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Monday, June 1, 2021

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Kit Menkin on MCA disclosures
  Will disclosing rates kill MCA?
    News Stories make
Robert L. Hornby update New York Disclosure Law
  Chair, Equipment Leasing and Finance
    Chesa Shahinian & Giantomas PC
Bank Executive Pleads Guilty to Scheme
  That Implicates Giants Baseball Team Minority Owner
   By Coleman Reports
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Newton's First Law
    Does it matter? Of course it matters!
Top Ten Leasing News
    May 24 to May 28
Salary Needed to Buy a House
    in the Largest Metros
Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
    Two Academies in June—One in August
The Right of Set-Off, a Major Pitfall in the Suit Process
    By President Nancy Seiverg at CMI Credit Mediators Inc.
Mixed Breed
    Baltimore, Maryland  Adopt-a-Dog
California Department of Financial Protection
    and Innovation Main Page for License Main Page
News Briefs---
How the trucker shortage
    is fueling the meat crisis
Whole Foods to open 43 stores
    with 11 in California
Reports: Fintech startup Klarna could receive $40B+
    valuation in new funding round
Dreamforce is coming back to S.F. -
    with a 5,000-person capacity and mandatory vaccinations

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Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine
    Under Federal Law, New Guidance States

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Kit Menkin on MCA disclosures
Will disclosing rates kill MCA?
News Stories Make


Robert L. Hornby update New York Disclosure Law
Chair, Equipment Leasing and Finance
Chesa Shahinian & Giantomas PC

“As Leasing News report, the New York Truth in Lending law was amended and has a new effective date of January 1, 2022. The big issue now is what regs the NYDFS will issue to deal with the many issues that the law left vague. The most important of which will be whether there will be a model disclosure rider. To date, the DFS was not issued any rules for comment or any guidance on the law. 

“The law may get delayed again if DFS continues to drag its feet (as has happened in CA over the past two years). I will try to find out next week if there is any informal word on when to expect anything.  However, we are essentially in a holding pattern until DFS does something.”

Mr. Hornby Most Recent report:
  New York Legislature Moves to Expand Reach
     of Small Business Truth-in-Lending Act

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Bank Executive Pleads Guilty to Scheme
That Implicates Giants Baseball Team Minority Owner
By Coleman Reports

Last week, former Sterling Bank & Trust executive, YiHou “Fanny” Han, pleaded guilty to originating at least 1,288 fraudulent residential mortgage loans through the bank’s low-documentation Advantage Loan Program. The plea deal gives federal investigators insider information against others implicated in the alleged conspiracy, including Scott Seligman, who is the founder of Sterling Bank & Trust and a minority owner of the Giants baseball team.

According to the plea agreement, Seligman encouraged Han and two other loan offers at the bank to falsify information on borrower loan applications, make unauthorized money transfers to conceal the source of funds, and facilitate the approval of loans to borrowers involved in money laundering. Through this scheme, federal investigators believe Seligman and his family received approximately $115 million. However, Seligman has not yet been formally charged for any wrongdoing.

To implement this scheme, Han and two other loan officers altered borrower debt-to-income ratios, job titles, employment histories, and supporting documents submitted alongside Advantage Loan Program applications. In order to conceal the fraud, Han says she used her knowledge as a bank executive to undermine the institution’s ability to implement effective anti-money laundering controls.

During the conspiracy, Han earned approximately $3,381,355 in commissions, while her co-conspirators earned approximately $2,519,488, and $990,847 respectively. All three defendants have pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud. Han is scheduled to be sentenced on August 18, 2021, and faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

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Newton's First Law

Does it matter? Of course it matters!

Everything little thing you do matters.  If you do 100 negative things in day, your day will be negative.  If you do 100 positive things in a day, your day will be positive; pretty simple, but not easy!
Goals are reached by taking small deliberate steps each and every day. You gain momentum and confidence without realizing it and before you know it, you are better than you were. (eating clean, saving the extra dollar, working out when you don’t feel like it)  The same can be said about negative actions. (Having the extra beer, buying something you don’t need, complaining)  Just like Newton’s First law: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
Ask yourself: Which direction do you want to go in? 


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Top Ten Leasing News
May 24 to May 28

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1) Will Disclosing Rates Kill the MCA Business
  and Equipment Financing?
    By Kit Menkin

(2) Will Disclosing Rates Kill the MCA Business
  and Equipment Financing? Reaction
    Email from

(3) Truth in Financing Comes to Another State
    Joining California, New York maybe New Jersey & Connecticut

(4) Stories from the Past at Leasing News, May 24, 2012
    CLP Foundation Announces New Executive Director

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

(6) Respect

(7)  The Top Eight Leasing/Finance Company Websites
     in North America

(8) Biden's $10 billion in mortgage aid is on the way
     — here's how you qualify

(9) Work from Home Expectations
    Survey by Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

(10) Hiring a Credit Analyst
    By Ben Carlile




Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
Two Academies in June—One in August

The Academy for Lease and Finance Professionals (ALFP) is a three-day event designed to fully prepare an individual to sit for the CLFP exam assuming the attendee has already self-studied.

During the first two days, all of the required sections of the CLFP exam are covered in-depth and on the third day, the exam is offered, but not mandatory and may be taken on another day.

Students are strongly advised to have read and studied The Certified Lease & Finance Professionals' Handbook prior to attending the class in order to ensure success.

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Lease Corporation of America (Online Private ALFP)
June 10 - 11, 2021
Exam is proctored online; therefore, it may be taken at any time.

Northteq Online ALFP (public)
June 17 - 18
Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central)
Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Central)
This online ALFP will require attendees to have access to WebEx

Exam is proctored online; therefore, it may be taken at any time.

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The Right of Set-Off, a Major Pitfall in the Suit Process
By President Nancy Seiverg at CMI Credit Mediators Inc.

Litigation is full of potential pitfalls.
The Right of Set-Off is one of which to be wary of.

About six months ago, I received a claim from one of my clients, a logistics provider, who had a customer in central Texas for several years. Unfortunately, through circumstances out of their control, this customer fell into a very difficult financial situation and could not pay the $16,000 receivable balance due. Although the debtor had the will and volition to pay, he strongly insisted they just did not have the capacity to pay all but about $500 per month.

Needless to say, after some short consultation with the creditor, we decided to hand the matter over to our attorney partner in Texas for further collection efforts. Subsequently, it was necessary to pursue this claim through litigation and, after only a few months, we received a default judgment.

Things were looking good and we hoped there would still be a significant amount of cash in the debtor’s account to garnish and make this a profitable endeavor. However, one of the pitfalls when trying to garnish a debtor’s bank account is that the right to garnish any funds is subordinate to a bank’s right of set off.

When a debtor has their bank account at an institution to which they also owe money, that institution may have the right under state law to seize any funds and apply them to the debt the debtor has with them. This is known as a “right of set-off." For example, if a debtor has a working capital loan with their bank, the bank has precedence over other creditors to claim funds from the debtor’s checking, money market, or related accounts.

In our case, even though the funds in the debtor’s bank account exceeded the $16,000 owed, the bank’s right to offset superseded our garnishment claim. Unfortunately, we could not seize any of the debtor's funds in the account. In addition, the bank had a lien on all of the debtor’s remaining receivables as well as their movable assets. In other words, we hit a legal brick wall.

Fortunately, the debtor did not dismiss his obligation. Even with all of the legal difficulties, he maintained a desire to pay off the debt as best as he could, and has been doing so for the past few months. In fact, as the economy recovers, we have been negotiating with the debtor to make larger monthly installments.

For the most part, the litigation process through to judgment and garnishing funds has worked successfully countless times in the past. However, there’s still no crystal ball as to any number of twists, turns and surprises (and the right of set offs) that can thwart all the good efforts to try and recover what is rightfully yours.

Your thoughts and comments ( are most welcome!

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News Briefs---

How the trucker shortage
    is fueling the meat crisis

Whole Foods to open 43 stores
    with 9 in California

Reports: Fintech startup Klarna could receive $40B+
    valuation in new funding round

Dreamforce is coming back to S.F.
    with a 5,000-person capacity and mandatory vaccinations


You May Have Missed---

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine
    Under Federal Law, New Guidance States


Sports Briefs---

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, will 'take  some   
   time away' from tennis after controversy over media obligations

Pete Carroll has Seahawks goal of 100% player
     vaccinations by the start of training camp

Nevius: A’s may not be bluffing on relocation this time

SF Giants' Mauricio Dubon strikes back
    at Trevor Bauer after homering off the Dodgers

NFL bullish on playing regular-season games in Germany


California Nuts Briefs---

California unemployment claims rise, U.S. claims drop

Low Folsom Lake levels surprise some
    Memorial Day weekend visitors

Monterey County Agriculture Vaccinates 42,000 Farmworkers



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     Celebrity-Filled Tribute to Restaurants

No magic technology to prevent smoke taint yet

Local winery uses robot to combat problem in vineyard

Paso Robles Wine Country's
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Sonoma County Vintners Announces Taste of Sonoma,
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This Day in History

     1540-The first settlement in America in continuous habitation is the mountain village of Acoma, NM. First settled in the 11 th century by Indians from nearby Enchanted Mesa. Francisco Vaques de Coronado's army visited Acoma in the year 1540 and became the first white man to enter Sky City. He described Acoma as:
"One of the strongest ever seen, because the city was built on a high rock. The ascent was so difficult that we repented climbing to the top. The houses are three and four stories high. The people are of the same type as those in the province of Cibola (Zuni) and they have abundant supplies of maize, beans and turkeys like those of New Spain"
    1586 - After a surprise raid on the village the night before, Ralph Lane and English garrison murder the Indian chief Pemisapan, behead and mutilate his corpse, announcing "Christ our Victory" as they lay siege to Dasemunkepeac. This was in retaliation to Pemisapan trying to organize the Indians against the European way of life. When Sir Walter Raleigh returns to the area, he finds the white settlement has “vanished.” They state in their journals they don't know why. Other patriot chiefs such as King Phillip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Sitting bull, et al, will suffer similar fates, as the pattern is set. The citing of journals that follow is fascinating. The Indian population of what was to become the U.S. was about 1,000,000 when European exploration began. Pioneer groups of European colonists were small. They entered regions with sparser populations and more fluid cultures, bringing with them diseases unknown to the area, perhaps the main killer of the Indian population. In retrospect, the first decade of the seventh century was the twilight of aboriginal Indian life.
    1638- the first earthquake in the US to have been recorded and described in writing occurred at Plymouth, MA, at 2 PM. Governor William Bradford described the event in his History: ... it was very terrible for ye time; and as ye men were set talking in ye house, some women and others were without ye doors, and ye earth shooke with ye violence as they could not stand without catching hold of ye posts . . . but ye violence lasted not long. And about halfe an hower, or less, came an other noyse & shaking, but neither so loud nor strong as ye former, but quickly passed over, and so it ceased.”
    1660- Mary Dyer, American colonial-British Quaker convert whose conscience forced her back to Boston in spite of official warnings. There she was arrested for teaching a religious belief other than those approved by the Puritan church leaders and hanged this day. While the history books state religious groups came to American to escape persecution, quite the opposite is true. They came here as missionaries to reform the American Indians and did not accept religious practices except their own. Mary Dyer was executed under the strict anti- Quaker laws enacted by the very same people who came to the "New World" for religious freedom. Dyer's hanging was not part of the witchcraft panic that gripped Salem, Massachusetts later.
    1779 - The court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The West Point surrender was also foiled when an American Colonel ignored Arnold's order not to fire on an approaching British ship. Arnold's defection was revealed to the Americans when British officer John André, acting as a messenger, was robbed by AWOL Americans working as pirates in the woods north of New York City. The notes revealing Arnold's traitorous agreement were stashed in his boots. Arnold and his wife Peggy, who fooled American officers into believing she had no involvement in the betrayal, escaped to New York City. At the British surrender at Yorktown, Benedict Arnold was burned in effigy and his name has since become synonymous with traitor. The British didn't treat him very well after the war either. After prevailing in a libel action, he was awarded only a nominal amount because his reputation was already so tarnished. He died in 1801 and was buried in England without military honor.
    1792- Kentucky became the 15th State of the Union. Since its name is an American Indian word for "great meadow", it is fitting that Kentucky's nickname is the Bluegrass State, and its flower is the goldenrod. The official state bird is the cardinal. The capital of Kentucky is the city of Frankfort.
    1794 - Protected by a French fleet, a large convoy of US ships carrying provisions to famine-stricken France is encountered by a British fleet under Admiral Sir Richard Howe. Although Howe defeats the French, the US convoy is able to escape safely during the heat of the battle.
    1796 - Tennessee joined the United States of America on this day. Long before it officially became the 16th state, Tennessee had already begun to earn its nickname, the Volunteer State, as it sent large numbers of volunteers to fight in the American Revolution. The tradition continued for the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. The country-music capital of the world, Nashville, is also the governmental capital of Tennessee. The state's official flower is the iris, its bird, the mockingbird.
    1801- Bringham Young, Mormon Church leader born at Whittingham, VT. Known as “the American Moses,” having led thousands of religious followers across 1,000 miles of wilderness to settle more than 300 towns in the West. He died at Salt Lake City, UT, Aug 29, 1877, and was survived by 17 wives and 47 children. Utah observes, as a state holiday, the anniversary of his entrance into the Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847.
    1813 - The U.S. Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the U.S. frigate "Chesapeake", Captain James Lawrence (b.1871) was heard to say, "Don't give up the ship!", during a losing battle with a British frigate "Shannon"; his ship was captured by the British frigate. Oliver Hazard Perry honored his dead friend Lawrence when he had the motto sewn onto the private battle flag flown during the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813.
    1843-Sojourner Truth begins travel as abolitionist speaker.
    1850-"San Francisco Daily Herald" began publication. Available for viewing on microfilm at the University of California in Berkeley.
    1851-In San Francisco, Horse-drawn omnibuses, which means: bus for all the people, began running between California Exchange and Mission Dolores.
    1852-Publication today of a manual of the corporation of the city of San Francisco containing a map of the city, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the constitution of the state of California, the charters of the city, the revised ordinances still in force, and certain laws relating articularly to the city of San Francisco.
    1860-The first census compiled by machines was the 1890 census, which recorded a population of 62,979,766. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 5/29/2004 at 3:48:56 PM EDT is 293,364,634COMPONENT SETTINGS
One birth every.................................. 8 seconds
One death every.................................. 12 seconds
One international migrant (net) every............ 25 seconds
Net gain of one person every..................... 12 seconds
Historic Census by Year
    1861- John Quincy Marr of Warrenton, VA, commander of the Warrenton Rifle Guards ( designated Company K of the 17 th Virginia Infantry Regiment ) was the first Confederate officer killed in the Civil War; in a skirmish at Fairfax Court House, VA. Marr was actually a lieutenant colonel, having been commission on May 2, 1861, but his letter of commission from Governor John Letcher had not been delivered to him.
    1862—General Robert E. Lee was appointed commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
    1864 - Snow, gales and severe cold hit the Midwest. It was the bitterest cold New Year's day of record with afternoon highs of 16 below zero at Chicago IL and 25 below at Minneapolis MN.
    1898- Molly Picon birthday: U.S. actor and singer, the star of New York Yiddish theater. Known as the Sweetheart of Second Avenue, she projected a light, charming character with a great sense of humor.
    1899-The annual parade of "New York's Finest" was filmed on June 1, 1899 in Union Square.
    1901-The first motorcycle powered by a gasoline engine was demonstrated in a climbing hill exhibition. The first motorcycle with a built-in gasoline engine was manufactured in Springfield, MA, by George M. Hendee, who formed the Hendee Manufacturing Company, which began to market the Indian motorcycle. Previously, motorcycles had been ordinary bicycles to which motors were attached. Three motorcycles were built in 1901. The following year, production was increased to 143. The motors were made by the Aurora Machine Company, Auroa, IL, and were mounted to the motorcycle frames in Springfield.
    1908 - John Krohn decided to take a walk around the United States - with his wheelbarrow! He completed the walk around the perimeter of the U.S. in 357 days. He walked 9,024 miles, went through 11 pair of shoes, 112 pair of socks, five wheels for his trusty wheelbarrow and never walked on Sunday.
    1911- The first life insurance group policy was written for 121 employees of the Pantasote Leather Company of Passaic, NJ, by agent William J. Graham of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Each employee was given insurance protection amounting to a year's salary and a funeral benefit of $100.
    1915- Country singer Johnny Bond was born in Enville, Oklahoma. He is best known as the composer of "Hot Rod Lincoln," a hit for both Bond and Charlie Ryan in 1960, and for Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen in 1970. Bond also appeared in more than 50 movies. And in the less-enlightened days of the 1950's and '60s, he wrote a series of comic songs about drunkenness, the most famous of which is "10 Little Bottles." Bond died of a heart attack on June 12th, 1978.
    1916-Pacific Coast longshoremen strike.
    1919-Birthday of singer/pianist Lafayette Leake, Winona, MS,,457357,00.html
    1903 - A strong tornado just 50 to 75 yards in width killed many persons around the Gainesville GA Cotton Mill. The tornado strengthened and widened near the end of its four mile path, killing 40 persons at New Holland GA. A total of 104 persons were killed in the tornado.
    1920--WEB DuBois, civil right activist and educator, awarded Spingarn Medal,
No. 27 here: 
    1921 -- More than 300 killed in race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The black community of Greenwood is destroyed by a white mob, who murdered many & burned down nearly the entire area, destroying over 1,000 homes & businesses in a 35 block area. No one was ever charged with any wrongdoing, no reparations were ever made and accounts of the riot were literally cut out of the newspaper archives as Tulsa (read "white" Tulsa) tried to erase accounts & memories of the events...
    1921- composer and arranger Nelson Riddle was born in Ordell, New Jersey. Well-known as an orchestrator for such singers as Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt, Riddle also had several hits under his own name, including the 1956 million seller "Lisbon Antigua." He died on October 6th, 1985.
1922 Birth of Ray Knighton, who in 1954 founded the Medical Assistance Program (MAP International) in Chicago.
    1924-Alto-Clarinet player Hal McKusick born Medford, Mass.
    1924---Birthday of drummer Herbie Lovelle, New York City, NY
    1926-Marilyn Monroe's birthday, American actress and sex symbol of the '50s, born at Los Angeles as Norma Jean Mortensen or Baker. She had an unstable childhood in a series of orphanages and foster homes. Her film career came to epitomize Hollywood glamour. In 1954 she wed Yankee legend "Jolting Joe" DiMaggio, but the marriage didn't last. Monroe remained fragile and insecure, tormented by the pressures of Hollywood life. Her death from an overdose Aug 5, 1962, at Los Angeles shocked the world. Among her films: The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Misfits.
    1934-Singer Pat Boone birthday, considered the second most popular singer in the 50's, after Elvis Presely. Also an actor (State Fair), author, born Jacksonville, FL. At his peak in the late 1950's, Boone was considered a rock 'n' roller, a sort of sanitized, parent approved alternative to Elvis Presley. The first of his more than 50 chart records came in 1955 a cover version of Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame." Boone's record went to number one while Domino's version made it only to number 16. Pat Boone became one of the all time biggest selling pop singers, and from 1957 to 1960 had his own network television series. His daughter, Debby Boone, had a number one record in 1977 with "You Light Up My Life."
    1934 - Heavy rain which began on December 30th led to flooding in the Los Angeles Basin area of California. Flooding claimed the lives of at least 45 persons. Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas. Rainfall totals ranged up to 16.29 inches at Azusa, with 8.26 inches reported in Downtown Los Angeles.
    1936-Brithday of Sandra Scoppetone, U.S. writer of mysteries featuring Lauren Laureno, Lesbian private eye who has a wonderful view of New York City. Her conversations with the natives are priceless.
    1938 - The first issue of the comic book "Superman" appeared in news stands throughout the country. "Superman" was created by two teenagers: Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster. Originally a newspaper comic strip, Superman was changed to a booklet format to immediate acclaim. It became a movie and one of the first television series hits. The story idea came from Jerry Siegel in a dream he had about the baby, Moses, who was abandoned by his parents in order that his life be saved. This dream prompted Siegel's creation of the ‘Man of Steel'. Artist Joe Shuster made the comic book hero come alive. The first story, in this first issue, took place on the planet, Krypton, where baby Kal-El was born. The infant was shot to Earth in a rocket just before Krypton exploded.
    1938 - Batters wore protective baseball helmets for the first time. Helmets were brought into use in a game between the Springfield Greys and the House of David in New York City.
    1944---Top Hits
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
I'll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)
I'll Be Seeing You - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Frank Sinatra)
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio
    1947- Guitarist Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones was born in London. A veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and Faces, Wood was chosen by the Stones to replace Mick Taylor in 1974. Wood was also a member of Keith Richards's New Barbarians, the group that shared billing with the Rolling Stones at a free concert for the blind in Oshawa, Ontario in April 1979. The concert was in lieu of a jail sentence for Richards, who had been convicted of possession of heroin.
    1949 - Subscribers to "Newsweek" magazine were offered microfilm copies of the magazine for the first time. The weekly publication cost $15 a year.
    1949 - A six day blizzard began over the Northern Rockies and the Great Plains. The storm produced the most adverse weather conditions in the history of the west.
    1950—birthday of singer Charlene (CHARLENE D'ANGELO) Hollywood, Ca.;_ylt=
    1952---Top Hits
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Blue Tango - The Leroy Anderson Orchestra
Be Anything - Eddy Howard
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson
    1956-Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, "Whatever Will Be, Will Be" (Que Sera, Sera) entered the charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay. 
    1957- at the Pacific Amateur Athletic Union Meet at Stockton, CA, Don Bowden of the University of California became the first American to break the four minute mile ( 3 minutes 57.7 seconds )
    1957-Sam Cooke records "You Send Me" at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles. The song will rise to the top of the US chart next December and become the first of Cook's 29 Billboard Top 40 hits. 
    1957-- Sam Cooke records, "You Send Me"
    1959--- Johnny Horton's "The Battle of New Orleans" hits #1
    1959 - Columbia Records' "Johnny's Greatest Hits" celebrated a full year at the top of the album charts. The LP continued to stay at or near the top of the charts for several more years. The album became the album leader of all-time after 490 weeks. Johnny Mathis went on to have an LP on the charts nearly every year for over three decades.
    1960- The popular and enigmatic British mini-series, "The Prisoner," aired for the first time in US television. Starring Patrick McGoohan as a secret agent held against his will in a remote, controlled environment known as the Village, "The Prisoner" was one of TV's most imaginative series. In both the US and England, The Prisoner became an instant cult series. "The Prisoner" was one of the most imaginative shows on TV, regarded by some as the finest dramatic series in TV history. Patrick McGoohan, who produced and starred in the series, also wrote and directed some episodes. In the series, McGoohan found himself in a self-contained community known as "the village" where he was referred to, not by name, but as Number 6. Number 6 realized he was a prisoner, and spent most of the series trying to escape or to learn the identity of the leader, Number 1. In the last episode, he learned that he was Number 1.
    1960-The first parking meter enforcement division of a police department was appointed by Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York Ci9ty. The “meter maids” underwent about two weeks of training and received salaries ranging from $3,150 to $4,830 a year. The first summons was issued on June 6, 1960.
    1960---Top Hits
Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
He'll Have to Stay - Jeanne Black
Paper Roses - Anita Bryant
Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin
    1961--- Experimental FM stereo is heard for the first time in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Schenectady, NY markets.
    1963---Four weeks after it entered the Billboard chart, 17 year old Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" hit the number one spot. It was a song that was chosen for her by Quincy Jones, then a staff producer for Mercury Records, who had seen Leslie sing for the first time just a few weeks earlier. 
    1963 -- 531, including NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, arrested at a peaceful civil rights march in Jackson, Mississippi.
    1964 - Leslie Gore's hit single, It's My Party, rose to the Number 1 spot on Billboard's record charts on this date, and stayed there for 2 weeks. Gore was just 17 when she recorded the song, and she became one of the youngest solo female artists in music history to top the charts (1963). The Rolling Stones landed at JFK International Airport in New York for their first U.S. tour, which began the next day at the Manning Bowl, a high-school football stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts.
    1964- The Rolling Stones arrived in New York to begin their first American tour. Their first date was at a high school stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Stones also stopped in Chicago to record an EP at the Chess studios, and when they tried to hold a news conference, a riot broke out.
    1964- The Equal Pay Act became law. Two years before, July, 1962, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure requiring equal pay for equal work for women dealing in interstate commerce work, but that fall the U.S. Senate refused to take action.
    1966 -- June 1-2, White House Conference on Civil Rights with Roy Wilkins of NAACP; Whitney Young Jr. of National Urban League; 
Floyd McKissick & James Farmer of CORE; Martin Luther King Jr. of SCLC; Stokely Carmichael of SNCC ("We feel that integration is irrelevant. We have got to go after political power.").
    1967 - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by The Beatles in England. The North American release came two days later. "Sgt. Pepper's" became one of the first rock albums to be critically-acclaimed, and went on to become the number one album in the world. It spent 15 weeks at the top of the album list in the United States It took 700 hours over three months to record under the direction of George Martin, Britain's top pop producer. A then state-of-the-art four track recorder was used to build each song layer by layer. The cost of recording - $75,000. "Sergeant Pepper's" wide range of styles and sounds and its use of electronic noises ushered in the psychedelic era. Some of its songs, such as "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life" were carefully examined for hidden meanings. The album is estimated to have sold more than 15 million copies, and stayed on the Billboard chart for 113 weeks. On June 1st, 1987, 20 years to the day after it originally came out, the compact disc version of "Sergeant Pepper's" was released. The CD contained what some might consider a bonus - a two-second burst of laughter and gibberish which had only been available previously on European versions of the album, and a high frequency note at the end of the LP audible only to dogs.
    1968- Simon and Garfunkel reached the top of the US charts with "Mrs. Robinson," a song featured in the soundtrack of the film "The Graduate." The song won a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Pop Performance by a Vocal Duo or Group.
    1968---Top Hits
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
    1971-- CBS-TV airs what would be the last Ed Sullivan Show, featuring guest performer Gladys Knight. The show would be canceled the next day, having run an astonishing 23 years.
    1973-The James Bond thriller, "Live and Let Die" opens. The movie features the title track by Paul McCartney and Wings.
    1974-Heimlick Maneuver introduced: the June issue of the journal Emergency Medicine published an article by Dr. Henry Heimlich, outlining a better method of aiding choking victims. Instead of prevailing method of backslaps (which merely pushed foreign objects further into the airways), Dr. Heimlick advocated “subdiaphragmatic pressure” to force objects out. Three months later the method was dubbed, the Hemlich Maneuver” by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    1974-Birthday of Alanis Morissette, Ottawa, Ontario
    1975 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels threw his fourth career no-hitter game with a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. As a result, Ryan tied the major league baseball no-hit record.
    1976---Top Hits
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) - Silver Convention
Misty Blue - Dorthy Moore
One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash
    1977--28 year old, Long Island native, Billy Joel wraps up a four month tour of the US by appearing at Carnegie Hall in New York.
    1979 - The temperature at Maybell CO plunged to 60 degrees below zero to tie the state record set back in 1951 at Taylor Park
    1980-, CNN debuted, the Cable News Network, TV's first all-news services went on air.
    1980 - A man from Falmouth ME was struck by lightning restoring his eyesight. The man had been blind and partially deaf since a truck accident in 1971
    1984---Top Hits
Let's Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
As Long as I'm Rockin' with You - John Conlee
    1987-Niekro Brothers the Winninest. Phil Niekro pitched the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers to put himself and his brother Joe into the lead as the winningest brothers in major-league pitching history. Their 530 combined victories surpassed Gaylord and Jim Perry. The Niekros ended their careers with 539 wins, 318 by Phil and 221 by Joe.
    1987 - A winter storm brought rain and snow and high winds to the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast Region. The storm, which occurred in a period of unusually high astronomical tides, produced a tide of 9.4 feet at Myrtle Beach SC (their highest since Hurricane Hazel in 1954) which caused a total of 25 million dollars damage in South Carolina.
    1989 - Thunderstorms developing during the afternoon over the Southern Plains Region produced severe weather through the evening and the night, spawning nine tornadoes. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Alpine TX, and baseball size hail at Balmorhea, TX, Fluvanna, TX, and in Borden County, TX
    1990 - U.S. President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed a bilateral agreement to stop producing chemical arms and to begin destroying stocks by the end of 1992.
    1995- Joe Garagiola Jr. is named as the Diamondbacks first general manager.
    1997-Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey won a special 150-meter match race against American Michael Johnson to reassert his claim to the title of the “World's Faster Human.” After Bailey had won the 100 meters at the 1996 Summer Olympics and Johnson had won the 2200 meters and the 400 meters, the two engaged in a nasty bragging-rights battle. This special race was supposed to put an end to their flap. But the race in Toronto proved inconclusive as Johnson, well behind at the halfway point, pulled up short, claiming that he had injured his left quadriceps.
    1997 -The San Francisco domestic partners ordnance became law.
    1997 - Heavy precipitation fell from December 26, 1996 to January 3, 1997 in much of the west. In the California Sierra Nevada’s the Truckee River reached its highest level on record. Lake Tahoe reached its highest level since 1917. Sacramento was spared the worst of the flooding by a system of levees, although many nearby towns were not so fortunate. Numerous levee breaches and breaks occurred across the state. Approximately 16,000 residences were damaged or destroyed. State officials estimated at least $1.6 billion in damages to private and public property.
    1999 - A major blizzard struck portions of the Midwest on January 1-3, 1999. The storm produced 22 inches of snow in Chicago and was rated by the NWS as the second worst blizzard of the 20th century, ranking behind the blizzard in January 1967. Estimates of losses and recovery costs are between $0.3 and $0.4 billion with 73 dead as a result of the blizzard.

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