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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 06, 2020:
President Ronald Wilson Reagan; Vice President Aaron Burr; U.S. Secretary of State William M. Evarts; U.S. Secretary of War William Eustis; the Beach Boys featuring Carl Wilson, Family featuring Jim King, Guns ‘n’ Roses featuring Axl Rose, Hawkwind featuring Huw Lloyd-Langton, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass featuring John Pisano, the Kinks featuring John Gosling, Little Feat featuring Richie Hayward, Spirit featuring Matt Andes, and Thin Lizzy featuring Gary Moore:
- 0337: Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1508: Maximillian I crowned the Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1693: The college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia received its royal charter on today’s date.
- 1756: Future 3rd vice president of the United States—Democratic-Republican, who served 1801-05, Aaron Burr—is born on this date.
- 1778: The United States won official recognition from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris. Editor’s note: this is the FIRST treaty the U.S. signed with a foreign entity. Meanwhile, England declares war on the French.
- 1788: Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1815: The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad charter to John Stevens, who proposed a rail link between Trenton and New Brunswick; however, they never built the line.
- 1818: In Charlestown, Massachusetts, future 27thS. Secretary of State William M. Evarts, is born. He served under President Rutherford B. Hayes and from 03-12-1877 to 03-07-1881.
- 1820: S. Census: 9,638,453 with 1,771,656 or 18.4% of the population being black slaves. Meanwhile, the first organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (Sierra Leone) takes place as former slaves leave New York for Africa.
- 1825: In Boston, Massachusetts, the sixth U.S. Secretary of War William Eustis, died. A Democratic-Republican, he served under President James Madison from 03-07-1809 to 01-13-1813.
- 1843: On today’s date, the first minstrel show to appear in the United States— “The Virginia Minstrels”—opened to enthusiastic audiences at the Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City.
- 1867: The Peabody Fund undergoes organization with the intention of providing Southern blacks with education.
- 1899: The S. Senate ratified a peace treaty between the United States and Spain.
- 1900: The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace conference decree that created the international arbitration court at The Hague.
- 1904: The Russo-Japanese War begins on this date.
- 1911: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Illinois. Meanwhile, in Prescott, Arizona, the first old-age home for pioneers opened for business.
- 1922: Fellow cardinals elected Cardinal Achille Ratti Pope; he took the name Pius XI.
- 1926: The National Football League adopted a rule that made players ineligible for competition until their college class graduated.
- 1931: Future member of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass[i], John Pisano (guitars), is born in Staten Island, NY
- 1932: For the first time in Olympic competition, dog sled racing occurred.
- 1933: The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called “lame duck” amendment, undergoes proclamation in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson.
- 1935: The Monopoly board game goes on sale for the first time.
- 1937: K. Elizabeth Ohi became the first Japanese female lawyer when she received her degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1939: As the Spanish Civil War winds down, the communist government flees to France.
- 1941: The British 8th Army overruns Benghazi, Libya; meanwhile at the Battle of Beda Fomm takes place with the Italian 10th Army destroyed in the field.
- 1943: A Los Angeles jury acquitted actor Errol Flynn of three counts of statutory rape.
- 1945: During World War II, the Russian army crosses the Oder River in pursuit of fleeing Axis troops.
- 1946: Richie Hayward—future drummer for the Southern rock band, Little Feat[ii]–is born on this date.
- 1948: John Gosling, future keyboard player and vocalist with the British rock band, the Kinks[iii], was born in England on this date.
- 1949: Future guitarist with Jo Jo Gunne and with Spirit[iv], Matt Andes, is born on this date.
- 1951: Future guitarist/vocalist with the British space-rock band, Hawkwind[v]–Huw Lloyd-Langton, 1969-1971 / 1979-1988—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1952: Britain’s King George VI died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; his daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II, succeeded him as monarch.
- 1956: French Premier Guy Mollet suffers pelting with tomatoes in the French North African city of Algiers.
- 1958: Ted Williams signs with the Boston Red Sox for $135,000 making him the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball.
- 1959: The United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 1962: Future vocalist with the Los Angeles, California, rock band, Guns ‘n’ Roses[vi]—Axl Rose—is born in Lafayette, Indiana, on this date.
- 1967: Heavyweight boxer, Mohammad Ali scored a TKO against Ernie Terrell to win the title in the 15th round
- 1970: The NBA expands to 18 teams with new teams in Buffalo, New York; Portland, Oregon; Cleveland, Ohio, and Houston, Texas.
- 1971: Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.
- 1973: President Richard M. Nixon appoints Dixy Ray Lee to be the first woman to head the Atomic Energy Commission.
- 1985: The French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted its first new product in 123 years. The latest items were water with a twist of lemon, lime or orange.
- 1987: Wall Street Journal reporter Gerald Seib gains his release after six days by the Iranian scumbags who had accused him of spying for Israel; Iran claimed the detention ‘was the result of misunderstanding on their part’–lying scumbags. Meanwhile, President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old this day and became the oldest U.S. president in history.
- 1991: Comedian and television actor Danny Thomas died in Los Angeles at age 79.
- 1993: Heavyweight boxer Riddick Bowe scores a TKO on Michael Dokes in the first round to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world. Elsewhere, Tennis Hall of Famer and human rights activist Arthur Ashe died in New York at age 49.
- 1997: A court found J. Simpson liable for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman.
- 1998: Mary Kay Letourneau receives a sentence of seven years in prison for violating the terms of her probation by seeing the 14-year-old father of her baby. Meanwhile, President Bill Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Elsewhere, Carl Wilson—founding member of the Beach Boys[vii]—dies from brain and lung cancer.
- 1999: Congressional officials display excerpts of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s videotaped testimony at the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.
- 2005: The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXXIX by a score of 24-21, beating the Philadelphia Eagles at All-Tel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.
- 2011: The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV 31-25 by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys’ Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Meanwhile, in Spain, Gary Moore- member of the Anglo-Irish American rock band, Thin Lizzy[viii] (guitars/vocals 1974 to 1977 / 1978-1979) dies from a heart attack.
- 2012: Jim King, one of the original members of the English rock band, Family[ix], a great horn player, died on this date.
- 2013: The US Postal Service announces it will no longer deliver first-class mail on Saturdays.
- 2014: Steven Segal, 61-year-old actor, announces he is considering a run for governor of Arizona.
- 2015: Scientists report that climate change the carbon dioxide released by undersea volcanoes, which up until now has been assumed to have a negligible effect could be responsible for changes to the climate; to assess the degree of impact, scientists will continue studying the effects.
- 2018: The president of Poland- Andrzej Duda- signs a controversial law that outlaws anyone from saying that the country and its people were complicit in the crimes committed on its soil by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Many try to infer that the Poles aided the Nazis in helping exterminate the Jews.
- 2020: Following a speech by President Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to the microphone banks and gives one of her most incoherent, rambling, ambling speeches yet, attacking the president, condemning the president, and trying to justify tearing up the president’s speech at Tuesday night’s SOTU address. How this senile crone clings to power is beyond millions of Americans; we expect her to pay the price on Election Day 2020 becoming the first House speaker to lose the position not once but twice, along with her congressional seat. Later, President Trump thanked his supporters in both House and Senate, as well as his cabinet members, and other assembled VIPS. The speech was absolutely wonderful and concluded with the president’s determination to help as many Republicans win or keep their seats in November. Godspeed, Mr. President, Godspeed. Meanwhile, in China, more and more images come out via social media showing the outbreak of the corona virus to be far worse than what the communist authorities claim. We think a biological warfare experiment went awry and now the world is going to pay the price for their bumbling. Thank you, President Xi, thank you.
This artwork is #0001 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Pink 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, giclees, 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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The second album by Roxy Music, “For Your Pleasure” came out in 1973 and featured a slightly altered lineup of Brian Eno (vocals, electronics), Phil Manzanera (guitars), Andy Mackay (oboes, saxophones), Paul Thompson (drums), and John Porter (bass). As with most sophomore efforts, the band had more time to devote to the album, which yielded some amazing tunes such as “Do the Strand,” and “In Every Home a Heartache.” The band ranks at the top of all 1970s bands because Ferry has a unique vocal style, Manzanera and his guitar are raw, and primitive while Mackay and his oboe and saxophones capped off with Brian Eno and his synthesizers and electronics make a fantastic combination. This is a superb album so please buy it wherever you buy the finest in music.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, John Gosling, The Kinks, Jo Jo Gunne, Spirit, Matt Andes, Jim King, Family, President Ronald Wilson Reagan, Vice President Aaron Burr, Richie Hayward, Little Feat, Hawkwind, Huw Lloyd-Langton, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Axl Rose, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, John Pisano, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, U.S. Secretary of State William M. Evarts, U.S. Secretary of War William Eustis,
[i] We hope to do the music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, as well as Alpert’s solo career, somewhere around 2035. We hope you will remain with us.
[ii] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013. One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.
[iii] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015. We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
[iv] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012. We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. This included the music of Jo Jo Gunne.
[v] We hope to present the music of this UK space rock band, Hawkwind, sometime in the next five years or so. Please remain vigilant for additional information.
[vi] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.
[vii] We hope to present the music of this foundational American rock band within the next 5-6 years. Please stay tuned for further developments. We thank you; we know you love the Beach Boys as much as we do.
[viii] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[ix] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013.