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Monday, September 3, 2019

Today's Leasing News Headlines

   California Department of Business Oversight Warning
Leasing News Top Stories
    August 26 - August 30
NewLane Finance
Joins Funder List "A," "Funders Looking for Broker Business
   Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration
The Economic Fallout of Hurricanes  - Chart 1980 to 2018
    Most Devastating Hurricanes by Total/Insurance Losses
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
    Franchise Credit Manager/Experienced Sales Professional
How Do I Find Out Why I Was Not Hired?
    Career Crossroad---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Market Cap for U.S. Companies Outpaces Other Regions
 Chart-Value of Market Capitalizations Global Top 100 Companies
ICBA Invests in Teslar Software,
   Contributing to $2 Million Capital Raise
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adopt a Dog
5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
   National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers
News Briefs---
New issues could keep Boeing 737 Max jets grounded
  into December: report
26 Cars Americans Don't Want to Buy
  Sales Down/Average Days on Lot Up
25 Cities Where the Middle Class Can No Longer Afford Housing
   spending 30% +  income on housing are housing cost burdened

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Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months (Be Careful of Doing Business)
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California Department of Business Oversight Warning

Suspicious Emails with DBO Return Address Reported

May contain malicious software or attempt to steal login passwords

"The Department of Business Oversight has been informed by several employees of licensees from whom that they received suspicious emails with the return address of one of our examiners, Haben Hagos.

"We have conducted an internal investigation and have confirmed that the emails contain a link to a website that may contain malicious software or attempt to steal login passwords from visitors.  These emails were sent by an individual outside the DBO and were crafted to appear to be legitimate emails from our examiner.

"If you received a suspicious email from the Department of Business Oversight, do not open it. Please contact The DBO regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.


Help Wanted Ads---Free
Senior Level Credit, Collections/ Risk Management

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It also runs once a week in the News Edition.

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Leasing News Top Stories
August 26 - August 30

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1) Financing Cannabis Funding Sources
  Many Work with Third Party Originators

(2) Cannabis Equipment Leasing
   to Join Financing Cannabis Funding Sources

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

(4) American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
National Equipment Finance Association
   Corrections: July, 2019 Association Membership Report

(5) More than 3,000 truck drivers have lost their jobs in 2019
 as the transportation 'bloodbath' unfolds. List of BK Trucking Co's

(6) Correction---Association Membership Numbers
    National Equipment Finance Association

(7) Career Crossroad  "Thinking about Leaving"
     By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

(8)  2019 End of July Leasing/Finance Association Membership
             By Christopher Menkin

(9) Recent Survey Shows Sales Success 2019
       Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP

(10) Advantage Financial, LLC joins
          Broker/Lessor List "A"



Joins Funder List "A," "Funders Looking for Broker Business
Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration

In Business Since 
Leasing Association
NewLane Finance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
George Pelose, Pesident
$25,000 to $500,000


A -Accepts Broker Business | B -Requires Broker be Licensed | C -Sub-Broker Program
| D -"Private label Program" | E - Also "in house" salesmen

“NewLane Finance is a values-based organization. With a tagline of “Business Lending Done Right,” we are committed to a fair and honest lending experience. Our fees are fully disclosed through our plain English agreement, we do not include an evergreen clause, and we provide a 7-day payment grace period. We understand that the foundation of our success and relationships are built on a fair and transparent process.”

George Pelose, President

Funder List "A"

Funders Looking for Broker Business

Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration



Hurricanes can cause a staggering amount of human losses as well as economic hardship for those affected. Total monetary losses habitually exceed insured losses in the case of hurricanes, as our graphic with data from Munich Re shows.

Of the estimated US$125 billion in total damages caused by Hurricane Katrina, the worst storm on the insurer's list, in 2005 just more than $60 billion were insured losses. The ratio is worse for Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of the U.S., the Caribbean and Central America in 2017. Here only a third, US$30 billion out of US$95 billion, was insured.

Looking exclusively at insured damages, hurricanes and tornadoes have caused about an equal amount of damage between 1997 and 2016 in the U.S.

While the storms pounding the Pacific coast of Southeast Asia, called typhoons, are also ferocious, data provided by Munich Re indicates that losses caused by typhoons have been smaller than those caused by hurricanes since 1980, while insurance ratios are even worse in the region.

By Katharina Buchholz, Statista



Help Wanted


How Do I Find Out Why I Was Not Hired?

Career Crossroad---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

Q: I was recently rejected for a job opening. Is it appropriate to ask the company why I was not hired, and if so, how would I go about this?

A: It is appropriate to request feedback from a hiring manager; however, 95% of the time the employer will not share much of their decision-making process with a Candidate. There are many reasons for this, including legal issues. How you request this information is the key – strategically. If you humbly and professionally show a genuine interest in improving your job search skills, a hiring manager may be willing to share some feedback.

Note that an employer will be more likely to provide advice via phone rather than electronically (an email) due to concerns that any written response might be used as evidence against them if a hiring decision were to be contested.   

The goal is to initiate a conversation, send a brief email (sample below) asking if you could schedule a phone appointment to get some constructive input. To prepare for this conversation, develop questions regarding the interview itself, e.g. "Do you think I could enhance my interviewing style?", "Were there specific qualifications for this position that I am missing in my background?"

Do not sound bitter or argumentative. Their decision has been made, and you do not want to sound desperate. Remain professional at all times and be appreciative. 

Dear ---------------,
Thank you for taking the time to interview me for the --------------- position, I enjoyed our conversations in discussing the organization and position with you. I just received your --------------- (email, note, a phone call) letting me know that I was not selected.
Would you be available for a brief discussion on how I could improve upon my candidacy? Any feedback you could share would be appreciated. 

Again, thank you for your time and consideration. 

Best regards, 
Full Name

By doing this, you may get some helpful information that will improve your chances of landing a new role. Furthermore, do not hesitate to request consideration within other departments of the company just make sure you demonstrate your strong interest in becoming a part of the organization. 

Emily Fitzpatrick
Sr. Recruiter
Recruiters International, Inc.
Phone:  954-885-9241
Cell:  954-612-0567
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Career Crossroads Previous Columns



 In 2009, U.S. companies made up 45 percent of the Global Top 100 companies, according to PwC and Bloomberg. A decade later, U.S. firms now comprise 63 percent of organizations on the Global Top 100.

This advancement is partly due to growth in the United States tech sector. The tech sector has the most representation on the Global Top 100. As a testament to the booming industry, Microsoft topped Apple in terms of market cap for the first time in a decade. Apple was eclipsed by Microsoft for the highest market cap, reaching $905 billion in March 2019, largely fueled by Microsoft’s booming cloud business.

The market cap for European companies in the Global Top 100 has shrunk between 2014 and 2019, moving from nearly $4.0 trillion to $3.2 trillion over that time period. This is partly fueled by the actual number of European companies on the Global Top 100. Five years ago, 30 European organizations were in the Global Top 100, falling to just 20 in 2019.

China’s market cap has steadily rose and is now on-par with European countries on the list. Though, year-over-year China’s market cap fell by 5 percent, due to contractions from the U.S.-China trade war.

PwC and Bloomberg report on the ranks of the largest public companies based on their market capitalization in U.S. dollars. The analysis compares values between March of each year and exclude Exchange Traded funds and closed end funds.

By Sarah Feldman, Statista




##### Press Release ############################

ICBA Invests in Teslar Software,
Contributing to $2 Million Capital Raise

The Independent Community Bankers of America invests in FinTech company dedicated to helping community banks compete

SPRINGDALE, Ark.--Teslar Software by 3E, a provider of automated workflow and portfolio management tools that help community financial institutions thrive, announced that the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has invested in their company, bringing the total seed capital raised to $2 million. Teslar is on track to double their revenue this year, and the investment will allow them to add staff to support this growth while maintaining their high standard of customer support and service for community banks.

The investment comes on the heels of Teslar’s participation in ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator in Little Rock, Ark., where the company’s demo won the Banker’s Choice Award for Most Impactful Solution. Teslar was one of eight early-stage financial companies selected for the accelerator program, beating out nearly 200 other applicants. The company plans to use the capital to grow its client support, marketing and technology development departments.

ICBA Services Network Chief Operating Officer Kevin Tweddle, said,
“We were impressed with Teslar’s banking background and their platform’s capabilities to aid community bank business processes and data requirements during the Accelerator program,

 “We look forward to supporting Teslar as they continue to empower community bankers with the tools they need to grow with confidence and ease.”

The Teslar platform is built on modern, highly configurable technology aimed at streamlining processes and improving operations with better data. The platform integrates siloed systems, centralizes information and boosts efficiencies to help community banks optimize work processes and improve customer interactions.

Joe Ehrhardt, CEO and Founder of Teslar, explained, “We provide the solutions necessary for community banks to operate more efficiently and effectively, while focusing on what matters most: exceptional customer service. This investment and ICBA's support will provide resources to grow our team and continue advancing our technology, furthering our mission to help community bankers prosper.”

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at

About Teslar Software

Springdale, Ark.-based Teslar provides community financial institutions with automated workflow and portfolio management tools to streamline and improve processes with easy access to relevant information needed to operate. The Teslar platform integrates siloed systems, centralizes data and boosts efficiencies enterprise wide to optimize profits and make customer interactions more meaningful. Please visit to learn more.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Adopt a Dog

Animal ID# A42488200
Age: 6 to 10 years
Weight: 40 - 50 lbs.

Brownie is a sweet, laid back pup!  She was rescued after she was found as a stray wandering around Pennypack Park. She has a very relaxed personality and would do well in a quiet home that can give her lots of love. She is great walking on a leash and can definitely use a few extra walks to get a few extra pounds off.  She would benefit from a dental cleaning in the future to keep her teeth in tip top shape. Come meet her today!

​How I came to PAWS: found stray in Pennypack Park

Mixed breed (It’s impossible to identify breed mix by sight alone, so for most dogs, their mix is only a guess. We get to know each dog as an individual and strive to make matches based on personality, not on breed label.)

Location: Northeast Adoption Center
​All our dog meets are by appointment only; to get started, please complete the adoption application. To learn more about this dog, please contact us at or 215-298-9680 ext. 16.

1810 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115


5th Annual Conference and Exhibition
National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers
October 4 -6  Las Vegas Westin

Keynote Speaker
Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group,
and New York Times Best-Selling Author

The 5th Annual NACLB Conference & Expo is right around the corner! In just a short month, you'll have the opportunity to learn from one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time, Robert O'Neill.

How is this speaking engagement relevant to you?

Here's what you have to look forward to:

"Learn how the same lessons that helped him survive more than 400 combat missions across four theaters of war and the same attitude that helped him earn a spot on the Navy's most elite special missions unit can help all of us aim higher and stand stronger.

Gain invaluable insight into how the military's "best of the best" plan for success when mission failure is not an option.

From preparation, risk assessment and stress management, to leading rather than micromanaging and above all never quitting - Rob demonstrates how applying these military tenets can make us winning warriors in business and in life."

Are you struggling with setting up processes for your business? Do you struggle with leading your team? Is it difficult for you to find the motivation to keep moving forward in your business? Then this is the keynote speaking engagement for you. Don't miss out on your chance to learn from a true American Hero!

Learn More about Robert J. O'Neill

Register Today!

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News Briefs----

New issues could keep Boeing 737 Max jets grounded
  into December: report

26 Cars Americans Don't Want to Buy
  Sales Down/Average Days on Lot Up

25 Cities Where the Middle Class Can No Longer Afford Housing
spending 30% +  income on housing are housing cost burdened




You May Have Missed---

The 25 Best Warren Buffett Quotes in One Infographic



whiskey moon

frank says the full moon
 is for whiskey,
spits tobacco to punctuate
his short sentences,
hours sipping, replaying
his career in slow motion,
oiling the first baseman's mitt,
 then spreading it carefully
 to catch the milky light,
frank says it softens the leather,
I say it embalms the memory.

from Tim Peeler, from his book “Touching All the Bases.”
He has given us permission to reproduce them.



Sports Briefs---

Andrew Luck buys full-page ad in
    Indianapolis Star to thank Colts fans

Colts sign former Patriots QB Brian Hoyer

49ers Nick Mullens lands job as Jimmy Garoppolo’s top backup

Raiders’ Jon Gruden explains departure of receiver Keelan Doss

Seahawks re-sign wide receiver Jaron Brown


California Nuts Briefs---

‘Nothing we can do’: Dark prospects for businesses
       with PG&E shut-offs

Point Reyes Lighthouse’s rebirth: Mystery solved
    $5 million renovation done



“Gimme that Wine”

Gen Z Wine Consumers:
   What Do They Want from the Wine Industry?

New Zealand Winegrowers Annual Report

WineBid Leads Global Online Wine Auctions in Q2 with
  Over $6.7M in Wine Auction Sales and 70,000 Visitors a Month

Lake County Winegrape Harvest Gets Underway
  with Its Flagship White: Sauvignon Blanc

Free Wine App

Wine Prices by vintage

US/International Wine Events

Leasing News Wine & Spirits Page


This Day in History

     1609 - Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan.  It was first recorded in writing as Manna-hata, in the logbook of Robert Juet, an officer on Hudson’s yacht, Halve Maen.  The area that is now Manhattan was long inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. In 1524, Florentine explorer Verrazzano, sailing in service of King Francis I of France, became the first documented European to visit the area that would become New York City. It was not until the Hudson voyage for the Dutch East India Company, that the area was mapped.
    1709 - The first major group of Swiss and German colonists reached the Carolinas.
    1752 - This date became September 14th, when Great Britain (including Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the American colonies) officially implemented the Gregorian calendar (developed by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to replace the Julian calendar). Actually, all dates we recorded in history were changed; therefore all the dates we celebrated before this change are not the “correct days in history.” They were all converted to this new calendar.
    1777 - The first American flag flown in battle was by a detachment of light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell at Cooch's Bridge, DE, where they met an advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Richard Howe, Charles Cornwallis, and Wilhelm von Knypahusen.
    1783 - The American Revolution Officially ends as the treaty between Britain and the US is signed at Paris, France. The definite treaty of peace was signed by David Hartley, plenipotentiary of Great Britain, and Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and John Adams of the United States. The treaty was ratified and proclaimed on January 14, 1784. It set the borders of the United States as the Great Lakes (Canada) in the north, Spanish Florida in the south, and the Mississippi River in the west. It also granted the Americans fishing rights off the Newfoundland coast.
    1803 - Birthday of Prudence Crandall (d. 1890), born to a Quaker family at Hopkinton, RI.  This American schoolteacher sparked controversy in 1834 with her efforts to educate black girls. When her private academy for girls was boycotted because she admitted a black girl, she started a school for “young ladies and misses of colour.” In two trials (1833 and 1834), she was convicted by State of Connecticut for teaching girls of color but the convictions were set aside by a legal technicality. The white community in the small city where she lived had objected so openly about one young woman of Black African descent at her school that she announced her intention to open a whole new school for "young ladies and little misses of color." The state legislature then passed a law forbidding the teaching of blacks without local approval that resulted in her arrest and imprisonment. It is estimated that as many as 3,000 "free" Black families were living in Connecticut at the time. All the white families withdrew their children from her school. Crandall and her family were jeered and stoned in public. She married, perhaps thinking it would afford her protection, but her Baptist minister husband promptly sold her school without her permission and moved the couple to Illinois where she again established a school for young girls. She became a lecturer on abolition, temperance, and woman's suffrage. In 1887 with a resurgence of interest in the anti-slavery movement, the widowed Prudence Crandall was living in poverty in Kansas. The Connecticut General Assembly apologized for the pre-Civil War treatment of her and awarded her a $400-a-year pension. Arguments from her trials were used in the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court desegregation decision Brown v the Board of Education. 
    1821 - A hurricane made landfall at Long Island, near present-day Kennedy Airport, then moved through western Connecticut. The hurricane produced a record tide at New York City.
    1833 - Benjamin H. Day launched the “New York Sun,” the first truly successful penny newspaper in the US. The Sun was sold on sidewalks by newspapers boys. By 1836, the paper was the largest seller in the country with a circulation of 30,000. It was possibly Day's concentration on human interest stories and sensationalism that made his publication a success while efforts a penny papers at Philadelphia and Boston had failed.
    1838 - Frederick Douglass, a black man, boarded a train in the slave state of Maryland, dressed as a sailor with borrowed ID papers. He rode the train to Wilmington, Delaware. There he caught a steamboat to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, which was a free city. Douglass then transferred to a train that took him to New York City -- also a free city. It was in New York that he was helped by the underground railway network to freedom. Frederick Douglass became one of the nation's strongest abolitionists, fighting for the struggle against slavery and one of America's greatest orators. He published the weekly "North Star" which was later titled, "Frederick Douglass' Paper", to reach the black people. It was mostly through his urging that there were black troops serving in the Civil War. His autobiography, "Life and Times," is a narrative classic of escape to freedom.
    1849 - Sarah Orne Jewett’s birthday (d. 1909), South Berwick, ME.  U.S. writer of precision and amazing clarity who wrote reflectively of the life of the New England farmers and fishers. Her best works were in the short story form where her unsentimental revelations of the nuances of life became a much-underrated influence on later writers although Willa Cather acknowledged her debt. Her best-known story collections are “A White Heron and Other Stories” (1886) and “Deephaven” (1877). Her lifelong partnership with Anne Adams Field was openly described as a "Boston marriage" and was probably the inspiration for the Henry James novel, “The Bostonians”. Her earliest works were signed "Alice Eliot" or "A. C. Eliot." A volume of her poetry was published posthumously.
    1855 - General William Harney and 700 soldiers take revenge for the Grattan Massacre with a brutal attack on a Sioux village in Nebraska that left 100 men, women, and children dead. The path to Harney's bloody revenge began a year before near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, when a brash young lieutenant named John Grattan and 30 of his men were killed while attempting to arrest a Teton Sioux brave accused of shooting a white man's cow. Despite the many eyewitness reports that Lieutenant Grattan had foolishly threatened the Sioux and practically forced them to attack, the incident quickly gained infamy around the nation as the "Grattan Massacre." Americans demanded swift vengeance and the army turned to the celebrated Indian fighter, General William Harney, to lead a punitive attack against the Sioux.  One Sioux boy who witnessed the brutal massacre would never forget or forgive and would take his own revenge 21 years later at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. His name was Crazy Horse.
    1856 - Birthday of Louis H. Sullivan (d. 1924), Boston.  Famed Chicago architect.  He has been called the "father of skyscrapers” and "father of modernism." He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Wright and Henry Hobson Richardson, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture." 
(Lower half of )
    1860 - Birthday of Edward Albert Filene (d. 1937), American merchant and philanthropist, at Salem, MA. He is best known for building the Filene’s department store chain and for his decisive role in pioneering credit unions across the United States.    
    1861 - Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality. Due to Kentucky's neutrality policy in the summer of 1861, men wishing to join the Confederacy traveled to Camps Boone and Burnett, near Clarksville, TN. Here, the nucleus of the Orphan Brigade was formed, which later was to be under the command of President Lincoln's brother-in-law Ben Helm. Confederate General Leonidas Polk committed a major political blunder by marching his troops into Columbus, Kentucky, negating Kentucky's avowed neutrality and causing the Unionist legislature to invite the U.S. government to drive the invaders away. Kentucky was heavily divided prior to the war. Although slavery was prevalent in the state, nationalism was strong and Unionists prevented the calling of a convention to consider secession after the firing on Fort Sumter in April. Governor Beriah Magoffin refused to send troops to either side, and a special session of the legislature in the summer of 1861 issued a warning to both the Confederate and Union armies not to deploy forces in the state. Union and Confederates alike recognized the folly of entering Kentucky into the war, as it would tip the delicate political balance to the other side. President Lincoln, a Kentucky native who carefully observed the state's neutrality, soon realized that the Confederates were acquiring resources and recruiting troops from the state. However, in three special elections held that summer, the Union cause had gained support. Kentucky's geographic location made permanent neutrality nearly impossible. The major rivers of the upper south drained into the Ohio River through Kentucky, and the state had the country's ninth largest population. Troops from both sides began to build fortifications along the border in the opening months of the war, but the Confederates made a critical blunder when General Polk occupied Columbus, Kentucky on September 3. This preemptive move against the forces of General Ulysses S. Grant, who waited across the Ohio River in Illinois, proved costly for the Confederates. Kentucky's Unionist legislature invited Federal troops in to drive away the invaders, and on September 6, Grant occupied Paducah and Southland, at the mouths of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, respectively. These were vital positions that allowed the Union a tremendous advantage in the contest for Kentucky and Tennessee. During the war, some 50,000 white and 24,000 black Kentuckians fought for the North, while 35,000 joined the South. 
    1864 - Atlanta, GA was evacuated by the Confederate forces under General John H. Hood. The next day, General William Tecumseh Sherman troops began their occupation and were in full control of the city and the area. 
    1865 – The Union Army commander in South Carolina orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land from the whites to give to the Blacks. 
    1872 - Louisville, Kentucky was the meeting place of U.S. Democrats. Their national convention convened and a wing of Democrats not wanting to vote for Horace Greely, editor of the New York Tribune, who was officially nominated in Baltimore, MD, nominated Charles O'Conor of New York for President of the United States. He was the first Catholic to be nominated by his party for the office of President. They did not think Greely would win. O'Conor declined the nomination, but his name nevertheless was listed and he received approximately 30,000 votes from 23 states. Ulysses S. Grant was reelected president of the United States, defeating Horace Greeley by an electoral vote of 286 to 66. President Grant received a popular vote of 3,597,132 against 2,384,124 for Greely. 
    1891 - Cotton pickers organize a union and stage a strike across the
state of Texas. 
    1891 - John Stephens Durham was named minister to Haiti. 
    1895 - Birthday of NAACP Leader Charles Houston (d. 1950), Washington, DC. 
    1895 - The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.  Latrobe's captain was Harry Ryan and Jeannette's was “Posie” Flowers. Since the regular quarterback was unable to play, John K. Braillier of Indiana, PA, was paid $10 and expenses to fill in. The following year four men were paid, and in 1897, the entire team was paid. Since 1967, St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe has been the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. 
    1905 – Birthday of Carl David Anderson (d. 1991), NYC.  American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
    1908 - Orville Wright began two weeks of flight trials that impressed onlookers with his complete control of his new Type a Military Flyer. In addition to setting an altitude record of 310 feet and an endurance record of more than one hour, he had carried aloft the first military observer, Lieutenant Frank Lahm.
    1913 – Actor and producer Alan Ladd (d. 1964) was born in Hot Springs, AR. 
    1915 - Birthday of pianist Memphis Slim, (d. 1988), born John Len Chatman, Memphis, TN. 
    1917 - Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched and won both ends of a doubleheader against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Alexander went the distance in both games, winning the opener, 5-0, and the nightcap, 9-3. 
    1918 - Nineteen mutinous Black soldiers were hanged and sixty-three received life sentences in federal prison. One was judged incompetent to stand trial. Two white officers faced courts-martial, but they were released. 
    1923 – Cartoonist Mort Walker’s (d. 2018) birthday, El Dorado, KS. Best known for creating the newspaper comic stripsn “Beetle Bailey” in 1950 and “Hi and Lois” in 1954.
    1925 - Birthday of guitarist Hank Thompson (d. 2007), Waco, TX. 
    1925 – USS Shenandoah the United States' first American-built rigid airship was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, OH. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Landsdowne.
    1926 - Alto sax player Ernie Henry’s (d. 1957) birthday.,,443247,00.html
    1929 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17. It was the peak of the bull market of the 1920s. 
    1934 - In London, Evangeline Cory Booth, 69, the seventh child of founder William Booth (1829-1912), became the fourth elected commander and the first woman general of the Salvation Army. 
    1935 - Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games 
    1940 - Artie Shaw and the Gramercy Five recorded "Summit Ridge Drive" and “Special Delivery Stomp” for Victor Records. 
    1940 - Drummer Gene Krupa records “Rhum-boogie.” 
    1941 – Karl Fritsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.
    1942 - Frank Sinatra bid adieu to the Tommy Dorsey Band as he started his solo singing career. 
    1942 – Birthday of one of The Beach Boys, Al Jardine, Lima, OH.  Musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the group, he is best known as the band's rhythm guitarist and for occasionally singing lead vocals on songs such as “Help Me, Rhonda" (1965), "Then I Kissed Her" (1965), and “Come Go with Me" (1978). His song, “Lady Lynda" became a UK top 10 hit for the group in 1978.
    1943 - The Allied invasion of Italy begins on the same day that U.S. General Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Badoglio sign the Armistice of Cassibile aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.
    1944 - URBAN, MATT  Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel (then Captain), 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, World War II. Place and date: Renouf, France, 14 June to 3 September 1944. Entered service at: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 2 July 1941. Date and place of birth: 25 August 1919, Buffalo, New York. Lieutenant Colonel (then Captain) Matt Urban, l 12-22-2414, United States Army, who distinguished himself by a series of bold, heroic actions, exemplified by singularly outstanding combat leadership, personal bravery, and tenacious devotion to duty, during the period 14 June to 3 September 1944 while assigned to the 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On 14 June, Captain Urban’s company, attacking at Renouf, France, encountered heavy enemy small arms and tank fire. The enemy tanks were unmercifully raking his unit’s positions and inflicting heavy casualties. Captain Urban, realizing that his company was in imminent danger of being decimated, armed himself with a bazooka. He worked his way with an ammo carrier through hedgerows, under a continuing barrage of fire, to a point near the tanks. He brazenly exposed himself to the enemy fire and, firing the bazooka, destroyed both tanks. Responding to Captain Urban’s action, his company moved forward and routed the enemy. Later that same day, still in the attack near Orglandes, Captain Urban was wounded in the leg by direct fire from a 37mm tank-gun. He refused evacuation and continued to lead his company until they moved into defensive positions for the night. At 0500 hours the next day, still in the attack near Orglandes, Captain Urban, though badly wounded, directed his company in another attack. One hour later he was again wounded. Suffering from two wounds, one serious, he was evacuated to England. In mid-July, while recovering from his wounds, he learned of his unit’s severe losses in the hedgerows of Normandy. Realizing his unit’s need for battle-tested leaders, he voluntarily left the hospital and hitchhiked his way back to his unit hear St. Lo, France. Arriving at the 2d Battalion Command Post at 1130 hours, 25 July, he found that his unit had jumped-off at 1100 hours in the first attack of Operation Cobra.” Still limping from his leg wound, Captain Urban made his way forward to retake command of his company. He found his company held up by strong enemy opposition. Two supporting tanks had been destroyed and another, intact but with no tank commander or gunner, was not moving. He located a lieutenant in charge of the support tanks and directed a plan of attack to eliminate the enemy strong-point. The lieutenant and a sergeant were immediately killed by the heavy enemy fire when they tried to mount the tank. Captain Urban, though physically hampered by his leg wound and knowing quick action had to be taken, dashed through the scathing fire and mounted the tank. With enemy bullets ricocheting from the tank, Captain Urban ordered the tank forward and, completely exposed to the enemy fire, manned the machine gun and placed devastating fire on the enemy. His action, in the face of enemy fire, galvanized the battalion into action and they attacked and destroyed the enemy position. On 2 August, Captain Urban was wounded in the chest by shell fragments and, disregarding the recommendation of the Battalion Surgeon, again refused evacuation. On 6 August, Captain Urban became the commander of the 2d Battalion. On 15 August, he was again wounded but remained with his unit. On 3 September, the 2d Battalion was given the mission of establishing a crossing-point on the Meuse River near Heer, Belgium. The enemy planned to stop the advance of the allied Army by concentrating heavy forces at the Meuse. The 2d Battalion, attacking toward the crossing-point, encountered fierce enemy artillery, small arms and mortar fire which stopped the attack. Captain Urban quickly moved from his command post to the lead position of the battalion. Reorganizing the attacking elements, he personally led a charge toward the enemy’s strong-point. As the charge moved across the open terrain, Captain Urban was seriously wounded in the neck. Although unable to talk above a whisper from the paralyzing neck wound, and in danger of losing his life, he refused to be evacuated until the enemy was routed and his battalion had secured the crossing-point on the Meuse River. Captain Urban’s personal leadership, limitless bravery, and repeated extraordinary exposure to enemy fire served as an inspiration to his entire battalion. His valorous and intrepid actions reflect the utmost credit on him and uphold the noble traditions of the United States.
    1946 - Founder Sidney N. Correll established United World Mission. This interdenominational agency focuses on evangelism, church planting and Christian education in 13 world countries. 
    1950 - GOMEZ, EDUARDO C., Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Sergeant First Class.  U.S. Army. Company 1. 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.  Place and Date: September 3, 1950, Tabu-dong, Korea.  Born: October 28, 1919, Los Angeles, CA.  Departed: Yes (01/29/1972).  Entered Service At:   G.O. Number:   Date of Issue: 03/18/2014.  Accredited To:   Citation:  Then-Sgt. Eduardo Gomez distinguished himself by defending his company as it was ruthlessly attacked by a hostile force. Notably, Gomez maneuvered across open ground to successfully assault a manned tank. Wounded during his retreat from the tank, Gomez refused medical attention, instead manning his post and firing upon the enemy until his company formed a defensive perimeter.
    1950 - A U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) of 35 men arrives in Saigon to screen French requests for American military aid, assist in the training of South Vietnamese troops, and advise on strategy. President Harry Truman had approved National Security Council (NSC) Memorandum 64 in March 1950, proclaiming that French Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) was a key area that could not be allowed to fall to the communists and that the United States would provide support against communist aggression in the area. However, NSC 64 did not identify who would receive the aid, the French or the South Vietnamese. The French did not want the aid to go directly to the South Vietnamese and opposed the presence of any American advisory group. Nevertheless, the U.S. government argued that such a team would be necessary to coordinate requisitioning, procurement, and dissemination of supplies and equipment. Accordingly, an advisory group was dispatched to Saigon. In the long run, however, the French high command ignored the MAAG in formulating strategy, denied them any role in training the Vietnamese, and refused to keep them informed of current operations and future plans. By 1952, the United States would bear roughly one-third of the cost of the war the French were fighting, but find itself with very little influence over French military policy in Southeast Asia or the way the war was waged. Ultimately, the French would be defeated at the battle of Dien Bien Phu and withdraw from Vietnam, passing the torch to the United States. In 1964, MAAG Vietnam would be disbanded and its advisory mission and functions integrated into the U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), which had been established in February 1962.
    1950 - OUELLETTE, JOSEPH R., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Yongsan, Korea, from 31 August to 3 September 1950. Entered service at: Lowell, Mass. Birth: Lowell, Mass. G.O. No.: 25, 25 April 1951. Citation: Pfc. Ouellette distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in the Makioug-Chang River salient. When an enemy assault cut off and surrounded his unit he voluntarily made a reconnaissance of a nearby hill under intense enemy fire to locate friendly troop positions and obtain information of the enemy’s strength and location. Finding that friendly troops were not on the hill, he worked his way back to his unit under heavy fire. Later, when an airdrop of water was made outside the perimeter, he again braved enemy fire in an attempt to retrieve water for his unit. Finding the dropped cans broken and devoid of water, he returned to his unit. His heroic attempt greatly increased his comrades’ morale. When ammunition and grenades ran low, Pfc. Ouellette again slipped out of the perimeter to collect these from the enemy dead. After collecting grenades he was attacked by an enemy soldier. He killed this enemy in hand-to-hand combat, gathered up the ammunition, and returned to his unit. When the enemy attacked on 3 September, they assaulted his position with grenades. On 6 occasions Pfc. Ouellette leaped from his foxhole to escape exploding grenades. In doing so, he had to face enemy small-arms fire. He continued his resistance, despite a severe wound, until he lost his life. The extraordinary heroism and intrepidity displayed by Pfc. Ouellette reflect the highest credit on himself and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the military service.
    1951 - WATKINS, TRAVIS E., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Place and date: Near Yongsan, Korea, 31 August through 3 September 1950. Entered service at: Texas. Birth: Waldo, Ark. G.O. No.: 9, 16 February 1951. Citation: M/Sgt. Watkins distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. When an overwhelming enemy force broke through and isolated 30 men of his unit, he took command, established a perimeter defense and directed action which repelled continuous, fanatical enemy assaults. With his group completely surrounded and cut off, he moved from foxhole to foxhole exposing himself to enemy fire, giving instructions and offering encouragement to his men. Later when the need for ammunition and grenades became critical he shot 2 enemy soldiers 50 yards outside the perimeter and went out alone for their ammunition and weapons. As he picked up their weapons he was attacked by 3 others and wounded. Returning their fire he killed all 3 and gathering up the weapons of the 5 enemy dead returned to his amazed comrades. During a later assault, 6 enemy soldiers gained a defiladed spot and began to throw grenades into the perimeter making it untenable. Realizing the desperate situation and disregarding his wound he rose from his foxhole to engage them with rifle fire. Although immediately hit by a burst from an enemy machine gun he continued to fire until he had killed the grenade throwers. With this threat eliminated he collapsed and despite being paralyzed from the waist down, encouraged his men to hold on. He refused all food, saving it for his comrades, and when it became apparent that help would not arrive in time to hold the position ordered his men to escape to friendly lines. Refusing evacuation as his hopeless condition would burden his comrades, he remained in his position and cheerfully wished them luck. Through his aggressive leadership and intrepid actions, this small force destroyed nearly 500 of the enemy before abandoning their position. M/Sgt. Watkins’ sustained personal bravery and noble self-sacrifice reflect the highest glory upon himself and is in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.
    1951 - What was to become the longest-running TV serial (or soap opera) was seen for the first time. "Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV.     
    1952 - KRZYZOWSKI, EDWARD C., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Tondul, Korea, from 31 August to 3 September 1951. Entered service at: Cicero, Ill. Born: 16 January 1914, Chicago, Ill. G.O. No.: 56, 12 June 1952. Citation: Capt. Krzyzowski, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy as commanding officer of Company B. Spearheading an assault against strongly defended Hill 700, his company came under vicious crossfire and grenade attack from enemy bunkers. Creeping up the fire-swept hill, he personally eliminated 1 bunker with his grenades and wiped out a second with carbine fire. Forced to retire to more tenable positions for the night, the company, led by Capt. Krzyzowski, resumed the attack the following day, gaining several hundred yards and inflicting numerous casualties. Overwhelmed by the numerically superior hostile force, he ordered his men to evacuate the wounded and move back. Providing protective fire for their safe withdrawal, he was wounded again by grenade fragments, but refused evacuation and continued to direct the defense. On 3 September, he led his valiant unit in another assault which overran several hostile positions, but again the company was pinned down by murderous fire. Courageously advancing alone to an open knoll to plot mortar concentrations against the hill, he was killed instantly by an enemy sniper’s fire. Capt. Krzyzowski’s consummate fortitude, heroic leadership, and gallant self-sacrifice, so clearly demonstrated throughout 3 days of bitter combat, reflect the highest credit and lasting glory on himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army.
    1952 - Top Hits 
“Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart” - Vera Lynn 
“Walkin' My Baby Back Home” - Johnnie Ray 
“Half as Much” - Rosemary Clooney 
“It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” - Kitty Wells 
    1953 - The temperature at Erie, PA reached 99 degrees, and Stroudsburg, PA established a state record for September with a reading of 106 degrees.
    1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes spanning 21 years. Many of the original ABC radio shows later became available through syndication and can still be heard on stations brave enough to air dramas in today's radio world of talk and music. 
    1955 - Mitch Miller's "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" hits #1
    1955 - Bill Haley & the Comets turn down their first invitation to tour outside of the U.S. because of a fear of flying. The Australian offer of $2,000 for 15 dates wasn't enough to get them on a plane.
    1956 - Birthday of Douglas Williams of the Williams Bros, Smithdale, MS. 
    1957 - The Milwaukee Braves' Warren Spahn's 8-0 blanking of the Cubs sets Major League shutout record for lefties with 41. 
    1960 - Top Hits 
“It's Now or Never” - Elvis Presley 
“Walk, Don't Run” - The Ventures 
“The Twist” - Chubby Checker 
“Alabam” - Cowboy Copas 
    1963 - Reprise Records, owned by Frank Sinatra, became part of Warner Brothers Records. The ‘Chairman of the Board' continued to record for the label. 
    1963 - Birthday of American composer Steve Markowitz, Santa Monica, CA.
    1965 – “Wild Thing” Charlie Sheen’s birthday, born Carlos Irwin Estévez in NYC.
    1965 - In preparation of their move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels.     1966 - The Four Tops "Reach Out I'll be There" enters the Hot 100 where it claims the Number One position on October 15. 
    1966 - Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" hits #1 on the chart, while Stevie Wonder's "Blowin' in the Wind" peaks at #9.
    1966 - Question Mark and the Mysterians' "96 Tears" makes into the Hot 100 where it will peak at Number One for a week on October 29.
    1967 - After 17 years, "What's My Line" aired for the final time on CBS-TV. The host of the show was John Daly. Panelists on the first show were: Dorothy Kilgallen, Louis Untermeyer, Dr. Richard Hoffman and New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman. Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf joined the show a short time later. Kilgallen, Cerf and Francis were the continuing regulars for fifteen years. Fred Allen, Hal Block and Steve Allen served as panelists for short stints at different times.
    1968 - Top Hits 
“People Got to Be Free” - The Rascals 
“Born to Be Wild” - Steppenwolf 
“Light My Fire” - Jose Feliciano 
“Mama Tried” - Merle Haggard 
    1969 - The Four Seasons' "I've Got You Under My Skin" is released.
    1970 - Outfielder Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs asked to be taken out of the starting lineup, breaking his consecutive games played streak of 1,117, a National League record until Steve Garvey broke it in 1983.    
    1971 - The Watergate team broke into Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office
    1973 - David Pearson became the first racecar driver to earn one million dollars in career earnings. Pearson finished second in the Southern 500 stock-car race in Darlington, SC. Other drivers to make the big bucks at the time were Richard Petty, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Sr. and Mario Andretti. 
    1973 - The Rolling Stones' "Angie" is released.
    1976 - The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands on Mars and takes the first close-up color photographs of the moon’s surface.
    1976 - Top Hits 
“Don't Go Breaking My Heart” - Elton John & Kiki Dee 
“You Should Be Dancing” - Bee Gees 
“Let 'Em In” - Wings 
“(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man” - Ronnie Milsap 
    1977 - Heart's "Barracuda" peaks at #11 on the pop singles chart.
    1977 - Styx' "The Grand Illusion" LP enters the charts.
    1978 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Boogie Oogie Oogie,'' A Taste of Honey. The group wins a Grammy as best new artist.
    1981 - The Red Sox and the Mariners play nineteen innings to a 7-7 tie. The game ends with the Mariners winning 8-7 in 20 innings when the suspended game is resumed the next day making it the longest game played in Fenway Park's history. 
    1982 - The three-day U.S. Festival gets under way in San Bernardino, California. Over 400,000 people show up to hear Fleetwood Mac, the Police, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, the Grateful Dead, the Cars, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads, Dave Edmunds, Santana, the B-52's, the Kinks, Eddie Money, the Ramones, Gang of Four, the English Beat and Jerry Jeff Walker. It's financed by Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of the Apple Computer Company.
    1983 - The Eurhythmics "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" hits #1 on the pop singles chart.
    1984 - Jerry Lewis smashed all previous records for charity fund-raising. A total of $32,074,566 was pledged on the annual "Labor Day Telethon" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 
    1984 - Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season. Three hurlers had previously held the record, Clay Carroll, Rollie Fingers and Sutter, with 37 saves. The Cardinals defeated the New York Mets, 7-3. 
    1984 - Top Hits 
“What's Love Got to Do with It” - Tina Turner 
“Missing You” - John Waite 
“Stuck on You” - Lionel Richie 
“Let's Fall to Pieces Together” - George Strait 
    1986 - Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler of the Netherlands agreed to merge, forming the world's largest accounting firm. 
    1988 - Sixteen cities in the northwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 89 degrees at Stampede Pass, WA and 116 degrees at Redding, CA established records for the month of September. Readings of 98 degrees at Spokane, WA and 100 degrees at Yakima, WA equaled records for September.
    1990 - 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleveland 3-0 
    1990 - Relief pitcher Bobby Thigpen of the Chicago White Sox set a Major League record for most saves in a season when he chalked up his 47th save in a 4-2 White Sox victory over the Kansas City Royals. Thigpen finished the season with 57 saves.
    1992 - Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368 
    1993 - Top Hits 
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” (From "Sliver") - UB40 
“Dreamlover”- Mariah Carey 
“Whoomp! (There It Is)”- Tag Team 
    1994 - John Mellencamp and Me'Shell NdegeOcello's remake of Van Morrison's "Wild Night" peaks at #3 on the singles chart.
    1994 - Crosby, Stills and Nash release the LP, "After the Storm."
    2003 - It is a clean sweep for Colombian heartthrob Juanes at the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The singer-songwriter, who comes in with five nominations, wins every category in which he is nominated, including prestige trophies for album of the year for his long-running chart buster "Un Dia Normal" (A Normal Day); song of the year for "Es Por Ti," which he wrote; and record of the year, also for "Es Por Ti."
    2006 – Tennis star Andre Agassi retires after winning 60 career titles.
    2013 - The legality of the United States' plans to strike Syria without UN backing is called into question by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
    2013 - The mobile division of Nokia is purchased by Microsoft for $7.2 billion.
    2013 - The British Phonographic Industry announced that The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" would finally be certified Platinum in the United Kingdom. Although the album has sold over five million copies in Great Britain since it was issued in 1967, the Platinum designation has only been around since 1994 and requires sales of 300,000.
    2016 – The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.



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