(2000) Bill Belichick resigns from Jets after one day One day into his tenure as head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns via a one-sentence handwritten note and a rambling press conference. The football team will struggle for years, while Belichick will quickly move to the rival New England Patriots and go on to win multiple Super Bowls.William Stephen Belichick is an American football coach who is the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Belichick has extensive authority over the Patriots’ football operations, effectively making him the general manager of the team as well. He was previously the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Born: Apr 16, 1952 (age 65) · Nashville, TN Height: 5′ 11″ (1.80 m) Net worth: $35 million USD (2017) Coaches: New England Patriots Spouse: Debby Clarke Belichick (m. 1977 – 2006) Children: Stephen Belichick · Brian Belichick · Amanda Belichick
1977: Bill Belichick married Debby Clarke Belichick in 1977; their marriage lasted 29 years till 2006.
1979: In 1979, Belichick began a 12-year stint with the New York Giants alongside head coach Ray Perkins as a defensive assistant and special teams coach.
1991: Parcells and Belichick won two Super Bowls together (XXI and XXV), before Belichick left to become the head coach in Cleveland in 1991.
2000: After being named head coach of the Jets in early 2000, Belichick resigned after only one day on the job to accept the head coaching job for the New England Patriots.
2009: Until 2009, Belichick split many of the duties normally held by a general manager on other clubs with player personnel director Scott Pioli, though Belichick had the final say on football matters.
2014: He completed his 40th season as an NFL coach in 2014 and won his fifth Super Bowl as a head coach following the 2016 season, surpassing former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll as the only head coach to win five Super Bowls.
(2000) Supreme Court halts Florida recount in presidential raceThe US Supreme Court, in 5-to-4 ruling, dashes Vice President Al Gore’s hopes to win the presidency when it reverses a lower court ruling and suspends Florida’s hand recount of votes. This sets the stage for the Court’s final ruling three days later, allowing George W. Bush to keep his slim lead in Florida and win the White House.
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court. It resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election. The ruling was issued on December 12, 2000. On December 9, the Court had preliminarily halted the Florida recount that was occurring. Eight days earlier, the Court unanimously decided the closely related case of Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, 531 U.S. 70 (2000). The Electoral College was scheduled to meet on December 18, 2000, to decide the election.
In a per curiam decision, the Court ruled that there was an Equal Protection Clause violation in using different standards of counting in different counties and ruled that no alternative method could be established within the time limit set by Title 3 of the United States Code (3 U.S.C.), § 5 (“Determination of controversy as to appointment of electors”), which was December 12. The vote regarding the Equal Protection Clause was 7–2, and regarding the lack of an alternative method was 5–4. Three concurring justices also asserted that the Florida Supreme Court had violated Article II, § 1, cl. 2 of the Constitution, by misinterpreting Florida election law that had been enacted by the Florida Legislature.
The Supreme Court decision allowed the previous vote certification to stand, as made by Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, for George W. Bush as the winner of Florida’s 25 electoral votes. Florida’s votes gave Bush, the Republican candidate, 271 electoral votes, one more than the required 270 to win the Electoral College, and the defeat of Democratic candidate Al Gore, who received 266 electoral votes (a “faithless elector” from the District of Columbia abstained).
Media organizations subsequently analyzed the ballots and found that the originally proposed county-based recounts would have resulted in a different outcome (Bush victory) than a full statewide recount (Gore victory). Florida subsequently changed to new voting machines to avoid punch cards which had allowed dimpled or hanging chads.
(2000) Terrorists attack an American navy ship docked in YemenUpwards of 700 pounds of explosives blast a 40-by-60-foot hole into the port side of the USS Cole as it’s docked in Aden, Yemen. Seventeen sailors will die and 40 are wounded in the bombing of the US Navy vessel, and authorities will suspect the terrorist group al-Qaeda is behind the attack.The USS Cole bombing was a terrorist attack against the United States Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole on 12 October 2000, while it was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor. Seventeen American sailors were killed and 39 injured in the deadliest attack against a United States naval vessel since 1987.
(1824) Beethoven’s 9th premieres in ViennaIn his first stage appearance in over a decade, German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premieres his Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 in Vienna, Austria. Although he wrote the symphony when nearly deaf, it will turn out to be his greatest triumph.The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, also known as “the Choral”, is Ludwig van Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works in classical music. It is almost universally considered by critics to be one of Beethoven’s greatest works, and many consider it one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon. The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. The words are sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the “Ode to Joy”, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by the composer. In the 2010s, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.
Completed: 1824 Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Compositional forms: Symphony · Choral symphony · Lied Key: D minor
wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Beethoven)(1965) Keith Richards gets ‘Satisfaction’Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has placed a tape recorder next to his bed in a Clearwater, Florida, motel room, and he awakes to find that at some point in the early morning he’d laid down the opening riff of ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.’ The Stones will record the song, with its distinctive guitar hook, just days later and it will make them superstars.
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Richards’ three-note guitar riff—intended to be replaced by horns—opens and drives the song. The lyrics refer to sexual frustration and commercialism.
The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965 and was also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones’ fourth studio album, Out of Our Heads, released that July. “Satisfaction” was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially was played only on pirate radio stations, because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. It later became the Rolling Stones’ fourth number one in the United Kingdom.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in the second spot on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The song was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2006.
Album: Out of Our Heads Artist: The Rolling Stones Release year: 1965 Duration: 3:43 Genre: Rock, Classic Rock
wiki/(I_Can%27t_Get_No)_Satisfaction(1982) NFL’s Raiders move to Los AngelesAfter two years of lawsuits, outspoken, uncompromising team owner Al Davis is finally allowed to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles. The Raiders will play there until 1995 when they will move back to Oakland. In 2017, they will flirt with a return to L.A. before announcing plans to relocate to Las Vegas.The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The team was founded on January 30, 1960, and commenced operations on September 11, 1960, as a member of the American Football League at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, California; they are currently members of the National Football League, which merged with the AFL in 1970. The Raiders currently compete in the NFL as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference West division and play their home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. At the end of the NFL’s 2015 season, the Raiders boasted a lifetime regular-season record of 444 wins, 397 losses, and 11 ties; their lifetime playoff record currently stands at 25 wins and 18 losses.
Founded: 1960 Coach: Jack Del Rio Venue: Mount Davis Owner: Mark Davis Championships: 2003 AFC Championship Game · Super Bowl XVIII · Super Bowl XV · Super Bowl XI · 1967 American Football League Championship Game Location: Oakland
wiki/Oakland_Raiders(2000) Russia inaugurates Vladimir Putin as presidentA former lieutenant colonel in the Soviet KGB, Vladimir Putin becomes Russia’s second president after winning the popular vote. He will wrest tight control of the country’s power structure, as president and later as prime minister, re-establishing the firm authority of the centralized government.Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the ruling United Russia Party.
Born: Oct 07, 1952 (age 64) · Saint Petersburg, Russia Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m) Office: President of Russia (Since 2012) Spouse: Lyudmila Putina (m. 1983 – 2014) Children: Yekaterina Putina (Daughter) · Mariya Putina (Daughter) Previous offices: Prime Minister of Russia (2008 – 2012) · Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State (2008 – 2012) · Leader of United Russia (2008 – 2012) · President of Russia (2000 – 2008) · Prime Minister of Russia (1999 – 2000) · Acting President of Russia (1999 – 2000) · Acting Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation (1999 – 1999)
1983: Vladimir Putin married Lyudmila Putina on July 28, 1983; their marriage lasted 31 years till April 02, 2014.
1998: On 25 July 1998, Yeltsin appointed Putin as Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the primary intelligence and security organization of the Russian Federation and successor of the KGB.
2008: In April 2008, Putin became the first Russian President who visited Libya.
2008: In a power-switching operation on 8 May 2008, only a day after handing the presidency to Medvedev, Putin was appointed Prime Minister of Russia, maintaining his political dominance.
2012: Putin’s presidency was inaugurated in the Kremlin on 7 May 2012.
2015: In June 2015, Putin told an Italian newspaper that Russia has no intention of attacking NATO.
(1521) Martin Luther excommunicatedPope Leo X excommunicates professor Martin Luther from the Catholic Church after Luther refuses to recant his views on Church corruption. Luther’s views will eventually inspire the Protestant Reformation.Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.
Lived: Nov 10, 1483 – Feb 18, 1546 (age 62) Spouse: Katharina von Bora (m. 1525 – 1546) Education: University of Erfurt (1501 – 1505) Children: Magdalena Luther (Daughter) · Paul Luther (Son) · Elisabeth Luther (Daughter) · Martin Luther (Son) · Margarethe Luther (Daughter) · Hans Luther (Son) Compositions: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Parents: Hans Luther (Father) · Margarethe Luther (Mother)
1483: Martin Luther was born to Hans Luder (or Ludher, later Luther) and his wife Margarethe (née Lindemann) on 10 November 1483 in Eisleben, Saxony, then part of the Holy Roman Empire.
1517: On 31 October 1517, Luther wrote to his bishop, Albert of Mainz, protesting the sale of indulgences.
1520: Three of his best-known works were published in 1520: To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church, and On the Freedom of a Christian.
1520: On 15 June 1520, the Pope warned Luther with the papal bull (edict) Exsurge Domine that he risked excommunication unless he recanted 41 sentences drawn from his writings, including the Ninety-five Theses, within 60 days.
1524: He supplied four of eight songs of the First Lutheran hymnal Achtliederbuch, 18 of 26 songs of the Erfurt Enchiridion, and 24 of the 32 songs in the first choral hymnal with settings by Johann Walter, Eyn geystlich Gesangk Buchleyn, all published in 1524.
1525: Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora on June 13, 1525.
wiki/Martin_Luther(1957) First electric watch debutsThe world’s first battery-powered wristwatch is introduced by Pennsylvania’s Hamilton Watch Company, advancing time-keeping technology from mechanical and automatic to electronic movements.In horology the term electric watch is used for the first generation electrically-powered wristwatches which were first publicly displayed by both Elgin National Watch Company and LIP on the 19th of March 1952 with working laboratory examples in Chicago and Paris. Hamilton would be the first to produce and retail an electric watch beginning in 1957, before the commercial introduction of the quartz wristwatch in 1969 by Seiko with the Astron. Their timekeeping element was either a traditional balance wheel or a tuning fork, driven electromagnetically by a solenoid powered by a battery. The hands were driven mechanically through a wheel train. They were superseded by quartz watches, which had greater accuracy and durability due to their lower parts count. Recent automatic quartz watches, which combine mechanical technology with quartz timekeeping, are not included in this classification. wiki/Electric_watch(1987) First woman inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of FameAretha Franklin is chosen to be among the honorees at the second annual ceremony, becoming the first woman admitted to rock music’s hall of fame.Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, A Natural Woman” and “Think”. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
Born: Mar 25, 1942 (age 74) · Memphis, TN Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m) Net worth: $60 million USD (2016) Spouse: Glynn Turman (m. 1978 – 1984) · Ted White (m. 1961 – 1969) Children: Ted White Jr. (Son) · Edward Franklin (Son) · Kecalf Cunningham (Son) · Clarence Franklin (Son) Siblings: Erma Franklin (Sister) · Carolyn Franklin (Sister) · Rev. Cecil Franklin (Brother) · Vaughn Franklin (Brother) · Carl Ellan Kelley (Sister)
wiki/Aretha_Franklin(2000) Last daily ‘Peanuts’ comic strip is publishedCharles Schulz’s beloved gang of friends take their final bow after 17,896 four-panel strips and 50 years of newspaper syndication. The ‘Peanuts strip also spawned TV specials, movies, and collectible items, an empire said to have netted Schulz a fortune.Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being”. At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States, and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion. Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in almost every U.S. newspaper.
Characters: Charlie Brown · Snoopy · Schroeder · Peppermint Patty · Lucy van Pelt · Linus van Pelt · Woodstock · Sally Brown · Shermy · Little Red-Haired Girl · Pig-Pen · Marcie · Violet · Rerun van Pelt Adaptations: The Peanuts Movie (2015) · Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!!) (1980)