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Monday, September 21, 2020

Today's Leasing News Headlines

John Blazek, retired CLP, Passes Away
    Active in His Leasing/Finance Days
Directors, Officers Buying Stock in Marlin Business Services
    Confidence in Stock, Driving Price Up?
More Sales People Available,
  Maybe from Amur Equipment Finance
    By Christopher Menkin, Editor
Funders Looking for Broker Business
Leasing Industry Ads
    ---Help Wanted
How to Keep Confidential from Employer
     While You are Looking Elsewhere
        Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Top Ten Leasing News
    September 14 - September 18
Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
    Two Sessions, Two Virtual Online
Financing Cannabis Funding Sources
    Many Work with Third Party Originators
Retriever Mix
    Chicago, Illinois  Adopt a Dog
AACFB Virtual Conference Sept 21 - 25
     For a Week or a Day Past
News Briefs---
Why some banks are aggressively cutting costs
    and others aren’t
Trump wants $5 billion from TikTok deal
      to teach people 'the real history' of US

You May have Missed---
The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule
  won’t need incentives to be cheaper than gaso model

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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John Blazek, retired CLP, Passes Away
Active in His Leasing/Finance Days

Former Vice-President of MetroLease, closed in 2000; former president
of Stratford Leasing, closed down (file photograph, 2000.)

Longtime friend Tom Nars reports John Blazek passed away in Pennsylvania visiting his wife's children and grandchildren. He reportedly has no children, brothers or sisters. A remembrance memorial is being planned for November, 2020. He passed away from a stroke. He was a principal of Evergreen Leasing in South Elgin, Illinois.

John Blazek, CLP: Evergreen Leasing, August 13, 2007


Directors, Officers Buying Stock in Marlin Business Services
Confidence in Stock, Driving Price Up?

  "What, Me Worry?"

stock Sept. 18, 2020  $7.89  52 week range 4.66 - 25.44


8/28 5,000 $6.89 Michael R. Borgansky Chief Financial Officer amt. owned 12,938
9/02 22,500 $6.89 Lawrence DeAngelo, Director amt. owned 308,834
9/08 15,000 $7.25 Jeffrey Hilzinger, Pres./CEO/Officer amt. owned 60,314
9/02 5,000 $6.96 Mathew J. Sullivan, Director amt. owned 55,529
9/02 5,000 $6.88 Mathew J. Sullivan, Director owned 60,429 
9/01 2,500 $6.75 Ryan S. Melcher, SVP/Gen. Counsel amt. owned 4,384
9/16 4,000 $0 Sherlock James, Officer, Senior Vice President owned 9,817
9/16 1,218 $8.2 Sherlock James, Officer, Senior Vice President owned 8,599
9/16 8,000 $0 Sting Gregory Lee, Officer, Sr Vice President owned 13,106
9/16 2,426 $8.2 Sting Gregory Lee, Officer, Sr Vice President owned 20,670
9/16 40,000 $0 Jeffrey Hilzinger, Pres./CEO/Officer amt owed 100,314
9/16 12,180 $8.2 Jeffrey Hilzinger, Pres./CEO/Officer amt owed 88,134
9/16 8,000 $0 Sting Gregory Lee, Officer, Senior VP amt owed 23,106
9/16 2,426 $8.2 Sting Gregory Lee, Officer, Senior VP amt owed 20,670


Section 16 filings

Marlin Business Services Corp.
for Friday, September 18, 2020

End-of-day Price ($) : 7.89
Change ($): (0.40)
Change (%): (4.83)
One Day Volume: 115,214
Day's High ($): 8.38
Day's Low ($): 7.85
Previous Close ($): 8.29
Exchange: NASDAQ   


More Sales People Available,
Maybe from Amur Equipment Finance

By Christopher Menkin, Editor

Reportedly, there is a large lay-off by Amur Equipment Finance, Grand Island, Nebraska on Thursday. Requests for denial or confirmation were not received.

On September 2, Leasing News quoted Mostafiz ShahMohammed, Amur Chairman and Chief Executive, “While we are cognizant of the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe it has brought out the best in our organization.

“Our resilience has been tested and it has passed with flying colors. We are proud of our efforts to help our customers navigate through this incredibly difficult period and will remain steadfast in our support of their needs as economic conditions continue to improve. Our business volumes have been returning to pre-COVID-19 levels, we’ve expanded our capital base, and we’ve added to our industry-leading vendor origination team with the addition of Jason and his team. Our commitment to serving our vendors' growth and needs through a fully-integrated, full-service platform is unwavering, and we are excited for what is to come for Amur.”

Many of the more successful companies are now seeking people who are now available. It is noticeable on Leasing News New Hires, the many who have left Sun Trust are now elsewhere, as well as those no longer at Marlin. Friday's Leasing News New Hires had Gary Crawford now Sales Manager at NewLane Finance. He started at Marlin July, 2008, March, 2018, was promoted to National Sales Manager. (1) (Note: the principals at NewLane are the former CEO and COO of Marlin, Dan Dyer and George Pelose.)

Perhaps in an effort to keep key people, please notice the last six months of promotions, not layoffs, as key players are moving up and most likely with better benefits and salary.  The New Hires/Promotion every Friday gives readers a list of who is where, as well as where they have been, including how long. This business is really more musical chairs, also affecting those who have risen up the ladder until the company was acquired or merged. It also seems the new company that takes over changes commission structure, implements new procedures and directions, and seem to forget the reason they took over the operation as they liked the results. It often puzzles me: if they liked what they acquired, why did they want to change it?

Also, it appears many corporate salesmen have become originators, bringing their vendors and past clients along with them. There are many funders involving to legal agreements and validity. Additionally, a long-time client may not see the company being their advocate but the person who gave them service and helped them.

Any verification about the changes at Amur, please email "off the record" to .

  1. New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
         and Related Industries



Leasing Industry Help Wanted




Funders Looking for Broker Business

There is no advertising fee or charge for a listing. They are “free.” Leasing News makes no endorsement of any of the companies listed, except they have qualified to be on this specific list.
We encourage companies who are listed to contact us for any change or addition they would like to make. We encourage adding further information as an "attachment" or clarification of what they have to offer would be helpful to readers.

Please send company name, contact/email or telephone number as well as a URL to attach or description to

Alphabetical list - click on company name to view more details

1st Enterprise Bank Leasing
360 Equipment Finance
Allegheny Valley Bank Leasing
Balboa Capital Corp.
Bankers Capital
Barrett Capital Corporation
Baystone Government Finance/
KS StateBank

Black Rock Capital
Boston Financial & Equity Corp.
BSB Leasing, Inc.
Calfund, LLC
Celtic Bank
C.H. Brown Company
Chesapeake Industrial Leasing Co., Inc.

Dakota Financial
Dedicated Funding
Dext Capital
Exchange Bank Leasing (formerly Dumac Leasing)
FirstLease, Inc.
First Federal Leasing
First Foundation Bank
First Midwest Equipment
Finance Co.

Financial Pacific Leasing
Forum Financial Services, Inc.
Gonor Funding
Global Financial & Leasing Services, LLC
International Financial Services

Madison Capital
Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC

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

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How to Keep Confidential from Employer
While You are Looking Elsewhere

Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

Question: Emily, I am conducting a job search while I am still employed. I want to make sure I do not raise red flags – any advice?

Answer: Most “smart” candidates conduct job searches while still employed. If you suspect a layoff, you must start looking OR get CAUGHT in the flood when your colleagues (sometimes 100s of others) hit the market at the same time!

Additionally, keep your ears and eyes open if company changes might affect your compensation, geography, etc. are imminent.

Personally, I think you should let your employer know you are not satisfied where you are, as they may offer you something to make sure you are “happy.” If that is not possible where you work, then:

  • Make sure you use your home rather than your work office to conduct your search – request recruiters contact you before / after work hours / lunch hours or weekends
  • Take some unused vacation to take a few days to reach out to your recruiter: have them work your resume and provide advice
  • Designated a line for employers / recruiters to reach you (e.g. cell phone)
  • Dedicate some time (e.g. 30 min upon getting home) every day towards your job search and stick to this schedule
  • The best way you can stretch your job search hours is to utilize a recruiter. Make sure you stay loyal to your recruiter and do not “back door” them; they can wind up being your BEST ally in the job market!

Make Sure You …

  • Keep your intentions to yourself – do not share with anyone in the industry that you are searching for a new career opportunity
  • Keep your office items at the office – don’t start packing your belongings
  • Keep everything the same - e.g. keep the same hours, do not show a loss of interest in your current job, taking a lot of time off, etc.
  • Are strategic in planning chunks of time to interview - some employers will meet after hours and/or over the weekend

Emily Fitzpatrick
Sr. Recruiter
Recruiters International, Inc.
Phone:  954-885-9241
Cell:  954-612-0567
Invite me to connect on LinkedIn
Also follow us on Twitter #RIIINFO

Career Crossroads Previous Columns


Top Ten Leasing News
September 14 - September 18

(Stories most opened by readers)

(1)  Email from Former Employee Asking for Help
    Company Name Deleted by Leasing News

(2) Readers Guessed Right: Marlin Capital Solutions
    Email from Former Employee Asking for Help

(3)  “Just Once, I’d Like to Understand
     the loan policy at my bank”

(4) Bad Guys: Companies who utilize Evergreen Clauses
    for Extra Lease Payments

(5) Navitas by the Numbers
    Answer to the Pandemic

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

(7) Each Time a Woman Stands Up for Herself

(8) CA DB0 Asks for Comments - 4th Time on SB 1235
    Commercial Financing Disclosures

(9) Signs of an Imminent Layoff
    Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII

(10) What United Airlines’ latest route moves say
    about the future of travel



Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
Two Sessions, Two Virtual Online

A screen shot from the first day of the first online Academy
for Leasing and Finance Professionals by U.S. Bank Equipment Leasing

The Academy for Lease and Finance Professionals (ALFP) is a three-day event designed to fully prepare an individual to sit for the CLFP exam assuming the attendee has already self-studied. During the first two days, all of the required sections of the CLFP exam are covered in-depth and on the third day, the exam is offered, but not mandatory.

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

Tamarack Consulting, Inc. Online  Public  ALFP
October 8 - 10, 2020

Ascentium Capital Private ALFP (Scottsdale, AZ)  Virtual
When - Jan 7 – 9, 2021
Where - 4141 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Keyser Conference Room)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Reid Raykovich, Executive Director:

About Academy


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Retriever Mix
Chicago, Illinois  Adopt a Dog

1 year,5 months
Color: Golden/white

When you're feeling blue, all it takes is that one happy Sunbeam to cheer you right up! Our Sunbeam is a beautiful 65 pound 1 year old retriever mix who has a history that isn't quite so sunny. Sunbeam was seized from a house in Chicago by the police after her owners were caught physically abusing their dogs on tape. Sunbeam came into the shelter traumatized and terrified - and with good reason! Luckily, when she has time to adjust to new people and environment Sunbeam can be sweet and social. With someone who can be patient, kind and understanding she's going to be a wonderful success story! Sunbeam lived for a while in foster care where she really started to bloom with patience, boundaries, and confidence-building. She is still fearful with new people, especially men. She needs a lot of space, patience, and structure to help her feel safe. Sunbeam is good with other dogs, and we think she would do well in a home with a calm adult dog that could provide her with a sense of safety and comfort. Due to her history, we are looking for a the perfect fit for Sunbeam - an adult, 1-2 person adult only home with dog experience and a love for those who need us most. We are looking for someone interested in continuing training and providing Sunbeam with the structure, consistency, and stability she needs. Sunbeam would do best with a little space to manuever, so very busy apartment buildings or homes without private yards might be too much for her. Sunbeam has made such wonderful strides in her foster home - she's housebroken, loves to be outside, playful with her canine foster sibling, and super sweet! We know this growth will only continue in her perfect home!

Please note that we are not considering applications for Sunbeam that do not fit her behavioral needs.

To meet Sunbeam, please submit an application at

Chicago Canine Rescue
5272 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (772) 697-8848

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Thursday: 5pm – 7pm
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News Briefs----

Why some banks are aggressively cutting costs
    and others aren’t

Trump wants $5 billion from TikTok deal
      to teach people 'the real history' of US 


You May Have Missed---

The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule
won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than gasoline model


Sports Briefs---

Four 49ers suffer injuries in win including Nick Bosa,
    who may have torn his ACL

Tom Brady gets boost from defense in first win with Buccaneers

Cowboys Silence the Haters


California Nuts Briefs---

California unemployment rate drops to 11.4% in August,
      still among nation’s worst

Bobcat fire approaches 100,000 acres,
    making it one of L.A. County’s largest blazes ever

Large crowds gather at Fort Mason in San Francisco
     with Few with masks

Sacramento to get millions from state to turn these hotels
     into homeless housing, mayor says



“Gimme that Wine”

Cabernet Retains Lead in Retail,
    DtC Sales as Consumer Spending Falls


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This Day in History

      1596 - Spain named Juan de Oñate governor of the colony of New Mexico. In 1595, he was granted a request by King Philip II to colonize the northern frontier of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. His stated objective was to spread Roman Catholicism by establishing new missions in Nuevo México. His real quest was to discover treasure and sent out small parties to look for gold and silver.  He began the expedition in 1598 with 700 people, fording the Rio Grande (Río del Norte) near present day El Paso in late April. On April 30, 1598, he claimed all of the territory across the river crossing to the north for the Spanish Empire. That summer, his party continued up the middle Rio Grande Valley to present day northern New Mexico, where he encamped among the Pueblo Indians. Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá, a captain of the expedition, chronicled Oñate’s conquest of New Mexico’s indigenous peoples in his epic “Historia de la Nueva México” in 1610. Oñate demanded that the indigenous population pledge loyalty to Spain and the Pope, an edict enforced by Spanish soldiers. As subjects of Spain, the indigenous population was required to pay taxes and tribute to the Spanish crown. In 1599, the Acoma refused to deliver the required "food tax" to the Spanish. An altercation ensued, and the Acoma killed 13 Spaniards, including Oñate's nephew. Oñate ordered that the village be destroyed. There were only about 200 Acoma survivors out of a population of nearly 2,000. Indian men of fighting age were sentenced to foot amputation, followed by 20 years of servitude. Others were sentenced to the amputation of their hands. Children were sent to Mexico to be raised by missionaries, but some scholars believe they were eventually sold on the slave market. Years later, Oñate was tried in Mexico City and convicted on a dozen charges, including using excessive force against the Acoma. He was banished from New Mexico for the rest of his life and was exiled from Mexico City for five years. He lived the rest of his life in Spain.
    1673 - James Needham returned to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.
    1677 - John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patented the fire extinguisher
    1776 - Nathan Hale was arrested in NYC by the British for spying for American rebels.  He was hanged the next day after uttering the words by which he is remembered to this day, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”  He was 21.
    1776 – New York City was burned down in the Great Fire five days after British took over.
    1780 - General Benedict Arnold, American commander of West Point, met with British spy Major John André to hand over plans of the important Hudson River fort to the enemy. Unhappy with how General George Washington treated him and in need of money, Arnold planned to "sell" West Point for 20,000 pounds--a move that would enable the British to cut New England off from the rest of the rebellious colonies. Arnold's treason was exposed when André was captured by American militiamen who found the incriminating plans in his stocking. Arnold received a timely warning and was able to escape to a British ship, but André was hanged as a spy on October 2, 1780. Condemned for his Revolutionary War actions by both Americans and British, Arnold lived until 1801.
    1782 – Philadelphia printer Robert Aitken petitioned Congress to authorize him to print the complete Bible in English. It was entitled “the Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments—newly translated out of the original tongues;” and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.  The frontispiece noted that it was “printed and sold by R. Aitken, at Pope’s Head, Three doors above the Coffee House in Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 1782.” It was a duodecimo of 353 pages without pagination. Philadelphia, PA, in 1782
    1784 - The first daily newspaper begins in Pennsylvania, “Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser.”
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    1814 - Black troops cited for bravery in Battle of New Orleans.
On each page of history
America sees my face
On each page of history
We leave a shining trace
On each page of history, My race! My race! My race!
---Langston Hughes
    1814 – Francis Scott Key’s “Defence of Ft. McHenry” was first published as a poem; later named the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
    1858 - Birthday of Annie Sturges Daniel (d. 1944) in NYC.  Pioneering U.S. physician who developed the "out-practice" service in New York City, the system of physicians going to the homes of the poor, usually the tenements of the lower east side. She particularly fought the household sweat shops where the poor - mostly women and children - were forced to use their limited living space to produce clothing. However, because she was one of the foremost authorities on tenement living, she did not try to eliminate home sweat shops because the income was vital to the families. Instead, she lobbied various city and state committees to regulate the conditions and force a raise in the wages for the work. One of her most effective methods was to publicize the working conditions under which the clothing was manufactured and to warn consumers of the threat of disease being carried in the clothing.

    1884 - Birthday of Hugh I. “Shorty” Ray (d. 1956) at Highland Park, IL. Pro football Hall of Fame official was the NFL Supervisor of Officials from 1938-1952. He wrote the high school rule book that became the basis for all football rule books. He raised the quality of officiating games, conducting seminars and requiring officials to take written exams.  Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
    1894 - A heavy chicken house, sixteen by sixteen feet in area, was picked up by a tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as though nothing had happened.
    1897 – “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial was published in the New York Sun.  
    1903 – Preston Tucker (d. 1956) was born in Capac, MI.  He is most remembered for his 1948 Tucker Sedan (known as the "Tucker '48" and initially nicknamed the "Tucker Torpedo"),
an automobile which introduced many features that have since become widely used in modern cars. Production of the Tucker '48 was shut down amidst scandal and controversial accusations of stock fraud on March 3, 1949.  Many believe this was a behind-the-scenes machination orchestrated by the other automobile manufacturers to eliminate innovative competition.
    1903 - Pitching for the third time in four games, Christy Mathewson kept the Giants in 2nd place by beating the Cubs, 8-3.  It was his 30th win of the year.
    1910 – In a minor league game at Atlanta, Mobile and Atlanta broke the "world's time record" for a 9-inning game, completing the match in 32 minutes. Mobile won, 2-1. Both teams run in after each inning, hitters usually swing at the first pitch, though there is one walk and four stolen bases in the game.
    1912 - Birthday of Chuck Jones (d. 2002), born at Spokane, WA. Chuck Jones worked as a child extra in Hollywood in the 1920s. After attending art school, he landed a job washing animation cells for famed Disney animator Ub Iwerks. He learned the craft, and, by 1962, he headed his own unit at Warner Bros. Animation. He created the characters Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Marvin the Martian and Pepe le Pew. He worked on the development of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, and produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for the animated 1966 television classic “Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” He won several Academy awards for his work and his cartoon “What’s Opera, Doc” is in the National Film Registry.
    1914 - Bassist Slam Stewart (d. 1987) was born Leroy Eliot Stewart, Englewood, NJ
    1918 - Bassist Tommy Potter (d. 1988) born Philadelphia.
    1919 - The Cubs beat the Braves, 3-0, in 58 minutes. It took the Brooklyn Robins 55 minutes to beat the Reds, 3-1 as Slim Sallee threw 65 pitches, topping Christy Mathewson’s 69-pitch complete game. One week later, the Giants ended the season by beating the Phillies, 6-1, in a record 51 minutes.
    1921 - Birthday of drummer Chico Hamilton (d. 2013) in LA.
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    1922 - President Warren G Harding signed a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
    1931 - In the depths of the Depression, Americans had lost their faith in the nation's banking system. Despite President Hoover's various attempts to rekindle confidence, including temporary halts on debts and reparations, the nation remained wary. On September 21, 1931, that feeling of insecurity grew more pronounced with the announcement that Great Britain had decided to abandon the gold standard. Most people assumed that the United States would follow suit and pull out of the precious metal. Since gold was the standard bank reserve, the public also assumed that any money they had in the banks would be at risk. A mini-panic ensued as people rushed to withdraw their savings and stockpile any available gold. By the end of October, 1931, 827 banks had been forced to shut down. The public's suspicions, meanwhile, proved to be a bit premature, as the government did not give up the gold standard until 1933.
    1931 – Larry Hagman (d. 2012) was born in Ft. Worth, TX.  Hagman was the son of actress Mary Martin, who played “Peter Pan” on Broadway.  After six seasons as Maj. Anthony Nelson in the hit series, “I Dream of Jeannie” (1965-70), he was cast as the heavy in “Dallas” (1978-91) as oil tycoon J.R. Ewing.
    1934 – Singer/composer/musician/poet Leonard Cohen (d. 2016) born Montreal, Canada.
    1934 - The Deans shut out the Dodgers. After Dizzy 3-hit them in a 13-0 victory, allowing no hits until the 8th, brother Paul threw a no-hitter, 3-0. Diz said: "If'n Paul had told me he was gonna pitch a no-hitter, I'da throwed one, too."
    1938 - A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New England, causing a massive forest blow down and widespread flooding. Winds gusted to 186 mph at Blue Hill, MA, and a storm surge of nearly thirty feet caused extensive flooding along the coast of Rhode Island. The hurricane killed 600 persons and caused $500 million damage. The hurricane, which lasted twelve days, destroyed 275 million trees. Hardest hit were Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island, NY. The "Long Island Express" produced gargantuan waves with its 150 mph winds, waves which smashed against the New England shore with such force that earthquake-recording machines on the Pacific coast clearly showed the shock of each wave.
    1942 – The B-29 Superfortress bomber that would later carry the atomic bombs to Nagasaki and Hiroshima made its maiden flight from Boeing Field, Seattle.
    1944 - TOWLE, JOHN R., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company C, 504th Parachute Infantry, 82d Airborne Division. Place and date: Near Oosterhout, Holland, 21 September 1944. Entered service at: Cleveland, Ohio. Birth: Cleveland, Ohio. G.O. No.: 18, 15 March 1945. Citation. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 21 September 1944, near Oosterhout, Holland. The rifle company in which Pvt. Towle served as rocket launcher gunner was occupying a defensive position in the west sector of the recently established Nijmegen bridgehead when a strong enemy force of approximately 100 infantry supported by 2 tanks and a half-track formed for a counterattack. With full knowledge of the disastrous consequences resulting not only to his company but to the entire bridgehead by an enemy breakthrough, Pvt. Towle immediately and without orders left his foxhole and moved 200 yards in the face of Intense small-arms fire to a position on an exposed dike roadbed. From this precarious position Pvt. Towle fired his rocket launcher at and hit both tanks to his immediate front. Armored skirting on both tanks prevented penetration by the projectiles, but both vehicles withdrew slightly damaged. Still under intense fire and fully exposed to the enemy, Pvt. Towle then engaged a nearby house which 9 Germans had entered and were using as a strongpoint and with 1 round killed all 9. Hurriedly replenishing his supply of ammunition, Pvt. Towle, motivated only by his high conception of duty which called for the destruction of the enemy at any cost, then rushed approximately 125 yards through grazing enemy fire to an exposed position from which he could engage the enemy half-track with his rocket launcher. While in a kneeling position preparatory to firing on the enemy vehicle, Pvt. Towle was mortally wounded by a mortar shell. By his heroic tenacity, at the price of his life, Pvt. Towle saved the lives of many of his comrades and was directly instrumental in breaking up the enemy counterattack.
    1944 – ROOSEVELT, Jr., Theodore, Medal of Honor. 
Rank and Organization:  Brigadier General, U.S Army, the 4th Infantry Division and 70th Tank Battalion.  Place and Date:  Normandy, France, 21 September 1944.  Entered service at New York, NY.  Birth:  Oyster Bay, N.Y. Citation:  For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, in France. After two verbal requests to accompany the leading assault elements in the Normandy invasion had been denied, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt's written request for this mission was approved and he landed with the first wave of the forces assaulting the enemy-held beaches. He repeatedly led groups from the beach, over the seawall and established them inland. His valor, courage, and presence in the very front of the attack and his complete unconcern at being under heavy fire inspired the troops to heights of enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. Although the enemy had the beach under constant direct fire, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt moved from one locality to another, rallying men around him, directed and personally led them against the enemy. Under his seasoned, precise, calm, and unfaltering leadership, assault troops reduced beach strong points and rapidly moved inland with minimum casualties. He thus contributed substantially to the successful establishment of the beachhead in France.  General Roosevelt was the son of President Theodore Roosevelt and was the only general on D-Day to land by sea with the first wave of troops. Despite a heart condition and arthritis that forced him to use a cane General Roosevelt was one of the first soldiers off his landing craft.  At 56, he was the oldest man in the invasion and the only one whose son also landed that day; Captain Quentin Roosevelt II was among the first wave of soldiers at Omaha Beach.
    1945 – Film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer was born in Detroit.  His best known television series are “CSI:  Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI:  NY,” “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case,” and the U.S. version of “The Amazing Race.” At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. ratings—a unique feat in television.  Some of his best-known films include “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Flashdance,” “Top Gun,” “The Rock,” “Con Air,” “Armageddon,” Pearl Harbor,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and the “National Treasure” franchise.
    1947 – Top Hits
“Peg o’ My Heart” – The Harmonicats
“That’s My Desire” – The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Don Cornell)
“I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” – Perry Como
“Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” – Tex Williams
    1947 – Birthday of author Stephen King, born Portland, ME.  Author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, his books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written around 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
    1948 – “Texaco Star Theater” premiered. I remember around six years old watching this, and laughing at Milton Berle in women’s clothing, the group of us sitting around the television on the block, marveling at this invention.
    1949 – Wesley Anthony Brown (d. 2012) of Washington, DC, became the first African-American Naval Academy Graduate when he received his commission as ensign.
    1950 – Comedian/Actor Bill Murray born Evanston, IL.
    1955 – Top Hits
“The Yellow Rose of Texas” – Mitch Miller
“Maybellene” – Chuck Berry
“Love is a Many-Splendored Thing” – The Four Aces
“I Don’t Care” – Webb Pierce
    1955 – The Platters’ first million seller, “Only You,” enters the pop charts at #24. Composed by Buck Ram, the original title is “Only You (and You Alone).”  The Platters first recorded the song for Federal Records on May 20, 1954 but the recording was not released. In 1955, after moving to Mercury Records, the band re-recorded the song and it scored a major hit when it was released in May. The song held strong in the number 1 position on the U.S. R&B charts for seven weeks and hit number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It remained there for 30 weeks and became the first record to sell more than a million copies in France.
    1955 – Boxing fans all over the world held their collective breaths as Archie Moore, the light heavyweight champion, knocked the heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, to the floor on this night. But the champ got up ... just as he had done in every fight before this ... and went on to defeat Moore. Rocky Marciano was the only world champion at any weight to have won every fight of his professional career (1947 to 1956). 43 of his 49 fights were won either by KO’s or because the fight had to be stopped.
    1956 - 1B Moose Skowron had 5 hits, but the Yankees stranded a record 20 base runners in losing to the Red Sox at Fenway, 13-9. Mickey Mantle, on his way to the Triple Crown, sent a 480-foot home run into the center field bleachers that landed a foot from the top. His 3 hits raised his average to .352, 4 points behind Ted Williams.
    1957 – “Perry Mason” premiered on television. Raymond Burr will forever be associated with the character of Perry Mason, a highly skilled criminal lawyer who won the great majority of his cases. Episodes followed a similar format: the action took place in the first half, with the killer’s identity unknown, and the courtroom drama took place in the latter half. My father, Lawrence Menkin, was the story editor for several years and wrote several of the episodes. Mason was particularly adept at eliciting confessions from the guilty parties. Regulars and semi-regulars included Barbara Hale as Mason’s secretary Della Street, William Hopper as Mason’s PI, Paul Drake, William Talman as prosecutor Hamilton Burger, and Ray Collins as police Lt. Tragg (who when he got old, moved slowly, so Talman and Burr liked to pinch his butt, even on camera, to get him moving, and the crew sometimes would laugh too much and they would have to shoot the scene over, I remember my father telling me). Following the series’ end, with the last telecast on Jan 27, 1974, a number of successful “Perry Mason” TV movies aired and the show remains popular in reruns.
    1961 – The U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, is activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Special Forces were formed to organize and train guerrilla bands behind enemy lines. President John F. Kennedy, a strong believer in the potential of the Special Forces in counterinsurgency operations, visited the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg to review the program and authorized the Special Forces to wear the headgear that became their symbol, the Green Beret.
    1961 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:  “Take Good Care of My Baby,’’ Bobby Vee. The song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
    1962 – A song called “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” by The Springfields became the first British record to crack the US Top 20. The vocal group was made up of Tim Field, Tom Springfield and his sister Dusty, who would go on to have her own solo hits like “I Only Want To Be With You.”
    1963 – Top Hits
“Blue Velvet” – Bobby Vinton
“Heat Wave” – Martha & The Vandellas
“Sally, Go ’Round the Roses” – The Jaynetts
“Abilene” – George Hamilton IV
    1963 – “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs enters the Hot 100. It says there for 15 weeks and climbs to Number One for five weeks starting on October 12. It receives a gold record on November 29.
    1963 – Yogi Berra hit the 358th HR of his career, his last.
    1965 – The Jefferson Airplane opens for Lightnin’ Hopkins at the Matrix on Fillmore St. in San Francisco.  Norm Mayell backed Hopkins on drums.
He patted him on the back no sooner Mr. Charlie had stooped over
He said, mi’mi mi’mi Mr. Charlie
Mr. Charlie straightened up and looked at him & say
Boy you tryin' to tell me Charlie
He say, Now if you can’t talk it then sing it
& he say
oooooooohhhh mister Charlie
your rollin mill is burnin down
— Lightnin Hopkins, Once in the Country
    1966 - *LAUFFER, BILLY LANE, Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division. Place and date: Near Bon Son in Binh Dinh province, Republic of Vietnam, 21 September 1966. Entered service at: phoenix, Ariz. Born: 20 October 1945, Murray, Ky. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Pfc. Lauffer’s squad, a part of Company C, was suddenly struck at close range by intense machine gun crossfire from 2 concealed bunkers astride the squad’s route. Pfc. Lauffer, the second man in the column, saw the lead man fall and noted that the remainder of the squad was unable to move. Two comrades, previously wounded and being carried on litters, were Lying helpless in the beaten zone of the enemy fire. Reacting instinctively, Pfc. Lauffer quickly engaged both bunkers with fire from his rifle, but when the other squad members attempted to maneuver under his covering fire, the enemy fusillade increased in volume and thwarted every attempt to move. Seeing this and his wounded comrades helpless in the open, Pfc. Lauffer rose to his feet and charged the enemy machine gun positions, firing his weapon and drawing the enemy’s attention. Keeping the enemy confused and off balance, his 1-man assault provided the crucial moments for the wounded point man to crawl to a covered position, the squad to move the exposed litter patients to safety, and his comrades to gain more advantageous positions. Pfc. Lauffer was fatally wounded during his selfless act of courage and devotion to his fellow soldiers. His gallantry at the cost of his life served as an inspiration to his comrades and saved the lives of an untold number of his companions. His actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
    1967 – Country star Faith Hill was born Audrey Faith Perry in Ridgeland, MS.  She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.  Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and several other awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour with husband Tim McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time.   In 2001, she was named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies Home Journal. In 2009, Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the 2000s decade and as the 39th best artist.  From 2007 to 2012, Hill was the voice of NBC Sunday Night Football's intro song. Hill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.   Hill married to McGraw in 1996 and they have three children. 
    1968 – It was rare that a Country tune could top the Billboard Pop chart, but Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.” did just that. The record sold over 1,750,000 copies in the first two weeks after its release. Although she never cracked the top 50 on the Pop chart again, Riley went on to have several big Country hits.
    1968 – Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” is released in the US where will become his only Top 40 hit single, topping out at number 20.
    1968 – Rapper Trugoy the Dove of De La Soul is born David Jude Jolicoeur in Brooklyn.
    1970 – The first “Monday Night Football” premiered. Following the complete merger of the American Football League and the National Football League, ABC joined CBS and NBC in televising weekly games. The show originally began as an experiment but soon became an institution. Announcers Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith called the first game, a 31-21 victory by the Cleveland Browns over the New York Jets.
    1971 - Top Hits
“Go Away Little Girl” - Donny Osmond
“Spanish Harlem” - Aretha Franklin
“Ain’t No Sunshine” - Bill Withers
“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died” - Tom T. Hall
    1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:  “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me,'' Mac Davis.
    1974 - Canada's Bachman-Turner Overdrive release "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," which will become their third US Top 30 entry and their only number one.
    1974 - The Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)" peaks at #16 on the chart.
    1974 - At 300 pounds, he didn't look like a Rock star, but Barry White scored his first US number one and second of five top ten singles with "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe." It made #8 in the UK
    1976 - The Bee Gees' 20th album, "Children of the World," goes gold. It contains two of their latest hits "You Should Be Dancing" (Number One two weeks ago) and "Love So Right" (which will make it to #3 in two months.)
    1979 - Top Hits
“My Sharona” - The Knack
“After the Love Has Gone” - Earth, Wind & Fire
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” - The Charlie Daniels Band
“You’re My Jamaica” - Charley Pride
    1981 - Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 99-0 vote, and she became the first female Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
    1982 - National Football League (NFL) players began a 57-day strike. It was their first regular-season walkout.
    1983 - Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It" hits #1 on the singles chart.
    1985 - Michael Spinks won the heavyweight championship by taking a unanimous 15-round decision over Larry Holmes in Las Vegas. Spinks held the title until June 27, 1988 when he was knocked out by Mike Tyson in the first round.
    1986 - The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins combined for a record 884 passing yards and scored 96 between them, including 13 touchdowns and a pair of field goals. Quarterback Ken O’Brien completed four touchdown passes to wide receiver Wesley Walker, including the game-winner in overtime. Dan Marino of the Dolphins threw for 6 TDs.  The final score: New York 51, Miami 45.
    1987 - Tropical Storm Emily, which formed in the Caribbean the previous afternoon, caused considerable damage to the banana industry of Saint Vincent in the Windward Islands. Unseasonably hot weather continued in Florida and the western U.S. Redding, CA and Red Bluff, CA, with record highs of 108 degrees, tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation.
    1987 - Top Hits
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” - Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett
“Didn’t We Almost Have It All” - Whitney Houston
“Here I Go Again” - Whitesnake
“This Crazy Love” - The Oak Ridge Boys
    1989 - Hurricane Hugo slammed into the South Carolina coast about 11 PM, making landfall near Sullivans Island. Hurricane Hugo was directly responsible for thirteen deaths, and indirectly responsible for twenty-two others. A total of 420 persons were injured in the hurricane, and damage was estimated at $8 billion, including $2 billion to crops. Sustained winds reached 85 mph at Folly Beach, SC, with wind gusts as high was 138 mph. Wind gusts reached 98 mph at Charleston, and 109 mph at Shaw AFB. The biggest storm surge occurred in the McClellanville and Bulls Bay area of Charleston County, with a storm surge of 20.2 feet reported at Seewee Bay. Shrimp boats were found one half mile inland at McClellanville.
    1989 - General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    1991 - Stevie Nicks' greatest hits LP, "Timespace" enters the chart and Rush's "Roll the Bones" enters the LP chart.
    1993 - “NYPD Blue” Premiers on TV. This gritty New York City police drama has had a large and changing cast. The star of today’s “CSI Miami,” David Caruso, was the first to leave to begin a movie career that did not happen.  The central characters were partners Detective Bobby Simone (who later died), played by Jimmy Smits, and Detective Andy Sipowicz, played by Dennis Franz. Other cast members have included Kim Delaney as Detective Diane Russell, James McDaniel as Lieutenant Arthur Francy, Gordon Clapp as Detective Gregory Medavoy, Rick Schroder as Detective Danny Sorenson, Nicholas Turturro as Detective James Martinez, Mark Paul Gosselaar as Detective John Clark and Esai Morales as Lieutenant Tony Rodriquez.
    1996 - The audience at the Grand Ole Opry witness a historic moment when 23-year-old Hank Williams III, son of Hank Williams Jr. and grandson of country music legend Hank Williams makes his Opry debut. Hank III wears a black western shirt trimmed with green fringe that belonged to his grandfather. His set includes "Moanin' the Blues," a 1950 chart-topper for Hank Sr., and "Lovesick Blues," the same song his granddad performed for his Opry debut in June 1949.
    1996 - John F. Kennedy Jr. married Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island, GA. They both perished on July 16, 1999 with her sister in a small plane piloted by Kennedy off the Atlantic Coast near Martha’s Vineyard.
    2001 - The Mets donate their day's pay, which totals approximately $500,000, from tonight's game with the Braves at Shea Stadium to a rescue fund for the families of the firefighters and policemen killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. The contest is the first professional baseball game played in New York since the tragedy. Uplifting ceremonies before and during the game, which include singers Diana Ross, Marc Anthony, Lisa Minnelli and bagpipers, pay tribute to victims of the tragedy. Mike Piazza's eighth inning home run gives the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.
    2001 – “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” a commercial-free, live TV program was broadcast on all of the major US TV networks to raise money following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The show featured performances by Bruce Springsteen “My City in Ruins,” Tom Petty “I Won't Back Down,” Paul Simon “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Billy Joel “New York State of Mind,” U2 “Walk On,” Celine Dion “God Bless America,” and Willie Nelson “America The Beautiful.” Accepting pledges over the telephone were Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. The broadcast and soundtrack album helped raise over $128 million for the victims and their families.
    2005 – Hurricane Rita became the third most intense hurricane (dropped to 4th on October 19, 2005).
    2008 – The last regular season game at the original Yankee Stadium.  “The Ole Ballpark” opened in 1923 and was renovated in 1976. It was home to 26 World Series Championships. The Yanks defeated Baltimore, 7-3. Andy Pettitte earned his 14th win of the season, while Mariano Rivera closed out the game with a perfect 9th inning. They moved to the new Stadium across the street and promptly won #27 in 2009.
    2011 - Google's new social network service, Google+, is released to the general public.
    2014 - NASA Mars probe MAVEN is on track to enter the planet's orbit after a 10-month journey; the probe will collect data for a year on the upper Martian atmosphere to potentially answer questions about climate change on the planet.




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