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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 14, 2020:
Valentine’s Day and Statehood Day in Arizona
Chef Pedro R. Munoz—AICP-END Blogger, Atomic Rooster featuring Vincent Crane, Eric Burdon and the Animals featuring Vic Briggs, Jo Jo Gunne featuring Jimmie Randall, and Strawberry Alarm Clock featuring Lee Freeman:
- 278 A.D.: In the reign of Emperor Claudius II, St. Valentine, a Catholic priest, suffered beheading at the bequest of the Roman government.
- 1014: Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II emperor of the Germans.
- 1076: Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV.
- 1778: The American ship USS Ranger carried the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France.
- 1803: In Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Moses Coats patents the apple parer.
- 1849: President James K. Polk becomes the first U.S. president photographed in office; Matthew Brady is the photographer.
- 1859: The Union admitted Oregon as the 33rd state on this date.
- 1876: Inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray filed separate applications for patents for the telephone. The Patent Department issued the document on March 7, 1876 and ruled that Bell was the rightful inventor.
- 1895: Oscar Wilde’s final play, “The Importance of being Earnest,” opened at the St. James’ Theater in London.
- 1889: In Los Angeles, oranges began their first trip east.
- 1899: The U.S. Congress begins using voting machines in doing their votes.
- 1903: The Department of Commerce and Labor was established; however, in 1913, Congress divided the department into two separate departments: Commerce AND Labor.
- 1912: Arizona became the Union’s 48th state as President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation declaring it so. Elsewhere, the first diesel engine submarine underwent commissioning in Groton, Connecticut.
- 1913: Labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was born in Brazil, Indiana. College football coach, Woody Hayes, was born in Clifton, Ohio; and sports broadcaster Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1920: In Chicago, Illinois, likeminded women form the League of Women Voters.
- 1924: Thomas Watson founds IBM Corporation on this date.
- 1929: The infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place in a Chicago garage as phony cops and hired hitman tied to mob boss, Al Capone’s gang, gunned down seven members of the Dion O’Bannon Gang.
- 1932: The U.S. won the first bobsled competition at the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New Jersey.
- 1940: Pedro R. Munoz, chef and blogger at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day was born. Chef Pedro’s parents are Elizando W. and Maria Sancha Munoz and their son was born in Fresno, California. Meanwhile, the first porpoise born in captivity arrived at Marineland, Florida.
- 1941: The German Afrika Korps arrives in Benghazi, Libya.
- 1942: Japanese paratroopers land around the oil center in the Dutch-controlled Palembang, Sumatra.
- 1943: During World War II, the Red Army, after overcoming heavy fighting, retake the city of Rostov from the Axis troops defending it.
- 1945: Vic Briggs, future keyboardist/guitarist with Eric Burdon and the Animals[i], 1966-1968, was born on this date in the United Kingdom.
- 1946: Creators unveiled ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). They built the device at the University of Pennsylvania and it became the world’s first general purpose electronic computer.
- 1950: The USSR and the People’s Republic of China sign a major treaty of peace.
- 1951: Middleweight boxer Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake “Raging Bull” La Motta to take the title.
- 1952: Future rock-and-roll bassist who would join Jo Jo Gunne[ii] following the departure of original founding member, Mark Andes—Jimmie Randall—is born on this date.
- 1957: The Georgia State Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts’ bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites.
- 1959: A massive heroin bust occurs as law enforcement officers seize $3.6 million worth of the drug in New York City.
- 1962: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts a televised tour of the White House on this date.
- 1966: Wilt Chamberlain breaks the NBA scoring record of 20,288 all-time points.
- 1971: President Richard M. Nixon installs a secret taping system in the White House on this date.
- 1979: In Kabul, Afghanistan, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to the country, Adolph Dubs, who later loses his life in a gunfight between his captors and the police.
- 1980: The 13th Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York. Meanwhile, the U.S. launches the Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares. Finally, television news anchor and hardcore liberal Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the “CBS Evening News.”
- 1984: A 6-year-old boy, Stormie Jones, became the first person to receive heart and liver transplants in the same operation and did so at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She lived until November 1990.
- 1988: At age 50, Bobby Allison becomes the oldest driver to win the Daytona 500.
- 1989: Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of the “The Satanic Verses,” a novel condemned as blasphemous. Meanwhile in the Dominican Republic, actress Robin Givens receives divorce from heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson. Next, the first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System go into orbit. Elsewhere, founding member of the British rock band, Atomic Rooster[iii]—keyboardist/vocalist Vincent Crane—passed away on this date. Finally, Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million in damages for Bhopal disaster in India.
- 1990: Space probe Voyager 1 takes a photograph of the entire solar system. Meanwhile, Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after discovering traces of benzene, a carcinogen, in some of the bottles.
- 1992: A ceasefire goes into effect into the war torn East African nation of Somalia.
- 1993: Fire in the Linxi department store in Tangshan, China, kills 79 people.
- 1997: Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery commenced the first of a series of spacewalks required to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope—by the time of completion, the overhaul was an enormous success.
- 2000: The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around the asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
- 2005: The former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, loses his life to an assassin.
- 2008: A gunman opens fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, killing six and wounding 18.
- 2010: Rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the acid rock band, Strawberry Alarm Clock[iv]– Lee Freeman- lost his battle with cancer on this date.
- 2011: China reports that its trade surplus for January is $6.5 billion, less than expected.
- 2012: A new statue of North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Il is unveiled in the capital city of Pyongyang.
- 2013: U.S. House Republicans filibuster the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the new secretary of defense, demanding answers to questions about President Obama and his knowledge or lack of the events in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Elsewhere, law enforcement officials charge Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprint runner, with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
- 2014: Italy’s prime minister, Enrico Letta resigns following friction within his political party and less than a year after assuming office.
- 2015: GM issues a recall of over 81,000 vehicles due to potential power steering problems; 2006 and 2007 models of the Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Malibu, and Malibu Maxx are affected.
- 2018: The new St. Valentine’s Day Massacre occurred in Parkland, Florida, on this date when expelled, 19-year-old student, Nikolas Cruz, returned to his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, with an AR-15 rifle and loads of ammunition. He murdered 17 fellow students and faculty before fleeing and then being apprehended by local police. People had warned the FBI about Cruz and yet, the FBI never investigated the case as they should have.
- 2020: After deliberating three days, a jury finds celebrity attorney and fraud Michael Avenatti guilty of three charges, including wire fraud and extortion for attempting to coerce Nike into paying him $25 million to keep silent about some scam he was attempting to bilk them on. As you should recall, this POS was the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels. Meanwhile, the Justice Department decides to pass on indicting fired FBI Director Andrew McCabe and is also going to take another look at the charade around fired former NSC Director Gen. Michael Flynn.
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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 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.
[iii] At some point, we will promote the music of the famed British rock band, Atomic Rooster. You will not want to miss this one, that, we guarantee you.
[iv] We began promoting the music of this famed psychedelic band- Strawberry Alarm Clock- beginning on Tuesday, 03-April-2012 through Saturday, 08-April-2012. Please check them out- you will enjoy them.