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JANUARY 15 IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 15, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of State Edward Everett; Elizabeth Short aka the “Black Dahlia,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Elton John featuring Dee Murray, “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Ronnie Van Zant, the Supremes, and “I Can’t Explain” by the Who:
- 778: Sisinnius begins his reign as Catholic Pope and dies 20 days later.
- 1535: King Henry VIII declares himself the head of the English church.
- 1559: Church leaders crowned England’s Queen Elizabeth I in Westminster Abbey.
- 1624: When the people of Mexico learn that the Spaniards are going to close numerous churches, riots break out across the country.
- 1777: The people of New Connecticut declared their independence. (The Republic later became the state of Vermont).
- 1862: The U.S. Senate confirmed President Abraham Lincoln’s choice of Edward M. Stanton to be the new secretary of war, replacing Simon Cameron.
- 1863: The publisher of “The Boston Morning Journal” became the first American newspaper to publish on wood pulp paper.
- 1865: During the closing months of the Civil War, the Second Battle of Fort Fisher near Wilmington’s North Carolina, ended as Union forces captured the “Gibraltar of the South,” depriving the Confederates of their last major seaport. Meanwhile, former 20thS. Secretary of State Edward Everett died in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date. He served under President Millard Fillmore from 11-06-1852 to 03-04-1853 and began political life first as a National Republican, then as a Whig, then the Constitutional Union, and finally the National Union Parties.
- 1870: The Donkey appears as a symbol of the Democratic Party for the first time in the magazine, Harper’s Weekly. The cartoon was by Thomas Nast and the cartoon bore the title, “A Live Jackass kicking a Dead Lion.”
- 1884: The state of Indiana issued a charter for Notre Dame University on this date.
- 1892: “Triangle” magazine in Springfield, Massachusetts, published the rules for a new game. The original rules involved attaching a peach basket to a suspended board; the game became basketball.
- 1908: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America’s first Greek letter organization established by African American college women.
- 1915: Japan claims economic control of China.
- 1919: In Boston, a tank containing an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, sending the dark syrup coursing through the city’s North End, killing 21 people.
- 1929: Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1936: In Toledo, Ohio, construction workers finish work on the first all-glass, windowless building- the building was the new home of Owens-Illinois Glass Company Laboratory.
- 1942: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asks Major League Baseball commissioner to continue the sport throughout World War II.
- 1943: The Pentagon underwent dedication as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, Va. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors snaking through it.
- 1944: American General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Great Britain on this date.
- 1945: The Red Army frees the inhabitants of the Crackow-Plaszow Concentration Camp.
- 1947: The mutilated remains of a 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, whom the world would come to know as the “Black Dahlia,” appeared in a vacant Los Angeles, California, lot; her slaying remains unsolved.
- 1948: Ronnie Van Zant—future vocalist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[i]—was born on this date.
- 1953: Harry S. Truman became the first president to use radio and television to give his farewell address as he left office.
- 1955: The USSR ends its ‘state of war’ with the German Federal Republic. Elsewhere, the first solar-heated, radiation-cooled house underwent construction by Raymond Bliss in Tucson, Arizona.
- 1961: The Supremes[ii] sign with Motown Records. Elsewhere, a U.S. Air Force radar tower off the New Jersey coast collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean during a severe storm, killing all 28 men aboard.
- 1965: The Who[iii] released their first album, “I Can’t Explain.”
- 1967: In the first Super Bowl ever, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum by a score of 35-10.
- 1971: George Harrison[iv] releases, “My Sweet Lord.”
- 1973: President Richard Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.
- 1974: The situation comedy, “Happy Days,” premiered on ABC-TV.
- 1976: Attempted assassin Sarah Jane Moore receives a life sentence in prison for trying to murder President Gerald R. Ford.
- 1978: In Super Bowl XII, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 27-10.
- 1986: President Ronald Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, one the nation would celebrate on the third Monday of January.
- 1987: Paramount Home Video reported that it would place a commercial at the front of one of its video releases for the first time; the commercial was a 30-second Diet Pepsi ad at the beginning of “Top Gun.”
- 1988: Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes and suffers job loss and exile from professional sports commentary.
- 1989: NATO, the Warsaw Pact and 12 other European countries adopted a human rights and security agreement in Vienna, Austria.
- 1990: 42-year-old George Foreman KO’s Gerry Cooney in the second round of their heavyweight-boxing match.
- 1992: Dee Murray—bassist with the Spencer Davis Group[v] in 1969 and then with Elton John[vi] up until his demise—died from a stroke related to battling with skin cancer on this date.
- 1993: A historic disarmament ceremony ended in Paris with the last of 125 countries signing a treaty banning the use of chemical weapons.
- 1994: Fame vocalist Harry Nilsson[vii] died from heart failure on this date. He had numerous radio hits and had many musical friends who performed on his albums and at his live shows.
- 1995: In the AFC Championship Game in the NFL, the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 17-13 and advance to the Super Bowl. Meanwhile in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the Super Bowl.
- 2001: The folks behind Wikipedia launched it on today’s date.
- 2009: US Airways Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both engines; all 155 people aboard survived.
- 2012: In the GOP Presidential Primary, Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah drops out and endorses Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.
- 2013: In Saudi Arabia, Egyptian human rights lawyer, Ahmed al-Gizawi receives a sentence of five years in prison plus 300 lashes for possessing Xanax, anti-anxiety medication. Elsewhere, a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria, takes the lives of 83 people and wounds another 150 people.
- 2014: Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Tammam Salam declares that he has been able to form a new cabinet, breaking the 10-month impasse between Hezbollah and Sunni rival parties; Salam intends to hold presidential elections on time. Meanwhile, whistleblowers reveal that the National Security Agency—the NSA—uses software to spy on nearly 100,000 computers around the globe. The spy agency implants much of the spying technology onto the computers when they access the Internet while in other occasions, their technology enables data processers to enter data or alter data through radio wave transmissions.
- 2015: The Swiss National Bank has uncapped the Swiss franc against the euro, resulting in a rise in its currency value from 1.20 to 1.04 francs/euro; the bank also reduced interest rates from -.25% to -.75%, increasing costs to investors who store deposits.
- 2016: Members of the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islamist militants- attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, murdering 28 guests and wounding another 58.
- 2017: In the NFC Division Round, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys in a high-scoring shootout by a score of 34-31. In the AFC Division Round, the Pittsburgh Steelers overcome the Kansas City Chiefs through kicking six field goals for a final score of 18-16.
- 2018: Protests marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution in Tunis, Tunisia, turn violent as people begin protesting the current government.
- 2019: LGBTQIA+ activists accuse the government of Chechnya, a well-known place of ‘tolerance’ of a pogrom against gays what with 40 detained and two slain. Meanwhile, a witness in the trial of Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman claims that former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took a bribe of $100 million from the cartel to look the other way.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #1147 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Mustang Run.” 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!
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[i] 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.
[ii] We definitely hope to present the music of ALL the classic Motown bands- including the famed Diana Ross and the Supremes- sometime within the next decade. Please, stay tuned for further developments.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015. We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey. We know you will enjoy them.
[iv] 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. “My Sweet Lord” appeared on the album, “All Things Must Pass,” which we promoted on Friday, 09-December-2016. We hope you will seek that album out- along with the rest of George’s catalog- and add it to your collection.
[v] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer 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.
[vi] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point within the next five years. Please stay tuned for the day when we do.
[vii] We are not sure when we will begin promoting the music of the famed Harry Nilsson but we hope to do it at some point within the next five years. Please keep posted for when we do.
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