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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Top Ten Stories
   November 23 - November 26
Criticism of Doing Business in California
    After Senator Steve Glazer's Passage of SB 1235
Experienced Sales Professional Wanted
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I believe I may be let go!
   Career Crossroads---by Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
The Global Decline of Manufacturing--Chart
   Manufacturing Value as % of GDP in Selected Countries
SBA Reports Impressive Lending Stats for African American
   Women-Owned Businesses in 2019
T-Mobile Bashes Verizon, AT&T
    as it Lights Up Nationwide 5G
Quarterly GDP Growth Under Three Presidents
   Ideal GDP Growth Rate is Between 2% and 3%
German Shepherd
   Pleasant Hill, California  Adopt a Dog
Finance and Leasing Industry Recruiters
  These companies have experience in the finance & leasing industry
News Briefs---
Trump administration proposes slapping new tariffs
  on $2.4 billion worth of French goods to retaliate against big tech tax
Trump Ties Brazil, Argentina Steel Tariffs
     to U.S. Farm Woes
Subway War with Franchises Heats Up
  Is the best way to revive flagging sales is to cut prices?
States Steadily Pursuing Fuel Alternatives for Bus Fleets
   "to save money and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions"
'Sweating the asset' usually a losing strategy
   replacing trucks earlier than later can save big bucks
Official: Russian-Owned Company Attempted
       Ohio Election Hack
Connecticut truck-only tolls eminent?
   Funding plan that focuses on truck-only tolls
The fastest-growing debt category in U.S.
    is not student loans or credit cards

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Top Ten Stories
November 23 - November 26

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1) Allegiant Partners Acquired by Tokyo Century
   Chris Enbom, Founder/CEO, Says he is “Very Excited”

(2) Marlin Capital Board of Directors and Leaders
    Officially Re-open Marlin Headquarters

(3) Marlin Capital Solutions
    Open This Friday!

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

(5)  Why I left my previous employer...
    Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

(6) America's largest truck-engine manufacturer 2,000 layoffs
    — and it's another sign of the trucking 'bloodbath'

(7) The Evolution of the Desk
       Due to the Internet

(8)  Ladder of Achievement

(9) Musk says Window Cracked on Cybertruck Because
      Sledgehammer to Door Cracked Base of Window

(10) Ed Kaye to Return to Work
    Thanksgiving Message


Criticism of Doing Business in California
After Senator Steve Glazer's Passage of SB 1235

There has been criticism of doing business in California after SB 1235 goes into effect regarding disclosure of interest prior to signing of documents. To those who don't want to do business in California, when the law goes into effect, it will leave more on the table for those who want to do business here.

It appears both New York and New Jersey have pending legislation, as well also other states such as Vermont, are interested in the disclosure of interest and costs in commercial capital leases and business loans.

To perhaps clear up the matter, when the California Department of Business Oversight asked for comments, one of those who provided same was the Senator himself, as first reported by now retired Leasing News Legal Editor Tom McCurnin:


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I believe I may be let go!

Career Crossroads---by Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

Question: I believe I could be let go, I am not sure what the reasoning would be – what are your thoughts?

Answer: Employees are let go for a myriad of reasons but reasons typically falls under two - the health of the company or your individual performance or of course a combination of the two!

I do not know if you are in a sales role, but if the company is doing well as a whole, and an individual is not producing / not meeting goals and objectives set forth then termination is likely. I would discuss with managers / higher ups about unattainable production way before this could ever occur – be proactive. At the same time, I would not suggest complacency – push yourself to EXCEED goals and you will most likely never be terminated – UNLESS the company itself is not healthy; which is beyond your control. HOWEVER, if you are a true producer with good business to bring to another employer – you will have no problem securing a new role.

If you are in an operational role, and again the company is a healthy entity, the answer may be redundancy or non-performance / not meeting standards / expectations set forth. Also, note that there are many companies being acquired or merged, the acquiring company typically does not retain acquired employees – this again is beyond your control. Be proactive – see if you are able to gain cross-functional roles, exceed expectations, take classes, secure certifications, take languages, study to become a Certified Leasing and Finance Professional… becoming indispensable is your best defense against termination!

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Emerging and advanced economies alike are experiencing a decline of their manufacturing sectors, which are becoming less and less important for national incomes. In the 1980s, industrial production made up a quarter or more of national GDPs around the world, but that share has been in ongoing decline. This is according to data from the World Bank and the United Nations.

As the IMF notes, the loss of manufacturing jobs has been a source of anxiety across developed countries, as many fear the disappearance of well-paying jobs for low and middle-skilled workers and ultimately worsening inequality. President Donald Trump, for instance, has made the attempt to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. one of his signature issues.

The loss of manufacturing jobs can in fact have devastating effects on regions that have relied on certain industries for decades. But increased automation also means that many jobs that appear to be “moving overseas” actually never arrive there. In developing economies, workers are shifting from agriculture straight to the services industry, leapfrogging employment in manufacturing.

While a growing services sector shows that a country is growing wealthier, this might not be the case for workers shifting from manufacturing to the services industry – and taking the pay cut that can come with this change. However, whether a worker is employed in the manufacturing or the services sector is not the biggest predictor of their level of salary. According to the IMF, salary inequality within different economic sectors has been growing much faster than salary differences in between sectors.

Bu Katharina Bucholtz, Statista



SBA Reports Impressive Lending Stats for African American
Women-Owned Businesses in 2019

By Mary Miller, Contributing Editor, Coleman Reports

Since its inception, the SBA 7(a) Lending Program has approved 1,412 loans, totaling $334.1 million, to African American women-owned businesses. Additionally, loans to African American women-owned businesses have increased by 5% and have seen an almost 30% gain in dollar value between fiscal years 2018-2019.

These statistics point towards a positive outlook for the future of African American women-owned businesses, as they represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the nation’s small businesses. Using SBA loans as a means to start or grow their businesses, black female entrepreneurs are helping the SBA achieve double-digit increases in loan approvals in this market segment.

More Impressive Statistics:

  • Through September 2019, the SBA approved 1,192 in combined 7(a) and 504 loans for $740 million to women-owned businesses, representing an increase of 9% in the number of loans and a 7% rise in dollar volume from the same reporting period in 2018.
  • The SBA approved more than $19.6 million in loans to black-owned businesses in 2019, up 17% in dollar volume from 2018, and an impressive rise of 34% from 2017.
  • The SBA approved $20 million+ in microloans (average loan amount of $15,000 or less) to black-owned businesses in 2019. These stats represent an increase of 19% in dollar volume from FY 2018, and a rise of 36% from FY 2017.

According to Bill Manger, the SBA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access, the 504 Loan Program has reached an increase of 10% in total loan dollars to women-owned businesses in the last year alone. Manger notes that the SBA is seeing many more women, including an increase in African American women, seeking loan capital to start or grow a business.

“These are trends we’ve seen in the past couple of years that didn’t exist five years ago,” says Manger. He attributes these positive SBA lending trends to factors including a strong economy, record-low African American unemployment rates, low banking interest rates and an overall positive, optimistic outlook regarding the economy.


Originally appeared in "Main Street Monday,"
Coleman Report, 28081 Marguerite Pkwy.
#4525, Mission Viejo, CA 92690 


T-Mobile Bashes Verizon, AT&T
as it Lights Up Nationwide 5G

Not one to miss out on an opportunity to bash Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile in particular brandished the knives for Verizon when it announced today that T-Mobile has lit up a nationwide 5G network covering more than 200 million people and more than 5,000 cities and towns across the country. 

“The carriers have been over-hyping 5G for years now, setting expectations beyond what they can deliver. When Verizon says #5GBuiltRight, they must mean sparse, expensive and limited to outdoors only,” said Neville Ray, T-Mobile President of Technology, in a statement. “Meanwhile at T-Mobile, we built 5G that works for more people in more places, and this is just the start.”

T-Mobile has been calling out both AT&T and Verizon for their 5G strategies, saying their services only work in parts of some cities and that they don’t specify how many square miles they cover. But it seems to have its sights set especially on Verizon, which for years has held on to bragging rights for the consistency of its network performance.

A big part of T-Mobile's 5G story is its spectrum. While it has used the same type of millimeter wave spectrum to deliver 5G that the bigger carriers use, T-Mobile is staking its claim in the low-band 600 MHz as the prime way of covering more of America. That said, AT&T announced last month it’s going to be using 850 MHz next year for 5G, and Verizon also is expected to use low, mid and high-band spectrum, although it's in big need of a mid-band play.

In today's announcement, T-Mobile points out that its service works indoors and goes through walls. “Verizon 5G gets blocked by things like walls, windows and leaves,” said T-Mobile. Also: “Verizon forces customers to pay $10 more per month for 5G or use a more expensive plan. AT&T just forces customers into their most expensive plans.”

T-Mobile published an interactive, zoomable 5G map at, so customers can see where they’ll get 5G coverage, down to their neighborhoods. T-Mobile also is taking credit for forcing Verizon to publish 5G coverage maps—the “un-carrier” relentlessly aimed its “ campaign” at its rival in the name of promoting greater carrier transparency.  

“5G is here on a nationwide scale. This is a HUGE step towards 5G for All,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere in a statement. “While Dumb and Dumber focus on 5G for the (wealthy) few, launching in just a handful of cities — and forcing customers into their most expensive plans to get 5G — we’re committed to building broad, deep nationwide 5G that people and businesses can access at no extra cost with the New T-Mobile … and today is just the start of that journey.”

Of course, if T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint is allowed to close, the New T-Mobile promises to do so much more to deliver “transformational broad and deep 5G for all.” Metro by T-Mobile is due to launch nationwide prepaid 5G this month. The future of prepaid and ensuring 5G service for low-income people are some of the biggest concerns of states opposed to the merger. 

T-Mobile's infrastructure vendors are Nokia and Ericsson. It's not naming markets that each vendor supports, according to a spokesman, but it did recently announce $3.5 billion deals with each of them.

T-Mobile is talking about its two new 5G “superphones,” the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, which are available for pre-order; the devices will be in stores on Dec. 6. They’re being offering for qualified customers via T-Mobile’s equipment installment plans; the total retail price of the phones are $899.99 and $1,299.99, respectively.

T-Mobile also is giving customers the chance to get the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren for free with 24 bill credits when they switch to T-Mobile and trade in an eligible phone. Alternatively, they can get a Note10+ 5G for with 24 bill credits when they buy another and add a line (two for new customers).

Both phones tap into T-Mobile’s 600 MHz network where available and T-Mobile’s advanced nationwide LTE network elsewhere, but they’re also ready to use Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum should the merger happen.



Quarterly GDP Growth Under Three Presidents
Ideal GDP Growth Rate is Between 2% and 3%


German Shepherd
Pleasant Hill, California  Adopt a Dog

Age: 3 Years, 5 Months
Location: Dog Foster


He's tall, dark, and handsome and looking for his forever home. Joey is a happy and playful guy who would make a good addition to any family. He LOVES people and is very sweet and friendly. He's happy to play catch, take a long walk, or curl up by your feet. He is interactive and affectionate with people but we think he'd prefer to be the only dog. We are not sure how he'd do with cats.

Joey would make a great running partner as well as cuddle buddy!

This 3 year old boy is neutered and current on vaccines. If you are interested in Joey please fill out an application.

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Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
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Finance and Leasing Industry Recruiters

These companies have experience in the finance and leasing industry

Second Column: YCS - Year Company Started YELB - Years in equipment Leasing Business

City, State
Leasing Association
(see above for meaning)
Geographic Area

Executive Solutions for Leasing & Finance, Inc.
Atlanta GA 30308
Jon Gerson, President



Search firm specializing in leasing industry. Services include retained and contingent search, strategic consultation, compensation analysis, sales & management training, & customizable consulting products.

International, Inc.

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Emily Fitzpatrick
Sr. Recruiter
Phone: 954-885-9241
Also follow us on Twitter @RIIINFO


North America

Explanation:  Boutique Executive Search Firm Specializing in the Finance & Equipment Leasing Industries.

Our goal is to build long term relationships with our Clients & Candidates, keeping both sides abreast of current and future changes that effect supply & demand of Top Talent.  Excellent References & Testimonials

ZRG Partners
69 Milk St Third Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
Contact: Ken Lubin,
Gerry Ricco,


(Completed search in 33 countries
  in leasing and lending)

Senior Level retained Search firm doing C-Suite searches, board searches and VP level positions, We work on a client focused, project basis



News Briefs----

Trump administration proposes slapping new tariffs
  on $2.4 billion worth of French goods to retaliate against big tech tax

Trump Ties Brazil, Argentina Steel Tariffs
     to U.S. Farm Woes

Subway War with Franchises Heats Up
  Is the best way to revive flagging sales is to cut prices?

States Steadily Pursuing Fuel Alternatives for Bus Fleets
   "to save money and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions"

'Sweating the asset' usually a losing strategy
   replacing trucks earlier than later can save big bucks    

Official: Russian-Owned Company Attempted
       Ohio Election Hack

Connecticut truck-only tolls eminent?
   Funding plan that focuses on truck-only tolls

The fastest-growing debt category in U.S.
    is not student loans or credit cards



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Poem commemorates Baltimore Ravens

Who would know “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe?

Said the Raven Nevermore would be the mascot for the football team in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Ravens went to Super Bowl XLVII,

With the purpose of winning oozing from every pore.

Even after an electrical blackout, the San Francisco 49ers were encroaching.

The Ravens’ lead could have been lost.

With Coach Jim Harbaugh at the helm and their massive defense, the

49ers were kept at bay.

The Ravens were not going to fall to defeat, no way.

The Ravens’ efforts and tenacity were supreme and never less.

We love you, Ravens. God Bless.

Ellen C. O’Donoghue
Ocean City
(March 1, 2013)


Jaguars to keep Gardner Minshew at QB for rest of season,
   sending Nick Foles to bench

The Steelers' Magical Season Rolls Toward the Playoffs

49ers notebook: Shanahan hopeful Staley, Ford, Breida
   and Sherman will play vs. Saints

Raiders are getting better, but can’t afford mistakes

Opinion: Tom Brady had better heed warning signs
    when considering 2020 season

Logan Couture just had his best month in the NHL;
    Pete DeBoer has a theory why


California Nuts Briefs---

The Census Bureau is hiring 5,000 people in the Bay Area

Why downtown Oakland is booming

‘Economic engine’: Vallejo’s Mare Island megaproject
    envisions thousands of new homes

Map: Developers zero in on City of Santa Clara
   with dozens of proposals

New housing for formerly homeless residents
   opens in downtown San Jose



“Gimme that Wine”

As North Coast vintners move through ample wine supply,
   Napa County adjusts rules for small vintners

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

Interest in Wine Remains High in
    Hong Kong Despite Economic Struggles

Amazon Quietly Rolls Out an Own Brand Wine Range

Sonoma County wedding events sector faces
   wildfire risks that could ruin blissful nuptials

The World's Best Washington Wines

Biblical theme for 2017 Mouton Rothschild label

Free Wine App

Wine Prices by vintage

US/International Wine Events

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This Day in History

     1755 - Birthday of Gilbert Charles Stuart, American portrait painter whose most famous painting is that of George Washington. He also painted portraits of Madison, Monroe, Jefferson and other important Americans. Stuart was born near Narragansett, RI, and died July 9, 1828 at Boston, MA.
    1762 - France ceded to Spain all lands west of the Mississippi River.  The territory was known as Upper Louisiana.
    1775 - Lt. John Paul Jones raises the Grand Union flag on Alfred. This was the first American flag raised over an American naval vessel.
    1799 - Margaret O'Neale Eaton’s birthday. Her marriage to the man who would become a cabinet officer resulted in a scandal, the Petticoat Affair, that caused Andrew Jackson to dismiss his entire cabinet. It led to a permanent breach between Jackson and John C. Calhoun which resulted in Martin Van Buren becoming president rather than Calhoun.   Also, Calhoun’s support of the South Carolina resolution on tariffs was  believed by many to have hastened the War Between the States. Living well is said to be the best revenge and the Eatons lived well, in fact said to have had a brilliant social life when he served as governor of Florida and U.S. minister to Spain. She lived until she was eighty years old, marrying her grandchildren’s dance teacher, Antonio Buchignani, on June 7, 1859, after Eaton died.  She was 59 and he was 19.  Eaton obtained a divorce from Buchignani but was unable to recover her financial standing. She died in poverty in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 1879.
    1800 - US state electors met and cast their ballots for the presidency. A tie resulted between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
    1818 - Illinois became the 21st state. The strange but beautiful prairie lands east of the Mississippi and north of Lake Michigan presented a difficult challenge to the tide of westward-moving immigrants. Accustomed to the heavily forested lands of states like Kentucky and Tennessee, the early immigrants to Illinois did not know what to make of the vast treeless stretches of the prairie. Most pioneers believed that the fertility of soil revealed itself by the abundance of vegetation it supported, so they assumed that the lack of trees on the prairie signaled inferior farmland. Those brave souls who did try to farm the prairie found that their flimsy plows were inadequate to cut through prairie sod thickly knotted with deep roots. In an "age of wood," farmers also felt helpless without ready access to the trees they needed for their tools, homes, furniture, fences, and fuel. For all these reasons, most of the early Illinois settlers remained in the southern part of the state, where they built homes and farms near the trees that grew along the many creek and river bottoms. The development of heavy prairie plows and improved access to wood and other supplies through new shipping routes encouraged even more farmers to head out into the vast northern prairie lands of Illinois. By 1840, the center of population in Illinois had shifted decisively to the north, and the once insignificant hamlet of Chicago rapidly became a bustling city. The four giant prairie counties of northern Illinois, which were the last to be settled, boasted population densities of 18 people per square mile. Increasingly recognized as one of the nation's most fertile agricultural areas, the vast emptiness of the Illinois prairie was eagerly conquered by both pioneers and plows. The Railroad and Great Lakes made Chicago a significant center of transportation.
    1826 - Birthday of Union General George McClellan in Philadelphia. Although McClellan emerged early in the war as a Union hero, he failed to effectively prosecute the war in the East. McClellan graduated from West Point in 1846, second in his class. He served with distinction in the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott, and continued in the military until 1857. After retiring from the service, McClellan served as president of the Illinois Central Railroad, where he became acquainted with Abraham Lincoln, who was then an attorney for the company. When the war began, McClellan was appointed major general in charge of the Ohio volunteers. In 1861, he command Union forces in western Virginia, where his reputation grew as the Yankees won many small battles and secured control of the region. Although many historians have argued that it was McClellan's subordinates who deserved most of the credit, McClellan was elevated to commander of the main Union army in the east, the Army of the Potomac, following that army's humiliating defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.  McClellan was beloved by his soldiers but was arrogant and contemptuous of Lincoln and the Republican leaders in Congress. A staunch Democrat, he was opposed to attacking the institution of slavery as a war measure. While his work as an administrator earned high marks, his weakness was revealed when he took the field with his army in the spring of 1862. He lost to Robert E. Lee during the Seven Days' battles, and as a field commander he was sluggish, hesitant, and timid. President Lincoln then moved most of McClellan's command to John Pope, but Pope was beaten badly by Lee at the Second Battle of Bull Run. When Lee invaded Maryland in September 1862, Lincoln restored McClellan's command. McClellan pursued Lee into western Maryland, and on September 17, the two armies fought to a standstill along Antietam Creek. Heavy losses forced Lee to return to Virginia, providing McClellan with a nominal victory. Shortly after the battle, Lincoln declared the Emancipation Proclamation, which converted the war into a crusade against slavery, a measure bitterly criticized by McClellan. The general's failure to pursue Lee into Virginia led Lincoln to order McClellan's permanent removal in November. The Democrats nominated McClellan for President in 1864. He ran against his old boss, but managed to garner only 21 of 233 electoral votes. After the war, he served as Governor of New Jersey. He died on October 29, 1885, in Orange, New Jersey.
    1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected seventh president of the United States. Jackson, a senator from Tennessee until his nomination, received 647,231 popular votes and 178 electoral votes against 509,097 popular votes and 83 electoral votes for John Quincy Adams, candidate of the National Republican Party. John C. Calhoun was reelected vice president, receiving 171 electoral votes. Martin Van Buren of New York swung the election on the understanding that he would continue to exercise power in the state through the spoils system. Jackson was reelected in 1832 by 687,502 popular votes and 219 electoral votes, against 530,189 popular votes and 49 electoral votes for Henry Clay. Martin Van Buren was elected vice-president.
    1833 - The first college to enroll women and men on equal terms was Oberlin Collegiate Institute, Oberlin, OH, with 44 students, 29 men and 15 women. On March 21, 1930, the name of the school was changed to Oberlin College. It was the first school to advocate the abolition of slavery and to accept African-American men and women on equal terms with white students.
    1834 – The first dental society was established, in New York.
    1842 - Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s birthday in Franklin County, MO.   She was a renowned philanthropist whose contributions - based on her husband's gold and silver mining fortune - put a lot of the gold in the reputation of California. Her donations to the University of California that she served as a regent from 1897 to her death in 1919 helped make it a major institution. She endowed nurseries and kindergartens, helped rebuild many institutions after the San Francisco earthquake/fire, and later, her financial aid to numerous archaeological expeditions carried the stipulation that the finds go to the UC and thus came about the University Museum. Later she endowed UC's department of anthropology. She also set up the first refuge for redwood trees. When her husband George was appointed to the U.S. Senate, she turned her philanthropy to that area's institutions and was, among other things, a major contributor to the National Cathedral and the restoration of Mount Vernon. Her only child was William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper publisher. She died April 13, 1919 at her home in Pleasanton, CA, a victim of the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919.  The majestic residence burned in a great fire in 1969.  The land now serves as Castlewood Country Club.
    1842 – Charles Alfred Pillsbury was born in Warner, NH.  He was co-founder and namesake of the Pillsbury Company.
    1847 - Frederick Douglass, along with Martin R Delaney, started The North Start, an anti-slavery paper.
    1863 – Confederate General James Longstreet abandoned his siege of Knoxville, TN.
    1864 - Salmon P. Chase was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. His most significant achievements came as Treasury Secretary under Lincoln. He was partly responsible for saving the country from financial ruin with the Legal Tender Act, which he sponsored in 1862. The act allowed 150,000,000 greenbacks to be issued. The phrase “In God We Trust” was put on national coins by order of Chase.     
    1868 – At the trial of Jefferson Davis, black Americans were empaneled as jurors for the first time in an American courtroom. He refused to honor the trial and sat in jail for two years. Horace Greely, democratic candidate for President in 1872, and founder and editor of the New York Tribune, became an advocate of universal amnesty for Confederates, and in May, 1867, offered bail for Davis. He was pardoned by President Johnson under the influence of Southern Democrats who had swung the electoral vote in an alleged backroom deal. Some other trivia:  Davis was the son-in-law of former president Zachary Taylor (who was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise) and US Secretary of War (1853-57).
(see Horace Greely:
    1878 - Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel from various parts of the world, including America.
    1879 - Thomas Edison said he could invent a safe electric light bulb. Although electric arc lights had existed for more than ten years, their high intensity made them a fire hazard.  Financiers, including J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilt family, took Edison at his word and established the Edison Electric Light Company later that year. After more than a year of experiments, Edison and his young assistant, Francis Upton, finally developed a carbon filament that would burn in a vacuum in a glass bulb for forty hours. They demonstrated the light bulb to their backers on Dec. 3, 1879, and by the end of the month, were exhibiting the invention to the public. On December 31, 1879, the Pennsylvania Railroad ran special trains to Edison's Menlo Park laboratory to let the public witness a demonstration of the invention.
    1892 - Harriet Stratemeyer Adams’ birthday in Newark, NJ.  Adams claimed to be the author of all 55 of the Nancy Drew mysteries (under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene), most of the Hardy Boys series (under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon), the Toms Swift Jr. series, the Bobbsey Twins and other books in the Stratemeyer publishing empire. Took over the organization in 1930 when her father died. Most of the books were ghosted by writers she hired, but the fable that she both created the series and write the stories still lives on.
    1896 - Hermann Hollerith incorporated the Tabulating Machine Company.  At age twenty-nine, Hollerith, who had worked at the Census Bureau in 1880, won a competition to develop the most efficient counting system for the 1890 census. His tabulating machine counted punched cards, inspired by a card system developed by Joseph Jacquard of France to program patterns into textile looms. Through a series of mergers and reorganizations, the Tabulating Machine Company eventually became IBM.
    1897 - Birthday of social artist William Gropper in New York City’s Lower East Side.   A committed radical, Gropper's alienation was accentuated when on March 24, 1911 he lost a favorite aunt in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a disaster which resulted from locked doors and non-existent exits in a New York sweatshop. Some 146 workers burned or jumped to their deaths on that day in what was New York's greatest human catastrophe prior to the 9/11. Died 1977.
    1898 - The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeated an All-star collection of early football players, 16-0, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football.
    1901 – President Teddy Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address asked Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits".    
    1901 – Milwaukee of the American League was replaced by the St. Louis Browns.
    1902 - Birthday of Mitsuo Fuchida, the pilot who flew the lead plane in Japan's air attack on Pearl Harbor.  Following WWII, through representatives of the Pocket Testament League, Fuchida was converted to Christianity in 1950.
    1902 - Birthday of clarinet player Joe “Brother Cornbread” Thomas, New Orleans, LA
    1903 - Birthday of trombone player Brad Gowans , Billerica, MA,
    1907 - Singer Connee Boswell’s birthday in Kansas City, MO. Perhaps best known as part of the Boswell Sisters singing group, after her sisters married, she continued as a solo, performing mostly from a wheelchair. She'd been a victim of polio as a child and then had a fall that aggravated the situation. She played a number of instruments and was a gifted arranger.  Boswell died in NYC in 1976.

    1919 - Birthday of piano player/composer Herbie Nichols, New York City, NY.  Died 1963.

    1922 - The first movie in Technicolor that was considered released for commercial purpose plus was “really successful” was “The Toll of the Sea,” released this day at the Rialto Theater, New York City. The process was developed by Dr. Herbert Thomas Kalmus, president and general manager of the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation from its inception until 1959.
    1922 - Birthday of Joseph Edward “Joe” Collins, born Joseph Edward Kollonige, at Scranton, PA. As a first baseman for the New York Yankees, Collins played in seven World Series in his 10-year Major League career and he was a teammate of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. He hit two home runs off Brooklyn Dodgers’ Don Newcombe in Game 1 of the 1955 series (I was there and remember it, too). Collins died on August 30, 1989 in Union, NJ, where a small park is named for him.
    1923 – The first radio broadcast of a Congressional session was aired from Washington, DC…where else?
    1925 - The first jazz concerto for piano and orchestra was presented at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Commissioned by Walter Damrosch, American composer George Gershwin presented "Concerto In F", and was also the featured soloist playing a flugelhorn in a slow, bluesy style as one of his numbers.
    1925 – Ferlin Husky was born in Cantwell, MO.  He was an early country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes. He had two dozen Top 20 hits in the country charts between 1953 and 1975.  In the 1950s and 60s, Husky's hits included “Gone” and “Wings of a Dove”, each reaching No. 1 on the country charts.  Husky died in 2011.
    1927 – The first Laurel and Hardy film, “Putting Pants on Philip” was released.
    1929 - Birthday of sax/clarinet player Clarence Ford, New Orleans, LA.,,431599,00.html
    1929 - Birthday of trombone player Fred Assunto , New Orleans, played with the Dukes of Dixieland
    1929 - Showing extreme optimism, if not foresight, President Herbert Hoover declared to Congress that the nation had shaken off the impact of the recent stock market crash and regained its faith in the economy. “Happy Days Were Here Again,” he tried to make his theme song (Ironically, it became FDR’s theme song, along with “Brother Can You Spare a Dime.”). The Teapot Dome scandal and trial under undermined his leadership, but it was his lack of understanding the economy that did him in. In the 1930, he called a special session of Congress to take up tariff revisions, which he had promised in his presidential campaign the previous fall. Hoover primarily wanted to have tariff rates raised on agricultural products. By the time it was over, the Smooth-Hawley Act also included some of the highest rates in history on manufactured products. Hoover signed the act into law on June 17 despite the fact that on May 4 a petition singed by 1028 economists had been sent to Washington urging defeat of the proposed legislation. Within two years, 25 nations retaliated by raising duties on US Goods. The economic nationalism triggered by this legislation had been blamed for deepening the worldwide depression. A report in 1931 recommended repealing the anti-probation law, however, Hoover opposed it. In the 1932 election, Hoover received a popular vote of 15,761,841 with 59 electoral votes to Roosevelt’s 22,821,857 and 472 electoral vote. The democrats also gained 13 senate seats and 90 house seats.
    1930 - Birthday of singer Andy Williams, born Walt Lake, IA. Platinum album: Love Story, 13 gold albums.
    1931 - Unemployment in American reaches 13.5 million — almost 1/3 of the American work force. In Los Angeles alone, shelters give asylum to over 200,000 persons. Many choose instead to hit the road — another 200,000 become freight car migrants on the Missouri Pacific Line. Severe drought hits the midwestern and southern plains. As the crops die, the 'black blizzards" begin. Dust from the over-plowed and over-grazed land begins to blow.
    1932 - Birthday of singer/actress Jaye P. Morgan, (Mary Margaret Morgan), in Mancos, CO.  Her best known role, however, was as an original panelist on Chuck Barris’ “The Gong Show”.,+Jaye+P.

    1932 - Birthday of trumpet player Webster Young, Columbia, SC
    1933 – As the effects of the Great Depression continued to lower attendance at Major League baseball games, Philadelphia A’s owner and manager, Connie Mack, sold All-Star catcher, and future Hall of Famer, Mickey Cochrane, to the Detroit Tigers for $100,000.  Before the fire sale would end Mack would also sell Jimmy Foxx and Al Simmons among others.
    1933 – The Chicago Cardinals’ QB, Joe Lilliard, would be the last black player in the NFL until 1946.
    1937 – NASCAR’s Bobby Allison was born.
    1942 - Frank Sinatra’s first solo engagement, Paramount Theater, New York City.
    1945 - *HENRY, ROBERT T., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and date: Luchem, Germany, 3 December 1944. Entered service at: Greenville, Miss. Birth: Greenville, Miss. G.O. No.: 45, 12 June 1945. Citation: Near Luchem, Germany, he volunteered to attempt the destruction of a nest of 5 enemy machineguns located in a bunker 150 yards to the flank which had stopped the advance of his platoon. Stripping off his pack, overshoes, helmet, and overcoat, he sprinted alone with his rifle and hand grenades across the open terrain toward the enemy emplacement. Before he had gone half the distance he was hit by a burst of machinegun fire. Dropping his rifle, he continued to stagger forward until he fell mortally wounded only 10 yards from the enemy emplacement. His single-handed attack forced the enemy to leave the machineguns. During this break in hostile fire the platoon moved forward and overran the position. Pvt. Henry, by his gallantry and intrepidity and utter disregard for his own life, enabled his company to reach its objective, capturing this key defense and 70 German prisoners.
    1946 - General Strike in Oakland, California. 100,000 workers from 142 AFL unions — including workers from factories, industries, services, retail stores, transportation systems and more — declared a "work holiday" and walked off their jobs. The three-day General Strike of more than 130,000 workers in Alameda County (Oakland) CA, opposed police brutality and supported striking Oakland department store workers. It lasted until city and labor leaders settled on a compromise agreement, returning workers to their jobs on Dec. 5. In following months, the populist Oakland Voters League brought together progressive factions in the city to elect four out of five labor candidates to the city council.
    1946 – This year’s Heisman Trophy winner is Mr. Inside, Glenn Davis, of Army.
    1947 - Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens today at New York's Ethel Barrymore Theater and runs for 855 performances. Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, & Karl Malden star.
    1947 – Manson follower and fellow murderer Patricia Krenwinkle’s birthday.
    1948 – The first woman officer not in the US Army medical corps is sworn in.
    1948 - Top Hits
“Buttons and Bows” - Dinah Shore
“On a Slow Boat to China” - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood
“You Were Only Fooling” - Kay Starr
“One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)” - Jimmy Wakely
    1950 - Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tom Fears celebrates his 27th birthday by making an NFL record 18 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 51-14 victory over Green Bay.
    1950 - PAGE, JOHN U. D., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, X Corps Artillery, while attached to the 52d Transportation Truck Battalion. Place and date: Near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, 29 November to 10 December 1950. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Born: 8 February 1904, Malahi Island, Luzon, Philippine Islands. G.O. No.: 21, 25 April 1957. Citation: Lt. Col. Page, a member of X Corps Artillery, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty in a series of exploits. On 29 November, Lt. Col. Page left X Corps Headquarters at Hamhung with the mission of establishing traffic control on the main supply route to 1st Marine Division positions and those of some Army elements on the Chosin Reservoir plateau. Having completed his mission Lt. Col. Page was free to return to the safety of Hamhung but chose to remain on the plateau to aid an isolated signal station, thus being cut off with elements of the marine division. After rescuing his jeep driver by breaking up an ambush near a destroyed bridge Lt. Col. Page reached the lines of a surrounded marine garrison at Koto-ri. He then voluntarily developed and trained a reserve force of assorted army troops trapped with the marines. By exemplary leadership and tireless devotion he made an effective tactical unit available. In order that casualties might be evacuated, an airstrip was improvised on frozen ground partly outside of the Koto-ri defense perimeter which was continually under enemy attack. During 2 such attacks, Lt. Col. Page exposed himself on the airstrip to direct fire on the enemy, and twice mounted the rear deck of a tank, manning the machine gun on the turret to drive the enemy back into a no man's land. On 3 December while being flown low over enemy lines in a light observation plane, Lt. Col. Page dropped hand grenades on Chinese positions and sprayed foxholes with automatic fire from his carbine. After 10 days of constant fighting the marine and army units in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir had succeeded in gathering at the edge of the plateau and Lt. Col. Page was flown to Hamhung to arrange for artillery support of the beleaguered troops attempting to break out. Again Lt. Col. Page refused an opportunity to remain in safety and returned to give every assistance to his comrades. As the column slowly moved south Lt. Col. Page joined the rear guard. When it neared the entrance to a narrow pass it came under frequent attacks on both flanks. Mounting an abandoned tank Lt. Col. Page manned the machine gun, braved heavy return fire, and covered the passing vehicles until the danger diminished. Later when another attack threatened his section of the convoy, then in the middle of the pass, Lt. Col. Page took a machine gun to the hillside and delivered effective counterfire, remaining exposed while men and vehicles passed through the ambuscade. On the night of 10 December the convoy reached the bottom of the pass but was halted by a strong enemy force at the front and on both flanks. Deadly small-arms fire poured into the column. Realizing the danger to the column as it lay motionless, Lt. Col. Page fought his way to the head of the column and plunged forward into the heart of the hostile position. His intrepid action so surprised the enemy that their ranks became disordered and suffered heavy casualties. Heedless of his safety, as he had been throughout the preceding 10 days, Lt. Col. Page remained forward, fiercely engaging the enemy single-handed until mortally wounded. By his valiant and aggressive spirit Lt. Col. Page enabled friendly forces to stand off the enemy. His outstanding courage, unswerving devotion to duty, and supreme self-sacrifice reflect great credit upon Lt. Col. Page and are in the highest tradition of the military service.
    1951 - Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast.
    1952 – Hawaii experiences its first television broadcast.
    1953 - President Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Republican Party.
    1953 - "Kismet" opened on Broadway in New York. The show ran for 583 performances.
    1955 - Elvis Presley’s first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. No, it wasn’t "Hound Dog" or "Heartbreak Hotel". The first two sides were actually purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records: "Mystery Train" and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget". Elvis was described by his new record company as “The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last 10 years.”
    1956 - Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game.  He scored 52 points for Kansas University.
    1956 - Top Hits
“Singing the Blues” - Guy Mitchell
“Blueberry Hill” - Fats Domino
“True Love” - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
“Singing the Blues” - Marty Robbins
    1960 - "Camelot" opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. Richard Burton and Julie Andrews played the leading roles in the musical written by Lerner and Loewe. Robert Goulet also got rave reviews. "Camelot" had a run of 873 performances. Broadway went Hollywood in the 1967 film version of "Camelot". Its run was not quite as successful.  Regardless, it became synonymous with the Kennedy years such that after the assassination, the tone of writing usually contained references to the “End of Camelot”.    
    1962 - Roger Hilsman, director of the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research, sends a memorandum to Secretary of State Dean Rusk pointing out that the communist Viet Cong fighters are obviously prepared for a long struggle. Hilsman felt that a noncommunist coup against Diem "could occur at any time," and would seriously disrupt or reverse counterinsurgency momentum. As it turned out, Hilsman was eventually proven correct. On November 1, 1963, dissident South Vietnamese generals led a coup resulting in the murder of Diem. His death marked the end of civilian authority and political stability in South Vietnam. The succession of military juntas, coups, and attempted coups in 1964 and early 1965 weakened the government severely and disrupted the momentum of the counterinsurgency effort against the Viet Cong. While the administration had accurate intelligence reports, they ignored them as Lyndon B. Johnson feared being perceived as weak against communist expansion in the Far East.
    1964 - Police arrest 733 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley following their takeover at the administration building in protest of the UC Regents’ decision to forbid protests on UC property. This is generally considered the start of the Free Speech Movement.  (I helped cover this for KFRC radio, San Francisco, stringing also for UPI audio/AP.)
    1964 - Top Hits
“Leader of the Pack” - The Shangri-Las
“She’s Not There” - The Zombies
“Mr. Lonely” - Bobby Vinton
“Once a Day” - Connie Smith
    1965 - Birthday of Olympic gold medal figure skater Katrina Witt, born Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany.
    1965 - An all-white jury in Alabama convicted three Ku Klux Klansmen over the murder of white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.
    1966 - At a time when the airwaves and record charts where dominated by Rock and Roll, a most unusual song called "Winchester Cathedral" by The New Vaudeville Band became the number one tune in the US.
    1967 - Dr. Christian Bernard, a South African surgeon, performed the world's first successful heart transplant at Cape Town, South Africa.
    1967 – The final run of “The 20th Century Limited”, the famed luxury train between Chicago and New York, began.
    1968 - HOLCOMB, JOHN NOBLE, Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Place and date: Near Quan Loi, Republic of Vietnam, 3 December 1968. Entered service at: Corvallis, Oregon. Born: 11 June 1946, Baker, Oregon. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Holcomb distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader in Company D during a combat assault mission. Sgt. Holcomb's company assault had landed by helicopter and deployed into a hasty defensive position to organize for a reconnaissance-in-force mission when it was attacked from 3 sides by an estimated battalion-size enemy force. Sgt. Holcomb's squad was directly in the path of the main enemy attack. With complete disregard for the heavy fire, Sgt. Holcomb moved among his men giving encouragement and directing fire on the assaulting enemy. When his machine gunner was knocked out, Sgt. Holcomb seized the weapon, ran to a forward edge of the position, and placed withering fire on the enemy. His gallant actions caused the enemy to withdraw. Sgt. Holcomb treated and carried his wounded to a position of safety and reorganized his defensive sector despite a raging grass fire ignited by the incoming enemy mortar and rocket rounds. When the enemy assaulted the position a second time, Sgt. Holcomb again manned the forward machine gun, devastating the enemy attack and forcing the enemy to again break contact and withdraw. During the enemy withdrawal an enemy rocket hit Sgt. Holcomb's position, destroying his machine gun and severely wounding him. Despite his painful wounds, Sgt. Holcomb crawled through the grass fire and exploding mortar and rocket rounds to move the members of his squad, everyone of whom had been wounded, to more secure positions. Although grievously wounded and sustained solely by his indomitable will and courage, Sgt. Holcomb as the last surviving leader of his platoon organized his men to repel the enemy, crawled to the platoon radio and reported the third enemy assault on his position. His report brought friendly supporting fires on the charging enemy and broke the enemy attack. Sgt. Holcomb's inspiring leadership, fighting spirit, in action at the cost of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
    1968 – The heralded NBC comeback special of Elvis Presley aired for the first time.
    1968 – With pitchers’ ERAs lowering and batters’ batting averages going in the same direction, Major League Baseball agreed to lower the pitcher's mound to 10" from 15"  and to reduce the strike zone from the knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits.
    1969 - John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in "Jesus Christ Superstar."
    1971 - The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The incident was later immortalized by Deep Purple's 1973 hit, "Smoke on the Water". (“…some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground...")
    1972 - Top Hits
Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone - The Temptations
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
If You Don’t Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
She’s Too Good to Be True - Charley Pride
    1973 – US spacecraft Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
    1976 – An assassination of singer/composer Bob Marley failed.  He was shot twice, but played a concert only two days later.
    1977 - After eight straight weeks at the top of the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers chart, Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" finally gives way to "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" by Crystal Gayle.
    1977 - After 29 weeks in the #1 position on the album charts (a record, literally...), "Rumours", by Fleetwood Mac, was replaced at the top spot by the album "Simple Dreams", sung by Linda Ronstadt.
    1979 - Nearly a dozen young people are killed at concert of the rock band The Who in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eleven victims were trampled to death during a stampede for seats at the Riverfront Coliseum. The band was not informed of the deaths until after the show.
    1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini became the first Supreme Leader of Iran. 
    1980 - Top Hits
“Woman in Love” - Barbra Streisand
“Another One Bites the Dust” - Queen
“He’s So Shy” - Pointer Sisters
“If You Ever Change Your Mind” - Crystal Gayle
    1982 - A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, MO that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.  Over time the EPA condemned the area and homeowners were bought out of their homes by the government, leading to the town's evacuation by 1985 and complete demolition by 1992.
    1984 - A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history. 
    1984 - Miss America 1971, Phyllis George, wife of the Governor of Kentucky who is heir to the Kentucky Fried Chicken fortune, signed a multiyear contract with CBS-TV. Her work as co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News" began in January 1985.
    1986 - Bobby Knight led the Indiana Hoosiers past Notre Dame 67-62. For only the second time in his 22-year basketball-coaching career, Knight relied on a zone defense. He also threatened to throw 20 chairs onto the floor to trip Fighting Irish players, so maybe that had something to do with it, too.
    1988 - Top Hits
Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby) - Will To Power
Look Away - Chicago
How Can I Fail? - Breathe
I Know How He Feels - Reba McEntire
    1989 - Heavy snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in northern New England. Snowfall totals in Maine ranged up to 31 inches, at Limestone. Presque Isle, ME reported a record 30 inches of snow in 24 hours, along with wind gusts to 46 mph.
    1989 - President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Soviet Union may be coming to an end.
    1992 - A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.
    1994 - "On Bended Knee", by Boyz II Men, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The smash was #1, off and on, thru January 1995.
    2001 - Although Enron has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the corporation is current on its payments and plans to keep the company's name on Astros' new ballpark, according to Astro officials. The downtown stadium will stay Enron Field as long as Enron continues to exist and makes regular payments on its 30-year, $100 million commitment they stated.   Enron is long gone and the ballpark is now known as Minute Maid Park.
    2002 - Thousands of personnel files released under a court order showed that the Archdiocese of Boston went to great lengths to hide priests accused of abuse, including clergy who allegedly snorted cocaine and had sex with girls aspiring to be nuns.
    2007 - Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, WA, and close a 20-mile portion of I-5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.
    2007 - The National Intelligence Estimate (N.I.E.) has judged with a high degree of confidence that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003. It does, however, assess that Tehran is keeping the option to develop nuclear weapons open. There is confidence that the halt, and Tehran’s announcement of its decision to suspend its declared uranium enrichment program, as well as sign an Additional Protocol to its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Safeguards Agreement, was made in response to the increasing international scrutiny and pressure on its previously undeclared nuclear work. Iran has welcomed the N.I.E. report that suggests that its government is not trying to develop nuclear weapons at this time.
    2013 - A law that banned plastic guns that were undetectable in metal detectors was set to expire by the end of the year unless the US Congress passed it again. The US House passed it on November 3rd and the US Senate passed it on December 10th. The law requires all plastic guns to have at least one metal part that cannot be removed in the firing mechanism. Gun control advocates were hoping to expand the law.



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