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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 21, 2020:
Maha Shivaratri (Hindu holiday)
Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels; Alice Cooper featuring Tommy Henricksen, the Grateful Dead featuring Vince Welnick, the Jackson Five, Love featuring Johnny Echols, the Monkees featuring Peter Tork, Starship featuring Cathy Richardson, Talking Heads featuring Jerry Harrison, Evangelist Billy Graham, and Uriah Heep featuring Paul Newton:
- 1173: Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Beckett archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1431: England commences its trial against Joan of Arc.
- 1613: The Russian National Assembly unanimously chooses Mikhail Romanov, age 16, to be the next czar, who, begins a dynasty that would last for three centuries until World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 toppled it.
- 1792: The U.S. Congress passes the Presidential Succession Act.
- 1795: Under the new French constitution, the people have the right to freedom of religion.
- 1804: In Wales, engineers demonstrated the first self-propelled locomotive on rails to an admiring public.
- 1842: In the United States, John Greenough receives a patent from the federal government for the first known sewing machine.
- 1848: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published the worst book in the history of the world, one that has caused more than 120,000,000 deaths wherever its philosophy has used, The Communist Manifesto, on this date. Currently, the two authors burn in the fiery pits of hell for their perfidy.
- 1857: The U.S. Congress outlaws the use of foreign currency as legal tender in the U.S.
- 1858: In Boston, Massachusetts, engineers installed the first electric burglar alarm.
- 1862: In Val Verde, New Mexico, Texas Rangers win the battle for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Elsewhere, the CSA declares the Confederate Constitution and the presidency as permanent.
- 1864: First U.S. Catholic Parish for blacks is dedicated in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 1866: Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school with the college being the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati.
- 1874: The Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication.
- 1878: The first telephone directories in the U.S. went to residents of New Haven, Connecticut—it was single page with ONLY 50 entries.
- 1885: The Washington Monument undergoes dedication on this date.
- 1887: Oregon becomes the first U.S. state to make Labor Day a holiday.
- 1902: Dr. Harvey Cushing, the first U.S. brain surgeon, performs his first operation.
- 1912: The Great Fifth Ward Fire broke out in Houston; although property losses topped $3 million, no one died in the fire.
- 1915: The World’s Fair opens in San Francisco, California.
- 1916: During World War I in France, the Battle of Verdun commenced, and it eventually ended with France beating Germany on December 18, 1916.
- 1922: Great Britain grants Egypt
- 1925: The New Yorker magazine made its debut.
- 1931: The stomach acid remedy, Alka Seltzer hits the market.
- 1940: John Louis, future U.S. Congressman from Georgia 1987-present, is born in the city of Troy.
- 1945: During the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, sustained kamikaze attacks sank the escort carrier, USS Bismarck Sea, a devastation, which ultimately claimed the lives of 318 U.S. Navy sailors.
- 1947: Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land Camera, which could produce black-and-white photographs in 60 seconds of taking. He did so to the Optical Society of America in New York City. Elsewhere, future lead guitarist with the Los Angeles, CA, rock band, Love[i]—Johnny Echols—was born in the USA.
- 1948: Future member of the British hard rock band, Uriah Heep[ii]– Paul Newton (bass/backing vocals 1969-1971)- is born on this date in the UK.
- 1949: Future member of the New York City rock band, Talking Heads[iii]—Jerry Harrison (guitars/keyboards)—is born on this date.
- 1951: Vince Welnick, future keyboardist and vocalist with both the Tubes[iv] and the Grateful Dead[v] was born on this date; after the Dead disbanded due to the death of Jerry Garcia, he formed his own band, Missing Man Formation, in honor of Garcia.
- 1952: Dick Button performs the first figure skating triple jump in competition.
- 1953: Francis Crick and James Watson discover the structure of the DNA molecule.
- 1964: Future member of Alice Cooper[vi]— Tommy Henricksen (guitars 2011-present)—is born on this date.
- 1965: Assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam shot Black Muslim leader and civil rights activist, Malcolm X, 39, to death inside New York’s Audubon Ballroom. Many believe that the Minister Louis Farrakhan orchestrated the hit. We believe him to be the prime culprit. Three men took the rap, however, and were convicted of murder and sent to prison; all eventually were paroled.
- 1968: An agreement between baseball players and club owners increased the minimum salary for major league players to $10,000 per year.
- 1969: Future vocalist with Starship[vii] (2008-present)—Cathy Richardson—is born on this date.
- 1970: The Jackson Five[viii] make their television debut on “American Bandstand.”
- 1972: Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. president to visit the People’s Republic of China.
- 1973: Israeli jets shoot down a Libyan airliner, killing 108 people aboard it. Meanwhile, the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks record their 262nd game without another team scoring a shut out on them.
- 1975: Former Nixon cabinet members and aides, John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John D. Ehrlichman receive sentences of 2-8 years in a federal prison.
- 1981: In the United Kingdom, the authorities finally catch Peter Sutcliffe, the so-called “Yorkshire Ripper,” murderer of 13 women and put him in jail.
- 1983: The NBA’s San Diego Clippers begin a 29-game road-losing streak.
- 1987: The Syrian army marches into Beirut, Lebanon.
- 1988: Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation.
- 1991: The USSR announces that Iraq has accepted a peace plan it brokered; however, the U.S. calls the plan, “unacceptable.”
- 1992: Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in ladies’ figure skating at the Albertville Olympics; Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, and Nancy Kerrigan of the U.S. won the bronze.
- 1995: Chicago stockbroker Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. He landed in Leader, Saskatchewan.
- 2003: Bill Maher’s political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” debuts on HBO.
- 2010: The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announces foreign direct investment into China has risen for the sixth consecutive month, $8.3 billion year-on-year.
- 2012: European Zone finance ministers announce a second bailout for cash-strapped Greece.
- 2013: Scientists discover that honeybees could sense electric fields around flowers, enabling them to identify specific flowers for pollination. Meanwhile, Egypt’s government announces it will hold parliamentary elections later in the year. Finally, 83 people die and 250 suffer injuries in a series of bombings across the Syrian city of Damascus.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, G-20 nations discuss ending stimulus efforts in economically advanced nations while planning ways to increase global trade and employment opportunities to achieve global GDP growth.
- 2015: Also, according to Brainy History, Turkey sends troops to Syria to rescue 40 guards and relocate remains from the tomb of Suleiman Shah, which ISIS militants now surround; the international community recognizes the site as Turkish territory.
- 2016: ISIS, a member of the so-called ‘religion of peace,’ carries out suicide bombings in Homs and Damascus, killing at least 140 people.
- 2017: Along the coastline of Zawiya, Libya, the bodies of 87 African migrants wash ashore. They were the lucky ones as ISIS was selling other Sub-Saharan Africans as slaves in various marketplaces.
- 2018: Famed televangelist Billy Graham, a man who provided counseling and support to every president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, passed away in his sleep at age 99.
- 2019: Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Peter Tork, member of the Monkees[ix], passed away at age 77 on this date.
- 2020: On Fox News Channel, Democratic candidate Tom “Green Jeans” Steyer swears on the Bill Hemmer program that he ‘will be on the upcoming Tuesday night debate stage.’ He also promises that he is the only one who can defeat President Trump in November which is delusional. His fellow Democrats want him and his best bud, “Tiny Mikey” Bloomberg as much as they want anal herpes. We expect him either to drop out soon or go third party and contest for the Green Party (or Peace and Freedom Party) nomination. Meanwhile, the Democrats are claiming that ‘Russia is going to help Trump steal the 2020 Election.’ Here we go again. Question for Democrats: IF you so fear foreign involvement in U.S. presidential elections then why the f**k are you not demanding for ALL illegal aliens to be rounded up and deported immediately? Finally, it looks like the jurors in the Harvey Weinstein multiple rape trial are going to find the POS guilty. Elections have consequences, folks. Had Hillary Rodham Clinton won in 2016, Harvey would still be raping young starlets.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0016 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening in Red Rock Country.” 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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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
Phil Manzanera released his third solo album, “K-Scope,” in 1978, and this one is a gem. We have always enjoyed the guitarist as his style is one many listeners find unique. From the minimalist approach he uses on Roxy Music albums to full-blown efforts here where he puts his chops on display, the guitarist NEVER fails to please. This is a delightful 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 began promoting the music of Love, the famed Los Angeles, California, rock band on Wednesday, 24-October-2012 through Friday, 16-November-2012. Please seek out the music of this awesome band. This group was among the best of the 1960s.
[ii] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
[iii] Not sure as to when the AICPENDBLOG.COM will promote the music of the Talking Heads but when we do, you will also see the music of Blondie and Aerosmith shared as well. Please, keep your eyes open for the day this magnificent event occurs.
[iv] No clue as to when the music of the Tubes will occur. We will keep the readership posted.
[v] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[vi] 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.
[vii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
[viii] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
[ix] Not sure when we will begin presenting the music of this famed American band- the Monkees- but when we do, we also do the solo catalogs of Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Please stay tuned for more information.