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        Feinberg joins Equilease as Sr. VP

            Bombardier Aerospace 40th Anniversary

                Prosecutors Offer Papers in Tyco Trial

            Attleboro Man Convicted of Lease Theft

        Norvergence Names New Director

    Cartoon---Robert J. Fine

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Classified Ads---Jobs Wanted


Sales: Orange County, CA. 20 yrs. in leasing. Skilled, persistent marketing rep. Great closer on deals from $100K to $5MM. Looking for middle market company.

email: pauldriscoll1@lycos.com


Sales: Louisville, KY

I have been in leasing/financing of construction, machine tool, and mfg equipment for 20+ years. Traveled KY, IN, OH and TN. Email:kyle90@msn.com


Sales: Detroit, MI. 16-year lease veteran looking for opportunity in the Detroit area. Ability to bring on new accounts and manage existing base. Up to 60% travel acceptable. email:ebonbri@aol.com


Sales: Denver CO.

Experienced Equipment Leasing Broker looking for a in house leasing company. Can bring a book of business with me or develop new territory where needed. email: Steven@eagle2.net


Sales: Mission Viejo, CA

Account Sales Executive with 10 years of leasing experience looking for company to bring existing customer base.



Sales: Minneapolis, MN. 10+ yrs Equipment Leasing in Upper Midwest. Investment Grade Database. Previous vendor/small/middle market exp. Super Trump, 17B & account database exp. email: golfadm@yahoo.com


Sales: Stuart, Fl. 17 years exp. leasing in small ticket and large ticket, portfolio management exp. along with sales management and administrative background, strong sales and marketing skills. email: sales@rvcglobal.com


Sales: St. Louis, MO

Proven equipment finance sales professional looking for a new challenge which rewards success. Equipment type and location open provided you want business. email:amlifter@aol.com


Sales: Bakersfield, CA.

I have an extensive sales and management background in equipment leasing. My work history exhibits my major strength in small ticket equipment leasing. email: pangress@msn.com


Sales: Philadelphia , PA Seeking an open opportunity to advance in the automotive, commercial leasing & finance industry......... email: alexe362002@yahoo.com


Sales: Greensboro, N.C. Seeking direct & broker sales w/major finance companies in NC or southeast market. Small to mid-ticket range. Stable &family oriented. Will have series 6,63,65 license shortly. email:kc1492@aol.com


Sales: Hartford, CT. 10+ yrs leasing sales exp.; multi-industry, small-large ticket, Direct, Vendor, and Captive exp. Seeking sales position with captive or independent company with equity investment capability. email: bcurt95@aol.com


Sales: Central, NC.

7 yrs.equip leasing &finance; specialist in heavy construction equip for 2-top-5- specialty finance/lease companies, NC &VA territories. $10-15MM annual funding. Downsized in 2002, now independent broker with varied customer base. email: sunriseleasing@aol.com


Sales: Port St. Lucie, Southeast, FL.

Highly experience in middle market leasing sales. Consistent producer, strong credit, organizational and territory management skills. Seek position with bank related or captive organization. david34983@bellsouth.net


Sales: Prairie Village, KS Have substantial deal flow and database of broker referral sources. Generated and closed over $22M LY. Seeking exclusive relationship w/direct founder. email:fiergl@aol.com


Sales: Chicago, IL. Equipment leasing professional with 25+ years experience in sales, sales management and debt placement. Excellent communication skills, strong credit & financial understanding. steevo@wideopenwest.com


Sales: Atlanta, Ga.

Polished, self starting professional with 10 years of leasing and 20 years of sales experience seeking leasing position. email: saulsloman@comcast.net


Sales: Orange County, CA.

Skilled deal-closer at above-average rates. Entrepreneurial. Accomplished lease- structurer specializing in transportation. Exp. in direct/captive & syndicator environments servicing vendors, brokers, & end-users. email:originator@sbcglobal.net


Sales: Denver, CO.

17 yr sales expr. in leasing sales (territory, NationalAccts., sales mgt) looking to bring experience to s sales/sales mgt role. Successful, accountable, ethical, aggressive, results. email:lease442000@yahoo.com


Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

10+ yrs in middle market leasing. Seek direct lessor only. Transaction size from $500M to $10.0MM. Client base: printing, food, retail, hvy manufacturing. Email:edm173@sbcglobal.net


Sales: Tampa, FL. 27 years experience. Very adept in bank lease programs and direct sales in MM/LT. Looking to re- enter the industry. Will relocate to Texas. Hungry. email: cwilliams@triit.com


Sales: San Bernardino, CA.

Account executive w/4 years exp. in small ticket &lower end middle market lease transactions, Outstanding ACT database compiled of over 500 vendors. Seeking a career driven position w/a reputable lessor email: moneytoloan@hotmail.com


Sales: Atlanta, GA. Consistent top performer, results oriented with outstanding sourcing, structuring and negotiation skills. Direct& vendor development sales. Mid-market and above - Customers throughout Southeast. email:w.t.dent@comcast.netw.t.dent@comcast.net


Sales: Jacksonville, FL.

Seasoned equipment leasing professional, with over 10 years of experience, looking for position in business development in Northern Florida territory.

email: rene.bradshaw@superig.com.br


Sales: Princeton, NJ: Regional Sales Mananger: Last 15 years with captive. Knowledgeable in all aspects of leasing. Application to funding. Worked with 25 salespeople - east coast.

email: denisregan@msn.com


Sales: Chicago, IL. 12+ yrs multinational/ national sales & business development. Seeking role with captive lessor or global leasing company. Will relo right opportunity. Experience structuring complex transactions. email: leasingismylife@yahoo.com


Sales: Phoenix, AZ. 20-year veteran with multiple industry experience, solid closing skills, middle-market database, sourcing direct/vendors. Seeking direct/vendor/ captive lessor with direct funding & equity infusion capabilities. email: lease321@cox.net


Sales: Atlanta, GA. 15 Yr extensive small & mid-ticket leasing. Strong book of business & vendor/direct base. Strong closing, structuring, communication, negotiation & nat'l program skills w/ following in key markets.email: leasepro4@aol.com


Sales:Austin,Texas 24yrs exp.in equip leasing sales, vendor/direct, leasing high- tech to rolling stock. HP12C/17B. Small- Mid Ticket. Seeking Texas territory which can be covered from Austin home-base. email:GeorgeMinchew@sbcglobal.net


Sales: Denver, OR.

Broker representative: Seek employment or partnership w/estab. finance group. Prior engineer making career change. Have pursued extensive self-education/ formal training.

email: dbrown@thirdwavefinance.com



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Feinberg joins Equilease as Senior Vice President -Business and Corporate Development


Equilease Financial Services, Inc is pleased to announce that Burt Feinberg joined the firm as Senior Vice President - Business and Corporate Development reporting to Gary Silverhardt, Equilease's President.


Equilease is a specialty finance company focused on acquiring performing, distress, underperforming and orphaned loan and lease portfolios from other financial institutions. The company is fully staffed with in house capability to perform due diligence, billing, collecting, workout management, accounting, data conversions, tax compliance and ongoing portfolio management. Since implementing its current business strategy in the spring of 2002, the company has acquired eight portfolios aggregating in excess of $200 million, ranging in size from $3 million to $105 million.


Mr. Feinberg will be involved in the acquisition of new portfolios and seeking out acquisition and joint venture opportunities that will benefit from Equilease's core competencies. In addition, Mr. Feinberg will help in the underwriting process, portfolio management and capital market activities. Prior to Equilease Mr. Feinberg was with FINOVA Capital for six years where he held various management and sales management positions. Most recently he managed FINOVA's Commercial Equipment Finance and Franchise Lending businesses which had combined assets in excess of $1.5 billion. He worked closely with Berkadia LLC and played an instrumental role in the management of and ultimate sale of a substantial portion of these assets through a series of portfolio and loan/lease sales. Prior to FINOVA, Mr. Feinberg held various new business development positions providing mid to large ticket structured lending and leasing for Chemical Bank, Bank New England Leasing, Xerox Credit and lastly CIT. Burt holds an MBA from the New York University Stern Graduate School of Business.


According to Mr. Feinberg "Equilease is an incredibly nimble company with an ability to quickly assess, price, close, transition and effectively manage various types of portfolios."


"We believe Burt is a great addition to our team adding depth to our organization. He is very experienced with a unique background that includes sales, credit, asset sales, portfolio management and capital market activities. In fact, he has already contributed towards the consummation of new business with our recent acquisition of a bank portfolio in excess of $17 million," stated Mr. Silverhardt.



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Bombardier Aerospace Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Learjet First Flight


A Milestone Event in the History of Business Aviation


October 2003 (Newstream) -- The manufacturer of Learjet(i) aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace, today celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first flight of a Learjet business jet, an event that launched the legendary Learjet product line and sparked a revolution in the business jet aviation.


Bombardier marked the aviation milestone during a 4 p.m. ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association 56th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, Florida, exactly 40 years after Learjet 23, s/n 001, took off from Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport at 4 p.m., October 7, 1963. Pilot Bob Hagen and co-pilot Hank Beaird, who guided the aircraft for its maiden flight, both participated in the commemorative event, as did Shanda Lear, daughter of Learjet founder Bill Lear.




Taking part in a short ceremony were (left to right): Hank Beaird, co-pilot, Learjet 23 first flight; Bob Hagan, pilot, Learjet 23 first flight; Shanda Lear, daughter of business jet pioneer Bill Lear; Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft; and Pierre Beaudoin, president and COO, Bombardier Aerospace.


More than 2,300 Bombardier Learjet aircraft have been delivered worldwide since the landmark first flight with more joining the fleet monthly as Bombardier continues to develop the Learjet family of business jets. Its newest high- performance models, the Bombardier Learjet 40 and Bombardier Learjet 45 XR, are scheduled to enter service within months.


( Neiman Marcus “ The Christmas Book”

Learjet 40 $7,737,000

Learjet 45 $10,255,000

Learjet 45XR 10,837,000

Learjet 60 12,743,000 )


"The first flight of a Learjet was a watershed event for business travelers," declared Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft, speaking at the event attended by media and guests. "Until Bill Lear designed and built a jet airplane specifically for business use, corporate travelers either had to fly modified military aircraft, fly with commercial airlines, or use small slow, noisy, piston- and turbine-propelled planes. The Learjet 23 changed all of that, in spectacular fashion. It's not an overstatement to say that the first flight launched more than a product line - it effectively launched the business jet segment of the aviation industry."


Learjet 23 first flight co-pilot Mr. Beaird noted that he was immediately impressed by the first Learjet's design and performance capabilities. "It was obviously built to a high standard that would support its high performance," he recalled. "On that first flight, the airplane flew beautifully. When we landed I told a reporter that the airplane was amazing, and it was. I expected it to be a rocket, and it was better than that."


Following the momentous first flight, the Bombardier Learjet family of business jets, which currently includes such popular models as the Learjet 45 and Learjet 60, has since continued to break new ground in the business jet segment through constant innovation and performance enhancements. Bombardier Learjet aircraft have set numerous world records, both for speed and altitude performance, and set the standard in their respective segments for cabin comfort.


A proud history


Learjet Inc., founded by noted inventor and entrepreneur William Powell Lear, began operations in Wichita, Kansas in 1962. Mr. Lear, who already held patents for numerous innovative products, including AC-DC converters, car and aircraft radios, an autopilot, the Lear-O-Scope aircraft direction finder, and an eight-track stereo tape system, invested $US12 million to develop a personal business jet based on the design of the Swiss P-16 fighter.


Manufacturing began in a plant adjacent to Wichita's Mid- Continent Airport at the end of 1962 and a decision to skip the prototype stage and go directly into production tooling allowed the first flight of the Learjet 23 to take place less than a year later. The aircraft was certified on July 31, 1964, and the first production model, s/n 003, was delivered to the Chemical Industrial Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio, less than three months later. More than 100 Learjet aircraft were introduced into service in the company's first three years alone.


Bombardier Inc. acquired Learjet on June 29, 1990 and immediately began to infuse new energy and resources into product development. Bombardier has launched five new Learjet aircraft since that time - the Learjet 31A, the Learjet 60, the Learjet 45, the Learjet 45 XR and the Learjet 40. The Bombardier Learjet 45 went on to become one of the top- selling business aircraft model in its class and the first business jet to receive type certification from the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). The new Bombardier Learjet 40 and 45 XR business jets were introduced at the 2002 Farnborough Air Show and represent the latest step in the Learjet family's evolution.


Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet(i) and Bombardier Skyjet(i) business aircraft programs, technical services, and aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.


Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).


(i) Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.



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Prosecutors Offer Papers in Tyco Trial





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Attleboro Man Convicted of $570,000 Computer Theft Scheme, Reports U.S. Attorney



BOSTON, -- An Attleboro man was convicted today in federal court on wire fraud and mail fraud charges for leasing approximately $570,000 worth of computer equipment, defaulting on the leases, and selling the leased computers to unsuspecting individual buyers.


United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Kenneth R. Jones, Postal Inspector In Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in New England, announced today that ABEL A. DADA, age 49, of 145 North Main Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts, was convicted by a trial jury sitting before U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris of seven counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud.


Evidence presented during the seven-day trial proved that DADA used a variety of business names to enable himself to lease approximately $570,000 worth of computer equipment. Some of the names used were of companies that DADA had formed, such as E-Commerce Solutions and E-Computer Shoppers, and some of the names were of existing companies, whose identities DADA fraudulently assumed. DADA also used a variety of aliases, including identities he stole, during the course of the scheme. After leasing the computers and receiving them from manufacturers including Hewlett-Packard, Gateway, Dell, and IBM, DADA defaulted on the leases, and then sold the equipment to individual buyers, primarily at computer shows in New Hampshire, New York, and Southern Massachusetts.


Judge Saris scheduled sentencing for January 8, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. If convicted, DADA faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison on each count and a $250,000 fine.


The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Massachusetts State Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Adam J. Bookbinder and Jonathan F. Mitchell in Sullivan's Economic Crimes Unit.


SOURCE U.S. Attorney




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"Norvergence Names New Director of Bank Relations"



NORVERGENCE is pleased to announce that Robert J. Fine has been named as Director of Bank Relations. In his new role Mr. Fine will be responsible for managing all aspects of the company's non-recourse, third-party relationships as well as developing new funding relationships.


Mr. Fine has over twenty-five years of experience in the equipment leasing industry and previously held the position of President of Gramercy Leasing Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic Bank of New York. Prior to Gramercy, Fine spent thirteen years managing BLT Leasing Corp, the leasing subsidiary of Bank Leumi Trust Company of N.Y. serving as its President from April 1990. Fine began his leasing career with the Bank of Tokyo Trust Company in 1976.


Mr. Fine has always been an active member of the equipment leasing trade associations and began a two-year term as President of the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors (EAEL) in April of this year and has served as an officer and Board Member since 1995.


Headquartered in Newark, N.J. NORVERGENCE is leading the way to voice/ data convergence solutions that allow small to medium-sized businesses to drastically reduce their telecommunications costs.



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AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing Launched To Deliver Exceptional Life Cycle Savings To Truck Fleets



CHERRY HILL, N.J.-- AmeriQuest, Lease Dimensions and Spyglass Capital Jointly Develop New Retail Platform for Net Lease Services


Three experienced transportation service companies have combined their talents and resources to offer a series of innovative solutions to the transportation industry. The newly created company, AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing, is based here and is delivering programs that meet the demands of CFOs, purchasing executives and fleet managers by lowering lease payments and operating costs.


At the heart of the new company are a national retail network of used truck dealers and a sophisticated procurement technology platform, which allow AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing to more aggressively price new lease contracts. Typically, banks, financial institutions and other lenders calculate the equipment's residual value based on projected wholesale worth at the end of the lease term. AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing is introducing the "LeaseQuest" method of pricing to provide a select group of trucking companies with a competitive advantage. As a result, AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing can substantially lower monthly payments and other costs, yielding a life cycle savings of up to $2,000 or more per unit.


"Our mission is to create highly customized financing solutions and to establish long-term relationships with a selective group of leading transportation companies," said Doug Clark, President & CEO, AmeriQuest(R) Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp., one of three partners in the new company.


In addition to AmeriQuest Transportation, the participating partners in AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing are LeaseDimensions, Inc. and Spyglass Capital, Inc. These companies are joining their resources with one of the largest independent retail truck sales networks in the industry to deliver a combination of financial acumen and operational experience unique within the industry.


"The primary concern of most transportation executives is the total holding costs. AmeriQuest Transportation Leasing brings a comprehensive program to reduce the customers total holding costs by incorporating several value added services to the leasing program," said Frank Churchill, President of the newly formed company.


About AmeriQuest(R) Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp.


AmeriQuest(R) Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. is a privately held, national leader in the transportation industry, delivering substantial cost reduction to fleets, utilizing best practices and technology. Operating from more than 525 locations and representing the direct purchasing power of more than 350,000 trucks and several hundred fleets, AmeriQuest, through a patented business process arranges a broad range of transportation-related services, including full service leasing, dedicated contract carriage, logistics consulting, fleet management services, and procurement. AmeriQuest is also the exclusive provider of procurement and transportation related services for its strategic partners, such as FoodFleetXchange (in partnership with Food Marketing Institute, Food Marketing Institute's Wholesale Division and American Wholesale Marketers Association) and CarrierFleetXchange, and through the knowledge and content portal FleetXchange.com, a wholly owned subsidiary. AmeriQuest Premier Partners include CITGO Petroleum Corp., Yale Lift Trucks, Bandag, Inc., Sterling Truck Corp., Continental Tire N.A., Freightliner Trucks, Morgan Corp., Cummins, GMC, Imperial and Fleetguard. Additional information is available at www.ameriquestcorp.com.


About LeaseDimensions, Inc.


LeaseDimensions, Inc. is the nation's leading third party servicing company for transportation and equipment finance contracts. LeaseDimensions provides a comprehensive range of third party servicing, IT outsourcing and technology consulting for many of the leading banks and financial institutions in the nation.


About Spyglass Capital, Inc.


Spyglass Capital represents one of the most experienced and accomplished financial management teams in the industry. The Company's working management consists of former senior executives from GE Capital Fleet Services, GE Capital Canada, Volvo Commercial Finance and The Associates.


CONTACT:AmeriQuest(R) Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. Joseph Ciolino, 856-773-0600, ext. 16 jciolino@ameriquestcorp.com or Spyglass Capital, Inc. Frank Churchill, 781-592-3565 or RAM Communications Ronald Margulis, 908-232-3230 ron@rampr.com



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David Mayer’s Latest “Business Leasing News”


In the October issue:

1. Leasing Gets a Bonus From New Depreciation Regulations

2. As Technology Investment Grows, Lessors and Lenders Focus on Software Rights

3. Synthetic Leases Revisited: Are They Dead or Alive?

4. FAA Issues Controversial Rules on Fractional Ownership of Aircraft

5. Despite Terrorism Threats, Insurance Market Offers Risk Mitigation Options

6. Leasing 101: What Is a Standby Letter of Credit?

7. BLN Briefs: FIN 46 Staff Interpretations Proposed; LILO Settlement Guidelines Near

8. Training Offered; Recent Publications; Upcoming Speech





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This Day in American History


    1000- Norse Explorer Leif “Ericson lands in North America, discovering what is to become the United States.


    1007-The first white child born in North America was Snorro, the son of Thorfinn and Gudrid Karlsefni, members of Leif Ericson’s expedition to Vinland. Later Snorro became an important member of the Norse community in Iceland.

    1635 -Colonial American Separatist Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts for preaching that civil government had no right to interfere in religious affairs. (Williams was seeking to establish freedom of worship through the separation of church and state.)

    1701-The colonial legislature of Connecticut chartered the Collegiate School. Originally based at the house of the first rector in Killingworth, the school moved to New Haven in 1716, and shortly thereafter took the name Yale College to honor its early benefactor, merchant Elihu Yale.

( lower half of: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct09.html ).

    1776- Mission Delores was completed, Yerba Buena. A party of 247 Spanish colonists consecrated their newly-founded mission, known as San Francisco. ' The city grew around the mission and in 1847

changed its name to San Francisco. Formerly known a s Mission San Francisco de Asis, the mission survived the great earthquake and fire of 1906. It is the oldest building in San Francisco. It also has parts of the first church built in San Francisco, Tule Arbor.


    1781- At Yorktown, Virginia, American and French forces began shelling Gen. Cornwalli’s encircled army.

    1830- Harriet Hosmer birthday- U.S. sculptor. HH is best known for the sculpture of the Puck at Smithsonian and the Zenobia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lived most of her life in London or Rome and she is considered the first woman to actually earn an excellent living from her sculptures. Her showings in London were critically acclaimed - until her death. She was recognized as the premier woman sculptor of the times. Then in the usual way for women, her work was denigrated as not deserving a place in the first rank of sculptors. She was the toast of London, living for years under the care of noted actress Charlotte Cushman both in Rome and London. Cushman who had a lengthy history of affairs with women and played 30 masculine roles in her career including Hamlet took Hosmer to Europe so that HH could study. Her statue Beatrice Cenci was her first work in marble.




    1857-Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City manufactured toilet paper of unbleached pearl-colored pure manila hemp paper. His name was watermarked on each sheet. It sold at 500 sheets for 50 cents and was known as “Gayetty’s Medicated Paper—a perfectly pure article for the toilet and for the prevention of piles.” It did not catch on with the public. The first toilet paper to be marketed successfully was introduced by Edward and Clarence Scott of Philadelphia, PA, who sold it in small rolls in 1899. Their son Arthur Scott invented what we call today, “Paper Towels.”

    1864-Generals George Custer and Wesley Merritt attacked the two wings of the Confederate cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Merritt's 3,500 Yankees overwhelmed General Lunsford Lomax's 1,500 troopers, but Custer had more difficulty. His 2,500 men faced 3,000 under the command of Rosser, who was, coincidentally, a close friend of Custer's at West Point before the war. Custer observed that the Rebels were protected by the high bank of Tom's Creek, so he sent three of his regiments around Rosser's flank. Both groups of Confederates broke in retreat. The Yankees pursued the defeated Confederates for over 20 miles, a flight called the "Woodstock Races." The chase ended only when the Confederates reached the safety of Early's infantry.The Yankees captured 350 men, 11 artillery pieces, and all of the cavalry's wagons and ambulances. Nine Union troopers were killed, and 48 were wounded. It was the most complete victory of Union cavalry in the eastern theater during the entire war.




    1871-The Great Fire of Chicago is brought under control.


    1877- the first animal humane society ( national) was the American Humane Association, which was organized in Cleveland, OH. The first president was Edwin Lee Brown of Chicago, IL.

    1890- Aimee Semple McPherson birthday - Canadian-born, controversial U.S. Pentecostal evangelist. For the last 20 years of her life, she held sway in a $1.5 million Los Angeles temple, and broadcast the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. She was wealthy, famous and infamous, adored and hated. She built her appeal around faith healing and unfailing optimism. She used dramatic settings and costumes, a full orchestra, and highly dramatic sermons to mesmerize her audience. Her congregation numbered in the tens of thousands; she had a national broadcast, started a bible college, and churned out magazines eagerly purchased by her followers. Her church had 22,000 members at her death in 1944 and it quadrupled over the next decades. All this in spite of a scandalous private life that included three marriages, mysterious "disappearances" that were rumored to include a men (one proved) - and a raft of legal actions. She was called the "P.T. Barnum of religion.” Actually, she simply used modern music syncopations, lighting, and electricity to augment the bible-thumping style she had learned as a child with the Salvation Army in Canada.



    1903-11" rainfall in 24 hour fall in New York City.

    1915-Singer Lee Wiley born Port Gibson, OK. http://www.ddg.com/LIS/InfoDesignF96/Ismael/jazz/1930/wiley.html

    1916- The recently formed Professional Golfer’s Association of America held it first championship ( PGA) at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. The trophy and the lion’s share of the $2,850 purse, both offered by department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker, were won by British golfer Jim Barnes. the next two championships were canceled by World War I, Barnes won again in 1919.

    1919 -The White Sox lose the World Series to the underdog Reds, but before next season begins eight Chicago players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, will be accused of accepting bribes to purposely throw the games.

    1920-Birthday of flute and sax player Yusef Lateef, Chattanooga, TN.


    1936-First Count Basie record Quintet record date with great tenor player Lester Young, Chicago, IL.

    1936-Harnessing the power of the mighty Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles of mountains and deserts to run the lights, radios, and stoves of Los Angeles. Initially named Boulder Dam, work on the dam was begun under President Herbert Hoover's administration but completed as a public works project during the Roosevelt administration (which renamed it for Hoover). When it was finished in 1935, the towering concrete and steel plug was the tallest dam in the world and a powerful symbol of the new federal dedication to large-scale reclamation projects designed to water the arid West. In fact, the electricity generated deep in the bowels of Hoover Dam was only a secondary benefit. The central reason for the dam was the collection, preservation, and rational distribution of that most precious of all western commodities, water. Under the guidance of the Federal Reclamation Bureau, Hoover Dam became one part of a much larger multipurpose water development project that tamed the wild Colorado River for the use of the growing number of western farmers, ranchers, and city dwellers.




    1938 -Sweeping the Cubs in four games, the Yankees become the first team in major league history to win three consecutive World Series. Red Ruffing goes the distance beating Chicago, 8-3, at Yankee Stadium.

    1940- John Lennon Birthday


    1948-The first baseball player who was African-American to hit a home run in a World Series was Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians, who hit a 425-foot drive in the third inning into right field at Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated the Boston Braves, 4-2.

    1952-Singer Annie Ross records “ Twisted.”



    1953-” Topper” premieres on television. In this sitcom a man moves into a new home with his wife, only to discover that it’s haunted by ghosts only he can see. Leo G. Carroll starred as Cosmo Topper and Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling starred as Marion and George Kerby, who had been killed in a skiing accident and returned to their former home as ghosts. The show was based on Thorne Smith’s novel and used trick photography for some of the ghost scenes.

    1956- Smith-Cornoa,Syracuse,NY, introduced the first electric portable typewriter. It did not

go on sale until February 4, 1957. It weighed about 19 pounds and retailed at $190.

    1957—Top Hits
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
Chances Are/The Twelfth of Never - Johnny Mathis
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You - Ray Price

    1965- Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks.

    1965—Top Hits
Yesterday - The Beatles
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
The "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio
Behind the Tear - Sonny James

    1966- Happening just only three times previously in World Series history, the Orioles for the second consecutive day win a Fall Classic game, 1-0 game decided a home run. Frank Robinson takes a Don Drysdale pitch deep over the left field fence in the fourth inning accounting for the game's only run, and giving Baltimore a four-game sweep over the Dodgers.

    1967 - ” Coming out of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra to become musical director of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson who retired. Doc became famous for an eccentric wardrobe, quick wit, great trumpet solos and fabulous charts. Tommy Newsome became Doc’s backup arranger for many of the tunes the band played. Later, Doc and the band would move to solo albums, group CDs and incredibly successful concert tours. Doc went on to play with various symphony orchestras and even became the owner of a custom trumpet company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    1973 - Priscilla Presley, was divorced from Elvis -- in Santa Monica, CA. Ms. Presley got $1.5 million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, half interest in a $750,000 home plus about 5% interest in two of Elvis’ publishing companies.

    1973 - Paul Simon received a gold record for his hit, "Loves Me like a Rock".

    1989- First NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football,

    1996- The most highly regarded example of Pop Art, Andy Warhol’s “Campbell Soup Cans,” was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, along with early paintings by Ellsworth Kelly. The works were valued at about $15,000,000, one of the highest prices ever listed for contemporary art.


World Series Champions This Date

1928 New York Yankees

1934 St. Louis Cardinals

1938 New York Yankees

1944 St. Louis Cardinals

1949 New York Yankees

1958 New York Yankees

1961 New York Yankees

1966 Baltimore Orioles




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