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Friday, October 22, 2021

Today's Leasing News Headlines

New Disclosure Laws - When will They Take Effect
    By Ken Greene, Leasing News Legal Editor
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
The LTi Difference
    Developers of Lease and Loan Platforms
Leasing Industry Ads
    Growing a Senior Sales Team/Equipment Vendor Sales Manager
Your Facebook Profile in Job Hunting
    Career Crossroad---by Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
How Long $1 Million for Retirement Would Last
    in America’s Largest Cities
ELFF October Confidence Slightly Up Half a Point
    from 60.5 in September to 61.1 in October
NEFA’s 2021 Funding Symposium
    October 12 - October 15, 2021 
Netflix Halloween Part 2 Island of Los Souls (1932),
  Black Sabbath (1963), Dawn of the Dead (1978)

    Tenebrae (1982), The Witch (2015) Fernando Croce
Mountain Cur/Mix
    Riverwoods (Deerfield) Illinois  Adopt-a-Dog
Equipment Finance Matters Podcast
     Ralph Petta previews Convention in new podcast
News Briefs---
US Existing Home Sales Rebound
    in September, Rise 7%
Southwest mass cancellations debacle
    cost $75M, company says
U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 19-month low
    as labor market tightens
Verizon beats expectations in Q3
    ending the quarter with 122 million retail connections
Beige Book - October, 2021
    Modest to Moderate Rate reports Majority
Average tech salaries in Seattle rise 4.6%
       to $158K, second-highest in U.S.
Facebook is planning to rebrand
    the company with a new name
Contra Costa County fines In-N-Out for not checking COVID
    vaccination status - Many locations are now outside or pickup only
The Incredible Disappearing Hotel Breakfast
     —and Other Amenities Travelers Miss

You May have Missed---
Ford Maverick Hybrid Pick-up Truck Hits 42 MPG City
   500 miles on a Single Tank of Gas

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New Disclosure Laws - When will They Take Effect
By Ken Greene, Leasing News Legal Editor

One of the questions I hear most often these days is “when will the new disclosure laws take effect.” No surprise that everyone is confused, as the rules keep changing. Yesterday, the New York DFS announced that compliance with the new requirements (under review again) will be required six months after the effective date, a change from the original target date of January 1, 2022. That prompted us to provide this list of guidelines, which are, of necessity, not set in stone.

New York: As stated above, compliance will be required six months after the effective date. Since the regulations are not final, and are under review again, it would appear the compliance date will be in the spring of 2022.

California: Compliance is required after the final regulations are adopted by the commissioner. Since the regulations have been under review for more than a year, it would appear the regulations are close to final. I would venture that the effective date will be January 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter. If you are considering applying for a CFL license, keep in mind that it can take months for the DFPI to process your application, although they are legally required to issue a decision on an application within 60 days of submission of  “a full and complete application” per Financial Code §22109.1(c). That 60 days often becomes 90 days or more. Also remember that new applications must now be filed via the NMLS, and existing licensees must transition to NMLS by January 1, 2022 (which Leasing News has published several times).(1)

New Jersey: S233 is “pending technical review by legislative counsel”. It is slated to take effect on the “145th day next following the date of enactment” S233(8). Since the bill has not become law yet, we are at least 145 days away from the compliance date.

Connecticut: SB745 was introduced in February 2021. The bill states that, if passed, it would become effective on October 1, 2021. That date has come and gone, so we can’t really predict the compliance date at this time.

North Carolina: The Small Business Truth in Financing Act” was introduced on May 11, 2021. It is written to take effect on May 1, 2022, if it is enacted.

We will keep you posted as we learn of new developments in this area.

  1. NMLS Transition for California Financing Law
    Licensees: December 31, 2021 Deadline

Ken Greene Leasing & Finance Observations

Ken Greene
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5743 Corsa Avenue Suite 208
Westlake Village, California 91362
Tel: 818.575.9095
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New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries

Jordan Bass was hired as Director, Major Vendor Program, CSI Leasing, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.  He is located in the Greater Chicago area. Previously, he was Global General Manager, Nutanix Financial Solutions (August, 2017 - October, 2021); Regional Manager, Financial Services, Hitachi Data Systems (May, 2012 - August, 2017); Account Executive, CSI Leasing (May, 2007 - May, 2012); Account Executive, LaSalle Business Solutions (2005 - 2007); Realtor, Koenig & Strey (2003 - 2005). Volunteer: Coach, Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association (April, 2016 - Present). Education: University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign.

Ali Bligh was hired as Senior Vice President, Franchise Finance, Star Hill Financial, Fairfield, Connecticut, a division of Bank United. She is located in the Greater Seattle Area. ”Ali will support the underwriting of franchise transactions for the quick service restaurant industry, working closely with the firm’s sales and operations teams to help drive further growth and continue to provide outstanding customer service and move quickly through the financing process.” Previously, she was Credit Products Officer, Bridge Funding Group, formerly United Capital Business Lending (October, 2004 - June, 2021); Workout Analyst, GE Capital (March, 2010 - September, 2012); Vice President, Citigroup (August, 2004 -October, 2008); Commercial Underwriter, Bank One (1999 - 2002). Education: UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA, Finance (2002 - 2004). Butler University, Bachelor's Finance, Spanish (1995 - 1999). Center Grove High School.

Tom Myers was hired as Senior Financial Consultant, Quall Financial Solutions, Burbank, California. He is located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Previously, he was Vice President, Ascentium Capital, December, 2019 - September, 2012); Vice President, Business Development, Madison Capital, LLC (2011 - December, 2019); Finance Representative, Marlin Business Services Corp., (August, 2015 - February, 2016); Relationship Manager, GE Capital (2009 - 2011); Regional Sales Manager, TCF Equipment (2005 - 2009); Territory Manager, Caterpillar Financial (2002 - 2005). Education: Salisbury University.

Craig Shipley was hired as Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer, Wintrust Specialty Finance, Irvine, California. He is located in the Greater Chicago Area, Illinois. (He)...and is focused on the strategic growth of WSF’s wholesale and vendor channels as the portfolio approaches half a billion dollars in assets. He joins a team led by David Normandin, CLFP, president and CEO of WSF.”  Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer, KarChing, Inc. (2019 - 2021). He remains Investor, barre3 (2018 - Present).  Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Director, BMO Harris Bank (2016 - 2019); Regional Sales Manager, US Enterprise, Cisco Systems Capital (2010 - 2015); Vice-President, Macquarie Group (2008 - 2010); Vice President, CIT (2005 - 2008); Senior Vice President and General Manager, Tatonka Capital Corporation (2003 - 2005); Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CDW Leasing, LLC (1999 -2003); Vice President, Sales and Marketing, FirstCorp, LLC (1995 - 2003). Volunteer: Susan G. Komen, Foundation, Chicago. Health. Bears Care Volunteer, Chicago Bears, Children.   Education: Miami University, Bachelor of Science, Business. Activities: Varsity Wrestling Team.

Ken Sonderup was promoted to Senior Data Solutions Specialist, CoBank, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.  He joined the firm September, 2001, as Senior Manager, Leasing Business Solutions, promoted July, 2013, Business Architect.  Previously, he was Senior Credit Analyst, Firstar Equipment Finance (2000 - 2001); Credit Analyst, US Bank Equipment Finance (1999 - 2000); Credit Analyst, GE Capital (1995 - 2000); Portfolio Management, Cargill (1994 - 1996); Collector, Preferred Credit (1994 - 1994); Staff Sgt., 60th FMS, Travis AFB CA, United States Air Force (August, 1986 - January, 1990).  Education: St. Cloud State University, BS, Business - Finance (1992 - 1995).

Nat Sutton was hired as Managing Director, ZRG Partners, Rochelle Park, New Jersey.  He is located in New York City. Previously, he was Partner and Head of the Nonprofit Practice, Bufkin/Baker (2017 - October, 2020); Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggls (February, 2017 - October, 2020); Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles (February, 2000 - 2017); Vice President/Corporate Communication, CitiGroup (1968 - 2000). “He joined its corporate predecessor, Citibank, in 1968 as a speechwriter for its legendary chairman, Walter Wriston.”  He serves as Board Member, Harvard Business School Club of New York (2017 - Present); Board Member, CADCA (2011 - Present: Education: Harvard Business School, Management. Centre d'Etudes superieures indusrielles, Diploma, International Public Affairs.

Dave Tyler was hired as Middle Market Commercial Portfolio Manager 2, Wells Fargo, Overland Park, Kansas.  Previously, he was Commercial Portfolio Manager, Senior, Huntington National Bank (October, 2018 - 2021); Credit Manager 1, Commerce Bank (2018 - September, 2018). He joined Scottrade Bank October, 2013, Senior Credit Analyst, Equipment Finance, promoted February, 2016, Credit Supervisor, Underwriting, Equipment Finance, promoted February, 2016, Supervisor, Credit Portfolio Management, promoted January, 2017, Department Manager, Credit Management. He joined CSI Leasing September, 2007, Credit Analyst, promoted august, 2012, Assistant vice President, Credit Intern, Russell Capital Management (August, 2006 - December, 2006). Education: The University of Kansas, Master, Accounting.  KU MAcc Program (2021- 2025), University of Kentucky, BA, Finance (2004 - 2007).

Elena Zucchi was hired as Vice President, SLS Financial, Kansas City, Missouri. She is located in Greater Philadelphia.  Previously, she was Vice President, Broker Relations, East Coast, Centra Funding (August, 2020 - October, 2021); Senior Business Development Manager, Marlin Business Bank (January, 2014 - August, 2020); CFO Total Financial Solutions (2008 - 2010).     


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Your Facebook Profile in Job Hunting

Career Crossroad---by Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

Your social media profile is not a resume. I have received MANY submittals that include a Facebook or Instagram link. I don’t want to be insulting but it often delivers the wrong message. More than likely, the interviewer will look you up in LinkedIn which gives your job and maybe even references.  While seeking a new job, I suggest turning off your Facebook, Instagram, and you might even want to edit your Twitter account.

A social medial profile is not a resume. It does NOT replace the traditional form of applications.

Also, amend your resume for the specific job you are applying for. You can emphasize more attributes that fit the specific position. You resume does NOT fit all the jobs you apply for.

Once written, your resume is not finished. Re-write it for the job you are applying for. Yes, the resume writing is never done until an employer says "You're Hired!"

Emily Fitzpatrick
Sr. Recruiter
Recruiters International, Inc.
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How Long $1 Million for Retirement Would Last
in America' s Largest Cities


Is $1 Million Enough for Retirement in America?

The average American needs their retirement savings to last them 14 to 17 years. With this in mind, is $1 million in savings enough for the average retiree?

Ultimately, it depends on where you live, since the average cost of living varies across the country. This graphic, using data compiled by shows how many years $1 million in retirement savings lasts in the top 50 most populated U.S. cities.

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This analysis reportedly doesn’t take into account interest earned on the $1 million. With that in consideration, the above calculations could be seen as very conservative figures.

To compile this data, GOBankingRates calculated the average expenditures of people aged 65 or older in each city, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and cost-of-living indices from Sperling’s Best Places.

That figure was then reduced to account for average Social Security income. Then, GOBankingRates divided the one million by each city’s final figure to calculate how many years $1 million would last in each place.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, San Francisco, California came in as the most expensive city on the list. $1 million in retirement savings lasts approximately eight years in San Francisco, which is about half the time that the typical American needs their retirement funds to last.

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ELFF October Confidence Slightly Up Half a Point
from 60.5 in September to 61.1 in October

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry, reporting overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 51.1, an increase from the September index of 50.5.

James D. Jenks, CEO, Global Financing & Leasing Services, LLC
I don’t feel a great deal of optimism looking forward. The supply chain bottleneck is likely to improve, and as it does, the general pick-up in the economy will follow.”

David Normandin, CLFP, President and CEO, Wintrust Specialty Finance
“Business volume is increasing coming out of the summer months, portfolio performance is sound, and we are optimistic for a solid Q4 2021.”

Bruce J. Winter, President, FSG Capital, Inc
“We have seen strong new business opportunities over the last six months, so while our survey answers are ‘about the same,’ that’s because we have already seen the turn and this level of activity is, in fact, very strong.”

Full Report:


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NEFA’s 2021 Funding Symposium
October 12 - October 15, 2021 

Executive Committee and Board of Directors elected:
2022 NEFA’s Board President, Jim Jackson, The Alta Group. NEFA’s outgoing Board President Laura Carini, CLFP - Financial Pacific Leasing, is joined on the Executive Committee by incoming Board President, James Jackson-The Alta Group; Scott Wheeler, CLFP-Wheeler Business Consulting as Vice President; Adam Peterson -Channel Partners Capital as Treasurer; and Robert Hornby -Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC as Secretary.

New Directors of the association were also announced and include Don Cosenza - North Mill Equipment Finance; Kim King, CLFP -Navitas Credit Corp; Shervin Rashti -SLIM Capital Services; and Bob Rinaldi – Rinaldi Advisory Services. They are joined by the other tenured Board Members including Paul Fogle, CLFP-Quality Leasing Co., Inc; Jacklynn Manning, CLFP-AMUR Equipment Finance; and Beth McLean, CLFP-Northland Capital Equipment Finance; and Shawn Smith-Dedicated Commercial Recovery Inc.

Also, during the Annual Meeting, the Executive Committee awarded Kristian Dolan - Northteq, the Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award. Kristian Dolan was the Chair of the 2021 Virtual Finance Summit

Full Symposium Press Release

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Special Halloween Edition, Part Two
by Fernando Croce

In the second part of our seasonal frightfest, we continue with more choice Halloween pictures. So check in with Netflix and enjoy your own cinematic night of tricks and treats!

Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Canton, 1932): H.G. Wells’ novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau” has often been adapted for the big screen, but never as chillingly as in this nightmarish shocker. Charles Laughton has a gleeful blast as the sadistic Moreau, a scientist obsessed with creating a new race by combining human and animal life. Into his isolated island comes Edward (Richard Arlen), a shipwrecked traveler who, much to his horror, realizes that his host’s experiments now include him. Not just a cautionary view of science but also a striking chronicle of monstrous imperialism, the film is a potent and surprisingly modern text that builds to an indelible vision of revolt. Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman and Bela Lugosi as the Sayer of the Law are gruesome standouts.

Black Sabbath (Mario Bava, 1963): Macabre Italian maestro Mario Bava serves up a series of delectable frights in this atmospheric tree-part thriller. In the first segment, "The Telephone," a beautiful young French woman (Michele Mercier) is slowly driven mad by mysterious phone calls which seem to be coming from some other, less human place. In "The Drop of Water," a British nurse learns the real meaning of "scared to death" when she has to prepare the corpse of an elderly fortune teller. Finally, in "The Wurdalak," horror legend Boris Karloff stars in a tale of a haunted past catching up with characters in 19th-century Russia. Featuring tons of the director's voluptuous camerawork and impish sense of humor, this is an underappreciated gem which confirms Bava's status as a one-of-a-kind stylist.

Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978): Ten years after revolutionizing horror cinema with “Night of the Living Dead,” George A. Romero serves up the next chapter in his undead saga with this brilliant blend of fright and satire. With the world in the grip of an epidemic of zombies, people search for desperate ways to survive. TV news producer Francine (Gaylen Ross) and her beau Stephen (David Emge) are joined by a pair of S.W.A.T. commandos (Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger) as they seek refuge in a large shopping center. While the ghouls stumble on elevators and slip on ice rinks, the refugees help themselves to the mall’s consumer goods. Offering ironic commentary along with generous doses of gore, Romero’s film is a brilliant benchmark in the zombie subgenre.

Tenebrae (Dario Argento, 1982): A master of stylish terror, Italian director Dario Argento (“Suspiria”) orchestrates exquisite mayhem in this twisty, feverish murder mystery. Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa) is a mystery writer who, while on tour in Rome, discovers that his work is being used as the model behind a slew of killings. When police investigations come up empty, Peter begins his own search for the culprit’s identity, helped by his loyal assistant Anne (Daria Nicolodi). Years ahead of Wes Craven’s “Scream” series, Argento takes a self-reflexive stab at the genre, contemplating the role of the artist even as his art grows more and more bloody. The result is one of the filmmaker’s most multi-layered works, brimming with his trademark gorgeous-grisly set-pieces and leading to an unforgettable finale.

The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2015): Set in 17th-century New England, this haunting psychological drama shines an intense light on the roots of.  superstition and fear. As a family of farmers struggling with the disappearance of their young son, the parents come to blame their oldest daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), whose own situation on the verge of womanhood is seen as dangerously sinful by the strict community. When Thomasin is accused of witchcraft by a pair of siblings, paranoia threatens to engulf every character—but is the maiden really as innocent as she says she is? Directed by Robert Eggers with an unnerving touch and a splendid sense of atmosphere that belies the film’s modest budget, this is an exceptionally evocative tale about a nation’s primal horrors.


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We are now open to the public!
8am - 4pm Sunday through Saturday

Walk-ins are welcome, but we do have capacity limitations in our cat-house and dog-wings, therefore we recommend making a reservation to ensure the best experience!


Equipment Finance Matters Podcast
Ralph Petta previews Convention in new podcast

 New this week, ELFA President & CEO Ralph Petta shares highlights from the upcoming 60th ELFA Annual Convention in a new episode of ELFA’s Equipment Finance Matters podcast. Join Ralph and host Alexa Carnibella as they talk about the lineup of keynote speakers and breakout sessions and new opportunities for all 960 attendees to “Reconnect and Reunite.” Plus: If you're a first-time attendee, don't miss the advice to get the most out of your convention.


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News Briefs---

US Existing Home Sales Rebound
    in September, Rise 7%

Southwest mass cancellations debacle
    cost $75M, company says

U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 19-month low
    as labor market tightens

Verizon beats expectations in Q3
    ending the quarter with 122 million retail connections

Beige Book - October, 2021
    Modest to Moderate Rate reports Majority

Average tech salaries in Seattle rise 4.6%
       to $158K, second-highest in U.S.

Facebook is planning to rebrand
    the company with a new name

Contra Costa County fines In-N-Out for not checking COVID
    vaccination status - Many locations are now outside or pickup only

The Incredible Disappearing Hotel Breakfast
     —and Other Amenities Travelers Miss




You May Have Missed---

Ford Maverick Hybrid Pick-up Truck Hits 42 MPG City
   500 miles on a Single Tank of Gas



Sports Briefs---

Bleacher Report's Expert Week 7 NFL Picks

Film room: Breaking down the dramatic
    improvements to Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s game


California Nuts Briefs---

Regional Changes in California
    Drop in Percentages of Water Reduction

According to the update, water usage dropped in each of the state’s 10 assigned hydrologic regions. The North Coast region saw the biggest month-over-month improvement at 18.3%, followed by the San Francisco Bay (9.9%) and Sacramento River (8.1). Meanwhile the South Coast region, the state’s most populous, reported the lowest total with a 3% usage drop.

Overall, the water board said the state is seeing a 10% drop in urban water usage since the last drought.

Newsom: State will have another ‘historic budget surplus’

Los Altos couple donates $10 million
    to Humane Society Silicon Valley

UC Davis Health plans major medical expansion,
    housing development in fast-growing Folsom



“Gimme that Wine”

Clos du Val Gets Back on Course

Free Wine App

Wine Prices by vintage


This Day in History

     1734 – Daniel Boone (d. 1820) was born in Berks County in the Pennsylvania Colony.  Having moved to Kentucky, Boone was in the Revolutionary War, which in Kentucky, was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided Indians. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778, who after a while adopted him into their tribe. Later, he left the Indians and returned to Boonesborough to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia.  Boone was elected to the first of his three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the Revolution and fought in the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Blue Licks, a Loyalist victory over the Patriots, was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War, coming after the main fighting ended in October 1781. 
    1746 – Princeton University received its charter as The College of New Jersey.
    1812 - American Mountain man Grizzly Adams was born John Boyden Adams (d. 1860), Medway, Massachusetts.
    1819 – The first ship travels the Erie Canal from Rome to Utica in New York.  Construction began on July 4, 1817, at Rome, and this was the opening of the first 15 miles, to Utica.  The entire canal was officially completed on October 26, 1825, stretching from Albany to Buffalo, some 363 miles from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal was thus completed in eight years at a cost of $7.143 million.  It was acclaimed as an engineering marvel that united the country and helped New York City develop as an international trade center.   
    1836 - Sam Houston inaugurated as first elected president of Republic of Texas
    1844 - The "Great Disappointment" began when this latest date, set for the return of Christ by religious leader William Miller, passed without event. Over 100,000 disillusioned followers returned to their former churches, or abandoned the Christian faith altogether.
    1861 – The first telegraph linking the east and west coasts is completed.
    1862 - Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt and his troops attacked Col. Douglas H. Cooper and his Confederate command on Beatties Prairie near Old Fort Wayne at 7:00 am. The Confederates put up stiff resistance for a half hour, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retire from the field in haste, leaving artillery and equipment behind. This was a setback in the 1862 Confederate offensive that extended from the tidewater in the east to the plains of the Indian Territory of the west.
    1875 - Sons of the American Revolution organized.
    1879 – Thomas Edison, using a filament of carbonized thread, tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb.  It lasted 13½ hours before burning out.
    1881 – The Boston Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert.
    1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City with Charles Francois Gounod's “Faust,” sung in Italian, by Ludovico Contini;  “Siebel” by Sofia Scalchi; “Marthe” by Louise Lablache; and “Marguerite” by Christine Nilsson. Admission was priced at $6 for the orchestra stalls, $3 for the balcony, and 42 for the family circle.
    1883 – The first horse show was held, at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
    1884 – Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in a 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds New York City to determine baseball champion in what would become the World Series.  The Providence Grays of the National League and the New York Metropolitans of the American Association met with Providence sweeping, 3 games to none.  While the 1884 post-season championship series was the first such to be referred to as the "World's Series," Major League Baseball considers the 1903 World Series to be the first. Nonetheless, the 1884 series was baseball's first interleague championship contest.
    1885 – John Montgomery Ward and several teammates secretly form the Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players, becoming the first union representing the players.
    1897 – The world’s first car dealer opens in London.
    1898 - Birthday of composer-pianist Ralph Yaw, Enosburg Valls, VT.  He arranged 40 originals for Stan Kenton.  He wrote plans for a great number of swing-era bandleaders through the ’30s and ’40s, including Isham Jones, Cab Calloway, Eddie Barefield, Count Basie, and Les Dark Brown, but Yaw is best-known for his use Stan Kenton, for whom he wrote and arranged in the ’40s.  
    1903 - Birthday of George Beadle (d. 1989), on a farm near Wahoo, NE.  Beadle began his pro­fessional career as a professor of genetics at Harvard, eventually becoming President of the University of Chicago. Dr. Beadle won many international prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1958 for his work in genetic research, as well as the National Award of the American Cancer Society in 1959 and the Kimber Genetica Award of the National Academy of Science in 1960. Beadle demonstrated how the genes control the basic chemistry of the living cell. Because of his work, he has been termed “the man who did most to put modern genetics on its chemical basis.”
    1903 – Curly Howard, one of The Three Stooges, was born Jerome Lester Horwitz (d. 1952) in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
    1906 - Race riot for four days in Atlanta, Georgia, ten blacks and two whites were killed. Historians’ state racism prevailed until Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the late 1950's (that is another story).  Lynchings of Americans were common in the 20th century from seventy-five to one hundred per year, and it appears until the late 1920's, when it became less than 25 known lynchings per year. In 1922, an anti-lynching bill was filibustered in the US Senate.
    1906 - 3,000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia to protest a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon's "The Clansman." D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of the Nation” is an adaptation of this novel turned into a play and film.
    1907 – Ringling Bros acquires Barnum and Bailey Circus.
    1907 – “Double X”, Jimmy Foxx (d. 1967) was born in Sudlersville, MD.  He played 20 seasons in the Majors with four teams. His most productive years were with the Philadelphia A’s and the Boston Red Sox, where he hit 30 or more HRs in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs in 13 consecutive years.  In 1932, Foxx hit .364, with 58 home runs with 169 RBIs, missing the Triple Crown by just three points in batting average. Foxx had actually hit 60 home runs that year which would have tied Babe Ruth’s record, but two of the home runs were hit in games that ended up being rained out, so the home runs didn't count.  Foxx became the second player in Major League Baseball history to hit 500 career home runs, after Ruth. Attaining that plateau at age 32 years and 336 days, he held the record for youngest to reach 500 for sixty-eight years, until superseded by Alex Rodriguez in 2007. His three career MVPs awards are tied for second all-time. Foxx was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951. 
     1913 - Action/war photographer Robert Capa, born Andre Friedmann (d. 1954) was born in Budapest, Austro-Hungary. Instrumental in forming photographer-owned outfit (Magnum) to aid photographers and distribute their work cooperatively.  Capa took some of the most famous war photos ever, including anarchists and Republicans during the Spanish Revolution of 1936. Shortly after taking this photograph, Capa, who had taken numerous famous photos of D-Day in World War II, stepped on a land mine and was killed in Vietnam, May 24, 1954.
    1918 - Flu epidemic strikes one fourth of all Americans, 200,000 die in the month of October; overall 675,000 die from the flu in the United States alone, with over 1 million suffering, but recovering.
    1920 – Birthday of Timothy Leary (d. 1966) in Springfield, MA.  A psychologist and writer, known for advocating psychedelic drugs, Leary conducted experiments under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, resulting in the Experiments at Concord prison and Marsh Chapel. Though obtaining useful data, Leary and his associate Richard Alpert were fired by Harvard amid controversy surrounding such drugs.  Leary believed LSD showed therapeutic potential for use in psychiatry. He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy such as "turn on, tune in, drop out," "set and setting," and "think for yourself and question authority." During the 1960s and 1970s, he was arrested often enough to see the inside of 29 different prisons worldwide. President Richard Nixon once described Leary as "the most dangerous man in America". 
    1922 - The passage of the anti-protectionist Underwood-Simmons Act took a bite out of the nation's pocketbook. To compensate for the lost income, Congress passed the Revenue Act, mandating the first tax on incomes over $3,000.
    1924 – Toastmasters International is founded by Ralph C. Smedley at the YMCA in Santa Ana, CA.
    1928 - President Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism:" "We in American today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have yet reached the goal, but, given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation." In November, he would be elected in a Republican landslide with 444 electoral votes to Alfred E. Smith’s 87: 21,392,190 popular votes to 15,016,433 for Smith. In congressional elections, the Republicans increased their majorities in both houses, leading in the Senate 56-39 with one seat going to a minor party, and controlling the House 267-167, with one seat held by a minor party.
    1928 - Birthday of composer/pianist Clare Fischer, born Douglas Clare Fischer (d.  2012), Durand, MI.
    1934 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio. Famed agent Melvin Purvis asked the dying man, "Are you Pretty Boy Floyd?" to which he replied, "I am Charles Arthur Floyd. You got me this time." Floyd, who had been a hotly pursued fugitive for four years, used his last breath to deny his involvement in the infamous Kansas City Massacre, in which four officers were shot to death at a train station. He died shortly thereafter. A folk hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw him as a "Sagebrush Robin Hood", stealing from rich banks to help the poor eat by buying them groceries and tearing up their mortgages during the robberies. He was written into legend through song, in Woody Guthrie's "Pretty Boy" Floyd. He was never part of a gang, working with a few trusted accomplices who boldly entered banks in broad daylight, never wearing a mask. A gentleman even in his crimes, always well groomed, immaculately dressed and courteous to his victims.
“Come gather 'round me children, a story I will tell
Of Pretty Boy Floyd, an outlaw, Oklahoma knew him well
Was in the town of Shawnee on a Saturday afternoon
His wife beside him in the wagon as into town they rode
A deputy sheriff approached them in a manner rather rude
Using vulgar words of language and his wife she overheard
Well, Pretty Boy grabbed a long chain, and the deputy grabbed a gun
and in the fight that followed, he laid that deputy down
Then he took to the trees and rivers to lead a life of shame
Every crime in Oklahoma was added to his name
Yes he took to the trees and timbers on the Canadian river shore
and the outlaw found a welcome at many a farmer's door
Yes, there's many a starving farmer, the same story told
How the outlaw paid their mortgage and saved their little home
Others tell about a stranger who came to beg a meal
and underneath the napkin left a thousand dollar bill
It was in Oklahoma City, it was on a Christmas day
Came a whole carload of groceries and a letter that did say
Well, you say that I'm an outlaw, and you say that I'm a thief
Here's a Christmas dinner for the families on relief
Well, as through the world I've rambled, I've seen lots of funny men
Some rob you with a six gun, some with a fountain pen
As through this world you ramble, as through this world you roam
You'll never see an outlaw drive a family from its home
— Woody Guthrie
    1936 - First commercial flight from the US mainland to Hawaii. United Air Lines had also won the mail contract. It was over a fifteen-hour trip from the mainland. In 1941, Hawaiian Airlines, which became Aloha Airlines, started a regular service to the mainland from Oakland, California. In 1946, Aloha Airlines started regular travel. In the early 1950's, it was down to a twelve-hour flight. Aloha went BK and Hawaiian Airlines was born again.
    1936 – Co-founder of the Black Panther Party with Huey Newton, Bobby Seale was born in Liberty, TX.
    1937 - Benny Goodman records “Pop Corn Man,” (V). A real rarity. Only 10 original 78's remain after a mysterious “recall”
    1937 – “Charlie Chan on Broadway” starring Warner Oland and Keye Luke, opened in theaters.
    1938 – “Ignatowski,” actor, producer Christopher Lloyd was born in Stamford, CT.  His first movie role was as a psychiatric patient in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.”  He is perhaps best known for his roles as “Rev.” Jim Ignatowksi on the TV sitcom “Taxi,” for which he won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and the eccentric inventor Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. Other roles include the villain Judge Doom in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and Uncle Fester in the movie adaptations of “The Addams Family.”  Lloyd remains one of the more prolific producers in TV and film.
    1938 - Chester Floyd Carlson, a research physicist from New York City, made the first electro photographic image on wax paper pressed against an electrostatically charged, sulfur-coated zinc plate dusted with fine dark powder. He went on to develop Xerography, the process of making dry paper copies based on the principles of photoconductivity and electrostatics. He patented it on October 6, 1942, calling it xerography. He failed to interest companies in producing copy machines until 1947, when the Haloid Company of Rochester, New York, licensed the process. The company, which later changed its name to Xerox, introduced its first copy machine in 1958.
    1939 – The NFL televised a game for the first time.  The Philadelphia Eagles played the Brooklyn Dodgers.
    1942 – Birthday of Mouseketeer, actress, and singer Annette Funicello (d. 2013) in Utica, NY.  A long and storied career in TV, films, and song, Annette was the first Disney star that was not a cartoon.  She suffered through the latter part of her life from MS, from which she died.
    1944 - HAJIRO, BARNEY F., Medal of Honor
Private Barney F. Hajiro distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 19, 22, and 29 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres and Biffontaine, eastern France. Private Hajiro, while acting as a sentry on top of an embankment on 19 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres, France, rendered assistance to allied troops attacking a house 200 yards away by exposing himself to enemy fire and directing fire at an enemy strong point. He assisted the unit on his right by firing his automatic rifle and killing or wounding two enemy snipers. On 22 October 1944, he and one comrade took up an outpost security position about 50 yards to the right front of their platoon, concealed themselves, and ambushed an 18-man, heavily armed, enemy patrol, killing two, wounding one, and taking the remainder as prisoners. On 29 October 1944, in a wooded area in the vicinity of Biffontaine, France, Private Hajiro initiated an attack up the slope of a hill referred to as "Suicide Hill" by running forward approximately 100 yards under fire. He then advanced ahead of his comrades about 10 yards, drawing fire and spotting camouflaged machine gun nests. He fearlessly met fire with fire and single-handedly destroyed two machine gun nests and killed two enemy snipers. As a result of Private Hajiro’s heroic actions, the attack was successful. Private Hajiro’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit, and the United States Army. 
    1946 - Top Hits
“Five Minutes More” - Tex Beneke
“To Each His Own” - Eddy Howard
“South America, Take It Away” - Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
“Divorce Me C.O.D.” - Merle Travis
    1950 - Charles Cooper becomes one of the first Blacks to play in an NBA game (for the Boston Celtics).
    1950 – The Los Angeles Rams, in their first season after moving from Cleveland, beat the Baltimore Colts, in their first season after moving from Dallas as the Texans, 70-27.  The Rams’ GM and publicist was future Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
    1952 - The complete Jewish Torah was published in English for the first time. A collection of oral and written commentary (dating 200 BC to AD 500) on the first five books of the Old Testament, the Torah comprises the basic religious code of Judaism
    1952 - USAF ace Major Robinson "Robbie" Risner, flying an F-86 Sabre out of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, claimed his sixth MiG-15 of the Korean War. 
    1954 - Top Hits
“Hey There” - Rosemary Clooney
“I Need You Now” - Eddie Fisher
“If I Give My Heart to You” - Doris Day
“I Don't Hurt Anymore” - Hank Snow
    1954 - As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. 
    1955 - The first post office manned by Blacks opens in Atlanta, GA.
    1957 – The first casualties of the Viet Nam war are incurred by the US.  Beginning in 1950, the US provided military advisors to what was then French Indochina, escalating through the 1950s after the French withdrew and into the 1960s with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
    1959 - Under intense public pressure and the Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination investigation, the Red Sox become the last club to integrate. Fourteen years after the club passes on Jackie Robinson despite a successful tryout in 1945, and later on Willie Mays, Elijah 'Pumpsie' Green pinch runs and plays shortstop to become the first black player for the Red Sox.
    1960 - The New Yorker magazine publishes “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” an article by 28-year-old John Updike which chronicles Ted William's last game in the Major Leagues. The future Pulitzer Prize-winning author, among the 10,000 fans to watch the fabled game in Boston, ends the much-celebrated baseball essay with, "Gods do not answer letters,” as an explanation of why the 41-year-old superstar did not acknowledge the Fenway Faithful after homering in his final at-bat. In the years before his death when questioned about this, Williams offered, “I thought about it briefly but decided against it.”
    1960 – Cassius Clay, now known as Muhammad Ali, won his first professional fight.
    1961 - In response to the ever-expanding "twist" craze, Chubby Checker performs his original hit from a year ago, "The Twist," along with the follow-up smash "Let's Twist Again," in a medley on CBS-TV's “The Ed Sullivan Show”. The resultant attention boosted both singles back into the Hot 100 and shot "The Twist" back to #1 in early 1962, marking the only time the same single has hit the top spot in two separate years.
    1961 - The Supremes become the first all-female group to score a No. 1 album, with “Supremes a Go-Go”. Members Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard met as teenagers in the housing projects of Detroit. When several male friends, including future Temptations members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams, formed a singing group called the Primes, the girls dubbed their own group the Primettes. The Primettes signed with Motown records in 1961. The label immediately changed the group's name to the Supremes. After several years of releasing flops, the Supremes scored their first hit in 1964 with "Where Did Our Love Go," which sold two million copies. They followed up with numerous other hits, including "Stop! In the Name of Love!," "Back in My Arms Again," and “Baby Love.”  Their growing popularity corresponded with the rise of the civil rights movement, and the group came to symbolize strong, independent black women. They appeared regularly on major national TV shows such as “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Tonight Show.”
    1961 - Defensive back Erich Barnes of the New York Giants tied an NFL record by returning an intercepted pass 102 yards for a touchdown in the Giants' 17-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.  As he scored the TD, Barnes spiked the ball behind him, believed to be the first ‘spike’ in an NFL game.
    1962 - Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
    1962 - President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet mis­siles, launch equipment and bombers, and imposed a naval “quar­antine” to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba. Kennedy charged the Soviet Union with subterfuge and outright deception in what he referred to as a "clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace." He dismissed Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's claim that the weapons in Cuba were of a purely defensive nature as "false." Harking back to efforts to contain German, Italian, and Japanese aggression in the 1930s, Kennedy argued that war-like behavior, "if allowed to grow unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war." The president outlined a plan of action that called for a naval blockade to enforce a "strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba." He also issued a warning to the Soviets that the United States would retaliate against them if there was a nuclear attack from Cuba and placed the U.S. military in the Western Hemisphere on a heightened state of alert. On Oct 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in ques­tion. In return, the US removed missiles from Turkey that were aimed at the USSR.
    1962 - Top Hits
“Monster Mash” - Bobby “Boris” Picket
“Do You Love Me” - The Contours
“He's a Rebel” - The Crystals
“Mama Sang a Song” - Bill Anderson
    1963 - 225,000 boycott Chicago schools to protest segregation 
    1964 - Mod rockers The High Numbers fail their audition with the EMI label, but within a year will find success on Brunswick Records as The Who.
    1964 – The US performed an underground nuclear test in Hattiesburg, MS.
    1965 - The Kingston Trio guest star as themselves on tonight's "The Duel" episode of NBC-TV's World War II drama “Combat.”
    1965 - The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego, CA. Southern California was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees.
    1965 – Rolling Stones released "Get Off My Cloud" in the U.K.
    1966 - The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" made its debut on the US singles chart. It was a song that Brian Wilson and Mike Love wrote and Brian spent six months composing. The tracks were recorded in seventeen different sessions in four Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over sixteen thousand dollars. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach number one on December 10, 1966 and be nominated for Song of the Year at The Grammy Awards, but lost to "Winchester Cathedral" by The New Vaudeville Band.
    1967 – Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio is hired by Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley as EVP.  The sight of Joe D in wedding gown white, gold, and green is still a vision that haunts. 
    1969 - Led Zeppelin II is released.
    1970 - Top Hits
“I'll Be There” - The Jackson 5
“Green-Eyed Lady” - Sugarloaf
“All Right Now” - Free
“Sunday Morning Coming Down” - Johnny Cash
    1971 - Folk singer Joan Baez received a gold record for her hit, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 on the charts (October 2, 1971).
    1972 - The A's win their first championship in 42 years as they defeat the Reds 3-2 in Game 7 of the Fall Classic. World Series MVP Gene Tenace, who had only hit five home runs in the regular season, connects for four round trippers in the seven games against Cincinnati.
    1973 – The UN Security Council Resolution 338 imposes a cease fire on the Yom Kippur War between Israel and the Arab countries.
    1973 – Ichiro was born Ichiro Suzuki in Kasugai, Japan.  Before playing in the Majors, Ichiro played nine years in Japan's Pacific League. After the 2000 season, Ichiro became Seattle Mariners' right fielder. The first Japanese-born position player to be signed to the Majors, Ichiro led the American league in batting average and stolen bases en route to being named AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP.  He is a ten-time All-Star and won the 2007 All-Star MVP for a three-hit performance that included the event's first-ever inside-the-park HR. Ichiro won a Gold Glove in each of his first ten years in the Major Leagues and has had seven hitting streaks of 20 or more games.  In 2010, he became the first player in Major League history to reach the 200 hit mark for 10 consecutive seasons. This feat also tied him with Pete Rose for the most career seasons of 200+ hits, and he surpassed Ty Cobb for most career seasons of 200+ hits in the AL.  He also holds the record for hits in one season with 262.  Over his entire baseball career in Japan and the US, Ichiro has amassed over 4,000 hits, over 2,800 of which are in MLB.  He retired in 2019 during spring training.
     1974 - Two very well-known outfielders are traded for one another as the Giants send Bobby Bonds to the Yankees for Bobby Murcer. Considered to be the biggest one-for one trade in baseball history, the swap of the next 'Willie Mays' (Bonds) for the next 'Mickey Mantle’ (Murcer) marks the first time two $600,000 players have been exchanged.
    1975 - The World Football League, a 10-team enterprise struggling through its second season, suspended operations and disbanded prior to the 12th week of a 20-week schedule.
    1975 - Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson said, “We were the best team in baseball, but not by much.” The World Series featured five one-run victories, two in extra innings and three on game-ending hits. In six of the seven victories, the winner trailed; four times the winning run came in the final inning. And 13 times, the score was either tied or the lead reversed. The memorable Game 6 is considered by many to be the greatest World Series game ever and saw the Red Sox’ Carlton Fisk win it in the 12th inning with a walk-off HR off the Reds’ Pat Darcy.  And in game 7, played this day, a ninth-inning RBI single by Joe Morgan gave the Reds a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox and the title. It was the first title for the Reds in 35 years.
    1976 – Golden State Warriors’ Rick Barry begins his record of 60 consecutive free throws.
    1976 – Keith Moon’s last performance with The Who.
    1978 - Top Hits
“Kiss You All Over” - Exile
“Hot Child in the City” - Nick Gilder
“Reminiscing” - Little River Band
“Tear Time” - Dave and Sugar
    1979 – The 100-millionth guest visits Walt Disney World.
    1981 – US national debt passes $ 1 trillion.
    1981 – After going out on strike in defiance of President Reagan’s warning not to do so and seeing its members fired as a result, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified by the United States Federal Labor Relations Authority.
    1985 - A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle, WA, was seriously injured while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels via telephone wiring.
    1985 – The Kansas City Royals gain their first World Series victory on the strength of pitcher Bret Saberhagen’s brilliant 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals who had swept the first two games of the Series.  Saberhagen flashed messages on the television screen to his pregnant wife who was due to give birth any day.
    1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 but wrote his last name first. The signing, however, remains legal.
    1986 - Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes.
    1986 - Top Hits
“When I Think of You” - Janet Jackson
“Typical Male” - Tina Turner
“True Colors” - Cyndi Lauper
“Just Another Love” - Tanya Tucker
    1987 - Yakutat, AK, surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of 190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30 degrees at Athens, GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham, AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson, AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National Weather Summary) Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten injuries, and more than a million dollars damage.
    1988 - Phil Collins' remake of The Mindbenders' "Groovy Kind of Love" was the number one U.S. single. It was parked at the peak of the pops for two weeks.
    1988 - Elton John sells out his upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, setting a venue record with 26 straight Elton sellouts.
    1988 - A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75 mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of snow reported in Lewis County
    1991 - General Motors announces nine-month loss of $2.2 billion. This was big news then, but nothing compared to the staggering losses of Enron, Worldcom, and others since including GM just before it declared bankruptcy in 2009.
    1992 - Members of Boyz II Men receive awards for having the longest running #1 song of the rock era. "End of the Road" broke Elvis' record of 11 weeks, previously held by "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog."
    1993 - Top Hits
“Dreamlover” - Mariah Carey
“Just Kickin It” - Xscape
“I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” - Meat Loaf
“All That She Wants” - Ace Of Base
    1996 - Microsoft launched Expedia, an online travel service. The service allowed travelers to find the lowest listed airfares and make plane and hotel reservations. The company hoped to take advantage of the estimated $3 billion in online ticket sales expected to be spent yearly by 1999.
    1996 - Apple announces that The Beatles have sold an unprecedented 19 million albums this year as a result of the “Anthology” juggernaut, with 41% of those sales, according to polls, going to fans who weren't even born when the group broke up.
    1997 - Compaq testifies that Microsoft threatened to break its Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon.
    1998 - Bob Dylan played in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota for the first time since the '60s. The show sold out in just five hours. 
    2000 - In Game 2, the Yankees extend their World Series winning streak to 14 consecutive games defeating the Mets, 6-5 in a game which is overshadowed by Roger Clemens throwing the barrel of a shattered bat at Mike Piazza as the Met catcher runs to first. The eagerly awaited at bat, due to the Rocket's beaning of the Mets' superstar in July, results in the two players confronting one another and the emptying of both benches.
    2002 - Giant P.A. announcer Rene Brooks-Moon became the first woman to announce a World Series. Her scorecard from Game 4 was sent the Hall of Fame.
    2000 - George Michael pays almost three million dollars for John Lennon's famous upright Steinway piano, on which the ex-Beatle wrote the international anthem "Imagine." Michael issued a statement saying, in part, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed."
    2002 - Top Hits
“Dilemma” - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
“Gangsta Lovin'” - Eve Featuring Alicia Keys
“Ruff Ryders” | ALBUM CUT | Interscope
“A Moment Like This” - Kelly Clarkson
“Hey Ma - Cam'ron” Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Toya
    2005 - ABBA's 1974 hit "Waterloo" is voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, decided by voters from 81 countries during a ceremony to mark the famous European event's 50th anniversary.
    2006 - The Spiezios become the first father-and-son combination in baseball history to have appeared in a World Series game as players for the same franchise. Scott, the Cardinals' current second baseman, and his father, Ed, a third baseman for the club in the 1967 and '68, both played (and won) in the Fall Classic with St. Louis.
    2011 - In the Cardinals' 16-7 rout of the Rangers in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, Albert Pujols hits three home runs homers, drives in six runs and collects five hits, all equaling World Series records. 'Prince Albert', who also set a Series mark with 14 total bases, connects on fastballs from three different Texas pitchers, joining Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the most round-tippers in a World Series game.
    2011 - The U.S. is granted permission by North Korea to search for remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War
    2012 - Lance Armstrong is banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation.
    2013 - The iPad Air and Mavericks, the latest version of the OS X, is introduced by Apple.
    2013 -  Tim Lincecum agrees to a two-year $35 million deal to stay with the Giants. The 29-year-old fan favorite, a two-time Cy Young winner who pitched a no-hitter this year, has a 4.76 ERA over his last two seasons with San Francisco.
    2016 – AT&T bought Time Warner for $85.4 billion.  The company retained the Time Warner name until AT&T's acquisition in 2018, after which it became WarnerMedia.  In May 2021, AT&T announced that it had proposed to spin-off WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery, Inc. to form a new publicly-traded company, Warner Bros. Discovery.
    2019 - Biogen claims to have created the first drug, called aducanumab, to slow advance of Alzheimer's disease.
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    1972 - Oakland Athletics
    1975 - Cincinnati Reds



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