show host, more than a decade longer than Johnny Carson’s run. 
    1931 - Cab Calloway's theme song, "Minnie the Moocher," was recorded in New York. Not until 1978 was it revealed that his single recording had ultimately sold 2.5 million copies, making it the longest million-seller "sleeper" after 47 years.    
    1933 - Singer Lloyd Price, an important figure in New Orleans rock 'n' roll, was born in Kenner, Louisiana. He first hit the charts in 1952 with "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," a song originally designed to be used as a radio commercial. The piano player on the record was Fats Domino. After two years in the armed forces, Price resumed his recording career with "Just Because," which hit the charts in early 1957. The following year he had his only number-one hit, "Stagger Lee," which he wrote with his manager, Harold Logan. Price's other hits include "Personality" and "I'm Gonna Get Married."
http://rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=172
http://www.garycape.com/price.htm
http://www.history-of-rock.com/price.htm
    1933 – In the first of his New Deal legislation, President Franklin Roosevelt submitted the Emergency Banking Act to Congress.  FDR set out to rebuild confidence in the nation's banking system, first declaring a four-day banking holiday that shut down the banking system, including the Federal Reserve. Prepared by the Treasury staff during Hoover administration, the legislation allowed the twelve Federal Reserve banks to issue additional currency on good assets so that banks that reopened would be able to meet every legitimate call.
    1934 – Yuri Gagarin (d. 1968) was born in Klushino, Russia.  A pilot and cosmonaut, he was the first human to journey into outer space, when his spacecraft completed an orbit of the earth on 12 April 1961. 
    1935 - Birthday of Keely Smith, born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely (d. 2017) in Norfolk, VA.  Pop vocalist, best known number "That Old’ Black Magic," a Top 20 hit in 1958.  She began her career singing with the Louis Prima band, where they became the "Queen and King" of Las Vegas, Nevada.  In 1959, Smith and Prima were awarded the first-ever Grammy for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus for "That Ol' Black Magic."
http://www.artistdirect.com/music/artist/
bio/0,,494640,00.html?artist=Keely+Smith

    1936 – Babe Ruth rejected an offer to manage the Cincinnati Reds, attempting instead to try a comeback as a player.
    1937 – Mickey Gilley was born in Natchez, MS.  Country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well. 
    1938 - Comedian Bob Hope makes his first film appearance, singing "Thanks for the Memories" in “The Big Broadcast of 1938.” He made more than 700 trips to American military bases and hospitals around the world, entertaining some 10,000 troops. These efforts earned him five special Academy Awards and the nickname "Mr. Humanitarian." President John F. Kennedy once called him "America's most prized ambassador of goodwill throughout the world," and the United States Congress made him an "honorary veteran" in 1997-an unprecedented gesture. Hope has won more than 2,000 awards and citations, including 54 honorary doctorates, an honorary knighthood, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1985, he was awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for Lifetime Achievement. His accolades earned him the title "Most Decorated and Honored Entertainer" in the Guinness Book of Records.
    1942 - Tommy Dorsey records Elman-Peterson trumpet battle “Well, Git it.”
    1943 - The temperature at Lac Frontiere, Maine fell to 40 degrees below zero. This is the coldest ever in March in New England.
    1942 – Mark Lindsay, lead singer of Paul Revere and The Raiders, was born in Eugene, OR.
    1943 – Chess champion Bobby Fischer (d. 2008) was born in Chicago.
    1944 - Canadian blues-rock singer and harmonica player King Biscuit Boy was born Richard Newell (d. 2003), in Hamilton, Ontario. He released several LPs of his own in the 1970's, as well as appearing on recordings by Ronnie Hawkins, Crowbar, April Wine and the Electric Flag.
http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicPopEncycloPagesK/king_biscuit.html
http://www.spots.ab.ca/~jam/Scans/KBB.html
http://therealthing.com/kingbiscuitboy/
    1944 - Japanese troops counter-attacked American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
    1945 - The Japanese capital of Tokyo was bombed by 343 US Air Force B-29 Super Fortresses carrying all the incendiary bombs they could hold. Within the targeted areas of the city, population densities were four times greater than those of most American cities, and homes were made primarily of wood and paper. Carried by the wind, the fires leveled 16 sq. miles. More than a quarter million buildings were destroyed, including 18% of the industrial area. The death toll was 83,000; 41,000 were injured. For the balance of the war, American strategic bombing followed this pattern. The bombing of Germany was also changed to incendiary as the military learned the fire aftermath caused great more damage than regular bombs.
    1946 – Ted Williams rejected a $500,000 offer to play in the Mexican League.
    1950 – Willie Sutton robbed Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC.  When asked why he robbed banks, Sutton replied, “…because that’s where the money is.”
    1951 – Physicists Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submitted a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb.
    1951 - HARVEY, RAYMOND, Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment. Place and date: Vicinity of Taemi-Dong, Korea, 9 March 1951. Entered service at: Pasadena, Calif. Born: 1 March 1920 Ford City, Pa. G.O. No.: 67, 2 August 1951. Citation: Capt. Harvey Company C, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. When his company was pinned down by a barrage of automatic weapons fire from numerous well-entrenched emplacements, imperiling accomplishment of its mission, Capt. Harvey braved a hail of fire and exploding grenades to advance to the first enemy machine gun nest, killing its crew with grenades. Rushing to the edge of the next emplacement, he killed its crew with carbine fire. He then moved the 1st Platoon forward until it was again halted by a curtain of automatic fire from well-fortified hostile positions. Disregarding the hail of fire, he personally charged and neutralized a third emplacement. Miraculously escaping death from intense crossfire, Capt. Harvey continued to lead the assault. Spotting an enemy pillbox well camouflaged by logs, he moved close enough to sweep the emplacement with carbine fire and throw grenades through the openings, annihilating its 5 occupants. Though wounded he then turned to order the company forward, and, suffering agonizing pain, he continued to direct the reduction of the remaining hostile positions, refusing evacuation until assured that the mission would be accomplished. Capt. Harvey's valorous and intrepid actions served as an inspiration to his company, reflecting the utmost glory upon himself and upholding the heroic traditions of the military service. 
    1954 – “See It Now” producer and star Edward R. Murrow delivered a broadcast that has been referred to as television's finest hour. “See It Now” focused on a number of controversial issues in the 1950s, but it is best remembered as the show that criticized the Communist Scare and contributed to the political downfall of Senator Joseph McCarthy. By using mostly recordings of McCarthy himself in action, interrogating witnesses and making speeches, Murrow and co-producer Fred Friendly displayed what they felt was the key danger to the democracy: not suspected Communists, but McCarthy's actions themselves. As Murrow said in his summation:  "No one familiar with the history of this country can deny that Congressional committees are useful; it is necessary to investigate before legislating. But the line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one, and the junior senator from Wisconsin has stepped over it repeatedly. His primary achievement has been in confusing the public mind as between the internal and the external threats of communism. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty; we must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of the law." The broadcast provoked tens of thousands of letters, telegrams and phone calls to CBS headquarters, running 15 to 1 in favor of Murrow. Friendly later recalled how truck drivers pulled up alongside Murrow and shouted, "Good show, Ed." The show's probe of the McCarthy-led anti-Communist era is the focus of the 2005 film “Good Night and Good Luck.”
    1954 – The first television commercial in color was broadcast on NBC-TV in NY…for Castro Convertibles…sofas, not cars!
    1956 - Top Hits
“Lisbon Antigua” - Nelson Riddle
“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
“Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)” - Perry Como
“I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby” - The Lovin' Brothers
    1956 - A whopping 367 inches of snow was measured on the ground at the Rainier Park Ranger station in Washington. The snow depth was a state record and the second highest total of record for the US
    1957 - Fats Domino had the number 1 record on the Billboard R&B singles chart with "I'm Walkin'," which had just replaced his own, "Blue Monday." Domino would keep the Top 40 hits coming for the next 5 years before fading to the younger rock ‘n’ rollers. 
    1958 - Cannonball Adderley, with Miles Davis, cuts “Somethin' Else” album (BN 1595).
    1959 - Barbie Debuts. The popular girls' doll debuted in stores. More than 800 million dolls have been sold.
    1959 - Jack Paar was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine. The article on him said he was accused of “keeping the U.S. up nights.” He had a late night television show on NBC with show regulars, Dody Goodman, Alexander King, Cliff Arquette, announcer Hugh Downs and bandleader Jose Melis.
http://www.life.com/Life/covers/1959/cv030959.html
    1960 - A winter storm produced a narrow band of heavy snow from north central Kentucky into Virginia and the mountains of North Carolina. Snowfall totals ranged from 12 to 24 inches with drifts up to 11 feet high in western Virginia
    1961 - Clifton Reginald Wharton was sworn in as ambassador to Norway. He was the first African-American to enter the Foreign Service and the first African-American diplomat to head a United States delegation to a European country.
    1961 - "I Want a Guy," the first Supremes' single under that name, was released. The Supremes had previously recorded as the Primettes.
    1961 - The Beatles make their first of over 300 appearances at Liverpool's Cavern Club. The group had played the venue in the past as The Quarry Men.
    1964 - Capitol Records releases a song called "Letter to the Beatles" by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he's lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shot to #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it looked like The Preps were going to have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately, they had included a few bars from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" without permission and Capitol was forced to withdraw the single to avoid a lawsuit. These days you can still find the song on YouTube.  
    1964 - Top Hits
“I Want to Hold Your Hand” - The Beatles
“She Loves You” - The Beatles
“Please Please Me” - The Beatles
“Saginaw, Michigan” - Lefty Frizzell
    1964 - Five Sioux, led by Richard McKenzie, took over Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. They demanded the establishment of a cultural center and university on the island. The occupation lasted four hours. On November 20, 1969, these demands were raised again by Richard Oakes and a group of about 100 Native Americans, mostly college students, who began an organized occupation of Alcatraz that lasted 19 months. Alcatraz today is a national monument, quite a tourist attraction, too.
    1965 - Three white Unitarian ministers, including the Rev. James J. Reeb, were attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma, Alabama, while participating in a civil rights demonstration. Reeb later died in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.
http://www.uua.org/news/reeb/nyt030800.html
http://www.uua.org/news/2002/selma/inscriptions.html
    1965 – “The Boz,” Brian Bosworth was born in Oklahoma City.  Still regarded as one the NFL’s biggest busts, you can see him get run over by the Raiders’ Bo Jackson as few have ever been.  A two-time All-American LB from Oklahoma prior to his entry into the NFL supplemental draft, Bosworth had sent letters to various NFL teams stating that, if they drafted him, he wouldn't report to their training camp and he wouldn't play for them.  One of those teams, the Seattle Seahawks drafted him in the 22d round and he lasted all of three years in the NFL.
    1966 - Andrew Brimmer became the first African-American Governor of Federal Reserve Board.
http://www.umass.edu/economics/Staff/brimmer.html
http://www.horatioalger.com/members/member_info.cfm?memberid=bri74
    1968 - Grammy Awards are presented to The Fifth Dimension for "Up, Up and Away" - Record of the Year and Best Performance by a Vocal Group. The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is named Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Album, Best Engineered Record and Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts.
    1969 - JACOBS, JACK H., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Element, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Republic of Vietnam. Place and date: Kien Phong Province, Republic of Vietnam, 9 March 1968. Entered service at: Trenton, N.J. Born: 2 August 1945, Brooklyn, N.Y. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. Jacobs (then 1st Lt.), Infantry, distinguished himself while serving as assistant battalion advisor, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam. The 2d Battalion was advancing to contact when it came under intense heavy machine gun and mortar fire from a Viet Cong battalion positioned in well-fortified bunkers. As the 2d Battalion deployed into attack formation its advance was halted by devastating fire. Capt. Jacobs, with the command element of the lead company, called for and directed air strikes on the enemy positions to facilitate a renewed attack. Due to the intensity of the enemy fire and heavy casualties to the command group, including the company commander, the attack stopped and the friendly troops became disorganized. Although wounded by mortar fragments, Capt. Jacobs assumed command of the allied company, ordered a withdrawal from the exposed position and established a defensive perimeter. Despite profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Capt. Jacobs, with complete disregard for his safety, returned under intense fire to evacuate a seriously wounded advisor to the safety of a wooded area where he administered lifesaving first aid. He then returned through heavy automatic weapons fire to evacuate the wounded company commander. Capt. Jacobs made repeated trips across the fire-swept open rice paddies evacuating wounded and their weapons. On 3 separate occasions, Capt. Jacobs contacted and drove off Viet Cong squads who were searching for allied wounded and weapons, single-handedly killing 3 and wounding several others. His gallant actions and extraordinary heroism saved the lives of 1 U.S. advisor and 13 allied soldiers. Through his effort the allied company was restored to an effective fighting unit and prevented defeat of the friendly forces by a strong and determined enemy. Capt. Jacobs, by his gallantry and bravery in action in the highest traditions of the military service, has reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
    1969 - The Smothers Brothers television show was cancelled by CBS after the brothers refused to censor a comment made by Joan Baez on one of her songs. She wanted to dedicate the song to her husband, David, who was just about to go to jail for objecting to the draft. An edited version of the show was broadcast later in the month.
    1970 - Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward make their concert debut at The Roundhouse in the North London district of Camden Town.
    1972 - In what will become a trend, pop artists unite to perform for a presidential candidate: Carole King, James Taylor and Barbara Streisand among others, play a benefit show for Democratic presidential hopeful George McGovern at the Forum in Los Angeles
    1972 - Top Hits
“Without You” - Nilsson
“Hurting Each Other” - Carpenters
“Down by the Lazy River” - The Osmonds
“Bedtime Story” - Tammy Wynette
    1973 – Birthday in LaMesa, CA of Aaron Boone, former MLB 3B infamously known to Red Sox fans with Yankees Joe DiMaggio and Bucky Dent.  Boone was involved in two incidents of Yankees lore:  he hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning, off Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, during Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS which gave the New York Yankees a 6–5 victory.  On February 27, 2004, Boone was cut from the Yankee roster after tearing a knee ligament during a pick-up basketball game, played in violation of his contract with the Yankees.  This led the Yanks to acquire Alex Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers in a trade.  Boone is the son of C Bob Boone, brother of 2B Brett Boone and grandson of former AL batting champ Ray Boone.  In December, 2017, the Yankees hired Boone to become the 33rd manager in franchise history and he has taken them to the postseason each year.
    1974 - Terry Jacks was starting the second week of a three-week stay at the top of the pop charts with "Seasons in the Sun." Other musical newcomers: Jefferson Starship, Billy Joel, Kiss, Olivia Newton-John, Kool & the Gang and The Steve Miller Band.
    1974 – The last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrendered, 29 years after World War II ended.
    1976 - Queen's breakthrough album, "A Night at the Opera," is certified Gold.
    1977 - The Jacksons TV show aired for the final time on CBS-TV, finishing dead last in the ratings. 
    1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" becomes their second album to go platinum since the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
    1977 - In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seized three Washington, DC, buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
    1979 - ABC-TV shows the rock documentary, "Heroes of Rock & Roll," narrated by Jeff Bridges and featuring clips of Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and others.
    1980 - Top Hits
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” - Queen
“Longer” - Dan Fogelberg
“Desire” - Andy Gibb
“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” - Willie Nelson
    1985 - "Gone With The Wind," the most requested movie in history, went on sale at video stores across the United States for the first time. The tape cost $89.95. The film, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, cost $4.5 million to make, but has earned over $400 million, making it one of the biggest money-making films in history.
    1985 - REO Speedwagon returned to Billboard's top spot with "Can't Fight This Feeling." 
    1987 - Gale force winds ushered arctic air into the north central U.S. Some places were 50 degrees colder than the previous day. Northeast winds, gusting to 60 mph, produced 8 to 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan causing more than a million dollars damage along the southeastern shoreline of Wisconsin.
    1987 - U2's "The Joshua Tree," which sold nearly six million copies in the US alone, was released. The compact disc version of the album became the first CD to sell one-million copies in the US. It contained U2 classics like "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets Have No Name."
    1988 - Top Hits
“Father Figure” - George Michael
“Never Gonna Give You Up” - Rick Astley
“I Get Weak” - Belinda Carlisle
“Face to Face” – Alabama
    1989 - Twenty-two cities in the southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. In New Mexico, afternoon highs of 72 at Los Alamos, 76 at Ruidoso, and 79 at Quemado, were records for March.
    1989 – Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection.
    1992 - The first 9 days of March in Cincinnati, Ohio were very warm. The temperature averaged 58.7 degrees -- or 21.0 degrees above normal!! Within this 9 day stretch, high temperatures were 70 degrees or above on 5 consecutive days. Never before had this occurred so early in the season.
    1994 - Top Hits
“The Sign”- Ace Of Base
“The Power Of Love”- Celine Dion
“Whatta Man” - Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue
“Without You/Never Forget You” - Mariah Carey
    1995 - With a vote of 28-0, the Major League owners admit two new teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The teams were added to the National and American leagues, respectively.
    1996 - "One Fine Day" by Mariah Carey and Boys II Men topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the 15th week, a record for the rock era. The old record of 14 weeks was shared by Whitney Houston's 1992 hit "I Will Always Love You" and Boys II Men's 1994 smash "I'll Make Love to You."
    1998 - In San Francisco, the bicycle bandits, Edwin James Rowan III (39) and Raymond V. Lopez (46) were arrested after robbing the California Federal Savings Bank on the 4000 block of Geary. They were suspected of robbing 12 North Bay banks and using bikes as get-away vehicles.
    2007 - The US Justice Department released an internal audit that found that the FBI had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.
    2012 - Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.
    2013 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars.
    2014 – Barbie turned 55.
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- Getting Ready for 2020 California Rate Disclosures
      Computing Interest Rates Programs
- California DBO Proposes Moving All Financing Law Licensees
   onto NMLS Licensing Platform
- Bridgewater Announces Formation of Equipment Finance Division
- Allan Levine, Co-Founder, Madison Capital:
   Recipe for my success and proud of it!
- Under all the positive news, why is Amur Equipment
   Finance quiet about a relationship with PIMCO?
- California DBO Proposes Moving Financing Law Licensees
    onto NMLS Licensing Platform
- Under all the positive news, why is Amur Equipment
     Finance quiet about a relationship with PIMCO?
- Fees in Leasing Explained
- Further Confirmation PIMCO Purchased Amur But Company Continues to Deny
- CLFP Foundation Adds 53 New CLFPs
    824 Active Professionals and Associates
- Marlin Business Services Corp. Earnings Call Transcript
    Key Highlights 3rd Quarter plus 10Q Evergreen Excerpt
- New Hard Lending Association Forming
   The National Private Lenders Association
- Money Anxiety Index Goes Against Recession Warnings
   Increase 2.9% Annualized Real Personal Consumption
- Leasing News Advisory Board Announces New Member
  David C. Lee, North Mill Equipment Finance
- Thirteen Entrepreneurial Lessons for Credit Execs
   By Rob Lawson, Credit Today Publisher
- Lightning Never Strikes Twice in the Same Place Or Does it?!
- Marlin Loses Another Key Executive By Christopher Menkin
- Sloan Schickler, Esq. Joins Attorneys Who Specialize
   in Banking, Finance, and Leasing -- New York
- Amembal & Halladay Announce the Release of Two New Publications
- De Lage Landen: A Teachable Moment By Bernie Boettigheimer, CLFP
- California Financing Law: New Rules Not Expect to Start End of Year
- Lease Police Tips on Judging Vendors
   By Bernie Boettigheimer, CLFP
- Medical Practice Closing Doors Permanently After Ransomware
- AACFB Reports Record Attendance at 251
   56 More than Last Year
- Nine New CLFP’s Bring Total to 791 Members
- Developing Strong Leaders
   By Scott Wheeler, CLFP
- Top Six Leasing/Finance Company Websites
    in North America
- Dext Capital
 Joins Funder List A, Funders Looking for Broker Business List
- Types of Fraud
   By Bernie Boettigheimer, CLFP
- Close the Sale This Year with Section 179
    increased to $1,000,000 for 2019
- Meridian Credit Union Appoints Hugh Swandel President
    for Meridian OneCap Credit Corporation
- Lessors.com Offline; Last Post April 10
- Scott Wheeler, CLFP, Compensation Survey Results
   Originator's Incomes/Production/Full Report
- NewLane Finance Joins Funder List A
    Funders Looking for Broker Business
- Cannabis Equipment Leasing Joins Financing Cannabis Funding Sources
- Lease Police Changes Address
- Why I Became a CLFP
   Bernie Boettigheimer, CLFP, Lease Police
- John Torbenson: The Reason for His Company’s Longevity
- Madison Capital Offers Numerous Resources You May Not Know We Offer
Highlights Marlin Business Services Earnings Call Q2 2019 Results
- California DBO Questionnaire: Major Change Finance/Leasing Business
- Reaction to SB 1235 Requirements for Doing Business in California
- Seeking Comments on SB 1235 - Deadline 9/9/19
- Zelle Network Q2 transactions rise 56% Y/Y
   Very Popular Online Transfer of Money
- Fire and fraud: The mystery of a small Texas bank
     that became the nation's first failure in years
- DBO Licensee Notifications Required by Law
- California Financing Law: Main Page for CFL License
- Don’t Get Caught Doing Business in California
   If You Are Required to Have a License or Don’t File Annual Report
- Amur Equipment Finance Acquired by Pimco’s Private Equity Group?
- NewLane Finance Takes a New Lane
   By Christopher Menkin, Editor
- 5 Things the Finance World Can Learn From Marketers
- "We’re still getting residuals from a company 14 years later.”
     Phil Dushey, President, Global Financial Services
- 2018 Leasing News Person of the Year Award
   Presentation to Jerry Parrotto
- Semi-Confirmed: Amur Equipment Finance
   Acquired by PIMCO’s Private Equity Group
- Merchant Cash Advance APR Calculator
- Terry Jennings, CLFP, Promoted to President
- SpamArrest Recommended by Kit Menkin
- Not Many Franchise Funders Work with Brokers
- Top Four Leasing Company Websites in North America
- Marlin Business Services Changes Name and Logo
  Now "Rebranding" as Marlin Capital Solutions
- Reactions: Gerald "Jerry" Parrotto
- Gerald "Jerry" Parrotto
   2018 Leasing News Person of the Year
- Secured Lending Confidence Index: Strong Optimism
- OnDeck To Enter Equipment Financing Market
- Ten Ways to Reduce Attorney Fees for Outside Counsel
- Marshall Goldberg Reports California Senate Bill 1235
   Will Not Become Effective Before Year End 2019
- Mazuma Up to Old Tricks, Been Following for Years
- Day in the Life" from Chris Enbom, CLFP
- Top Ten Business Challenges to Finance/Leasing
- Balboa Capital Gets Slammed for Lessee’s Attorney Fees
   for $429,000 as a Result of Lying to Lessee
- Top Six Leasing Company Websites
- 63 Banks, Finance, and Leasing Companies Hit
   With Losses over $7 Million after Some Recoveries
- How Fraud Worked in 63 Banks, Finance, Leasing Companies
  Losses over $7 Million after Some Recoveries
He’s Back! Trebels Says He Has Completed More than $1 billion
    in Transactions Service More than 100 lenders and Investors
- Merchant Advance, Factor, Leasing, Loans Merchant Database
- Menzel on Bob Fisher July 18, 2000 Capital Stream
- Don't Get Fooled by these Common UCC Filing Myths
- The 1 networking rule 99% of people are afraid to follow, but should!
- Equipment Finance Merger & Acquisition Interest Strong
- The Growth of Commercial Loan Brokers
   Goodbye “Lease Consultant” Title
- Leasing Broker in Massachusetts Sentenced
- Types of Fraud
-The Necessity of Landlord Waivers
- Vendors’ Number One Problem, Not the Applicant
- Advanced Execution of Acceptance Certificates
- Are you an Equipment Leasing’s version of Blockbuster Video?
- Tips for Obtaining Financing - Despite Challenged Credit
- Four Types of Interim Rent
- FinTech #102  by Christopher Menkin
   Menkin has an Epiphany
- Alternate Finance Companies - Subprime
- FICO Score: Excellent to Bad
- Charlie Chan on Balboa Capital
- Reader Complaint About LEAF Financial Investment (Collection)
- How to be a “Leasing Expert Witness”
    and Make Extra Income
- Your Photograph on LinkedIn.com
Use a Password Generator
- Banks Turn Toward Leasing for More Profit
- Why Leasing News is Different
- Take Your Banker to Lunch
- Lease Police Tips on Judging Vendors
- Alert: Rudy Trebels Back Soliciting Broker Business
- "The real U.S. Bank Equipment Finance story"
- The Day that Albert Einstein Feared May Have Finally Arrived
- Equipment Finance Agreements Explained/Barry S. Marks
- California License Web Addresses
- Settlement Costs vs. Litigation Costs