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JANUARY 12 IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 12, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance; the Bee Gees featuring Maurice Gibb, Rush Limbaugh, Sly & the Family Stone featuring Cynthia Robison, “The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band, and Traffic featuring Rebop Kwaku Baah:
- 49 B.C.: Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River into Italy with his army, going from the governor of Gaul to an outlaw and into an insurrection that would eventually see him dictator of all Rome.
- 1493: Today is the final day for all Jews to leave Sicily or suffer the consequences.
- 1519: Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I died.
- 1773: Charleston, South Carolina, organized the first public museum in the American colonies.
- 1828: The United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one established by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain.
- 1863: Confederate President Jefferson Davis delivers his “State of the Confederacy” address.
- 1866: The Royal Aeronautical Society underwent founding in London, England.
- 1875: Raucous supporters made Kwang-su emperor of China on this date.
- 1879: With the beginning of the Zulu War, British Lt. General Chelmsford invades Zululand.
- 1896: At Davidson College, several students took x-ray photographs, creating the first x-ray photos taken in the United States.
- 1904: An uprising against the German garrison in Southwest Africa under Joseph Maherero begins. Elsewhere, Henry Ford set a new land speed record when he reached 91.37 miles per hour.
- 1908: Some zany fellow sent a wireless message a long distance from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- 1912: Textile workers at the Everett Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts (most of them immigrant women) walked off the job to protest wage cuts.
- 1915: The U.S. House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.
- 1932: Initially appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of late husband, Thaddeus, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
- 1933: The U.S. Congress recognizes the independence of the Philippines.
- 1938: Austria recognized the Franco government in Spain.
- 1940: During the opening stages of the Winter War, Soviet bombers began hitting targets in neighboring Finland.
- 1942: Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender to the Japanese. Elsewhere, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, D-NY, created the National War Labor Board.
- 1943: The Office of Price Administration announced that it would change the name for standard frankfurters/hot dogs/wieners to ‘Victory Sausages’ because of war with Nazi Germany.
- 1944: Future heavyweight boxing champion of the world, “Smokin’” Joe Frazier was born on this date as was Cynthia Robinson, future trumpeter with Sly & the Family Stone[i], the Bay Area soul-funk-rock band that created a sensation at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.
- 1945: U.S. Taskforce 38 sinks 41 Japanese ships in the Battle of South China Sea. Meanwhile, German units in Battle of the Bulge begin retreating from Belgium. Finally, Soviet forces began a major successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe during World War II.
- 1946: Cynthia Robinson—future trumpeter with Sly and the Family Stone—is born on this date.
- 1948: The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants based on race.
- 1949: Dutch court reaffirms death sentence of SS Commander Hans Rauter.
- 1950: The USSR reintroduces the death penalty for crimes of treason, espionage, and sabotage.
- 1951: Future talk radio phenom—Rush Limbaugh—is born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on this date.
- 1959: Berry Gordy, Jr., founded Motown Records (originally Tamia Records) in Detroit.
- 1964: Leftist rebels in Zanzibar began their successful revolt against the government.
- 1966: President Lyndon Baines Johnson said in his State of the Union Address that the U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression stopped.
- 1969: The New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Superbowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.
- 1971: The groundbreaking situation comedy “All in the Family” premiered on CBS television.
- 1974: Libya and Tunisia announce they are merging as an “Islamist Republic.” Meanwhile, “The Joker,” by the Steve Miller Band[ii] peaks at Number One on the rock music charts.
- 1975: In Super Bowl IX, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 16-6 at Tulane Stadium.
- 1983: While performing onstage in Sweden, famed percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah of Traffic[iii] and other British bands suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and dies on stage.
- 1986: The space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.
- 1987: Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite arrived in Lebanon on his latest mission to win the release of Western hostages; however, Waite ended up being taken captive himself, and was not released until 1991.
- 1990: Romania bans the communist party, the first member of the Warsaw Pact to do so. Elsewhere in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, an unknown thug stabbed civil rights agitator, Reverend Al Sharpton.
- 1991: Congress passed a resolution authorizing President George H.W. Bush to use military power to force the military forces of Iraqi thug-dictator Saddam Hussein out of neighboring Kuwait.
- 1995: Qubilah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, underwent arrest in Minneapolis on charges she had tried to hire a hit man to kill Nation of Islam leader and false prophet, the Reverend Louis Farrakhan; however, through a settlement with the Feds, the government dropped the charges.
- 1998: Linda Tripp provided independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky on this date.
- 2000: The U.S. Supreme Court in another 5-4 ruling gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.
- 2003: Maurice Gibb (multi-instrumentalist, vocals 1958-2003) of the British group, the Bee Gees[iv], died on this date.
- 2004: President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox forged agreement on the contentious issues of immigration and Iraq, meeting in Monterrey, before the opening of a 34-nation hemispheric summit.
- 2010: A magnitude 7-earthquake, killing as many as 300,000 residents, and leaving over 1.5 million people homeless struck Haiti.
- 2012: In New York City, the former 57thS. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, died. He served under President Jimmy Carter / served from 01-20-1977 to 04-28-1980. Elsewhere, Israel’s Supreme Court upholds a law that bans Palestinians who marry Israelis from attaining citizenship.
- 2013: Air pollution levels in Beijing rise to levels deemed hazardous to human life. Seven years later, the Chinese give the world the coronavirus. Thank you, China.
- 2014: At the 71st Golden Globe Awards, Best Motion Picture is awarded to “12 Years a Slave”; “American Hustle” receives the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award, with actress Amy Adams honored as Best Actress. Elsewhere, officials announced that Iran had agreed to limit uranium enrichment (yeah, right, they are f**king liars) and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts (but NO Americans).
- 2015: Divers have retrieved one of two black boxes from Air Asia Flight 8501, which crashed on December 28 during its flight from Indonesia to Singapore; searchers discovered the second black box nearby, but said that ‘in order to access it,’ they would first have to remove a large amount of debris.
- 2017: In a surprise that shocked the world, President Barack Obama awards his number two, Vice President Joseph R. Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congratulations, Joe!
- 2018: President Donald J. Trump’s White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first checkup at Walter Reed military hospital.
- 2019: In the AFC Division Game, the Kansas City Chiefs blow out the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 to move to the AFC Championship Game while in the NFC Division Game, the Los Angeles Rams hold off the Dallas Cowboys 30-22.
- 2020: In the AFC Division Game, the Kansas City Chiefs blow out the Houston Texans 51-31 after being down 24-0 to move to the AFC Championship Game while in the NFC Division Game, the Green Bay Packers hold off Seattle Seahawks 28-23. Nancy Pelosi swears that next week, she is going to send the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, the people of Iran take to the streets protesting their government’s shootdown of the Ukrainian airliner.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #1144 a 5” x 7” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Checking It Out.” 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 took some time off before returning in 1975 with a new studio album, “The Troggs,” (May 12, 1975). Although difficult to find, other places online have it so you can seek it out there just as you can at eBay for around $5.00. Back in the day one could find all of their albums easily available but we hope you will seek it out by visiting Discogs, eBay, RZ Record, or any specialty record shop in your hometown. Great music by one of the best rock-and-roll bands one could ever imagine and that is still alive and kicking today.
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[i] We hope to present the music of Sly & the Family Stone within the next decade or so. Please stay tuned for further information.
[ii] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014. We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.
[iii] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spender Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[iv] We hope to promote the music of the Bee Gees within the next 3-4 years.
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