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TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 19, 2020:
Robert E. Lee’s Birthday in Florida; Confederate Heroes Day in Texas; Happy Birthday, Chef Vicky!
Supreme Court Associate Justices William O. Douglas and Arthur Goldberg; America featuring Dewey Bunnell, Augustus Owsley Stanley with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Deep Purple featuring Rod Evans, the Mamas & the Papas featuring Denny Doherty, Mountain featuring Steve Knight, Robert Palmer; and Chef V. Vicky Mazarotti of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day:
- 379: Theodosius becomes co-emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
- 973: Benedictus VI becomes the Catholic Pope.
- 1668: King Louis XIV of France and Emperor Leopold I of the Holy Roman Empire sign a treaty dividing Spain.
- 1793: On this date, the revolutionaries in control of France put King Louis XVI on trial for treason, found him guilty, and sentenced him to the guillotine.
- 1806: Great Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
- 1807: Future Confederate General Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
- 1809: Author, poet, and critic Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston.
- 1840: The Charles Wilkes expedition from the United States discovers Antarctica.
- 1853: Giuseppe Verde’s opera, “Il Trovatore” premiered in Rome.
- 1861: Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union. Meanwhile, Mississippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island from the Union.
- 1865: Union troops occupy Fort Anderson, North Carolina.
- 1883: In Roselle, New Jersey, Thomas Edison’s first village electric lighting system using overhead wires went into effect.
- 1915: The first German zeppelin attack occurs over Great Britain, which results in four deaths. Meanwhile, George Claude of Paris, France, patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising signs.
- 1935: Future lighting director of the Grateful Dead[i] and developer of the BEST LSD in the world, Augustus Owsley Stanley was born on this date.
- 1937: Millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles, California, to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 29 minutes, and 25 seconds.
- 1941: During World War II, British troops go on the offensive against the Italians in Eritrea.
- 1942: During World War II, Japan invaded Burma (present-day Myanmar). They also captured the British territory of North Borneo. Meanwhile, a German U-Boat sank the Canadian liner RMS Lady Hawkins off Cape Hatteras, killing 251 people; 71 others survived the sinking.
- 1943: Future vocalist, Janis Joplin, who would perform with Big Brother and the Holding Company[ii] as well as a solo artist, was born in Texas on this date.
- 1944: The U.S. federal government relinquished control of the nation’s railroads to their owners following settlement of a wage dispute.
- 1947: V. Vicky Mazarotti—a writer and chef at the AICP-END —was born to James P. and Donna C. Mendoza in Napa, California. Elsewhere, famed rock-and-roll vocalist Rod Evans of Deep Purple[iii] was born in Britain on this date.
- 1949: Congress increased the salary of the president of the United States from $75,000 to $100,000 with an additional $50,000 expense allowance for each year in office. Elsewhere in England, future rock vocalist Robert Palmer[iv] of “Simply Irresistible” fame is born.
- 1952: Future guitarist/vocalist with the rock band, America[v]—Dewey Bunnell—is born on this date.
- 1953: CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, and gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr.)
- 1955: Media officials filmed a presidential news conference for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- 1960: The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America underwent signing by both countries in Washington, D.C.
- 1966: Indira Gandhi became prime minister of India on this date.
- 1970: President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell’s past racial views.
- 1977: In one of his last acts of office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D’ Aquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan.
- 1980: The 79thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas died in Bethesda, Maryland, on this date. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Louis Brandeis. Douglas served from 04-15-1939 to 11-12-1975.
- 1981: The United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
- 1983: In Bolivia, former SS Officer Klaus Barbie, the “Butcher of Lyon, France,” undergoes arrest by authorities.
- 1986: Spain recognizes the state of Israel.
- 1990: In Washington, D.C., the 94thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg, Democrat, died. President John F. Kennedy nominated Goldberg to fill the seat of Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter, Independent. Goldberg served from 09-28-1962 to 07-26-1965. He then moved on to become the United States’ sixth ambassador to the United Nations.
- 1992: German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.
- 1993: Israel recognizes that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ‘no longer a criminal organization.’
- 1996: A federal grand jury subpoenaed first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to answer questions regarding the discovery of billing records related to the Whitewater real estate investment swindle.
- 1998: “Rockabilly” pioneer Carl Perkins[vi] died in Jackson, Tennessee, on this date at age 65.
- 2007: Vocalist Denny Doherty of the Mamas & the Papas[vii] lost his battle with kidney disease on this date.
- 2009: Russia and Ukraine signed a deal restoring natural gas shipments from the former to the latter and paving the way for an end to the nearly two-week cutoff of most Russian natural gas to a freezing Europe. Thank you, Vladimir Putin, you worthless POS.
- 2011: Tunisia throws open its doors to its prisons and releases all remaining political prisoners. Meanwhile, a Mongolian bulk carrier vessel undergoes seizure by Somali pirates off the coast of East Africa.
- 2012: The camera and film company that started it all—Kodak—filed for bankruptcy protection.
- 2013: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity finds calcium deposits on the Red Planet like what happens on Earth when water circulates through cracks and fissures in the surface. Elsewhere, Steve Knight—former keyboardist with the East Coast hard rock band, Mountain[viii], lost his battle with Parkinson’s Disease on this date.
- 2014: At the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, “American Hustle” takes top picture honors while actors Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett take Outstanding Performance Awards.
- 2015: English actress Anna Kirkbride dies of breast cancer at age 60.
- 2016: At a rally in Ames, Iowa, former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin officially endorses Donald J. Trump for president of the United States.
- 2017: Mexico extradites drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States on this date to face justice.
- 2018: Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman joined dozens of other women and girls in confronting her former doctor Larry Nassar, at his sentencing hearing for multiple sexual assaults; she warned the scumbag that the testimony of the “powerful army” of survivors would haunt him in prison.
- 2020: In the AFC Championship Game, the Kansas City Chiefs, 14-4, beat the Tennessee Titans, 11-8, by a final score of 35-24. Meanwhile, in the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers, 15-3, beat the Green Bay Packers, 14-4, by a final score of 37-20. Super Bowl LIV will be between the 49ers and the Chiefs.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #1151 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening.” 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 record company released a somewhat succinct package of the band’s absolute best songs- 16 of them here- on May 22, 2000: “The Very Best of the Troggs.” If you have yet to get in on the ground floor of this seminal, British hard-rocking band, one given birth in a UK garage, then you need to zip on over to Amazon.com and pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you; you will be glad you did so please, do it now and enjoy.
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[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We promoted the music of Big Brother and the Holding Company, beginning on Monday, 18-July-2011 through Tuesday, 26-July-2011. At the time, we were not farsighted enough to offer the music of Janis Joplin but hope to do so at some point in the near future when we return to promoting the music of American rock bands.
[iii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[iv] We hope to share the music of vocalist Robert Palmer at some point within the next decade.
[v] We hope to promote the music of America at some point within the next decade. Please stay tuned for further information.
[vi] We hope to do the music of Carl Perkins the same time we do Johnny Cash and other pioneers of American rock and roll, country, and rockabilly music. We hope you will stay tuned for the day when we do.
[vii] At some point, we will do the music of the Mamas and the Papas the same time we do the music of Sonny & Cher. We hope you will continue awaiting that glorious day.
[viii] We began promoting the music of Mountain beginning on Friday, 14-December-2012 through Sunday, 20-January-2013. This also included West, Bruce & Laing but sadly, we overlooked Leslie West’s solo career so please stay tuned for his discography sometime in the next 8-12 years.