April 1st – This Day in History: BaskinFleece Became One!

Jay Fleece and Hamden Baskin

Attorneys Jay Fleece and Hamden Baskin

April 1, 2004 – Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, and Hamden H. Baskin, III, decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters. Their philosophy was simple: leverage trial skills with the knowledge of probate and trust law to provide consistent, efficient and effective representation for their clients – resulting in positive outcomes. Congratulations to Jay Fleece, Hamden Baskin and their team for serving the community and its clients since 2004.

In addition to the formation of BaskinFleece, here are other interesting and historical events that happened on April 1st:

Estate expenses: The personal representative’s compensation is usually determined in one of five ways...April 1, 1778 – Creating this icon made sense: New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the “$” symbol.
April 1, 1789  The US House of Representatives had it’s first full meeting in New York City, and F. Muhlenberg is the first Speaker of the House.
April firstApril 1, 1970  Cigarette advertising was banned and signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Here’s a classic ad featuring Ronald Reagan endorsing Chesterfield cigarettes.
April 1, 1985 – 47th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
April 1, 1970 AMC introduced the Gremlin, one of the first sub compact cars way back in 1970, before many realized gas prices would be a critical factor in future car buying. The car cost $1,879. Car imports were just starting to have an impact on the US market including the Volkswagen Beetle and the new generation of Japanese imports like the Datsun.

You can contact BaskinFleece on, before, or after April 1st at 727.572.4545.

April 1st – This Day in History

1789 Politics: The first U.S. House of Representatives formed and elected its first speaker.

April 1st US troops land on Okinawa1945 WWII: On this day, 50,000 U.S. combat troops of the 10th Army landed on Okinawa, 350 miles south of Kyushu, the southern main island of Japan.

The 1985 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament1985 College Basketball:
One of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the Villanova Wildcats beat the Georgetown Hoyas, 66-64, to win the NCAA Men’s Division I tournament. The victory was Villanova’s first-ever national championship. Patrick Ewing played center on the losing Georgetown team.

Google introduces email2004 Internet: Google’s Gmail was launched as an advertising-supported email service provided by Google on an invitation-only beta release.

Jay Fleece and Hamden BaskinApril 1, 2004 Law: Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, and Hamden H. Baskin, III, decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters. Their philosophy was simple: leverage trial skills with the knowledge of probate and trust law to provide consistent, efficient and effective representation for their clients – resulting in positive outcomes. Congratulations to Jay Fleece, Hamden Baskin and their team for serving the community and its clients since 2004.

You can contact BaskinFleece at 727.572.4545.

Historical Events On April 1st, Dating Back To 1621

April 1, 2014: Ten Year Anniversary! Congratulations to Jay Fleece, Hamden Baskin and their team for serving the community and its clients since 2004.

Jay&HamdenApril 1, 2004: Joseph (Jay) Fleece III, and Hamden Baskin III, formed the law firm of BaskinFleece. They decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters. Their philosophy was simple: leverage trial skills with the knowledge of probate and trust law to provide consistent, efficient and effective representation for their clients.

Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 3.56.36 PMApril 1, 1991 Supreme Court: It rules jurors can’t be barred from serving due to race.

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April 1, 1976 Apple Computer: Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs found Apple Computer.

 

April 1, 1955 1st Broadcast: WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) broadcasts for the first time.

April 1, 1866: US Congress rejects presidential veto giveing all equal rights in US.

April1, 1803: French law rules the use of intention.

April 1, 1789: The first U.S. House of Representatives forms and elects its first speaker.

$April 1, 1778: Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates the dollar  “$” symbol.

April 1, 1700: April Fools Day tradition is popularized.

April 1, 1621: The Plymouth, MA, colonists created the first treaty with Native Americans.

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April 1st – This Day in History …

… and all this really happened on April Fools Day!

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1700: April Fools Day tradition is popularized.

1789: The first U.S. House of Representatives forms and elects its first speaker.

1800 New York City: The trial of Levi Weeks in New York City ends with his acquittal. The jury, either persuaded by the defense or extremely tired (the trial wrapped up after 2 a.m.), returned with their verdict after only five minutes.

Levi Weeks trial book

The case, known as the Manhattan Well Mystery, had captivated the New York City public. It began on January 2, 1800, when Gulielma Sands was found dead at the bottom of a well. Sands lived in a boardinghouse in lower Manhattan and had been engaged to marry Levi Weeks, who also lived in the building.

Not much is known about what really happened to Sands, but the case provides insight into how trials were conducted 200 years ago. Women attorneys, judges, and jurors were unheard of at the time, and the court had very different rules with regard to the clock: Trials didn’t stop in the late afternoon, or even the early evening. In fact, trials were known to proceed past 2 a.m. Requests for breaks from lawyers claiming fatigue were denied.

In addition, the finer points of evidence and objections were barely developed. In the two-day trial, 75 witnesses appeared and testified. They were generally allowed to tell what they knew without interruption from questions or objections.

Less than five years after defense attorneys Hamilton and Burr teamed up to save Levi Weeks, they fought each other in a duel that left Hamilton dead. Levi Weeks went on to become a respected architect in Natchez, Mississippi. He died in 1819, at the age of 43.

1877 Tombstone: Ignoring the taunts of fellow miners who say he will only find his own tombstone, April1-Tombstoneprospector Edward Schieffelin begins his search for silver in the area of present-day southern Arizona. Schieffelin then found on this date one of the  richest silver veins in the West. He named it the Tombstone Lode.

1945 Okinawa: On this day 50,000 U.S. combat troops of the 10th Army land on Okinawa, 350 miles south of Kyushu, the southern main island of Japan.

1960 Satellite: The first weather satellite was launched.TIROS-1, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The polar-orbiting craft was not constantly pointed at earth and could only operate in daylight, so coverage was not continuous. It functioned for just 78 days, but it sent back thousands of pictures of cloud patterns forming and moving across the face of the planet. And it proved the theory that satellites could effectively survey global weather from space.

1970 Cigarettes: President Richard Nixon signs legislation officially banning cigarette ads on April1-Nixontelevision and radio. Nixon, who was an avid pipe smoker, indulging in as many as eight bowls a day, supported the legislation at the increasing insistence of public health advocates.

1985 College Basketball: One of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the Villanova Wildcats beat the Georgetown Hoyas, 66-64, to win the NCAA Men’s Division I tournament. The victory was Villanova’s first-ever national championship. Patrick Ewing played center on the losing Georgetown team.

2004 Google’s Gmail: Gmail was launched as an advertising-supported email service provided by Google on an invitation-only beta release.

April 1, 2004: Joseph (Jay) Fleece III, and Hamden Baskin III, formed the law firm of BaskinFleece. They decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested estate, trust and Jay&Hamdenguardianship matters. Their philosophy was simple: leverage trial skills with the knowledge of probate and trust law to provide consistent, efficient and effective representation for their clients – resulting in positive outcomes.

2013: Congratulations to Jay Fleece, Hamden Baskin and their team for serving the community and its clients since 2004.