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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 20, 2020:
President Theodore Roosevelt; U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig; Cheap Trick featuring Jon Brant, the J. Geils Band featuring John Geils, Great White, Nirvana featuring Kurt Cobain, Sonny & Cher, Spirit featuring Randy California, and Steely Dan featuring Walter Becker:
- 1547: Following the death of King Henry VIII of England, his son, Edward VI, becomes the monarch.
- 1725: In New Hampshire, white settlers in search of bounties, scalp ten sleeping Native Americans.
- 1792: President George Washington signed an act creating the United States Post Office.
- 1809: The Supreme Court ruled that no state legislature could annul the judgments or determine the jurisdiction of federal courts.
- 1815: The USS Constitution under Captain Charles Stewart fought the British ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on this date. The Constitution captured both ships but lost the Levant after encountering a British squadron. The Constitution, however, along with its prize the Cyane returned to New York safely on May 15, 1815. The U.S. government purchased the Cyane and recommissioned her the USS Cyane.
- 1831: In the Battle of Growchow, Polish revolutionaries defeat their Russian masters.
- 1835: An earthquake destroys the city of Concepcion, Chile, resulting in more than 5,000 deaths.
- 1839: Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
- 1846: British troops occupy the Sikh capital city of Lahore.
- 1861: The Confederate States of America form their Department of the Navy.
- 1862: William Wallace “Willy” Lincoln, the 11-year-old son of President Abraham and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, died at the White House, apparently of typhoid fever.
- 1869: In the wake of a Ku Klux Klan crisis, the governor of Tennessee, W. C. Brownlow, declares martial law.
- 1872: Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine that manufactured paper bags. Meanwhile, in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors.
- 1873: The University of California got its first medical school.
- 1887: Germany, Austro-Hungary, and France end their Triple Alliance.
- 1901: The first territorial legislature of Hawaii convened.
- 1905: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, upheld, 7-2, compulsory vaccination laws intended to protect the public’s health.
- 1907: President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act that excluded “idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons” from being admitted to the United States. God bless him!
- 1915: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco, California.
- 1919: French Premier Clemenceau suffers injury during an assassination attempt.
- 1929: American Samoa organizes as a territory of the United States.
- 1931: Congress allowed California to build the Oakland Bay Bridge.
- 1933: The U.S. Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to repeal Prohibition.
- 1938: Anthony Eden resigned as British foreign secretary following Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s decision to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
- 1941: The Nazis order Polish Jews not to use public transportation; meanwhile, the first trainload of Jews leaves Plotsk, Poland, bound for concentration camps further east.
- 1942: Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare became the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace of World War II by shooting down five Japanese bombers while defending the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the South Pacific.
- 1943: During World War II, Allied troops occupy Kasserine Pass in Tunisia.
- 1944: During World War II, U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers in a series of attacks that the world would know as “Big Week.”
- 1946: Future rock guitarist John Geils—who would go on to form the smoking blues-rock band, the J. Geils Band[i]—was born in the USA on this date.
- 1950: Future founding member with the East Coast rock band, Steely Dan[ii], Walter Becker–(guitars/vocals 1972-81 / 1993-present)—is born in Queens, New York, on this date. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the United States v. Rabinowitz, ruled 5-3 that authorities making a lawful arrest did not need a search warrant to search and seize evidence in an area that was in the “immediate and complete control” of the suspect.
- 1951: Randy California, guitarist and vocalist of the band, Spirit[iii], one of the Los Angeles bands of the psychedelic scene was born.
- 1952: Emmett L. Ashford became the first black umpire in organized baseball. The Southwestern International League authorized him to be a substitute umpire.
- 1955: Jon Brant—future bassist with the Illinois rock band, Cheap Trick[iv] (1981-1987 / 1999 / 2004-2005 / 2007)—was born in the United States on this date.
- 1958: Racing jockey Eddie Arcaro got win No. 4,000 as he rode the winner at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, California.
- 1962: Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the globe three times in a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds before splashing down safely in the Atlantic Ocean 800 miles southeast of Bermuda.
- 1965: The Ranger 8 spacecraft crashed on the moon, as planned, after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface.
- 1967: Future founding member of the Seattle-based Grunge Rock band, Nirvana[v]—Kurt Cobain—is born on this date.
- 1971: Idi Amin Dada becomes the head of the Ugandan government on this date.
- 1974: Cher[vi] files for divorce from husband Sonny Bono.
- 1975: Margaret Thatcher becomes head of the British Conservative Party on this date.
- 1976: Muhammad Ali knocks out Jan Pierre Coopman in the fifth round to keep the heavyweight boxing title.
- 1982: The New York Islanders win an NHL then record of fifteen games in a row.
- 1987: A bomb blamed on the Unabomber explodes in a computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- 1992: On the Larry King Show, Ross Perot says he will run for president of the United States.
- 1997: San Francisco Giants slugger, Barry Bonds, wins a record $22.9-million, two-year contract.
- 1998: The U.S. movie box office hits quickest $1 billion in just 51 days. Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad to conduct peace negotiations. Meanwhile, American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold medalist in Olympics history when she won the ladies’ figure skating title at Nagano, Japan.
- 2002: A fire raced through a train, killing at least 370 people and injuring at least 65 in Reqa, Al-Gharbiya, Egypt.
- 2003: One hundred people died and more than 230 suffered injuries when fire destroyed the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The fire started when sparks from a pyrotechnic display used by Jack Russel’s Great White band lit up the basement. Ty Longley, guitarist for the band, was one of the victims of the fire.
- 2010: In Baltimore, Maryland, former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig died. He served under President Ronald Reagan from 01-22-1981 to 07-05-1982.
- 2011: In Uganda, rebel leader, Yoweri Museveni continues his 30-year reign after election results proclaim him the winner of the election. However, both citizens and election observers call the election a “sham.”
- 2013: Estonia becomes the first nation to install an electric car charging national network with cars charging in 30 minutes or less.
- 2014: The banking industry loses ground as non-banking companies such as Apple, Google, and T-Mobile develop their own payment methods and financial products that circumvent the need for banking services.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, creditor nations agree to extend Greece’s bailout program by four months if required economic reforms continue; new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had campaigned on reversing the reforms but now accepts the terms to avoid financial chaos.
- 2016: In the South Carolina GOP Primary, Donald Trump wins with 32./5% of the vote. In the Democratic Primary in Nevada, Hillary Clinton wins big with 52.6% of the vote. She smoked Bernie Sanders good! Finally, Gov. Jeb Bush suspends his bid to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination on this date. Say it ain’t so, Jeb!
- 2017: Government officials in the South Sudanese state of Unity declare a famine which affects 4.9 million people.
- 2018: During London Fashion Week, Queen Elizabeth II makes a surprise appearance. Meanwhile, in the lovely socialist hellhole of Venezuela, the government of Nicolas Maduro announces the creation of its own virtual currency, the petro, to counteract their ongoing financial crisis. Folks, nothing is going to help until the people overthrow the communist thugs destroying their country.
- 2020: Judge Amy Berman Jackson- an Obama judge- gave Roger Stone- friend and confidant of President Donald J. Trump a 40-month sentence for lying before Congress and a few misguided, unfortunate tweets. The gist of all this is that conservatives cannot laugh or joke because liberals will charge them with heinous crimes and do everything possible to send them to prison, hopefully, to die there if possible. Meanwhile, President Trump speaks to a crowd of freed prisoners and slams what is happening to Stone. Originally, Stone faced a possible sentence of 7-9 years in prison for doing practically nothing but that is how things now are in the United States of America. Meanwhile, Stone’s defense team is seeking a new trial seeing as how the foreman of the jury, Tomeka Hart, is a raving lunatic leftist who hates Trump and said numerous prejudicial things against Stone and Trump in social media and then lied to Judge Jackson, claiming she could be ‘impartial.’ We think this ho needs to go to prison herself. Finally, fallout from the previous night’s NBC-TV Democratic debate shows Michael Bloomberg at the bottom of the Democratic cesspool following a dismal debate performance.
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Andy Mackay released his second solo effort in 1978, “Resolving Contradictions.” The album featured band mates Phil Manzanera (guitars) and Paul Thompson (drums) along with other English musicians. Always an inventive musician and a member of one of rock music’s most inventive bands, Mackay delivers an awesome solo effort in which, he demonstrates his virtuosity on his chosen instruments, the saxophone and oboe. This is a fine addition to our ever-growing collection of the greatest rock bands in the history of the world. You will enjoy it so please seek it out and add it to your record shelves, you will love it.
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[i] 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.
[ii] We expect to promote the music of Steely Dan sometime within the next decade or so.
[iii] 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.
[iv] We truly look forward to promoting the music of Cheap Trick in the next decade or so.
[v] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands
[vi] 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.