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Saturday March 8, 2008 : The Calendar, in honor of Maris

Maris Hearn passed away a year ago, its hard to believe. she was an avid biker, activist, lesbian, folk lover, athlete, who chose the spirit  over the material and never doubted fighting for what is right, fair, ethical and just. She graced our airwaves thursday nights for over a decade with the Gumbo Shop playing all the old guard and mixing it in with the new ones taking up the voices of freedom and democracy in true sences of the words. Maris always included the weeks calendar of histori events on her show, so to honor her memory, todays show is music wrapped around the theme of March dates in history. Maris' birthday of June 13 will be added next year to the Syracuse cultural workers peace calendar.

Folk Plus is hosted and planned by Angela Page and airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on WJFF, at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y. We are Hydro-Powered Public Radio and  stream online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG  Come see the station at our open house the first Saturday of every month. Welcome new web listeners, especially those battling illness or who are housebound.

THANKS SO MUCH to the station management for accommodating  my health issues which allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday  mornings and bring you the music that 'moves and sustains me.

March 1, 1780
  Pennsylvania becomes 1st U.S. state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)

Joe Crookston - John Jones 418 - Albe Baker Charlie & Dog

March 2, 1927 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

March 2, 1939 Massachusetts Legislature vote to ratify the Bill of Rights - 147 years late

March 2, 1933 "King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy New York City

March 2, 1970 Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years

Jacob's Reunion - (John Coster wrote four years later) Ontario 400 - Jacob's Reuinion - Chelsea House

March 3, 1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes U.S. national anthem

March 4, 1861 Confederate States adopt "Stars and Bars" flag

March 4, 1791 Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)

Trout Fishing in America 115 - Star Spangled Banner - single

March 5, 1970 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
March 5, 1955 Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance on "Louisiana Hayride" show
March 5, 1836 Mexico attacks Alamo

Kingston Trio - Remember the Alamo 330 - Live at Newport - Vanguard

March 6, 1857 Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
March 7, 1995 New York becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
March 8, 1994 Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces

Rod MacDonald - Smoke 342- tale of Two americas - Wind River

March 8, 1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
March 8, 1958 William Faulkner says U.S. school degenerated to become babysitters
March 8, 1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
March 8, 1983 President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"

Dick Gaughan - Think Again243 - Different Kind of Love Song - Appleseed

March 9, 1981 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
March 9, 1974 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
March 9, 1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
March 9, 1562 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
March 9, 1962 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
March 9, 1959 Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold

Cosy Sheridan - Barbie 156 - Anthymn - Wind River

March 10, 1624 England declares war on Spain
March 10, 1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Four  Bitchin' Babes - (Don Henry) Beautiful Fool 410 - Beyond Bitchin' - Shanachie

March 11, 2006 Slobodan Milosevic found dead in cell in the Hague
March 11, 2004 At least 170 die in train bombings in Madrid
March 11, 1997 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
March 11, 1997 Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen
March 11, 1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins

Deborah Holland - Pinochet and Margaret Thatcher 202 - Book of Survival - Gadfly

March 12, 1998 "Sound of Music," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City

Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel - Edelweiss 209 - Sound of Music - Sony

March 13, 1991 Exxon pays $1-billion dollars in fines and cleanup of Valdez oil spill
March 13, 1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris
March 13, 1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit
March 14, 1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are U.S. amateur boxers)
March 14, 1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield California

We're About 9 - Nobody Flying 335 - paperdust stardust -

March 15, 1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto

Do You Hear The People Sing 206- Les Miserables -

March 16, 1988 North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
March 16, 1991 Members of Irish Gay and Lesbian Organization march in New York City parade
March 17, 1995 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
March 17, 432 St. Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave

Laura Burns & Roger Rosen - Killkelly Ireland 419- Fast Folk Sept 93

March 18, 1967 Beatles' "Penny Lane," single goes #1

Beatles - Penny Lane 300 - Beatles 1 - capitol

March 19, 1918 Congress authorizes time zones and approves daylight saving time
March 19, 1866 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
March 19, 1979 House of Representatives begins live television broadcasts via C-SPAN

Si Kahn - Whos watching the Man Whose Watching Me 223- Thanksgiving - Strictly Country Records

March 20, 1933 Dachau, 1st concentration camp, completed
March 20, 1924 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
March 20, 1969 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
March 20, 1969 U.S. president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970

Pete Seeger - Waist Deep in the Big Muddy 254 - Essential Pete Seeger - Columbia/Legacy

March 21, 1979 Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
March 21, 1975 Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
March 21, 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Martin Luthers Voice "we shall overcome..227."
Joan Baez - We Shall Overcome start at 14 - 325 - FLower Power Time of the Season - Time Life Collection

March 22, 1981 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
March 22, 1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
March 22, 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
Tanglefoot - One More Night - 523 - Alive - Borealis (speculating that alcohol ws the blame in the collapse of of Silver Isalet

March 23, 1808 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain
March 23, 1858 Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
March 23, 1983 U.S. president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars" missile defense plan (SDI)
March 23, 1982 Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees
March 23, 1806 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast
March 23, 1981 Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men
March 23, 1981 Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions

Suzanne Buirgy - Lullaby 521- View From Here - Atune Records

March 24, 1944 811 British bombers attack Berlin
March 24, 1910 83 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
March 24, 1828 Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
March 24, 1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

Elvis Presley - GI Blues 233 - Elvis at the Movies - Sony

March 25, 2002 Earthquake kills at least 1,000 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
March 25, 1976 Argentine military junta bans leftist political parties
March 25, 1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
March 26, 1982 Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Michael Jerling - Long Black wall 453 - early Jerling - Waterbug

March 26, 1989 1st free elections in U.S.S.R.; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
March 26, 1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
March 26, 1872 Thomas J. Martin patents fire extinguisher
March 26, 1955 "Ballad of Davy Crockett," becomes the #1 record in US

Roy Rogers & Sons of the Pioneers 215- Ballad of Davy Crockett 144

March 27, 1945 General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
March 27, 1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese and 6,000 U.S. killed
March 27, 1942 Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title NYC

Kate Campbell - Joe Louis' Furniture 443 - Monuments -

March 28, 1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow Scotland)
March 28, 1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in New York City
March 28, 1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
March 28, 1939 with the help of pro-Franco forces inside, the city Madrid fell to the Nationalists.

Lila Downs - El Quinto regimiento 344- Spain in my Heart: Songs of the spanish civil war - Appleseed
March 29, 1971 Royal Albert Hall opens
March 29, 1961 After a 4 year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
March 29, 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
March 29, 1976 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students

Greg Trooper - Ohio 312 - (thanks to Tom Box for the CD)

March 30, 1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
March 30, 1945 U.S.S.R. invades Austria during WW II
March 30, 1944 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
March 30, 1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic

Susan White - Not Afraid to Fly 400 - Not Afraid to Fly - Blix Street

March 31, 1967 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
March 31, 1917 U.S. purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands
March 31, 1861 Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans
March 31, 1953 Department of Health, Education and Welfare established
March 31, 1918 1st daylight savings time in U.S. goes into effect

Dont forget to turn your clocks ahead when you go to sleep tonight

Sometime in March of 1966.  An investigation into the sinking was launched by the U.S. Coast Guard, which issued a 27-page report on the disaster.

Gordon Lightfoort - Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle 514 - Sunday Concert

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