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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 04, 2020:
Rosa Parks Day (California and Missouri)
Vice President Dan Quayle; Alice Cooper, the Animals featuring John Steel, Humble Pie featuring Jerry Shirley, Traffic featuring Barry Beckett, and the Troggs featuring Reg Presley:
- 1508: Maximillian I became Holy Roman Emperor without the Pope crowning him.
- 1703: In Edo (present-day Tokyo), 46 of the 47 Ronin commit seppuku as recompense for avenging their master’s death.
- 1783: Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War.
- 1787: A rebellion by destitute farmers in Massachusetts (Shay’s Rebellion) fails as government troops squash it.
- 1789: Electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States of America.
- 1794: The French National Conventions proclaims the abolishment of slavery.
- 1797: An earthquake in Quito, Ecuador, kills 41, 000 people and leaves many more homeless.
- 1824: J.W. Goodrich introduced rubber galoshes to the public on this date.
- 1847: Organizers set up the first communications company, the U.S. Telegraph Company in the state of Maryland.
- 1855: Soldiers in Coro, Venezuela, shoot Jewish families in a South American
- 1861: Delegates from six southern states that had recently seceded from the Union met in Montgomery, Alabama, to form the Confederate States of America.
- 1865: The Hawaiian Board of Education
- 1887: The Interstate Commerce Act allows the federal government to regulate railroads. ah
- 1899: The Philippine-American War opens with the Battle of Manila.
- 1904: As Japan laid siege to Port Arthur, the Russo-Japanese War
- 1913: Rosa Parks, a black woman whose 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus to a white man sparked a civil rights revolution, was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama. Elsewhere, Louis Perlman received a patent for his demountable tire-carrying rims.
- 1932: The first Winter Olympics held in the United States occurred at Lake Placid, New York.
- 1933: German President Paul von Hindenburg limits the freedom of the press.
- 1936: Scientists created the first synthetically radioactive substance on this date, Radium E.
- 1938: Adolf Hitler seizes control of the German military and puts Nazi followers in positions of power. Elsewhere, the Thornton Wilder play, “Our Town,” opened on Broadway. Meanwhile, Walt Disney’s animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” opened across the United States in general release.
- 1941: Armor from the British 8th Army occupies Maus, Libya, after driving the Italians out of the area. Meanwhile, John Steel, future original drummer with the British rock band, the Animals[i], was born on this date. Finally, the United Service Organizations (USO) underwent establishment on this date.
- 1942: Clinton Pierce becomes the first U.S. general wounded in action in World War II.
- 1943: Barry Beckett, keyboardist with numerous bands including the British rock group, Traffic[ii], was born on this date in the United States.
- 1944: The S. 7th Army Division captures the Kwajalein Atoll from the Japanese in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Meanwhile, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized the Bronze Star Medal, which honors ‘heroic or meritorious achievement or service” on this date in history.
- 1945: The Yalta Conference in the Black Sea occurs as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin concurs on what must become of the world after the conclusion of World War II.
- 1947: The 44th vice president of the United States, 1989-1993—Republican, Dan Quayle—is born on this date.
- 1948: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares its independence from the United Kingdom. Elsewhere, future rock vocalist Alice Cooper[iii], is born on this date.
- 1952: The first black executive of a major S. television station debuts: Jackie Robinson of WNBC of New York. Meanwhile, Jerry Shirley, future drummer of the British rock band, Humble Pie[iv], was born on this date.
- 1957: Smith-Corona Manufacturing Inc. of New York commenced selling portable electric typewriters on this date, with the first machine weighing in a whopping 19 pounds.
- 1959: Israel begins the exportation of copper ore.
- 1962: A rare conjunction of the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn occurred on this date.
- 1964: The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—one that banned the poll tax—underwent ratification on this date.
- 1968: The world’s largest hovercraft launched at Cowes, Isle of Wight, on this date.
- 1971: The National Guard mobilizes to quell rioting in Wilmington, North Carolina. Meanwhile in England, automaker Rolls Royce declares bankruptcy.
- 1972: Mariner 9, orbiting Mars, transmitted images of the red planet back to NASA headquarters located on earth. Meanwhile, Senator Strom Thurmond suggests that former Beatle, John Lennon, be deported.
- 1974: The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in Berkeley, California. Two months later, Hearst declared that she had joined her captors; she helped the SLA rob a bank, was captured in 1975, convicted for her role in the robbery, and sentenced to seven years in prison. Hearst, who maintained she was a victim of brainwashing, served nearly two years before President Jimmy Carter, Democrat, commuted her sentence; she was pardoned in 2011 by another Democrat President, Bill Clinton.
- 1976: More than 23,000 people died when a severe earthquake struck Guatemala with a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- 1977: Fleetwood Mac[v] releases one of the all-time greatest albums, “Rumours.”
- 1983: Pop singer-musician Karen Carpenter[vi] died in Downey, California, at age 67.
- 1985: The defense budget of President Ronald Reagan called for the tripling of expenditure on the Star Wars research program, one designed to protect the nation from incoming missiles.
- 1987: Pianist Liberace died at his Palm Springs, California, home at age 67 due to HIV disease. Meanwhile, Congress overrides President Ronald Reagan’s veto of the Clean Water Act.
- 1990: Ten Israeli tourists are murdered near Cairo, Egypt.
- 1993: Russian scientists unfurled a giant mirror in orbit and flashed a beam of sunlight across Europe during the night. Observers saw it only as a momentary flash.
- 1994: Twenty people die in an armed assault on a mosque in Khartoum, Sudan, once again, another demonstration of the “religion of peace, Islam.”
- 1997: A civil jury in Santa Monica, California, found J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The court awarded the family of Goldman $8.5 million, which set Simpson on a path to complete dissolution.
- 1999: After actor Gary Coleman assaulted a fan seeking an autograph, a court sentenced him to a $400 fine, a 90-day suspended sentence, and ordered him to attend 52 anger-management classes.
- 2003: The lawmakers of Yugoslavia formally dissolved the nation and replaced it with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro.
- 2004: The creators of the social networking site Facebook.com launched it on this date.
- 2007: The Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears by a score of 29-17 to win Super Bowl XLI at Dolphins’ Stadium in Miami, Florida.
- 2011: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei comments that the 2011 Egyptian protests and Tunisian uprisings are a result of “Islamic Awareness.”
- 2012: Florence Green, the last-known living veteran from World War I, dies in England at age 110.
- 2013: At a University of Leicester media conference, it is announced that during a 2012 archeological dig in Leicester, the skeleton they unearthed is confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III of England. Meanwhile, Reg Presley—lead vocalist of the British invasion band, the Troggs[vii]—suffered a stroke while combatting pneumonia and died on this date.
- 2014: U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urges Congress to increase the debt ceiling because the U.S. government debt is expected to hit $17.2 trillion soon.
- 2015: Hackers steal personal data on up to 80 million customers of health insurance provider Anthem, Inc.; though Anthem announces they will offer free credit monitoring to victims, such monitoring will not detect or prevent medical identity theft.
- 2018: The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII by pounding the New England Patriots, 41-33. It was a great game and although Tom Brady played well, one could tell he was feeling his age. It was the first Super Bowl victory for the Eagles and they did it with backup quarterback Nick Foles. Congratulations, Philly!
- 2020: Once again Democrats demonstrate they cannot steal an election properly. Last night was the Iowa caucuses- ‘first in the nation’ (WHY?)- and the results have not yet been made available to the public. Millions of Americans speculate that Joe Biden came in 4th or 5th and that either communist Bernie Sanders of Podunk town Mayor Pete came in at the top. Therefore, Troy Price- chair of the IA Democratic Party- is doing everything possible to find more caucus results from outhouses and condemned buildings to flip the votes to CHOMO Joe Biden. Disaster strikes again. And the Democrats claim Donald Trump and the Republicans stole an election! WTF! Then, some results trickled out that showed Mayor Pete (26.9%) first followed by Sanders (25.1%) followed by Liz Warren (18.3%) followed by Joe Biden (15.6%) followed by Amy Klobuchar (12.6%). The political dead were Andrew Yang (1.0%), Tom Steyer (less than 1%), Uncommitted (less than 1%), Michael Bloomberg (less than 1%) and Tulsi Gabbard (less than 1%).
As always, we thank the good folks at Brainy History for doing the extremely challenging work of compiling historical happenings, dates, and everything else by which at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day publish a blog that draws readers from all over the world! Thank you and God bless you for doing this particularly important work!
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[i] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.
[ii] 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.
[iii] We hope to offer the music of Alice Cooper one day so please keep posted until we do. We think you will appreciate them, especially the original band.
[iv] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock band 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.
[v] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. The album, “Rumours,” appeared on Tuesday, 18-January-2011 at our original blog. We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
[vi] You just never know when we will do the music of the Carpenters.
[vii] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 and then Google Blogger slammed the door shut on us. Go figure. We hope to return to presenting the music of the greatest bands in the world one day so please, remain vigilant for the day that we do.