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TODAY IN HISTORY—AUGUST 09, 2020:
The Grateful Dead featuring Jerry Garcia, Heavyweight Boxing Champion Ken Norton Sr., the Pretty Things featuring Viv Prince, and Wings:
- 378: At the Battle of Adrianople, the Visigoth cavalry destroys a Roman army.
- 1378: The Cardinals of the Catholic Church declare Pope Urban VI to be ‘unlawful,’ the ‘Antichrist,’ and the ‘devil.’
- 1673: The Dutch recapture New York from the British; the British retake the city a year later.
- 1790: After a three-year journey, the USS Columbia, the first ship to carry the U.S. flag around the world returns to homeport in Boston.
- 1803: The first horses arrive in the Hawaiian Islands.
- 1831: The first steam locomotive began its inaugural trip between Schenectady and Albany, New York.
- 1842: The U.S. and Canada signed the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which solved a border dispute.
- 1848: Martin Van Buren won nomination for president of the Free-Soil Party in Buffalo, New York.
- 1849: Austria and Russia crush the Hungarian Republic.
- 1854: Henry David Thoreau published “Walden.”
- 1859: Nathan Ames patented the escalator.
- 1892: Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph.
- 1902: Edward VII was crowned king of Britain following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
- 1905: Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb’s mother kills her husband.
- 1910: A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing machine.
- 1930: Betty Boop had her beginning in “Dizzy Dishes” created by Max Fleischer.
- 1936: Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the 400-meter relay.
- 1941: Prime Minister Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland en route to speak with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Meanwhile, in Loughborough, United Kingdom, future drummer with the rock band, the Pretty Things[i]– Viv Prince- is born.
- 1942: Britain arrested Indian nationalist Mohandas K. Gandhi; the authorities released him in 1944.
- 1943: Ken Norton, Sr., famed heavyweight boxing champion, was born on this date in Jacksonville, Illinois. He would go on to amass a professional record of 50 fights, 42 wins (33 KOS), 7 losses, and 1 draw. He would go on to hold the NABF and WBC titles at various times over his career and fight all the big names including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Earnie Shavers, Jimmy Young, and Larry Holmes, among others.
- 1944: Two-hundred-and-fifty-eight African American sailors based at Port Chicago, California, refused to load a munitions ship following an explosion on another ship that killed 320 men, many of the black. Later, fifty of the men suffered conviction for mutiny and received varying prison sentences. Elsewhere, the Forest Service and Wartime Advertising Council created “Smokey the Bear.”
- 1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded another nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
- 1960: A race riot breaks out in Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1961: James B. Parsons is the first black appointed to a Federal District Court bench.
- 1965: Singapore gains independence from Malaysia, a national day.
- 1967: During the Biafran War, the Biafran army launches a major offensive against Nigerian troops.
- 1969: The LAPD discovered actress Sharon Tate and four other people brutally slain at Tate’s Los Angeles home; a jury found cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers guilty of the crimes and to this day they remain in prison.
- 1973 Thursday: The U.S. Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair filed suit against President Richard M. Nixon. Meanwhile, Paul McCartney’s solo band, Wings, loses two members: guitarist Danny McCullough and drummer Denny Seiwell.
- 1974 Friday: Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation took effect.
- 1975 Saturday: The New Orleans Superdome officially opened for business when the Saints played the Houston Oilers in an exhibition NFL game.
- 1981 Sunday: Major League Baseball teams resumed play after the first mid-season players’ strike.
- 1982 Monday: A federal judge ordered John W. Hinckley Jr., who’d been acquitted of shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, committed to a mental hospital. Do you believe that if this same POS had tried to assassinate Barack Hussein Obama that the Democrats would have been content with an outcome such as this?
- 1985 Friday: A federal jury found Arthur J. Walker, a retired Navy officer, guilty of seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union. Sentenced to life, the disgraced Navy officer died in prison in 2014 at age 79.
- 1988 Tuesday: The Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings for $15-20 million. Meanwhile, President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro Cavazos to be secretary of education; Cavazos became the first Hispanic to serve in the Cabinet.
- 1990 Thursday: The leaders of 12 Arab states agree to send Pan-Arab troops to defend Saudi Arabia from Saddam Hussein’s invasion of neighboring Kuwait.
- 1995 Wednesday: Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and one of the singers of the rock group, the Grateful Dead[ii], died in Forest Knolls of a heart attack at age 53.
- 1996 Friday: Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as president of Russia for the second time.
- 2001 Thursday: U.S. President George W. Bush announced he would support federal funding for limited medical research on embryonic stem cells.
- 2004 Monday: Trump Hotel and Casino Resorts announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, addressing a court for the first time, asked victims for forgiveness as a judge sentenced him to 161 consecutive life sentences.
- 2010 Monday: South Korea claims that North Korea fired over 100 artillery rounds into the Sea of Japan, igniting increased tensions all along the Korean Peninsula.
- 2011 Tuesday: The Federal Reserve announces that it will keep interest rates at exceptionally low rates through 2013.
- 2012 Thursday: Mexico’s state of Veracruz, suffers a natural disaster when Hurricane Ernesto hits the region, killing at least 3 people.
- 2013 Friday: The U.S. State Department evacuates staff from the U.S. Consulate in Pakistan due to terrorist threats; it relocates its people to Islamabad and its embassy.
- 2014 Saturday: After a run-in with police officer Darren Wilson leaves Michael “Gentle Giant” Brown dead in the street, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, call for an FBI investigation of the shooting.
- 2015 Sunday: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to assert his nation’s goal of a world free of nuclear weapons as the second city to suffer atomic bombing during World War II, Nagasaki, commemorates its 70th anniversary of the drop.
- 2016 Tuesday: Former CIA officer Evan McMullin says he will make a third-party presidential run; it goes nowhere seeing as how it was a bunch of malarkey. Elsewhere, 50 Republican national security officials declare Donald Trump as ‘unfit to hold the office of the presidency.’ Finally, today is the second anniversary of a white police officer killing Michael Brown in self-defense.
- 2017 Wednesday: Anti-Donald Trump morons blow up a massive inflatable chicken made to look like the president and put it in place outside the White House. Oooh, bet you all feel really good. Meanwhile, the overweight ruler of North Korea says he plans to ‘light up the U.S. territory of Guam with nuclear missiles due to increasing disharmony between the United States and his backwards POS nation. We are so-o-o scared, Mr. Dictator.
- 2018 Thursday: The Argentine Senate rejects a bill that would legalize abortion within the first 14 weeks. Good for you! Meanwhile, in the Sada Province of Yemen, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a school bus carrying Houthi kids, killing at least 43 of them and wounding numerous others.
- 2019 Friday: Torrential rains and mudslides in the state of Mon, Myanmar, kill 59 outright and injure countless others with another 80,000 seeking emergency shelter.
- 2020 Sunday: Still to come…we shall see what those Chi-Com scum did today…
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
On October 12, 2010, Supertramp released its next live album, “70-10 Tour,” which is actually several albums commemorating the band’s 40th anniversary. This particular album is stunning and well worth the price of admission. It encompasses a variety of tunes from throughout the band’s career, performed by the latter lineup of Rick Davies and Gabe Dixon (keyboards, vocals, harmonicas, and percussion), John Anthony Helliwell (saxophones, flutes, vocals), Dougie Thompson (bass), Mark Hart (guitars, backing and lead vocals), and Bob Seibenberg (drums and percussion), Jesse Seibenberg (percussion), Cassie Miller (backing vocals), and Lee Thornburg (trumpet). Please, seek it out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection of the best in rock. You will be glad you did because this band- when they were hot- they were flipping hot.
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[i] We hope to promote the music of the Pretty Things when we do the Dave Clark Five, the Box Tops, and the Kingsmen. Please stay tuned for the day when we do.
[ii] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
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