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JANUARY 16 IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 16, 2020:
Vice President John C. Breckinridge: “Frampton comes Alive” by Peter Frampton, and YES featuring Jon Davidson:
- 27 B.C.: The Senate of Rome declared Caesar Augustus, originally Octavian, great-nephew of Julius Caesar, the first emperor of the Roman Empire.
- 1493: Columbus arrives back in Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- 1547: Ivan IV of Russia (popularly known as “Ivan the Terrible”) was crowned Czar.
- 1572: The Duke of Norfolk underwent trial on this date for his complicity in the Ridolfi plot, which had it been successful, would have restored Catholicism to England. However, a jury found him guilty and sent him to the headsman on June 2, 1572.
- 1756: England and Prussia sign the Treaty of Westminster.
- 1759: The British Museum opened on this date.
- 1776: The Continental Congress says it’s okay to enlist free blacks into the military.
- 1777: Vermont declares its independence from New York.
- 1821: The future 14th vice president of the United States (1857-1861), Democrat John C. Breckinridge, is born.
- 1864: During the Civil War, heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee.
- 1865: Union General William T. Sherman issues Field Order #15, which decreed that 400,000 acres of land in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida would be confiscated, divided into 40-acre lots, and given to former slaves. However, President Andrew Johnson later revoked this order.
- 1866: On this date, Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.
- 1868: William Davis, a Detroit fishmonger, patents the refrigerated rail car.
- 1871: Jefferson Long of Georgia becomes the second black in Congress.
- 1883: The government of the United States established the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
- 1896: The first five-player basketball game with five players on a team took place in Iowa City, Iowa.
- 1912: A day before reaching the South Pole, British explorer Robert Scott and his expedition found evidence that Roald Amundsen of Norway and his team had arrived there ahead of them.
- 1919: Prohibition is ratified by three-fourths of the states (Nebraska is the 36th) and becomes law. The law prohibited the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages across the country.
- 1920: Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. (Later, the 21st Amendment repealed it).
- 1925: Due to the machinations of Josef Stalin, the Revolutionary Council of the USSR removed founding member Leon Trotsky as its chairman.
- 1935: Fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate “Ma” Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI at Lake Weir, Florida.
- 1938: Benny Goodman refuses to play at Carnegie Hall after black members of his band are barred from performing.
- 1942: Actress Carole Lombard, 33, her mother Elizabeth, and 20 other people lost their lives when their plane crashed near Las Vegas, Nevada, while en route to California on a war bond promotion tour.
- 1943: The Red Army captures Pitomnik Airport at Stalingrad.
- 1944: General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London, England.
- 1951: The Vietminh launch a major offensive aimed at the French in Hanoi.
- 1957: Three B-52 bombers took off from Castle Air Force Base in California on the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, which lasted 45 hours and 19 minutes.
- 1961: Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest-paid Major League Baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.
- 1963: Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear weapon.
- 1964: The musical “Hello, Dolly!” opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.
- 1967: The first black government is installed in the Bahamas.
- 1970: Colonel Moammar Gadhafi becomes the premier of Libya. Meanwhile, Buckminster Fuller, the designer of the geodesic dome, won the gold medal from the American Institute of Architects.
- 1971: In the USA, future multi-instrumentalist-vocalist with the British progressive rock band, YES[i] (2012- present)—Jon Davidson—is born.
- 1976: Peter Frampton[ii] releases his multi-platinum album, “Frampton comes Alive” on this date.
- 1978: NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford, Jr., who became America’s first black astronaut in space.
- 1979: The Shah of Iran and his family flee the country in the face of Islamist extremists and go to Egypt.
- 1981: Thieves mug heavyweight boxer Leon Spinks and the thugs even take his gold teeth.
- 1982: After a break of more than 400 years, Britain and the Vatican resumed diplomatic relations.
- 1985: “Playboy” magazine announced its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models in the bellybutton and elsewhere would come to an immediate end.
- 1988: Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder loses his job at CBS over his making racial remarks about black athletes. What he did was that the day before, he told a reporter at a TV station in Washington, D.C., that ‘during the era of slavery, slave owners bred blacks to produce stronger offspring.’
- 1989: The USSR announces a two-year, manned mission to Mars. Elsewhere, three days of rioting commenced in Miami, Florida, when a police officer fatally shot Clement Lloyd, a black motorcyclist.
- 1991: The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of neighboring Kuwait.
- 1998: Researchers announce that an altered gene helped to defend against the HIV virus. Meanwhile, the first women to enroll at the Virginia Military Institute withdrew from the school.
- 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security for what turned out to be its last flight; on board was Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon. (The mission ended in tragedy on February 1, when the shuttle broke up during its return descent, killing all seven crewmembers).
- 2005: George W. Bush is inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States.
- 2011: In the AFC Divisional Championships, the New York Jets beat the New England Patriots 28-21. This was one of the major upsets in NFL history. Meanwhile, after 41 years in power, Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi is 24 months away from being the longest serving head of state of the world.
- 2012: Customers of online shoe retailer Zappos must change their passwords after Zappos reports hackers accessed up to 24 million customer accounts.
- 2013: Ken Salazar, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, announces he will leave his post at the end of March 2013. Meanwhile in the Syrian civil war, 24 people die and countless people are wounded when three car bombs go off in Idlib Province.
- 2014: A report from the U.S. Senate on the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, determines that the attack was ‘likely preventable’.
- 2015: New U.S. rules loosening trade restrictions with Cuba go into effect today, including permission to sell instruments, tools, equipment, and supplies to private businesses; U.S. banks will also be given greater freedom to transact with Cuban banks.
- 2016: Aboard the International Space Station in the veggie testing lab, scientists grow the very first flower to bloom in space: a zinnia.
- 2017: The 12th man to walk on the moon- NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan- dies at age 82.
- 2018: Dave Holland, drummer with Judas Priest[iii], dies at age 69.
- 2019: In a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets, the Warriors break two NBA records- in the first quarter, they hit 10 3-pointers and a franchise best 51 points in a quarter. They win the game 142-111.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #1148 a 5” x 7” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Brian’s Roses.” 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)
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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] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock star- Peter Frampton- as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection. The actual album, “Frampton Comes Alive” appeared on Thursday, 15-May-2014. We hope you will seek it out and consider adding it to your collection.
[iii] We have no clue as to when- or if- we will ever get around to promoting the music of Judas Priest. Stick around long enough and you might be here on the day when we do.
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