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TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 09, 2020:
President Richard M. Nixon; Led Zeppelin featuring Jimmy Page, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Cassie Gaines, and the Lovin’ Spoonful featuring Jerry Yester:
- 1349: Citizens of Basel, Switzerland, burn 700 Jews alive in their homes.
- 1493: Christopher Columbus and his crew sight manatees for the first time.
- 1570: Czar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 citizens of Novgorod.
- 1718: France declares war on Spain.
- 1788: Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1793: Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot air balloon, flew between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Woodbury, New Jersey.
- 1799: British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced the income tax, at two shillings (10p) to the pound, to raise funds for the Napoleonic Wars.
- 1848: The first commercial bank underwent establishment in San Francisco, California.
- 1861: Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel brings reinforcements and supplies to Federal troops at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, retreated because of artillery fire.
- 1894: The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company put the first battery-operated switchboard into operation in Lexington, Massachusetts.
- 1902: New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public.
- 1905: Czarist troops fire on protesters leading to the event known as “Bloody Sunday.”
- 1912: The United States Marines invade Honduras.
- 1913: Future 37th president of the United States—Richard Millhouse Nixon—was born in Yorba Linda, California, on this date. He would serve as the 36th vice president to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 01-20-1953 to 01-20-1961. He then became president, serving from 01-20-1969 until he became the first president to resign the office on 08-09-1974 due to his problems with Watergate.
- 1929: The Seeing Eye underwent incorporation in Nashville. The purpose of the company was to train dogs to guide the blind.
- 1931: Bobbi Trout and Edna May Cooper broke an endurance record for female aviators as they returned to Mines Field in Los Angeles, California, after flying a Curtiss Robin monoplane continuously for 122 hours and 50 minutes.
- 1936: The United States Army adopted the semi-automatic rifle.
- 1937: Fascist Italy bans marriages between Italians and Abyssinians in conquered Ethiopia.
- 1940: In New York City, sales personnel used television to present a sales meeting to convention delegates.
- 1941: Nazi forces slaughter 6,000 Jews in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania.
- 1942: The Department of Defense created the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on this date. Meanwhile, Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in first round to win the heavyweight boxing title.
- 1943: Jerry Yester—future guitarist/vocalist with the Lovin’ Spoonful[i] after John Sebastian left the group—was born in the United States on this date.
- 1944: Jimmy Page, guitarist extraordinaire, former Yardbird[ii], and founding member of Led Zeppelin[iii] was born on this date.
- 1945: During World War II, American forces under the command of General Douglas McArthur began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines.
- 1948: Cassie Gaines, future vocalist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[iv], was born on this date.
- 1951: The United Nations headquarters in New York City officially opened.
- 1962: The NFL bans grabbing of facemasks on this date.
- 1964: Anti-U.S. rioting breaks out in Panama Canal Zone.
- 1972: Exclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking by telephone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, said a purported autobiography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake.
- 1977: In Super Bowl XI, the Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 32-14 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
- 1980: In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the government beheads 63 people.
- 1984: TV viewers saw Clara Peller for the first time, the actress in the famous “Where’s the Beef” ad campaign for Wendy’s restaurants.
- 1987: A border clash between the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam results in 1,500 killed.
- 1991: Major League Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from ever being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- 1995: Ecuador and Peru suffer a border clash over their boundaries.
- 2002: The U.S. Justice Department announced it was pursuing an investigation into Enron Corporation, which had filed for bankruptcy on December 2, 2001.
- 2007: Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Inc. announced the first-generation iPhone on this date.
- 2011: To quell rioting, the Algerian government cuts food prices and promises to punish those responsible for starting the uprising.
- 2012: Venezuelan thug president Hugo Chavez meets with another thug head of state, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the latter’s visit to Latin America.
- 2013: For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Hall of Fame selected no candidates for Cooperstown.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, following a federal judge striking down a ban on same-sex marriage in Utah, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) had to place a lower court ruling on hold because Utah planned to launch an appeal.
- 2015: French police kill two of the jihadists that attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine where the two Islamists murdered 12 and wounded another 11 for their portrayal of the degenerate Prophet Mohammad. The third terrorist turned himself in to keep from the cops killing him on sight.
- 2017: In Tampa Bay, Florida, the College Football National Championship sees #2 Clemson beat #1 Alabama by a final score of 35-31.
- 2018: Following the passage of legislation the preceding month, the first homosexual marriages begin occurring in Australia. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump cuts a program that permits 200,000 El Salvadorans to continue living in the United States. Another campaign promise fulfilled.
- 2019: President Donald J. Trump conducts an Oval Office address regarding the shutdown of the federal government and his need for funds to construct the southern border wall. Trying to fulfill yet another promise.
- 2020: In the morning, a disheveled and highly incoherent Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, rambled on about how she was going to send the ‘impeachment articles’ to the Senate when she ‘damned well pleased.’ It is becoming clearer and clearer to all non-senile onlookers that the Speaker has little to no clue as to where she is or what she is saying. Even Senate Democrats- like Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Joe Manchin are saying ‘put up or shut up.’ Meanwhile, in Iran, it now seems likely that a Ukrainian jetliner that went down around the same time the IRG was shooting its missile ‘barrage’ in the direction of Iraq was shot down by the Russian-built Iranian air defenses. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau basically admitted as much seeing as how 63 of the 179 aboard were his citizens. What are you going to do it, Mr. Prime Minister? Most likely, NOTHING.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #1141 a 40” x 30” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Splash.” It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclée’s, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.” Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!
Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)
ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
As if three BIG ALBUMS were not enough, the Troggs exploded again with yet another mind-blowing album, “Mixed Bag,” which came out on March 15, 1968. The was working on writing more originals and they were classic rock and rhythm and blues tunes, the kinds that make you want to get up and dance. The lineup was the same once again, featuring Reg Presley (vocals), Chris Britton (guitars/backing vocals), Pete Staples (bass/backing vocals), and Ronnie Bond (drums). We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection of nothing but the best in rock music as it sure the f**k beats anything by Maroon Five or Coldplay. Coldplay. What a wimpy band.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, President Richard M. Nixon, Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, Jimmy Page, Cassie Gaines, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jerry Yester, John B. Sebastian, The Troggs, V. Vicky Mazarotti,
[i] We began promoting the music of the Lovin’ Spoonful on Saturday, 14-September-2013 and concluded the presentation on Tuesday, 24-September-2013. Please check them out and add them to your growing CD collection- they are one of the greats.
[ii] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[iv] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.
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