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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Today's Leasing News Headlines

Alert: While Referrals Are Helpful
    Lookout for Fake Reviews!
Leasing News
    Advertising Options to fit your needs
Top Ten Leasing News
    August 31 - September 4
Story Credit Lessors and Lenders List for COVID-19
    "C" & "D" Lessees, Business Loans, Working Capital
Leasing Industry Ads
    ---Help Wanted
Sales Make it Happen by Christopher Menkin
    The Zen of Selling
Landlord/Mortgage Waivers Today
    Terry Winders, CLFP (now retired)
Almost Two-thirds of US Travelers Said They Plan
    a Leisure Trip in the Next Six Months
Millennials Breaking the Bank for Home Upgrades
    By Andy Beth Miller, MR Report
Countries with the Most COVID-19 Cases---Chart
    Total number of confirmed COVID-19 case by country
    Chicago, Illinois
Your Dog Advisor
    Best Affordable Dog Food Brands
ELFA Announces Session Lineup for
   ELFA 2020 Business LIVE!
      October 27 – October 29, 2020
News Briefs---
AmEx Breaks With Credit Card Tradition
    to Let Businesses Borrow
Pacific Rim Capital’s Executive Duo Splits
    Mirsky to Retire; Mills Plans 15% Job Boost
Emirates airline pays $1.4 billion in COVID-19 travel refunds
    American carriers sitting on more than $10 billion travel vouchers
Thanks, but no: Small businesses shun payroll tax deferral
   Business Owners Don't Want to be on the Hook
T-Mobile giving free internet to 10M students
     places emphasis on remote learning

You May have Missed---
Worldwide Equipment and Auto Lenders Coping Well
  with Home Working during Lockdown
      AssetFinance International

Broker/Funder/Industry Lists | Features (wrilter's columns)
Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months (Be Careful of Doing Business)
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  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

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Alert: While Referrals Are Helpful
Lookout for Fake Reviews!

There are many firms that help you get reviews to promote your business. A search for referral services will bring them up with many different methods and plans. A review service that writes reviews for you that appear to be "real reviews" is supplied by a company called Safebizs. 

The site shows 13 sites including Google Business Reviews, TripAdvisor, Facebook, as well as removing "Negative Google Reviews."  Some have prices for ten reviews other offer 25 review packages.



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Top Ten Leasing News
August 31 - September 4

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1) When and If You Return to the Office
    One of the First Signs You Will See

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

(3) The Top Seven Leasing/Finance Company Websites
    in North America

(4) If You are knocked down

(5) Amur Equipment Finance Continues to Execute
    Its Strategic Growth Plans

(6) DBO Launches Investigation into Possible Evasion
    of California’s New Interest Rate Caps

(7)  Virtual Staff Meeting - Photo
    Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

(8) Resetting Expectations
    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP

(9) New Yorkers Are Fleeing to the Suburbs:
     ‘The Demand Is Insane’

(10) Developing Strong Leaders for the Commercial
   Equipment Finance and Leasing Industry
    By Scott Wheeler, CLFP



Leasing Industry Help Wanted



Story Credit Lessors and Lenders List for COVID-19
"C" & "D" Lessees, Business Loans, Working Capital

With the topsy-turvy of funders, as well as the changing of credit and industry requirements, story credit lessors and lenders are now more in need than ever.  Here are funders who also may take "A" and "B" rated applicants and more may be more interested not in "application only." Some may become more comfortable learning more, beyond reviewing financial statements and tax returns, additional collateral, learning more about the story behind the business as qualifiers.

To qualify for this list, the company must be a funder (as qualified by Leasing News and on the “Funder List” and not a "Broker/Lessor; notifies lessees in advance when the lease will end and what the residual will be, does not automatically extend the lease or insist that their discounter follow the same policy. We reserve the right to not list a company who does not meet these qualifications.

Alphabetical list - click on company name to view more details

American Leasefund, Inc.
Balboa Capital Corp. 
Bankers Capital
Black Rock Capital Investment, LLC
BSB Leasing, Inc
Calfund, LLC

Dakota Financial
Financial Pacific Leasing

Forum Financial Services, Inc.
Gonor Funding
Mesa Leasing
North Mill Equipment Finance
Northwest Leasing Company, Inc.
Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC

Pawnee Leasing Corporation
P&L Capital Corporation
Providence Equipment Finance
SLIM Capital, LLC
Standard Professional Services, LLC
TEAM Funding Solutions

Funder List “A”
We encourage companies who are listed to contact us for any change or addition they would like to make. Adding further information as an "attachment" or clarification of what they have to offer would be helpful to readers is also very much encouraged."

Full List:



Sales Make it Happen
By Christopher Menkin

The Zen of Leasing

In a previous "Sales makes it Happen-Sales Techniques," it seemed like a very profound observation:
"Don't laugh, but I think my customers can read my mind. When I meet with them, I try to have a positive thought. In my mind, I purposely think: 'This is the best I can do for you.' 'I like you.' 'I am proud to be helping you.' 'I am doing the best I can.'

"'---Never negative, never not doing the best I can, and when I leave, I always make it a positive thought to say, 'What a great guy.' 'What a great company.' 'I did the best I could for him.' Being positive in my thought as I really think my customers can read what I am thinking."

Zig Ziglar, Dale Carnegie, and the sales master’s talk about "positive thinking,"--- "look at the traffic light as being green, not red."

Perhaps what makes one salesperson better than another is their ability to "transmit" their thinking, their sincerity, their message.

Have you ever had the experience of talking with someone and you say to yourself, and perhaps out loud, "Did you read my mind?"

Books have been written about body language, and listening, which is trying to hear, feel, understand what the other party is communicating. Perhaps more important is what you are "transmitting."

While it is often thought the choice of words, or how you are dressed, the expression of your face, maybe it is much more. Maybe it is Zen, referred to as a special transmission outside of words.

The customer picks up you don't believe what you are saying. The customer may even pick up thoughts that you don't like them, or are trying to "trick" them, or can't wait to leave. Or you are only thinking about your commission, about yourself.

You are not being positive in what you are selling.

Expressions like "getting your head on straight," or "getting in the mood," thinking "positive" rather than "negative," believing you can do it rather than doubting, believing in yourself, your company, or what you are proposing is being transmitted.

How many top sales people have you heard who say? : "If I believe in it, I can sell it"--- and they do.
Why? It's Zen---They are transmitting positive emotions, positive thinking, no doubts, not negativity, wanting to be a friend, wanting to be helpful, believing this is the best deal I can offer, take it, almost as if they were speaking it---but better than words, the customer heard your thoughts!!! They were all positive.

Sales Techniques from Readers:

Previous "Sales makes it Happen" Columns:


Landlord/Mortgage Waivers Today
Terry Winders, CLFP (now retired)

The pressure to obtain a landlord wavier has weakened in the past few years because of competition and the need for fast turnaround credit and document services. However, in an economy turndown, especially in a recession or stagflation, there will be more pressure on leasing portfolios. Many are going to wish that their request for landlord waivers would have been more complete.

One of the most misunderstood and rarely asked for documents in leasing, or financing, is the dreaded landlord’s waiver. It is a form that allows you to preauthorize access, upon a default, to the property in which your equipment, or collateral, is located. While some landlords do not like to sign the waiver, it is one of the most important documents to protect your asset when default occurs. The riskier the credit, the more important the landlord’s waiver form becomes. Selling a landlord on the importance of the waiver is as important as your credit decision or selling the lease to the lessee and cannot be taken lightly.

Property rights are among the most sacred parts of our laws so if a property owner refuses to allow entry on to his property to retrieve your asset, you may have to litigate for the privilege and it will be expensive and time consuming. It is not fun when a bankruptcy judge releases your asset from the bankruptcy and, when you go to pick it up, the landlord refuses to allow you entrance to his property.

In the beginning when everything looks to be acceptable and the purpose is explained to the landlord and the Lessor promises or states in the waiver not to enter the premises without permission, or with the landlord in attendance, and will repair or replace any damage sustained from the removal process, most landlords will sign the form. Most landlords are afraid of the damage that remains after equipment repossessors leave the property. So, telling them that you will repair, or clean up after yourselves, and are willing to put that in the form, soothes their fears and many will sign the form.

That language reads as follows:” The Lessor or Secured Party shall promptly, at its sole expense, repair in a commercially reasonable manner any and all damages to the Premises caused by such removal.”

However, when sent in the mail with no explanation except “please sign and return,” you should expect your document to be thrown away instead of returned. Also, a landlord sometimes looks at his tenant as less desirable when forms are shoved in his direction with no courtesy call or explanation. I have never had a landlord fail to sign my form when I had a salesperson call on him and explain the purpose and explain our procedure should a default ever occur. I have even had conversations with landlords who later called me when the lessee was moving the leased equipment or was trying to sell it out of trust. A landlord can become a good source of information and usually is in the same boat as you are when things begin to go south.

If you do not have a landlord waiver, I would suggest you contact them once it appears the lessee is starting to have problems or is a chronic pass due. If you are up front with the landlord, they can help by keeping an eye on the lessee or if they are confrontational, you know it early and can take the appropriate steps at once to avoid lengthy delays later.

If you are going to have trouble with a landlord contact, your attorney to determine the property rules in that State so you can act with knowledge and foresight. It would also be important to know the issues in the state in which you have a large amount of assets like office equipment or data processing equipment where long delays can wipe out any thought of much recovery.

If the Lessee owns the property and it is mortgaged, the same issues apply.

In my audit experience, many companies are not up-to-date with their documentation, especially landlord waiver documents and procedures. 

Terry is now retired. The above is from a prior column which appears current today. I thought it pertains quite a bit today with all the problems COVID-19 has brought to the leasing and finance business.


Almost Two-thirds of US Travelers Said They Plan
a Leisure Trip in the Next Six Months

By Alicia Phaneuf, eMarketer

As lockdown restrictions in some parts of the US begin to lift, restless travelers are planning their next get-away. According to July 2020 data from MMGY Global, 64% of US travelers said they expect to book their next leisure trip within the next six months or less.

Some travelers seem more wary due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases and travel restrictions in parts of the country. Just 16% of US travelers expect to book their next trip more than a year from now.



Millennials Breaking the Bank for Home Upgrades
By Andy Beth Miller, MR Report

The latest survey reveals that a rising trend in the housing industry is for homeowners to go into debt in order to make their abodes even better.

According to a new survey, home is king. Survey findings reveal that more homeowners are investing more money into home improvement. This trend, which began to rise with the arrival of the current pandemic, aligns with people are spending much more time at home—working, homeschooling, etc. Making that experience as enjoyable as possible has become a top priority. And this means home upgrades.

In fact, the study showed that home improvements have become such a highly prized goal that Americans are willing to go into debt in order to make their home into the dream abode they desire. According to the survey, millennials especially are jumping on board, as it was revealed that 75% of millennial homeowners (those aged 24-39) are indeed planning on making marked improvements to their homes this year, post-pandemic. Among this set, nearly half (46%) reveal they have gone into debt in order to make it all happen.

On a national scale, 32% of all homeowners reported going into debt (or plan to do so) in order to pay for their home improvements. Although the millennials were shown as leading the charge in this trend, fast on their heels were Gen Xers aged 40-55 (38% of who reported going into debt) and baby boomers aged 56-74 (21% of who reported taking on debt for home upgrades).

These aforementioned Americans are accomplishing this by numerous avenues, including funding the improvements via credit cards and paying the debt off over time, store financing, personal loans, and even borrowing on home equity or refinancing mortgages.

Among respondents reporting to be improving their homes, 59% stated that they had already completed at least $500 worth of work since early March when the pandemic first started to make waves in the U.S., while 48% stated an intention to do so before the year’s end. These improvements ran the gamut, from purchasing new furniture, upgrading to more modern home electronics and appliances, and myriad others.

Ted Rossman, credit card analyst at, commented on this current phenomenon in the housing industry: “The home improvement industry is booming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people are spending a lot more time at home, and this is leading them to spend a lot of money and effort customizing their living spaces.”

Rossman added: “I like seeing that so many people are using credit cards and avoiding interest, which is an excellent way to earn rewards. But there are also a lot of people putting these home upgrades on credit cards and financing over time, which can be one of the worst ways to borrow because the average interest rate is about 16%.”



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To meet Wayne, please submit an application at!

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5272 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630
(773) 697-8848

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Wednesday: Appointment Only
Thursday: 5pm – 7pm
Friday: 5pm – 7pm
Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Dog Adoption Requirements:

You must be at least 21 years old.
Every member of the household including other dogs must meet the animal before an adoption can take place.

If you rent your home, we will verify your pet policy before an adoption can take place.
You must commit to transporting the animal back to the shelter if an adoption should fail for any reason – note that long-distance adoptions are allowed on a case-by-case basis.


Your Dog Advisor
Best Affordable Dog Food Brands


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ELFA Announces Session Lineup for
ELFA 2020 Business LIVE!
  October 27 – October 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced the schedule of educational sessions for ELFA 2020 Business LIVE!, the virtual learning and networking conference for the equipment finance industry on Oct. 27-28. The sessions cover a wide range of topics relevant to industry members representing a broad range of job responsibilities and experience levels.

A total of 20 interactive breakout sessions are scheduled, including:

Tuesday, Oct. 27   

  • Has COVID-19 Ushered in the Leasing Company of the Future?
  • Adapt to Thrive: How Marketing Agility Enables a Stronger Response to Extraordinary Challenges
  • Balancing Tech & Human Interaction in the Customer Experience
  • Creative Financing Alternatives: Power by the Hour and Pay Per Use
  • Fast Tracking Your Technology in the Age of COVID-19
  • There Is More Than Meets the Eye: Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Race
  • Trains, Planes and Automobiles
  • What's New in the Law?
  • Where Confidence and Resilience Intersect to Face and Overcome Personal and Professional Challenges
  • Back to Basics: Introduction to the Leasing and Finance Industry

Wednesday, Oct. 28 

  • The COVID-19 Economy and Outlook for Equipment Finance 
  • Developing Young Talent for Long-Term Success  
  • Emerging Technology: Hype vs Reality 
  • Collateral Repossession - Challenges in a Post COVID-19 Environment 
  • Finding Growth After COVID-19:  A Search for New Green Pastures
  • How Data Analytics Can Improve Your Business Results 
  • Pockets of Opportunity for Independents: Where to Shoot the 8-ball 
  • Automating Credit Decisioning & Risk Modeling 
  • I'm a Bank Finance Company: What Do I Need to Know to Survive and Thrive? 
  • Optimizing Managed Bundled Services & Market Practices 

In addition to the breakout sessions, general sessions will feature keynote speakers including geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, political strategist Donna Brazile and economic forecaster Marci Rossell.  Attendees will also interact in a multimedia exhibit hall and targeted networking lounges.

ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta, said, “We’re excited to announce a robust roster of sessions led by industry experts at ELFA 2020 Business LIVE!

 “The world is changing rapidly, and this conference will help position you for success today and beyond. There’s something for everyone, including those who planned to attend other events that were cancelled this year, and those who’ve never attended an ELFA Convention. Whether you are an emerging leader or a senior executive, this promises to be an exceptional opportunity to learn and network.”

Learn More
More information about "ELFA 2020 Business LIVE!", including registration details, frequently asked questions and the session schedule, is available at The early-bird registration deadline is Oct. 1.

About ELFA
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 580 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit

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News Briefs----

AmEx Breaks With Credit Card Tradition
    to Let Businesses Borrow

Pacific Rim Capital’s Executive Duo Splits
    Mirsky to Retire; Mills Plans 15% Job Boost

Emirates airline pays $1.4 billion in COVID-19 travel refunds
   American carriers sitting on more than $10 billion travel vouchers

Thanks, but no: Small businesses shun payroll tax deferral
   Business Owners Don't Want to be on the Hook

T-Mobile giving free internet to 10M students
     places emphasis on remote learning




You May Have Missed---

Worldwide Equipment and Auto Lenders Coping Well
  with Home Working during Lockdown
      AssetFinance International


Sports Briefs---

NFL odds, picks, predictions for Week 1, 2020:
    Advanced computer model loving Bills, Ravens

Serena Williams takes 10 of last 12 games,
    tops Sloane Stephens at US Open

Adrian Peterson signs one-year deal
    with Detroit Lions

Bold NFL predictions: Patriots will miss the playoffs;
    Philip Rivers will contend for MVP


California Nuts Briefs---

Several national forests in California to close
    due to increased fire danger

Creek Fire updates



“Gimme that Wine”

Smoke Exposure Quandary: Some Wineries Not Taking Grapes
     Without Lab Tests Amid Testing Backlog

French Laundry Launches $850-Per-Person
    Indoor Dining ‘Experience’ Fit for a Bond Villain

Livermore winemaker Philip Long:  ‘It’s been a rollercoaster.”
new president of the Assoc. of African American Vintners speaks out

Some of Napa’s oldest Cabernet vines destroyed in Hennessey Fire

Free Wine App

Wine Prices by vintage


This Day in History

         1522 - The Victoria is the first ship ever to encircle the globe. It reached port without its captain, Magellan, who died en route in the Philippines. One of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships returns to Spain, thus completing the first successful circumnavigation of the world. Magellan, a Portuguese navigator employed by Spain, set out from Seville three years earlier with 265 men. Only 15 survived the journey. Magellan himself was killed after converting a local chief to Christianity.  Then, to prove the authority of Spain, Magellan attacked the chief adversary, but in waters that did not allow his ship to get close enough to shore to fire cannons, and the men were attacked in hand combat in shallow waters, with Magellan being killed.
    1565 - Spanish explorers led by Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine in Florida, the first permanent European settlement in North America. St. Augustine was founded 42 years before the English settlement of Jamestown in Virginia.
    1636 - Harvard College (later University) was founded by the Massachusetts Puritans at New Towne. It was the first institution of higher learning established in North America and was originally founded to train future ministers. Harvard College was established by a vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown, a young minister who, upon his death in 1638, left his library and half his estate to the new institution. Harvard's first scholarship fund was created in 1643 with a gift from Lady Ann Radcliffe Mowlson.
    1644 - The settlement of New Amsterdam was seized from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant by the English under Colonel Richard Nicholls without a shot being fired. It was later renamed New York after James, Duke of York, the future King James II.
    1755 - In the Seven Years War in North America, Col. William Johnson with his English militia defeated a combined French and Indian force in the Battle of Lake George.
    1760 - British troops under Jeffrey Amherst defeated the French in the Battle of Montreal.  After the loss, the French surrendered their arms throughout Canada.
    1771 - Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California.
    1781 - The American Revolutionary War was going badly for the freedom fighters as New London, Connecticut was looted and partially burned by British Troops under Gen. Benedict Arnold, who had joined the British. He also captured Fort Griswold at Groton across the Thames River. Benedict Arnold reportedly treated American soldiers with unnecessary brutality. The Loyalists thought they could win the war. Another factor for Arnold was not only the money for his young wife, but the fact he hated the French, and their coming to the aid of the colonies was more than he could take, he said. But it was really the money he was after.
    1781 - The Battle of Eutaw Springs, SC, the war's last significant battle in the South, ended in a narrow British tactical victory.  Despite winning a tactical victory, the British lost strategically. Their inability to stop Continental Army Gen. Nathaniel Greene's continuing operations forced them to abandon most of their conquests in the South, leaving them in control of a small number of isolated enclaves at Wilmington, Charleston, and Savannah. The British attempt to pacify the South with Loyalist support had failed even before Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.
    1847 - Americans under Gen. Winfield Scott defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of Molino del Rey in the Mexican War.
    1852 - At the personal invitation of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony attended her first woman's rights convention, the three-day Syracuse Convention. It was the third national woman's rights convention. Anthony then spent her entire life traveling and speaking on behalf of women's rights.
    1858 – Abraham Lincoln, not yet President, is said to have uttered these words, “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time."
    1863 – At the Second Battle of Sabine Pass, on the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarted a Union invasion of Texas.
    1866 - In Chicago, Illinois, James and Jennie Bushnell became the parents of sextuplets when their three boys and three girls were born. Two of the babies died, but the surviving four lived long lives. This was the first recorded birth of sextuplets.
    1883 - Sitting Bull, main chief of the Sioux tribes, delivers a speech insulting and making fools of US authorities to great applause. Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake), whose position was being bypassed by US authorities because he firmly stood against the robbery of the native peoples, spoke at the celebration of the driving of the last spike in the Northern Pacific Railroad completing the transcontinental system. He delivered the speech in his Sioux language, departing from a speech originally prepared with an army translator. Denouncing the US government, settlers and army, the listeners thought he was delivering a speech of welcome and praise. While giving the speech, Sitting Bull paused for applause periodically, bowed, smiled and continued insulting and making asses of the audience and US authorities as the translator delivered the original address.
    1883 - The Northern Pacific Railroad across the U.S. was completed.
    1892 - Written by Francis Bellamy, the original "Pledge of Allegiance" was first published in an issue of “The Youth's Companion” in Boston.
    1897 - Birthday of American folksinger Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933), Meridian, Mississippi. He is often called the "father of country music," not to be confused with Jimmie Rodgers of rock ‘n’ roll fame.
    1900 - Galveston, Texas was hit by the worst hurricane in United States history. Twenty-three-foot waves and winds up to 135 miles per hour killed 6,000 people. The storm lasted for 18 hours. The city, on an island connected to the mainland by a 2-mile long causeway, had to be rebuilt. When the renovations were completed, Galveston was raised 15 feet above its old level and a new sea wall was built six feet higher than the former high-water mark.
    1901 – The Major League Players Protective Association instructed members to sign one-year contracts only and not recognize the reserve clause.
    1903 - The American Federation of Labor granted a charter to the granite quarry workers of Barre, Vermont. To document the lives of workers whose union standards outpaced the nation’s writers from the Federal Writers' Project interviewed Barre quarrymen in the early 1940s. Many of these interviews are in the American Memory collection “American Life Histories, 1936-1940”.
(Lower half of )
    1911 - Naturalist Euell Gibbons (1911-75) was born in Clarksville, Texas. Perhaps his appearances on the Johnny Carson shows started a healthy food eating craze. The Post Grape Nuts cereal advertising quote, "Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible." is attributed to him (and inspired Carson to joke about sending him a "lumber-gram"). Ironically he died from a heart attack, most likely brought on as a result of smoking cigarettes, the saturated fats he added to his wild food diet, and a lack of exercise in his later, declining years.
    1915 – Actor Frank Cady (1915-2011) was born in Susanville, CA.  Cady was storekeeper Sam Drucker in three TV series during the 1960s — “Petticoat Junction,” “Green Acres” and “The Beverly Hillbillies,” and was Doc Williams on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”
    1916 - In front the smallest crowd in American League history, with 23 fans attending the game, A’s catcher/outfielder Wally Schang became the first switch-hitter in Major League history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game.
    1916 – President Wilson signed the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax.
    1919 – Babe Ruth hit his 26th HR, breaking the record of 25 set by Buck Freeman in 1899.
    1920 – US Air Mail service began with a flight from NYC to San Francisco.
    1921 - Margaret Gorman (1905-95) of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss America at the end of a two-day pageant at Atlantic City, NJ. She actually won the Golden Mermaid trophy, later named by pageant officials as Miss America.  The sixteen-year-old schoolgirl was a dead ringer for reigning matinee superstar, Mary Pickford. Gorman continued to compete in later years, and though unsuccessful, was always a favorite of the crowds. A few years later, she married Victor Cahill and was happily married until he died in 1957. She lived all her life in D.C. and enjoyed traveling.
    1922 - Comedian Sid Caesar (1922-2014) birthday, Yonkers, NY. While Milton Berle was considered “Mr. Television” in the 1950's, it was Caesar “Show of Shows” that really cracked this teenager up. My father was a personal friend of the director, and also good friends of two of the characters in the series, and we would visit the set. Caesar was always very serious in person, but there was electricity in the live performance that made all ages laugh.  His show was the "must see" every Saturday night for four years (112 episodes, 1950-1954), “Caesar's Hour” (1954-1957). Known for deviating from the script, more a "comedy character" than one-liners, he was very unsure of himself behind the scenes. He has appeared in many movies and TV shows, as well as Las Vegas. My father knew him and many of the writers, as Carl Reiner and Howie Morris were close friends of his. My father could imitate Caesar 100%. My father was an early television writer/producer in New York before networks. He produced the first network show for NBC, but is perhaps best known as the creator/writer of "Captain Video," "Harlem Detective” (black and white cop in 1951) and "Hands of Mystery."\
    1923 - Birthday of bass player Wilbur Ware (1923-79), Chicago, Il, perhaps best known among hard bop bass players, but heroin took him down.
    1925 – Actor Peter Sellers (1925-80) was born Southsea, England.  He became known to a world-wide audience through his many film characterizations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in “The Pink Panther” series of films.
    1930 – The comic strip “Blondie” first appeared in print.
    1930 – Richard Drew invented Scotch tape.
    1932 - Birthday of Patsy Cline (1932-63), country and western singer, born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Va. Patsy Cline got her big break in 1957 when she won an Arthur Godfrey “Talent Scout” show, singing “Walking After Midnight.” Her career took off and she became a featured singer at the Grand Ole Opry, attaining the rank of top female country singer. Her hits followed with “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” “Crazy,” and “Sweet Dreams.”  She died in a plane crash March 6, 1963, at Camden, TN, along with singers Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas.  Millions of her records have sold since her death. She won awards and accolades, leading many to view her as an icon at the level of Johnny Cash and Elvis. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music hall of Fame.
    1934 – The luxury liner “Morro Castle” caught fire of the NJ coast, killing 137 passengers and crew members. The ship eventually beached off Asbury Park and remained there for several months until she was towed off and scrapped.  The devastating fire was a catalyst for improved shipboard fire safety. Today, the use of fire-retardant materials, automatic fire doors, ship-wide fire alarms, and greater attention to fire drills and procedures resulted directly from the disaster.
    1935 - The Hoboken Four, featuring lead signer Frank Sinatra, appeared on WOR radio's "Major Bowes Amateur Hour." The group won the contest held at the Capitol Theatre in New York City.
    1935 - Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long (1893-1935) was shot while attending a session of the state House of Representatives in Baton Rouge. Fatally wounded, he died two days later.
    1939 – The Indians’ fire balling right-hander, Bob Feller, 20, won his 20th game becoming the youngest to do so.
    1941 - In World War II, the blockade of Leningrad began as the German army encircled the city, cutting it off from the rest of the country. The siege lasted until January 1944 with nearly 1 million civilians being killed.
    1941 - For Columbia Records, Harry James and his orchestra recorded "Miserlou".
    1943 - United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the unconditional surrender of Italy in World War II.
    1944 - *PRUSSMAN, ERNEST W., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, 13th Infantry, 8th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Les Coates, Brittany, France, 8 September 1944. Entered service at: Brighton, Mass. Birth: Baltimore, Md. G.O. No.: 31, 17 April 1945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 8 September 1944, near Les Coates, Brittany, France. When the advance of the flank companies of 2 battalions was halted by intense enemy mortar, machinegun, and sniper fire from a fortified position on his left, Pfc. Prussman maneuvered his squad to assault the enemy fortifications. Hurdling a hedgerow, he came upon 2 enemy riflemen whom he disarmed. After leading his squad across an open field to the next hedgerow, he advanced to a machinegun position, destroyed the gun, captured its crew and 2 riflemen. Again advancing ahead of his squad in the assault, he was mortally wounded by an enemy rifleman, but as he fell to the ground he threw a hand grenade, killing his opponent. His superb leadership and heroic action at the cost of his life so demoralized the enemy that resistance at this point collapsed, permitting the 2 battalions to continue their advance.
    1945 - Bess Myerson (1924-2014) of New York City was crowned Miss America. She was the first Jewish contestant to win the title.
    1945 - Hideki Tojo, Japanese PM during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails; later he is hanged.
    1946 – In their first All-American Football Conference game, the San Francisco 49ers lost to the New York Yankees, 21-7.  The other charter teams were:  Brooklyn Dodgers, Buffalo Bisons, Miami Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Rockets, LA Dons.  When the league folded after the 1949 season, the Niners, Browns and the Baltimore Colts, who replaced Miami after the first season, joined the NFL.
    1950 - Top Hits
“Mona Lisa” - Nat King Cole
“Play a Simple Melody” - Bing Crosby
“Goodnight Irene” - The Weavers
“Goodnight Irene” - Red Foley-Ernest Tubb
    1951 – The Treaty of San Francisco was signed by 48 nations and Japan as the peace treaty that officially ended World War II.
    1952 - Ernest Hemingway's "Old Man & the Sea" published. It is his last work. It was for this work that he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    1952 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "You Belong to Me," Jo Stafford.
    1954 - Radio personality Alan Freed begins broadcasting on New York's WINS at an annual salary of $75,000. Although the phrase "rock and roll" had been around for a while, Freed is generally given credit for making it popular.
    1955 - The Brooklyn Dodgers won the National League pennant in the earliest time a team had done so.  They then went on to defeat the Yankees in the World Series, their only championship in Brooklyn.
    1955 - Birthday of composer Daniel Palkowski, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
    1956 - Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso," goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
    1956 - Eddie Cochran (1938-60) signs with Liberty Records where he will have three US Top 40 hits, "Sittin' In The Balcony" (#18), "Summertime Blues" (#8) and "C'mon Everybody" (#35).
    1958 - Roberto Clemente (1934-72) of the Pittsburgh Pirates tied a Major League Baseball record by hitting three triples. Clemente led the Bucs to a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
    1958 - The International Olympic Committee barred Communist China from the 1960 Olympic Games.
    1958 - Top Hits
“Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” - Domenico Modugno
“Little Star” - The Elegants
“Patricia” - Perez Prado
“Bird Dog” - The Everly Brothers
    1960 - Nationwide release of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
    1962 - The novelty song "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett enters the Hot 100 at #85. It's a tongue in cheek take-off on the late night monster movies. He recorded it with sound effects: the creaky door opening is a nail being pulled from a piece of wood, the boiling cauldron is Pickett blowing bubbles into a cup of water with a straw and the chains are him moving chains up and down. He also did all the voices. The song will make it to Number One for two weeks.  The song was re-released several times and appeared in the Billboard charts on three occasions after the original release: December 1962, August 1970 and May 1973
    1963 – For the 13th time in his Hall of Fame career, the Majors’ all-time winningest left-hander, Warren Spahn, won his 20th game of the season.  He thus tied Christy Mathewson for the MLB record.
    1965 - Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida.
    1965 - Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City Athletics played all nine positions as his team lost to the California Angels, 5-3 in 13 innings. He gave up one run while pitching.
    1965 - An ad in a Hollywood newspaper requested four "insane boys, ages 17-21" to act in a television series about a rock and roll band. More than 400 hopefuls auditioned and those selected to be The Monkees were Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The show, “The Monkees”, was the brainchild of producers Bert Schneider and Robert Rafelson. Within the year following the show's premiere, the four young men became international prime time pop stars.
    1966 - The first of 79 episodes of the TV series "Star Trek" was aired on the NBC network. “Beam me up, Scotty.” Perhaps the first cell phone was introduced and the first kiss between a black woman and a man on television, along with many other innovative and comical episodes.
    1966 - “Tarzan” premiered on TV. This hour adventure series was based on Edgar Ritch Burroughs's character, who appeared for the first time on TV. Tarzan, an English lord who preferred the jungle, was played by Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla, Jr. was Jai, a jungle orphan. Alan Caillou was Jason Flood, Jai's tutor, and Rockne Tarkington was Rao, a veterinarian. There was no Jane.
    1966 - “That Girl” premiered on TV, a half-hour sitcom starring Marlo Thomas. Ted Bessell also starred as her boyfriend Don Hollinger. They were finally engaged in 1970. Also featured were Lew Parker, Rosemary De Camp and Bonnie Scott. Well-known performers who appeared on the show included Dabney Coleman, George Carlin and Bernie Kopell.
    1966 - Top Hits
“Sunshine Superman” - Donovan
“See You in September” - The Happenings
“You Can't Hurry Love” - The Supremes
“Almost Persuaded” - David Houston
    1972 – The Cubs’ Fergie Jenkins won his 20th game, his sixth consecutive season doing so.  This tied the club record set by Three Finger Brown, 1906-11.
    1973 - Marvin Gaye enjoyed his second #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with "Let's Get It On". He would place 7 more records on the list by 1982, giving him a total of 40.
    1973 - Hank Aaron got home run #709 went into the record books. The Atlanta batter set a Major League record for most home runs hit in one league. In 1974, Aaron decimated Babe Ruth's record of 714 homers.
    1974 - In a controversial move, US President Gerald R. Ford pardoned former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes he "committed or may have committed" while in office. Ford defended his decision by explaining that he wanted to end the national divisions created by the Watergate Affair. The American Public thought it was a “pay off.” Ford was the only president not nominated for the office, taking over the vice-presidency after Spiro Agnew resigned.  Nixon was given a "full, free, and absolute pardon, for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974."
    1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Shot the Sheriff," Eric Clapton. The song is a remake of Jamaican Bob Marley's reggae version.
    1974 - Top Hits
“(You're) Having My Baby” - Paul Anka
“I Shot the Sheriff” - Eric Clapton
“Tell Me Something Good” - Rufus
“Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends” - Ronnie Milsap
    1976 - Disco band Wild Cherry's self-titled album, which includes their Number One single, "Play that Funky Music," goes gold.
    1976 - The debut album by Vancouver band rock band Heart, "Dreamboat Annie" goes gold. The album contains "Magic Man" (a #9 hit) and "Crazy on You."
    1982 - Top Hits
“Abracadabra” - The Steve Miller Band
“Hard to Say I'm Sorry” - Chicago
“Hold Me” - Fleetwood Mac
“Love Will Turn You Around” - Kenny Rogers
    1985 – Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb for most career hits, at 4,191.
    1986 - “The Oprah Winfrey Show” premiered on TV. This daytime talk show was the top-rated talk show for years and has the distinction of being the first talk show hosted by a black woman, Oprah Winfrey. Her show was taped in front of a studio audience who are solicited for their questions and feedback. In the mid-1990s, fed up with the plethora of trashy talk shows that had sprung up everywhere, Winfrey decided to upgrade the quality of topics that her show presented. Her book club feature has been a popular element of her show and chosen books usually become best seller.  In May 2011, Winfrey interviewed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, her first-ever interview with a sitting President and First Lady.  The final episode of the show aired May 25, 2011.
    1987 - Thunderstorms produce 4-8 inches of rain in 3 to 6 hours in Virginia bringing the totals for the Labor Day weekend up to 14 inches. The Staunton River crested at 34.44 feet at Altavista, its highest level in 47 years with flood damage estimated at 47 million
    1987 - At Miami, the mercury soars to 97 setting a record for the date and month.
    1990 - Top Hits
“Blaze of Glory” - Jon Bon Jovi
“Release Me” - Wilson Phillips
“Do Me!” - Bell Biv DeVoe
“Jukebox in My Mind” - Alabama
    1996 – The Mets’ Todd Hundley tied Mickey Mantle as the only Major League switch-hitters to hit 40 HRs in a season.
    1998 - Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 62nd home run, breaking Roger Maris's 1961 record for the most home runs in a single season. McGwire hit his homer at Busch Stadium at St. Louis against pitcher Steve Trachsel of Chicago Cubs as the Cardinals won 6-3. McGwire finished the season with 70 home runs.
        2002 - Pop Zhao, a SF artist, organized volunteers to drape 3 miles of US flags along the SF coastline in an artistic display of patriotism, remembrance and strength.
    2003 - With four honors, Shania Twain is the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, presented at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Twain wins for top female, top album and top-selling album for "Up!" (Mercury Nashville) and top video for "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
    2008 – Gary Sheffield hit the 250,000th HR in Major League history.
    2019 – Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam singles title and 4th US Crown in tennis.




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