May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23 Peace Love Activism

BLACK HISTORY

Dyer Anti-Lynching bill

May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23, 1922; the Senate Committee on the Judiciary concluded that the Dyer Anti-Lynching bill was unconstitutional and for that reason could not submit it to the Senate.(see June 14)
George Lincoln Rockwell

May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23, 1961: George Lincoln Rockwell, center, self-styled leader of the American Nazi Party, and his "hate bus" with several young men wearing swastika arm bands, stops for gas in Montgomery, Alabama, en route to Mobile, Alabama. (see May 24)
137 SHOTS

May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23, 2015: Judge John P. O'Donnell acquitted  Michael Brelo. O’Donnell stated, ““The state did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant, Michael Brelo, knowingly caused the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.”

US Labor History

Toledo Auto-Lite strike

May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23, 1934 (Wednesday): at the Toledo Auto-Lite strike,  the sheriff of Lucas County (Ohio) decided to take action against the picketers. In front of a crowd which numbered nearly 10,000, sheriff's deputies arrested five picketers. As the five were taken to jail, a deputy began beating an elderly man. Infuriated, the crowd began hurling stones, bricks and bottles at the sheriff's deputies. A fire hose was turned on the crowd, but the mob seized it and turned the hose back on the deputies. Many deputies fled inside the plant gates, and Auto-Lite managers barricaded the plant doors and turned off the lights. The deputies gathered on the roof and began shooting tear gas bombs into the crowd. So much tear and vomit gas was used that not even the police could enter the riot zone. The mob retaliated by hurling bricks and stones through the plant's windows for seven hours. The strikers overturned cars in the parking lot and set them ablaze. The inner tubes of car tires were turned into improvised slingshots, and bricks and stones launched at the building. Burning refuse was thrown into the open door of the plant's shipping department, setting it on fire. In the early evening, the rioters attempted to break into the plant and seize the replacement workers, security personnel and sheriff's deputies. Police fired shots at the legs of rioters to try to stop them. The gunfire was ineffective, and only one person was (slightly) wounded. Hand-to-hand fighting broke out as the rioters broke into the plant. The mob was repelled, but tried twice more to break into the facility before they gave up late in the evening. More than 20 people were reported injured during the melee. Auto-Lite president Clement O. Miniger was so alarmed by the violence that he ringed his home with a cordon of armed guards. (see May 24)

Judicial Milestone

Johnson v. Zerbst
May 23, 1938: the US Supreme Court held that the federal court had infringed upon Johnson’s life and liberty by not giving him counsel to defend him during trial. Johnson, had been convicted in federal court of feloniously possessing, uttering, and passing counterfeit money in a trial where he had not been represented by an attorney but instead by himself. Johnson filed for habeas corpus relief, claiming that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel had been violated, but he was denied by both a federal district court and the court of appeals.

This decision set the precedent that defendants [in federal court] have the right to be represented by an attorney unless they waive their right to counsel knowing full well the potential consequences. (see May 20, 1940)

Fourth Amendment

May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23, 1957: three police officers arrived at a house in Cleveland and demanded to enter. They wanted to question a man about a recent bombing and believed he was hiding inside. A woman who lived there, Dollree Mapp, refused to admit them.

Mapp told the officers that she wanted to see a search warrant. They did not produce one. A few hours later, more officers arrived and forced their way into the house. Ms. Mapp called her lawyer and again asked to see a warrant. When one officer held up a piece of paper that he said was a warrant, Ms. Mapp snatched it and stuffed it into her blouse. The officer reached inside her clothing and snatched it back.

The officers handcuffed Ms. Mapp — they called her “belligerent” — and then searched her bedroom, where they paged through a photo album and personal papers. They also searched her young daughter’s room, the kitchen, a dining area and the basement.

They did not find the man they were looking for, but they did find what they said were sexually explicit materials — books and drawings that Ms. Mapp said had belonged to a previous boarder — and they arrested Ms. Mapp. (see June 19, 1961)

see May 23 Music et al for more

Theme from a Summer Place album
May 23 – 29, 1960: Theme from a Summer Place album again Billboard #1.
“Cathy’s Clown”
May 23 – June 26, 1960: “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers #1 Billboard Hot 100.
Our Man In Paris
May 23, 1963,  Dexter Gordon released Our Man In Paris album
1969 Festivals…
see Aquarian Family Festival for more
May 23 – 24, 1969, Aquarian Family Festival, San Jose, CA. (on the San Jose State University football practice field)
see Northern California Folk-Rock Festival for more
May 23 – 25, 1969: Northern California Folk-Rock Festival (Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA)
see Big Rock Pow Wow for more
May 23 – 25, 1969: Big Rock Pow Wow (Seminole Indian Village, Hollywood, FL).
May 23 Peace Love Activism

Feminism

see Deborah Sampson for more
May 23, 1983: Governor Michael J. Dukakis signed a proclamation which declared that Deborah Sampson was the Official Heroine of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Two news services stated this was the first time in US history that any state had proclaimed anyone as the official hero or heroine. (see June 18)

LGBTQ

BSA
May 23, 2013: the Boy Scouts of America ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities, a step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind.” (LGBTQ see June 20; BSA, see Sept 7)

Vietnam

May 23 Peace Love Activism

May 23, 2016: President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi that the US had rescinded a ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Obama portrayed the decision as part of the long process of normalizing relations between the two countries after the Vietnam War. (see Dec 3)

 

May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, May 23 Peace Love Activism, 

Please follow and like us:

May 23 Music et al

May 23 Music et al

Theme from a Summer Place album

May 23 – 29, 1960: Theme from a Summer Place album again Billboard #1. Originally known as the "Molly and Johnny Theme", the piece is not the main title theme of the film, but a secondary love theme for the characters played by its stars Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.

 

“Cathy’s Clown”

May 23 Music et al

May 23 – June 26, 1960: “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers #1 Billboard Hot 100. The musicians included the Everlys on guitars, Floyd Cramer on piano, Floyd Chance on bass and Buddy Harman on drums. The distinctive drum sound was achieved by recording the drums with a tape loop, making it sound as if there were two drummers

 

Our Man In Paris

May 23, 1963,  Dexter Gordon released Our Man In Paris album. The album's title refers to where the recording was made, Gordon (who had moved to Copenhagen a year earlier) teamed up with pianist Bud Powell and Kenny "Klook" Clarke were living in the City of Lights and were joined by the brilliant French bassman Pierre Michelot. Powell, Clarke and Michelot had often played together under the name The Three Bossesin Paris since Powell moved there in 1959. (see All Music)

 
May 23 Music et al
1969 Festivals…
Ask someone about 1969 and music festivals, their first While many people know about the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, NY and the next one, usually the only other one, is Altamont at the end of 1969.  Most people don't realize that there were many many other major festivals that summer each with the same bands that Woodstock had. I will list them as their anniversary comes up. Here are the first three.
see Aquarian Family Festival for more
May 23 – 24, 1969, Aquarian Family Festival, San Jose, CA. (on the San Jose State University football practice field)
see Northern California Folk-Rock Festival for more
May 23 – 25, 1969: Northern California Folk-Rock Festival (Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA)
see Big Rock Pow Wow for more
May 23 – 25, 1969: Big Rock Pow Wow (Seminole Indian Village, Hollywood, FL).

May 23 Music et al, May 23 Music et al, May 23 Music et al, May 23 Music et al, 

Please follow and like us: