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JANUARY 27 IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—JANUARY 27, 2020:
Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court; U.S. Secretary of State James G. Blaine; Gillan featuring Janick Gers, the J. Geil’s Band featuring Seth Justman, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd featuring Nick Mason, and Thin Lizzy featuring Brian Downey:
- 672: Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 847: Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1302: Florence exiles Dante over his political views.
- 1606: In England, Guy Fawkes and his fellow Gunpowder Plot conspirators go to trial and after suffering conviction went to the headsman on the 31st of the month.
- 1671: Pirate Captain Henry Morgan arrives at the Spanish stronghold of Panama.
- 1710: Czar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget.
- 1756: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.
- 1785: The first university in the American Colonies receives its charter in Athens, Georgia.
- 1832: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” under the pen name Lewis Carroll, was born in Cheshire, England, this date.
- 1870: After accepting the 15th Amendment, Virginia is readmitted to the Union. Meanwhile, Kappa Alpha Theta, the first women’s sorority underwent founding at Indiana Asbury University (now DePaul University) in Greencastle, Indiana.
- 1880: Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.
- 1888: The National Geographic Society was incorporated in Washington, D.C.
- 1893: In Washington, D.C., the 28th and 31st U.S. Secretary of State James G. Blaine, died. He served under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester Alan Arthur from 03-07-1881 to 12-19-1881. He served again under President Benjamin Harrison from 03-09-1889 to 06-04-1892
- 1897: British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (the future African nation of Ghana).
- 1900: Fearing a revolt, foreign diplomats in Peking, China, demanded that the imperial government discipline the Boxer rebels.
- 1901: Opera composer Giuseppe Verdi died in Milan, Italy, at age 87.
- 1913: The musical play “The Isle O’ Dreams” opened in New York; it featured the song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” by Ernest R. Ball, Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.
- 1915: U.S. Marines arrive in Haiti, determined to restore order.
- 1924: Lenin is placed into the mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square.
- 1926: The S. Senate agrees to a treaty in which, the United States will abide by the World Court. Elsewhere, John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called ‘television.’
- 1927: United Independent Broadcasters Incorporation started a radio network with contracts with 16 stations. The company later became Columbia Broadcasting System, aka “CBS.”
- 1943: Some 50 bombers struck Wilhelmshaven in the first all-American air raid against Germany during World War II.
- 1944: The Soviet Union announced the complete end of the deadly German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for more than two years and killed more than 600,000 people. Elsewhere, future drummer with the British psychedelic rock band, Pink Floyd[i], Nick Mason, is born on this date.
- 1945: Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
- 1948: Wire Recording Corporation of America announced the first magnetic tape recorder. The “Wireway” machine with a built-in oscillator retailed for $149.50.
- 1951: An era of atomic testing in the Nevada desert began as an Air Force plane dropped a one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats. Elsewhere, future keyboardist/backing vocalist with the J. Geil’s Band[ii] –Seth Justman—is born in the USA on this date. Meanwhile, in Dublin, Ireland, future drummer (1969-1983) with the Irish-Anglo rock band, Thin Lizzy[iii]– Brian Downey- is born.
- 1955: Future Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court (appointed under President George W. Bush) is born in Buffalo, New York, on this date.
- 1957: Future member of Ian Gillan’s solo band, Gillan[iv]– Janick Gers (guitars)- is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1959: Leftwing lunatic and unemployed journalist Keith Olbermann was born in the United States.
- 1967: Astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo More than 60 nations signed a treaty banning the orbiting of nuclear weapons.
- 1969: Authorities put nine Jews to death in Syria while in Iraq, Baghdad hangs another 14 Jews accused of being spies.
- 1973: The Vietnam Peace Accords were signed in Paris.
- 1977: The Vatican issued a declaration reaffirming the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on female priests.
- 1980: In the NFL Pro Bowl, the NFC beats the AFC by a score of 37-27.
- 1981: President Ronald Reagan greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran at the White House.
- 1984: Singer Michael Jackson[v] suffered serious burns to his scalp when pyrotechnics set his hair on fire during the filming of a Pepsi-Cola TV commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Meanwhile, Wayne Gretzky set a National Hockey League record for consecutive game scoring. He ended the streak at 51 games.
- 1985: In the NFL Pro Bowl, the AFC beats the NFC by a score of 22-14. Meanwhile, the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta announced a plan to sell its soft drinks in the Soviet Union.
- 1988: The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
- 1991: Super Bowl XXV: the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills by a score of 20-19 in Tampa Bay; MVP is New York running back Otis Anderson.
- 1992: President Bill Clinton and skank Jennifer Flowers accuse one another of lying over her assertion that they had a 12-year sexual affair.
- 1998: First Lady Hillary Clinton says that accusations of her husband’s extra-marital activities are part of ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ out to destroy her husband.
- 1999: The U.S. Senate blocked dismissal of impeachment case against President William “Bill” Clinton and voted for new testimony from Monica Lewinsky and two other witnesses.
- 2011: Japan experiences its fifth outbreak of the Bird Flu, leading to the slaughtering of 150,000 chickens.
- 2012: For the first time in nearly 17 years, unemployment in Spain passes 5 million people—deport illegal aliens.
- 2013: In a carbon copy of a Great White rock show, a small pyrotechnic display at the Brazilian rock club, Kiss, ignited the foam sound insulation in the ceiling, catching the windowless club on fire. 237 partygoers died while another 169 suffered burns and smoke inhalation injuries.
- 2014: Edward Snowden, the former NSA security contractor who exposed the massive surveillance program in the United States and who sought asylum in Russia, reports several significant attempts on his life. South of the border, Mexico essentially legalized the country’s growing “self-defense” groups, reaching an agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian outfits into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps. Meanwhile, folk singer and far left activist Pete Seeger, 94, died in New York.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, a powerful blizzard covers Boston and nearby New England areas with over two feet of snow under winds that reach over 70 miles per hour; New York City had expected the same weather effects but was spared.
- 2018: A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed more than 100 people; the attacker was driving an ambulance full of explosives and raced through a security checkpoint after saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital. Meanwhile, casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.
- 2019: In Orlando, Florida, the AFC wins their third straight Pro-Bowl by beating the NFC by a final score of 26-7.
- 2020: The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump resumes with the defense putting on its second day of arguments in support of the 45th Some of the points made by the team are devastating for the partisan Democrats seeking to topple him.
[i] We look forward to doing the music of Pink Floyd within the next two years. The offering will include the solo efforts of the individual members, too.
[ii] We hope to present the music of the J. Geil’s Band at some point within the next five years. One of the great American bands, they most certainly deserve to be heard and celebrated by the readership of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day.
[iii] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[iv] 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.
[v] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.