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TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 11, 2020:
WW II Fascist Italy Foreign Minister Count Gian Galezzo Ciano; “Please Please Me” by the Beatles, Detective featuring Tony Kaye, Dire Straits featuring Terry Williams, Foghat featuring Charlie Huhn, the Jefferson Airplane featuring Spencer Dryden, “This Was” by Jethro Tull, and T-Rex featuring Mickey Finn:
- 314: St. Militades ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1158: Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king.
- 1569: England’s first state lottery took place on this date.
- 1693: Mt. Etna on Sicily erupts.
- 1759: The first American life insurance corporation, for “poor and distressed” Presbyterian ministers, their widows and their children, received its charter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1770: London shipped the first shipment of rhubarb to the United States on this date.
- 1805: An act of Congress created the Michigan Territory on this date.
- 1813: First pineapples planted in Hawaii.
- 1861: Alabama was the fourth state to withdraw from the Union.
- 1863: A naval engagement occurs near Galveston, Texas, between CSS Alabama and USS Hatteras.
- 1867: Following the withdrawal of French troops and the execution of usurper Emperor Maximilian, Mexican President Benito Juarez returned to his office.
- 1878: In New York, Alexander Campbell delivered milk in glass bottles for the very first time.
- 1879: The Zulu War against the British colonial rule in South Africa begins.
- 1902: “Popular Mechanics” magazine underwent publication for the very first time.
- 1908: President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument, which became a national park in 1919.
- 1913: The first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.
- 1919: Romania annexes Transylvania.
- 1922: Leonard Thompson became the first person to undergo successful treatment with insulin, the trial-taking place at Toronto General Hospital.
- 1927: The creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was proposed during a dinner of Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
- 1935: Aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland that made her the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
- 1938: In Limerick, Me., Frances Moulton assumed her duties as the first female bank president.
- 1939: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax, the British foreign secretary, met with Italian leader Benito Mussolini in Rome, Italy.
- 1942: Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies. Japanese troops occupy Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.
- 1943: The United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China.
- 1944: In Verona, Italy, on this date, a firing squad executed the son-in-law of Benito Mussolini and former foreign minister for Fascist Italy, Count Gian Galezzo Ciano for having turned on his father-in-law as World War II turned against the Axis powers.
- 1946: Enver Hoxha declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as the dictator. Elsewhere, Tony Kaye—future member of the British rock bands, Yes[i] (1968-1971 / 1982-83 / 1984-94) and Detective[ii] (1977)—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1948: Future rock drummer Terry Williams—who would play with Dire Straits[iii] (1982-1984 / 1985-1989)—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1951: Charlie Huhn—future member of two great bands, guitars/vocals with Ted Nugent[iv] 1978-1982 and with Foghat[v] 2000-present—is born in Portland, Oregon, on this date.
- 1960: The African nation of Chad declares its independence from France.
- 1963: Parlophone released the Beatles[vi]’ single “Please, Please Me,” (B side “Ask Me Why”) in Great Britain on this date.
- 1964: U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking cigarettes may be hazardous to one’s health.
- 1969: Jethro Tull’s[vii] debut album, “This Was” hits record store shelves on this date.
- 1970: In Super Bowl IV, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 23-7 at Tulane Stadium.
- 1972: East Pakistan becomes the independent nation of Bangladesh.
- 1973: Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated hitter rule on a trial basis.
- 1977: France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.
- 1978: Two Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule linked up with the Salyut 6 orbiting space station.
- 1986: The first black lieutenant governor since Reconstruction, Douglas Wilder of Virginia, takes the oath of office.
- 1988: Vice President George H.W. Bush met with representatives of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to answer questions on the Iran-Contra Affair.
- 1989: Nine days before leaving the White House, President Ronald Reagan bade the nation farewell in a prime-time address, asserting he had forged “a satisfying new closeness” with the Soviet Union and saying overall of his eight years in office: “We meant to change a nation and instead, we changed the world.”
- 1991: Congress empowers President George H.W. Bush to attack Iraq to drive Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
- 1993: Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics.
- 1998: In the NFC Championship Game, the Green Bay Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-10; meanwhile, in the AFC Championship Game, the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 24-21.
- 2000: The U.S. government approved—with restrictions—the merger between AOL and Time Warner.
- 2003: Founding member of the British Glam-Rock band, T-Rex[viii]– Mickey Finn (drums/percussion/bass/vocals)- died from the effects of alcoholic liver disease on this date.
- 2005: Spencer Dryden—drummer of the Jefferson Airplane[ix] during the 1960s (followed Skip Spence on the band’s second album)—died from colon cancer.
- 2007: Vietnam becomes the 150th member of the World Trade Organization.
- 2010: Reinforced by the discovery of new tombs by the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, reinforces the theory that free workers and not slaves built the pyramids.
- 2012: According to Israel’s military establishment, the country is preparing for an increase of Syrian refugees into the Golan Heights.
- 2013: In Sri Lanka, the parliament passes a motion to impeach the chief justice on the nation’s Supreme Court, Shirani Bandaranayke.
- 2014: Charles Bolden, NASA’s administrator, and John Holdren, President Obama’s science advisor, announce the extension to 2024 of the International Space Station, as the White House wanted. Meanwhile, as Fleetwood Mac[x] performs a concert on Maui, drummer/percussionist Mick Fleetwood announces that keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie will be rejoining the band.
- 2015: Over 3.5 million people in Paris and across France stage unity rallies to protest the recent Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of French satire magazine, Charlie Hebdo; the rallies carry the theme ‘Je Suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie).
- 2016: At the University of Phoenix Stadium, #2 Alabama beats #1 Clemson 45-40 to win the College Football National Championship. What an exciting game.
- 2020: In the AFC Division Game, the Tennessee Titans blow out the Baltimore Ravens 28-12 to move to the AFC Championship Game while in the NFC Division Game, the San Francisco 49ers whoop the Minnesota Vikings 27-10.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #1143 a 16” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Mood.” 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:
The Troggs decided to blast their naysayers by releasing a powerful live album, “Trogglomania,” on April 12, 1969. Once again, the group featured Reg Presley (vocals), Chris Britton (guitars/backing vocals), Pete Staples (bass/backing vocals), and Ronnie Bond (drums) amped up and ready to rumble. The album as originally released contained 15 big tunes from the band’s career including the stunning “Wild Thing.” We hope you will seek this album out by using the link we provide you here so you can zip on over to Amazon.com and pick it up there. Pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you- you will be glad you did.
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[i] We look forward to doing the Clash but expect to do Supertramp first, then Pink Floyd, then Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, then Yes, and then perhaps the Clash. They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.
[ii] Sadly, Detective was a short-lived band but one that had the potential to be as legendary as Led Zeppelin, if only Disco was not trashing the airwaves. You will find their three albums on: (1) Tuesday, 29-July-2014, (2) Thursday, 31-July-2014, and (3) Friday, 01-August-2014. We hope you will seek them out.
[iii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022. Please stay tuned.
[iv] Not sure when we will begin promoting the Amboy Dukes and Ted Nugent but we hope to do so within the next decade. Please stay tuned.
[v] We began promoting the music of Foghat, one of the all-time greatest rock bands to explode out of England, beginning on Monday, 18-February-2018 through Monday, 19-March-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this celebrated group out by checking out the blog posts on those dates.
[vi] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[vii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years. We hope you will still be with us.
[viii] We hope to promote the music of this famous British band, T-Rex, sometime within the next five years.
[ix] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.
[x] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We thank you.
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