Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Blues Moon Radio Playlist for Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Last week's show theme was "WILD"... and while we toned it down to reflect a viewpoint of historical happenings on today's date through the years, it won't be tame by any means.
Nappy Brown; Camden 2006; copyright Clair DeLune

We'll have some birthday tributes - one in particular features our dear friend and Carolina Bluesman, Nappy Brown whose birthday would have been this week, were he still here with us.

Then we'll talk about cake and its role in history - some military maneuvers that made the news on this date long and even longer ago... and then we'll commemorate some October 15th birth and death dates of Bluesmen.

Blues Moon Radio playlist - song titles - Tues., Oct. 15, 2013

Addendum to BMR_PL_20131015_DayInHistory

October 15th through the years:

How Time Flies: 1582Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.


Let Them Eat Cake: 1793 – Queen Marie-Antoinette of France is tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.

Probably No Cake: 1815Napoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.

Definitely No Cake: 1917World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.

For this, there WAS cake: 1951 – The first episode of I Love Lucy, an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley, airs on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).


Military fails and flails:

1863American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.

1969 – Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington DC and across the US. Over 2 million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in the nation's capital.

 And ... speaking of money (or not having any):

Let there be Antacid: 2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst day in the Dow's history based on a percentage drop. GULP!

By the way, October 15th is Global Handwashing Day (International) – so wash those dirty paws, will ya?
Did you know? According to leading health authorities (including the Centers for Disease Control), washing your hands well and often is the second best way to prevent transfer of the flu virus - of course, the first is taking the flu vaccine.  Keep yer mitts clean!
Stay well, Blues fans!
 Clair DeLune, and the ever-so-pristine RockyDawg, Blues Defender

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