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Monday, April 19, 2021

Today's Leasing News Headlines

Oh, NO! The pets found out….
Leasing Industry Job Wanted
    Credit – Experienced Asset Manager
A visual look at the Section 179 tax deduction and
    how it applies to business vehicles
Top Sales Positions Available
    Leasing Industry Help Wanted
Building Your Personal Brand
    The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
Top Ten Leasing News
    April 12 to April 16
Top 10 Metros by Economic Output
Vervent Joins Back Office Companies
60th ELFA Annual Convention:
    Call for Presentations due May 17
Weimaraner/Labrador Retriever/Collie  (puppy)
    Mankato, Minnesota  Adopt-a-Dog
American Association Commercial Finance Brokers
    Latest List of Expo Exhibitors
News Briefs---
Restaurant Sales Almost Fully recovered in March
    Incredible Comeback reports Restaurant Business Online
Amazon has over 200 million Prime members worldwide
    one of the most widely available streaming services
As mask mandates end,
   Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule
‘Ripe for fraud’: Coronavirus vaccination cards
     give rise to growing scams
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
    wraps up 10-show run as 'Jeopardy!' guest host
How Wall Street’s Greatest Piece Of Financial Engineering
    Propelled Michael Dell to a $50 Billion Fortune

You May have Missed---
The 19 electric vehicles you can buy new right now,
    from Mini's $30,000 hatchback to Porsche's $185,000 super sedan

Broker/Funder/Industry Lists
| Features (wrilter's columns)
Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months (Be Careful of Doing Business)
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  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
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Leasing Industry Job Wanted
Credit – Experienced Asset Manager

Asset Management

Experienced Asset Manager / Remarketer seeking position.  At IBM Global Financing I managed the IT lease portfolio of PC and PC Server assets.  I mainly focused on creating secondary transactions with leased assets (sales and renewals).  In other roles I was focused on managing remarketing of assets after end of lease.  I am in the Chicago area and I am comfortable and experienced at working remotely.  Contact:   LinkedIn Profile:


Interested in 20 to 30 hours per week. Strong skill set is analyzing/developing business development entry strategies for multiple industry sectors from an equipment finance perspective. This would be more of a consulting approach. Excel, CRM (Siebel, Salesforce, etc.), Word, PPT skills. I have plenty of credit score card analytical experience, but more from an underwriter or portfolio management perspective. Could use my experience with the SBA EIDL credit algorithm experience. Emphasis on asset based and secured financing to the middle and large ticket market.
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Infographic: 2021 Section 179 Business Vehicles
A visual look at the Section 179 tax deduction and
how it applies to business vehicles

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Leasing Industry Help Wanted



Building Your Personal Brand

The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners

It is more important than ever to build your personal brand. With the new normal that we are facing, there is going to be less time to be in front of others than ever before. As business people, sales people, trades people, etc., We need something that will stick, that will keep us in front of others, that will keep you at the forefront of people’s minds. As in the phone book (for those of you who know what a phone book is), the companies that start with AAA are the first ones listed.  You need to be the first one listed in people’s minds.

A few things you can do to differentiate yourself:

  • Buy your name as a domain and build a site. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy, it will be a repository of your resume, article, press, passion projects, etc. You can easily do it, or
  • Build out your LinkedIn profile. This is imperative. It is getting so that if you aren’t on LinkedIn, organizations are asking why. Similar to your website, it is a professional space for you to list your accomplishments.  You can also easily share relevant articles, career changes, and media  of which you have been part.
  • Start a podcast; it has never been easier. Go to; it is one stop shopping. It gives you the opportunity to record, edit and distribute all from one place.  We all have something that we are passionate about, talk about it. Listen to your own voice and practice.  Is a great way to learn how you really sound.
  • Take the opportunity to do the simple things when you have some downtime. It also gets the creative mind flowing and firing. It is easier than ever to get stuck in a funk but build some new skills, announce to the world your expertise, and don’t sit still. 

Take care and stay safe.


Ken Lubin
Managing Director
ZRG Partners, LLC
Americas I EMEA I Asia Pacific
C: 508-733-4789

"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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Top Ten Leasing News
April 12 to April 16

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1)  Under This New Incentive Plan...

(2) New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries

(3) Currency and Mazo Capital Solutions
    (888) 702-9292

(4) Computing Interest Rates Programs
    For Possible SB 1235 Use in California and Elsewhere

(5) Which States are Contributing the
    Most to the U.S. GDP? - Map

(6) Too Late to Join the Noon Webinar by SFNet
   One Day Requirement in Advance to Join
     Ken Greene, Leasing News Legal Editor Will Have a Report

(7) North Mill Restructures Working Capital Solutions
    and Expands Customer Benefits

(8)  Exciting Times Ahead
    By Scott Wheeler, CLFP

(9) Leasing News Legal Editor Ken Greene, Esq.
 to Attend State Financial Disclosure Legislation SFNet Webinar
    “What You Don't Know May Hurt You” – This Friday

(10) Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
    "Don't Hesitate"


Top 10 Metros by Economic Output

One thing is immediately clear: the New York metro area dwarfs all other metro area by a large margin. This cluster, which includes Newark and Jersey City, is bigger than the metro areas surrounding Los Angeles and Chicago combined.


These Powerful Maps Show the Extremes
  of U.S. Population Density



Vervent Joins Back Office Companies

Blythe Lawton
David Johnsonst

Loan Servicing, Lease Servicing, Call Center Services, Backup Servicing, Credit Card Servicing, Collections


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60th ELFA Annual Convention:
Call for Presentations due May 17

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association today announced the Call for Presentations for the 60th ELFA Annual Convention. Proposals to speak at the convention, which is the largest and most important annual gathering of equipment finance professionals, are due Monday, May 17. The convention will take place Oct. 24-26 in San Antonio, Texas.

At the 60th ELFA Annual Convention, industry leaders will reunite, reconnect and exchange best practices for innovating, winning business and leading in an age of rapid change. As the nation looks forward to emerging from the pandemic, the most successful equipment finance companies aren’t returning to “business as usual.” They are preparing to take advantage of new opportunities in the marketplace and adapting their business models to meet changing customer demands.

ELFA welcomes presentation proposals on topics of interest to a wide range of equipment finance industry members and conversations that spark connection. Proposals should present timely information on topics illustrating out-of-the-box thinking and demonstrating an ability to thrive in evolving market conditions, from navigating the changing business climate post-COVID, to competing in the digital age, to building a workforce for the future and more. The association encourages submissions from speakers and panels representing diverse backgrounds, leadership roles and generations.

To review the Call for Presentations and submit a session proposal by May 17, please visit

About ELFA
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 575 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. In 2021, ELFA is celebrating 60 years of equipping business for success. For more information, please visit

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Weimaraner/Labrador Retriever/Collie  (puppy)
Mankato, Minnesota  Adopt-a-Dog

Queen of Hearts

DOB 1/5/21
Weight: 6 lbs.
Dog Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes, cam kids age 5+
House Trained: In Progress
Up-to-Date Vaccines

About me:
Hi, Queen of Hearts here but everyone just calls me Queen! I am on the hunt for the perfect family willing to count me as one of their own. I am a sweet, loving little girl who loves to play! I am learning so much each and every day and can’t wait to see what my future has in store.

I was born with something called Congenital Hypertrichosis, which is nothing to be concerned over and it just means I have thinner hair that grows in certain places. In fact, there are some positives such as less shedding and grooming needs-hurray less cleaning! All I need is some basic protection from the elements. So for the sun, we can get matching sun hats, t-shirts or light clothing. I can even wear sunscreen meant for dogs which is available at most pet stores. In the colder months, we can bundle up together with jackets, sweaters, and beanies! We can totally have fun with this and rock it! Think of all the outfits we can go get and we could be twinsies if you wanted. Um hello, what about lil stick-on tattoos that kids wear!?!?

If you are looking for a companion to join you on all of life's adventures be sure to submit an application so you can meet me!

Requirement: Not apartment appropriate, Spay appointment TBD Golden Valley, Mn

Adoption Fee: $500+tax

To adopt, go to:

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue
(507) 479-1402


We know this past year has made it difficult to make new business connections. Funding criteria has changed, and restrictions have been put in place on certain industries. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay in touch with your funding partners and to solidify new relationships to make sure the deal flow does not get interrupted.

Join us May 5-7, 2021 and connect with these outstanding funding sources and service providers. Forge new partnerships or reconnect with your existing partners to keep your business moving forward in 2021!

American Lease Insurance
Amur Equipment Finance
Balboa Capital
Bankers Capital
BankFinancial Equipment Finance
Baystone Government Finance/KS StateBank
Bryn Mawr Funding
C.H. Brown Co. LLC
Channel Partners Capital
CLFP Foundation
Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc.
First Federal Leasing
Global Financial & Leasing Services LLC
Gulf Coast Business Credit
Meridian Equipment Finance
Navitas Credit Corp.
NCMIC/Professional Solutions
NewLane Finance
North Mill Equipment Finance LLC
North Star Leasing
Orange Commercial Credit
Providence Equipment Finance, a Division of Providence Bank & Trust
Quality Leasing Co., Inc.
TradeRiver USA, Inc.
VFI Corporate Finance
YES Leasing

Early-bird broker registration for the 2021 Virtual AACFB Commercial Financing Expo is only $150 for the first attendee from each broker company and only $50 for each additional attendee.

PLUS - The first broker to register from each company will receive a $100 gift card if they meet with at least 5 exhibitors, either during trade show hours or via one-on-one appointments during the event.

Full Agenda:



News Briefs---

Restaurant Sales Almost Fully recovered in March
    Incredible Comeback reports Restaurant Business Online

Amazon has over 200 million Prime members worldwide
    one of the most widely available streaming services

As mask mandates end,
   Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule

‘Ripe for fraud’: Coronavirus vaccination cards
     give rise to growing scams

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
    wraps up 10-show run as 'Jeopardy!' guest host

How Wall Street’s Greatest Piece Of Financial Engineering
    Propelled Michael Dell to a $50 Billion Fortune


You May Have Missed---

The 19 electric vehicles you can buy new right now,
    from Mini's $30,000 hatchback to Porsche's $185,000 super sedan


Sports Briefs---

Why the Warriors’ playoff hopes rest
    on Steph Curry’s left ankle

SF Giants pick up third shutout win in a week,
    Alex Wood leads the way before bullpen takes over

Dodgers finally win wild one over Padres in 12 innings

Troy Aikman 'couldn't be prouder' to see friend,
     former Cowboys teammate Deion Sanders coach Jackson State

In a scuffle with Capitals, Bruins extend
    winning streak to four games Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wraps up 10-show run as 'Jeopardy!' guest host

How Brandon Schneider went from waiter
     to Warriors president and COO


California Nuts Briefs---

49ers Levi's Stadium vaccination site breaks record
     for most shots administered in single day in CA, officials say

California’s pandemic pain: 9th-slowest jobs recovery in U.S.
   Click on States on Map for Each State's Statistics

Bay Area chefs win $500K investment
    from Mark Cuban on 'Shark Tank'

Could San Francisco Bay Area home building
     be a COVID long-hauler?

Action by insurance commissioner will define
    scope of farmers' coverage gaps

Target has opened a store in midtown Sacramento.
     Here’s what’s different about it

Photos: Menlo Park home with garage where
     YouTube was created listed for $5.7 million



“Gimme that Wine”

Great drop! Growing South Australian wine exports
    through recovery and expansion program

Controversy as Gallo Seeks East Coast Foothold

'It's a tragedy.' French winemakers face devastation
    after worst weather in 30 years

Reservations, contact tracing and social distance:
    What to expect at reopened wineries

With gatherings soon to resume, will Napa Valley's
    event economy come rushing back?

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This Day in History

1631 - English colony of Massachusetts Bay granted Puritans voting rights and John Winthrop was elected first governor of Massachusetts.
    1675 - Katen Tekakwitha - Mohawk- Algonquian, baptized this day. She was the first Native American proposed for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Raised by an anti-Christian uncle after her parents died when she was four. When she was 19 she followed in her mother's footsteps and was baptized Christian. It is said she faced bigotry by Mohawks who opposed Christianity and saw it destroying their way of life. She was pious and refused to marry further separating her from the Indian culture. It is said she lived a "life of great spirituality and asceticism." After her death at age 24 miracles were attributed to her and in 1884 a plenary council of the Roman Catholic Church, meeting in the U.S. petitioned Rome for her canonization. The move was seen as a step to influence Indians to accept the church that accepted them as well as to recognize miracles attributed to her. In 1943 she was "recognized as possessed of heroic virtue," but no further action has been taken for her canonization.
    1775 - Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott started at about 10pm, Eastern Time, to warn American patriots between Boston, Massachusetts and Concord, Massachusetts of the approaching British. Revere never completed the ride as he was captured by the British. The poem only remembers the one rider. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere, published in 1861, was written to impress northerners during the Civil War of the necessity of fighting for liberty:
“One, if by land, and two, if by sea:
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm
For the country fold to be up and to arm.”
From Richard Shenkman’s, “ I love Paul Revere whether he rode on Not:
President Harding worries about Paul Revere:
“Imagine for a moment in 1923, Al Capone is assembly an army of gun-toting henchmen in Chicago. (They will number 700 before he is through.) Cotton farmers in the South are sunk in depression. The Ku Klux Klan is on the rise. Newspaper headlines tell of corruption in the Veterans Bureau (the director has had to resign). Rumors in the capital hint of the coming Teapot Dome Scandal (Eventually two secretaries in the cabinet will go to jail, convicted of corruption.) But these are not the things that concern the president of the United Sates. What worries Warren Harding---touring the country on a campaign swing that will prove to be his last---is a recent attack on the legend of Paul Revere. An iconoclast had noted that Revere never completed the ride made famous by Longfellow. Before giving warning to Concord, Revere was discovered by the British and captured. They kept his horse, but released him, not knowing his mission, but wanting his horse as “tribute.” Dawes horse fell during the long and rough trip and could not finish. Harding, however, told the crowd he didn’t care. “I love the story of Paul Revere,” the president intoned in his most presidential-sounding voice, “whether he rode or not.” The fact is Paul Revere did ride, but it was Samuel Prescott who finished and actually made the warning known. The Minutemen were prepared for the British attack on April 19.
    1818 - A regiment of Indians and blacks is defeated at the Battle of Suwanna, in Florida, ending the first Seminole War.
    1829 - Birthday of Katherine Russell (Mother Mary Baptist), established homes in San Francisco for prostitutes, unemployed women, the aged and infirmed, and founder of St. Mary’s Hospital
in San Francisco. A House of Mercy for unemployed women opened in 1855, a Magdalene Asylum for prostitutes in 1861, and the home for the aged and infirmed in 1872. The daughter of a well-to-do family, she became a nun in her native Ireland. She headed a group of eight sisters sent to San Francisco to establish a convent and school. During a cholera epidemic her order worked with the city to care for dependent patients at a government hospital. Religious problems arose and Mother Mary purchased the building and named it St. Mary's Hospital, the first Catholic hospital on the Pacific coast. Under her direction the convent opened branches and hospitals in several California cities.
    1847 - U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the war, one of the turning points of the war. After
purchasing all the land from France, the Southwest was seized in
war with Mexico.
    1856 - Senator J.B. Weller of California urged passage of a bill to authorize and facilitate the construction of a railroad and magnetic telegraph to the West.
    1857 - Birthday of Clarence Darrow, American attorney often associated with unpopular causes, from the Pullman strike in 1894 to the Scottsboro case in 1932, born at Kinsman, OH. At the Scopes trial, July 13, 1925, Darrow said: "I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment, to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure--that is all that agnosticism means."
    1864 - At Poison Springs, Arkansas, Confederate soldiers under the command of General Samuel Maxey capture a Union forage train and slaughter black troops escorting the expedition. The Battle of Poison Springs was part of broad Union offensive in the region of Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. General Nathaniel Banks had led a Yankee force through Louisiana in March and April, but a defeat in northwestern Louisiana at the Battle of Mansfield on April 8 sent Banks in retreat. Union forces nearby in Arkansas were moving towards Banks' projected thrust into Texas with the intention of securing southwestern Arkansas for the Federals. Union General Frederick Steele occupied Camden, Arkansas, on April 15. Two days later, he sent Colonel John Williams and 1,100 of his 14,000-man force to gather 5,000 bushels of corn discovered west of Camden. The force arrived to find that Confederate marauders had destroyed half of the store, but the Yankees loaded the rest into some 200 wagons and prepared to return to Camden. On the way back Maxey and 3,600 Confederates intercepted them. Maxey placed General John Marmaduke in charge of the attack that ensued. Williams positioned part of his force, the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, between the wagon train the Confederate lines. The regiment was the first black unit in the army, comprised primarily of ex-slaves. The determined soldiers of the 1st Kansas stopped the first two Rebel attacks, but they were running low on ammunition. A third assault overwhelmed the Kansans, and the rout was on. Williams gathered the remnants of his force and retreated from the abandoned wagons. More than 300 Yankee troops were killed, wounded, or captured, while the Confederates lost just 13 killed and 81 wounded. Most shocking was the Rebel treatment of the black troops. No black troops were captured, and those left wounded on the battlefield were brutally killed, scalped, and stripped. The Washington Telegraph, the major Confederate newspaper in Arkansas, justified the atrocity by declaring "We cannot treat Negroes taken in arms as prisoners of war without a destruction of social system for which we contend."
    1865 - Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and Confederate Joseph Johnston signed a broad political peace agreement at Durham Station, North Carolina. The agreement promised a general amnesty for all Southerners and pledged federal recognition of all Southern state governments after their officials took oath of allegiance to the US. The new administration reneged on this, Sherman was roundly criticized publicly in drawing up the agreement that former President Lincoln and General Grant had instructed him to negotiate. The agreement was rejected by President Andrew Johnson, and Sherman and Johnston were forced to reach a new agreement with terms virtually the same as those given Robert E. Lee.
    1880 - Birthday of Samuel Earl “Wahoo Sam” Crawford, Wahoo, Nebraska. Wahoo Sam played pro ball for 20 years with the Detroit Tigers, racking up a career batting average of .309. His record of 312 career triples still stands. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.
    1880 - A major tornado outbreak occurred from Arkansas to Michigan with 22 tornadoes rated F2 or greater. Three F4 tornadoes in Missouri did most of the killing with 68 people killed at Marshfield, Missouri. Another F4 tornado in Missouri was on the ground for 93 miles. 165 peopled were killed in this outbreak and over 500 were injured.
    1906 - Over 3,000 lives were lost in the San Francisco earthquake, primarily due to the fire that practically destroyed San Francisco after a series of major earthquakes; some 10,000 acres were affected, as far as Mendocino, where farms near the coast actually fell into the ocean. While much damage was caused by the earthquake, it was the seventh Great Fire that burned for four days that contributed to the deaths. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of trapped persons died when South-of-Market tenements collapsed as the ground liquefied beneath them. The earthquake shock was felt from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Los Angeles, and as far east as central Nevada, an area of about 375,000 square miles, approximately half of which was in the Pacific Ocean. There were 135 aftershocks on April 18, and 22 on April 19.
    1913 - Birthday of American composer Kent Kennan (d. 2003), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    1921 - Birthday of Barbara Hale, U.S. actor best known for her TV portrayal of Perry Mason's dutiful secretary Della Street.
    1922 - Birthday of calypso music pioneer Lord Kitchener, born Aldwyn Roberts (d. 2000).
    1923 - More than 74,000 fans attended Opening Day festivities as the New York Yankees inaugurated their new stadium. Babe Ruth christened it with a game-winning three-run homer into the right-field bleachers. In his coverage of the game for the New York Evening Telegram sportswriter Fred Lieb described Yankee Stadium as “The House That Ruth Built,’ and the name stuck.
    1924 - Simon and Schuster, Inc. published the first "Crossword Puzzle Book".
    1925--the Woman's World Fair, in Chicago opened. The exhibits showed women's progress in major industries and professions and historians considered it as a landmark in the recognition of women's contribution to civilization.
    1927-- Canadian composer and pianist Marian Grudeff was born in Toronto. She and another Canadian, Ray Jessel, were engaged by producer Alexander H. Cohen to write songs for the musical "Baker Street," which premiered in Boston in December 1964. After revisions, the show opened in New York the following February. "Baker Street," based on the story of Sherlock Holmes, was called one of the best musicals of the 1960's.
    1929 - Red Nichols and his Five Pennies recorded the Glenn Miller arrangement of "Indiana" for Brunswick Records in New York City. Players included Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and Jack Teagarden . The movie “The Five Pennies”
    1932 - Birthday of gospel vocalist Rev. Cleophus Robinson, Canton, MS
    1934 - Birthday of vocalist Neal Kimble, New Orleans, LA
    1934 - J. F. Cantrell opened the first Laundromat. He called it the ”washateria” in Fort Worth, Texas. Four electric washing machines were rented by the hour to those who wished to do their laundry. Hot water and electricity were supplied, but users were obliged to furnish their own soap.
    1936 - The singing cowboy, Gene Autry, records "Back in the Saddle Again."
    1938 – Country singer Charlie Pride birthday
    1941 - Sidney Bechet, playing six instruments, records “Blues of Bechet,” (Victor 27485)
    1941 - Birthday of singer Wilson Pickett, Prattville, AL
    1941 - Mike Vickers, saxophone player and guitarist with the British group Manfred Mann, was born in Southampton, England. Leader Manfred Mann, whose real name is Manfred Lubowitz, immigrated to England from South Africa in the early 1960's. His group became part of the "British Invasion" of the North American record charts with such hits as "Do Wah Diddy Diddy," "Pretty Flamingo" and "Mighty Quinn." After the demise of his group, Manfred Mann formed another band called Chapter Three in 1969. In the following decade, this evolved into Manfred Mann's Earth Band, a heavy metal group.
    1942 - Birthday of Pete Gogolak (football: first soccer-style kicker in the NFL. Buffalo Bills, NY Giants), Budapest, Hungary.
    1942 - The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the greatest comeback in Stanley Cup playoff history by defeating the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1, in Game 7 of the finals. The Leafs were down three games to none before they evened the series with 4-3, 9-3, and 3-0 victories.
    1942 - Sixteen B-25 bombers of the 17th Bombardment Group,8th Air force, led by Colonel James Harold Doolittle, took off from the U.S. Hornet. Traveling low over the water, they dropped bombs on the cities of Tokyo, Kobe, and Nagoya, and then continued straight on until they ran out of fuel and crash-landed in the Chinese countryside. The raid took the Japanese military establishment by surprise and demonstrated for the first time the vulnerability of the Japanese home islands.
    1943 - Traveling in a bomber, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is shot down by American P-38 fighters.
    1944 - California experienced its worst hailstorm of record. Damage mounted to 2 million dollars as 2 consecutive storms devastated the Sacramento Valley destroying the fruit crop.
    1944 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “It's Love-Love-Love,'' Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians. It is one of Lombardo's 26 No. 1 pop songs. Lombardo's is the only dance band to ever sell more than 100 million records.
    1946 - Lead vocalist Skip Spence of Moby Grape is born in Windsor, Ontario.
    1950 - The first transatlantic jet passenger trip is completed.
    1954 - Birthday of American composer Robert Greenberg, born Brooklyn, New York.
    1956 - Top Hits
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
The Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
    1957 - Army reserve Lieutenant Buddy Knox, whose "Party Doll" was a recent Number One, is called up for six months of active duty. Roulette Records' A&R team, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore rush Knox to the studio to cut over 20 songs to ensure his career does not stall while he's in uniform. It does anyway.
    1959 - Birthday of Susan Faludi - U.S. author and journalist. known especially for her exploration of the depiction of women by the news media. She won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. Her best known book is Backlash, the Undeclared War against Women. She worked for the New York Times, San Jose Mercury, Miami Herald among other newspapers and was managing editor of the Harvard Crimson when she attended that university.
    1960 - Dr. William M. Chardack inserted a wire implant into the heart of Frank Henefelt, a cardiac patient, to test the invention by Dr. Chardack and engineer Wilson Greatbatch, both of Buffalo, NY, patented this day. The battery-powered pulse generator unit tested successfully and was implanted into Henefelt’s abdomen. He lived for 2.5 years with the device. Swedish doctors first implanted a similar device in 1958.
    1964 - Top Hits
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Suspicion - Terry Stafford
Understand Your Man - Johnny Cash
    1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Game of Love,'' Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders.
    1966 - 38th Annual Academy Awards celebration at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Bob Hope was the host, for the sixth time. He received a gold medal, the Honorary Award for unique and distinguished service to the film industry and the Academy. Other award recipients included Shelley Winters for her Best Supporting Actress role in "A Patch of Blue"; Martin Balsam, Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "A Thousand Clowns". The Best Actor Oscar went to my former Latimer Road neighbor in the Pacific Palisades, Lee Marvin ("Cat Ballou"); and Julie Christie picked up the Best Actress Oscar ("Darling"). The Oscar for the Best Music/Song from a 1965 movie was "The Shadow of Your Smile" from "The Sandpiper" (Johnny Mandel-music, Paul Francis Webster-lyrics). It’s a good thing that the "Oscars" were being broadcast in color this night (the first time) because the Best Director and Best Picture winner was "The Sound of Music" (Robert Wise, producer and director).
    1972 - Top Hits
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
Rockin’ Robin - Michael Jacksona
My Hang-Up is You - Freddie Hart
    1974 - James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul,’ received a gold record this day for the single, "The Payback". Of the 44 hits that Brown would put on the charts over three decades, he received only one other gold record -- for "Get on the Good Foot - Part 1" in 1972. His biggest pop hits include: "I Got You (I Feel Good)" at number three in 1965, "Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag" at number eight in 1965, "It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World" at number eight in 1966, "I Got The Feelin’" at number six in 1968 and "Living in America" at number four in 1986. This song was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film, "Rocky IV." He has been in and out of jail for “Spousal Abuse” and other ailments, but started the singing-dance craze imitated by all those followed him in Rhythm n Blues, including Michael Jackson.
    1975-James Benton Parsons was appointed chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court by President John F. Kennedy. He is the first African-American chief justice of a state supreme court. Died June 9, 1993
    1975-Alice Cooper's first TV special, "Welcome to My Nightmare: The Making of a Record Album" airs.
    1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Don't Leave Me This Way,'' Thelma Houston.
    1978 -- The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.
    1980---Top Hits
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Honky Tonk Blues - Charley Pride
    1981-British progressive rock band Yes announces its break-up. During its 13-year career, the group became one of the world's most popular exponents of intricate, mystical, symphonic rock, despite the fact that they only had one big chart hit, "Roundabout." It went to #13 in 1972. Of course, they reunite on numerous occasions over the years.
    1983-- A suicide bomber kills U.S. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.
    1983 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Come on Eileen,'' Dexys Midnight Runners.
    1985 - Tulane University abolished its 72-year-old basketball program, and shocked the college sports world with the announcement. The school said that charges of fixed games, drug use and payments to players contributed to the shutdown of the basketball program.
    1985-Wham's "Make It Big" LP is released in China, making it the first Western album to be released there.
    1987-The Philadelphia Phillies’ Mike Schmidt hit the 500th home run of his career with two outs in the sixth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. the Phillies rallied to win, 8-6. Schmidt finished his career with 548 homers, seventh on the all-time list at the time.
    1988-Miles Davis played at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House view the Original Poster for this event at Wolfgang's Vault.
    1988---Top Hits
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
Devil Inside - INXS
Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance with You - Eddie Rabbitt
    1990 - Heavy snow blanketed the west central valleys and southwest mountains of Colorado with up to 18 inches of snow. Nine cities from the Mid Mississippi Valley to the Middle Atlantic Coast Region reported record low temperatures for the date, including Fort Wayne IND with a reading of 23 degrees.
    1992 - Albums by Def Leppard, Bruce Springsteen and Wynonna debut in the top four spots on Billboard's pop album chart. The albums are Def Leppard's ``Adrenalize,'' Springsteen's ``Human Touch'' and ``Lucky Town'' and Wynonna's ``Wynonna.'' (Wynonna Judd launches her solo career with the album and drops her last name to distance herself from her success as half of the mother-daughter duo The Judds.)
    1998 - Country group Diamond Rio are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The band opens their performance with their first number one hit "Meet in the Middle.
    2001--The San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee approved a plan to give sex change benefits to city employees.
    2003-- In four barricaded cottages in conquered Baghdad, Iraq, US troops find $656 million in US currency, in $100 bills stacked inside galvanized aluminum boxes sealed with blue strapping tape and green seals stamped "Bank of Jordan." On 22 April 2003, in the same Baghdad neighborhood, US troops would find another $112 million, similarly packed, hidden in seven dog kennels.
    2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif.
NBA Finals Champions This Date
    1962 Boston Celtics
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    1942 Toronto Maple Leafs
    1959 Montreal Canadiens
    1963 Toronto Maple Leafs



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