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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 22, 2020:
President George Washington; Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Felix Frankfurter and Charles Evans Whitaker; Hot Tuna featuring Papa John Creech, King Crimson featuring Ian Wallace, and Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love:
- 896: Pope Formosa crowns King Arnulf the emperor of the French.
- 1281: Fellow cardinals elect Simon de Brion, Pope Martinus IV.
- 1288: His fellow cardinals elect Girolomo Masci on this date to become Pope Nicholas IV.
- 1349: The citizens of Zurich, Switzerland, expel their Jewish citizens.
- 1630: At Thanksgiving, the Native Americans introduce popcorn to the newly arrived Pilgrims.
- 1732: George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.
- 1775: The citizens living on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, expel their Jewish citizens. Meanwhile, the first U.S. joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10-cents.
- 1784: A U.S. merchant ship, the Empress of China, left New York for the Far East to trade goods with China.
- 1819: Through the Treaty of Adams-Onis, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
- 1821: For $5 million, Spain sells eastern Florida to the United States.
- 1825: Russia and Great Britain establish the Alaska-Canadian boundary.
- 1847: At the Battle of Buena Vista, the United States beats Mexico.
- 1854: In Michigan, the first meeting of the Republican Party occurs.
- 1855: Congress voted to appropriate $200,000 for continuance of the work on the Washington Monument.
- 1856: The Republican Party holds its first national convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- 1860: Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Massachusetts, strike successfully for higher wages.
- 1861: On a bet, Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration.
- 1862: Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, underwent inauguration for a six-year term following his election in November 1861.
- 1865: Tennessee adopted a new constitution, which included the abolition of slavery.
- 1872: In Columbus, Ohio, the National Prohibition Party holds its first national convention.
- 1876: John Hopkins University opens on this date.
- 1879: Frank W. Woolworth opens the first 5- and-10-cent store in Utica, New York.
- 1885: Organizers officially dedicated the Washington Monument on this day in Washington, D.C. The monument would not open to the public until 1889.
- 1888: In Yonkers, New York, John Reid of Scotland demonstrates the game of golf to the American people.
- 1889: On this date, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill that admitted three new states: North and South Dakota and Washington.
- 1900: Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States on this date much to the anger of the Hawaiian Kingdom people.
- 1901: Future 91stS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Charles Evans Whitaker is born in Troy, Kansas, on this date. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated his fellow Republican to fill Stanley Forman Reed’s seat, a Democrat; he served from 03-22-1957 to 03-31-1962.
- 1903: The U.S. side of Niagara Falls runs short of water due to a drought.
- 1907: The first cabs with taximeters begin operating in the city of London, England.
- 1909: The Great White Fleet, a naval task force sent on an-around-the-world voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt, returned after more than a year at sea.
- 1917: The German High Seas Fleet torpedoed seven Dutch ships on this date.
- 1918: Germany claims the Baltic States as well as Finland and the Ukraine from the new USSR.
- 1920: At a dog racetrack in Emeryville, California, dog-racing officials use the first artificial rabbit machine to get the greyhounds started.
- 1923: Transcontinental airmail service commences on this date.
- 1924: President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first radio broadcast from the White House as he addressed the country over 42 stations.
- 1932: The Badge of Military Merit award—aka the Purple Heart—undergoes reinstitution on this date.
- 1934: Frank Capra’s romantic comedy, “It Happened One Night,” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, opened at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
- 1935: It became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House.
- 1941: During World War II, the Nazis begin rounding up Dutch Jews in earnest.
- 1942: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse during World War II in the face of overwhelming Japanese assaults.
- 1943: Pan Am Flight 9035, a Boeing 314 flying boat, crashed while attempting to land in Lisbon, Portugal. Twenty-five people lost their lives in the tragedy: 14 survived, including actress-singer Jane Froman.
- 1948: Arabs carry out a bombing in Jerusalem in which, 50 Jews die.
- 1958: Egypt and Syria form the United Arab Republic (UAR).
- 1959: The inaugural Daytona 500 Race took place on this date; although race officials initially declared Johnny Beauchamp the winner, close scrutiny caused them to award the prize to Lee Petty a brief time later.
- 1965: The 78thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter died. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated the independent to fill the seat of his fellow Democrat Associate Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Frankfurter served from 01-20-1939 to 08-28-1962.
- 1967: More than 25,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, aimed at smashing a Vietcong stronghold near the Cambodian border; however, although the military drove the communists out, they returned and reoccupied the area later.
- 1971: Lt. General Hafiz al-Assad becomes the dictator, I mean, “President” of Syria.
- 1973: The U.S. government and communist China agreed to establish liaison offices.
- 1974: Pakistan officially recognized Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan).
- 1980: The “Miracle on Ice” took place in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States Olympic Hockey Team upset the Soviets, 4-3. The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.
- 1983: During rioting in Assam, India, Hindus kill 3,000 Muslims.
- 1984: David Vetter, a 12-year-old Texas boy who had spent most of his life in a plastic bubble because he had no immunity to disease, died 15 days after hospital personnel removed him from the bubble for a bone marrow transplant.
- 1991: President George H.W. Bush and his allies give Saddam Hussein 24 hours to begin withdrawing his troops from Kuwait or all hell will break loose.
- 1992: Grunge rockers Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)[i] and Courtney Love (Hole)[ii] say their vows.
- 1994: Papa John Creech, famed violinist with the Jefferson Airplane[iii], Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna[iv], and as a solo artist died at age 76 from complications of pneumonia.
- 1995: In Algiers, prison authorities kill at least 99 rioters in one of their prisons.
- 1997: Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut and colleagues announced that they had successfully cloned an adult sheep. Dolly the sheep was the first animal successfully cloned from an adult cell.
- 2006: In Iraq, terrorists bomb the al-Askari Mosque, which causes widespread civil disturbances from one end of the country to the other.
- 2007: Ian Wallace—drummer with the English progressive rock band, King Crimson[v] from 1971-1972—died from cancer on this date.
- 2010: A copy of “Action Comics #1” sold at auction for $1 million. The comic featured the introduction of Superman.
- 2011: For the first time since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, two ships from the Iranian navy pass through the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, to show that he is still in control and has not abandoned the country, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi goes on national television to reassure his subjects.
- 2013: For the first time in the history of the United Kingdom, Moody’s Investor Services downgrades the nation’s bond credit rating from AAA to AA1. 2014: Former Florentine mayor, 39-year-old Mateo Rienzi takes the oath of office as the new prime minister of Italy.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, at the 87th Academy Awards, “Birdman” receives the Best Picture award, Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor for his role as Stephen Hawking in “A Theory of Everything,” and Julianne Moore wins Best Actress for her role in “Still Alice.”
- 2016: After caste protests in Jat lead to the sabotage of Munak water canal, 10 million people in Delhi are without potable water.
- 2017: The scientific journal “Nature” announces the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets inhabiting the star Trappist-1. All are within the Goldilocks Zone raising the possibility of alien life. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump throws out Obama era directive allowing trannys to use whatever bathroom they choose. GREAT!
- 2018: People in Malaysia go berserk after Prime Minister Najib Razak stirs up an unintended controversy by declaring he prefers quinoa to rice, the national dish.
- 2019: Down in Jupiter, Florida, NFL New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft finds himself charged with soliciting prostitution in a human-trafficking sting operation after visiting a local massage parlor. He was later let off with a minor slap on the hand- NO schlepping the hos anymore, Robert!
- 2020: Fox News Channel calls the race early for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Caucuses. Around 4:24 P.M., FNC says: Sen. Sanders: 54.1%; former Vice President Joe Biden: 17.5%; Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 9.5%; Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 9.1%, Tom Steyer: 6.8%; Amy Klobuchar: 3.8%, and Tulsi Gabbard does not show up. Meanwhile, each campaign releases their spending figures for the month of January. Here we go: Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg: $55.1 million; Tom Steyer: $17.9 million; Bernie Sanders: $16.8 million; Joe Biden: $7.1 million; Pete Buttigieg: $6.6 million; Amy Klobuchar: $2.8 million; and Elizabeth Warren: $2.3 million. After proclaiming for the past two years that she would NEVER take money from Super Pacs and having demanded the rest of the campaigns to do the same, Sen. Warren said today that she WILL take money from Super Pacs. Okay, Liz, lying yet again.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0017 an 18” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Among the Coachella Palms.” 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!
Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)
ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
In 1979, Roxy Music released its first studio album since “Siren,” their previous work, which came out in 1975. “Manifesto,” although some critics bash it, who gives a F**K about critics, right? Critics are failures in whatever art it is they offer ‘opinions’ of so we could care less about what they said about this album. We love it and the band now is a quartet featuring Bryan Ferry (keyboards, vocals), Phil Manzanera (guitars), Andy Mackay (oboe, saxophones), and Paul Thompson (drums). Augmenting the band were bassist Alan Spenner, keyboardist Paul Carrack, and several other musicians. We love this album and know that fans of the band are going to love it, too, so please seek it out and add it to your record shelves, you will love it.
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[i] 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
[ii] We guess when we begin promoting the music of Nirvana we will break down and promote the music of Hole. Can’t wait.
[iii] 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.
[iv] We promoted the music of Hot Tuna beginning on Tuesday, 24-April-2012 through Thursday, 23-May-2012.
[v] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.