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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 24, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of War William H. Crawford; “Help” by the Beatles, George Thorogood and the Destroyers featuring George Thorogood, Joe Cocker Band featuring Neil Hubbard, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring Nicky Hopkins, and the Steve Miller Band featuring Lonnie Turner:
- 303 A.D.: The Senate issues the first official edict for the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
- 1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the Republic of Venice.
- 1538: King Ferdinand of Austria and King Janos Zapolyai of Hungary sign the Peace of Grosswardein uniting the two kingdoms in friendship.
- 1582: Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull, or edict, ordering his calendar reforms. The calendar we use today is the Gregorian calendar, the one he created.
- 1772: In Amherst County, Va., future 9thS. Secretary of War William H. Crawford is born. He would serve under President James Madison from 08-01-1815 to 10-22-1816 and then became secretary of the Treasury.
- 1803: In its Marbury v. Madison decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) established judicial review of the constitutionality of statutes.
- 1821: Mexican rebels proclaimed the “Plan de Iguala,” their declaration of independence from Spain.
- 1836: 3,000 Mexicans besiege the 182 defenders of the Alamo and would do so for the next 13 days.
- 1857: The first shipment of perforated postage stamps arrived at the federal government’s receiving center.
- 1863: The United States organized Arizona as a territory on today’s date.
- 1866: In Washington, DC, an American flag made entirely of American bunting went on display for the first time in American history.
- 1868: The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; the Senate later acquitted Johnson.
- 1895: The Cuban War of Independence against Spain begins on this date.
- 1900: New York City Mayor Van Wyck signed the contract to commence work on New York’s first rapid transit tunnel. The tunnel would link Manhattan and Brooklyn with the groundbreaking ceremony set for March 24, 1900.
- 1903: The Cuban government leased Guantanamo Bay to the United States for use as a naval base.
- 1912: The American Jewish Women’s Organization of the “Hadassah” underwent founding in New York City.
- 1917: The Bolshevik Revolution (Russian Revolution) breaks out in earnest. Meanwhile, thanks to the Zimmerman telegram, the American people learn of the possibility of Mexico coming to the aid of Germany during World War I. The Kaiser promised the Mexican government that if they joined the Central Powers, he would reward them with ALL territories lost to the United States during the Mexican-American War 1846-1848.
- 1918: The Baltic state of Estonia declares its independence from Russia.
- 1920: The German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform for the upcoming elections.
- 1933: The League of Nations orders Japan to leave Manchuria.
- 1938: The first nylon bristle toothbrush, manufactured by DuPont under the name “Dr. West’s Miracle Toothbrush,” went on sale and replaced earlier toothbrushes that manufacturers made from animal hair.
- 1942: During World War II, a Soviet submarine torpedoed the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry Jewish refugees from Romania to Palestine. All but one of the 769 refugees on board perished. Elsewhere, the Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.
- 1944: Nicky Hopkins, famed keyboardist who played with all the English bands as well as some of the San Francisco bands such as the Quicksilver Messenger Service[i], during the 1960’s and into the 1990’s, was born on this date.
- 1945: During World War II, U.S. soldiers liberated the Philippine capital of Manila.
- 1946: Juan Peron[ii] won election as the next president of Argentina on this date.
- 1947: Future bassist with the Steve Miller Band[iii]—Lonnie Turner—is born on this date.
- 1948: Future rock-and-roll guitarist, Neil Hubbard, who played with Joe Cocker[iv] among others, is born on this date.
- 1950: Future rock guitar phenom—George Thorogood[v]—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1956: The city of Cleveland invoked a 1931 law that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public without an adult guardian present.
- 1961: The Federal Communications Commission authorized the nation’s first full-scale trial of pay television in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 1965: The Beatles[vi] begin filming “Help” in the Bahamas.
- 1968: U.S. troops retake the Vietnamese city of Hue during the Tet Offensive.
- 1971: Algeria nationalizes French oil companies in its country.
- 1977: President Jimmy Carter informs the world that it will consider human rights when it comes to doling out foreign aid[vii].
- 1980: The U.S. Olympic hockey team defeats Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal.
- 1981: Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain’s Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
- 1983: A congressional commission released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a “grave injustice.” Serious scholars must note, however, that a Democratic President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is the one who pushed for it and then authorized it. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,100 for the first time.
- 1984: The Iraqi air force resumes its attacks on Iran during the Iran-Iraq War.
- 1987: Astronomers discovered an exploding supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
- 1988: In a ruling that expanded legal protections for parody and satire, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously overturned a $150,000 award that the Reverend Jerry Falwell had won against Hustler magazine and its publisher, Larry Flynt.
- 1989: Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1-3 million bounty on the head of author Salman Rushdie, the author of “Satanic Verses.” Elsewhere, a United Airlines 747 jet rips open in flight, killing nine people. The flight was from Honolulu to New Zealand.
- 1991: U.S. and allies begin a ground assault on Iraqi troops in Kuwait and Iraq during the Gulf War.
- 1996: Cuba downed two small American planes operated by the group Brothers to the Rescue that it claimed were violating Cuban airspace; all four pilots died in the unprovoked attack.
- 1998: The Queen of England knights Elton John.
- 2002: The XIX Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City/Quebec City begin.
- 2007: The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution expressing “profound regret” for the state’s role in slavery.
- 2008: Fidel Castro resigns as president of Cuba; his brother, Raul, wins a unanimous election to succeed him.
- 2011: In Libya, anti-Gadhafi forces take control of Zuara, a town to the west of the capital city, Tripoli. Meanwhile, in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh orders the police to protect protesters.
- 2012: The IAEA reports that Iran has been hard at work expanding its nuclear capabilities.
- 2013: In Los Angeles, California, the 85th Academy Awards takes place with “Argo” winning best picture, Ang Lee, best director, Daniel Day-Lewis, best actor, and Jennifer Lawrence, best actress. Meanwhile, in Cuba, Raul Castro wins reelection to a second term as the president (dictator) of Communist Cuba.
- 2014: Representative John Dingell[viii], an 87-year-old Democrat congressman who has been in office for 29 terms, announces he will retire at the end of his current term. The reason he gives is that although his health is ‘fine,’ he can no longer do his job effectively because of the ‘hostile climate’ in the U.S. House of Representatives. Oh, boohoo, congressman, when the Democrats were screwing the GOP you could care less. What a schmuck. Elsewhere, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill that punished gay sex with up to life in prison. Meanwhile, writer-director-actor Harold Ramis, 69, died in Glencoe, Illinois.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, S. President Barack Obama[ix] vetoes the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which would extend the existing Keystone pipeline and connect Canadian oil directly to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries; environmentalist nuts claim the pipeline extension will add to climate change.
- 2016: In Nimes, France, workers uncover the oldest Muslim burial site, dated to the 8th century.
- 2017: A U.S. government health official as well as pioneer in nursing, Faye Glenn Abdellah dies at age 97.
- 2018: The U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded, as the death toll reached 500 from a Syrian bombing campaign in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus. Unfortunately, the cease-fire failed to take hold. Elsewhere, the body of the Rev. Billy Graham arrived at the library bearing his name in Charlotte, N.C., where he would lie in repose for two days. Meanwhile, at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, American men won the gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden; it was only the second curling medal in U.S. history. (Editor’s note: curling is a bullshit sport).
- 2019: In Golaghat District in north-eastern India, toxic bootleg liquor is credited with at least 155 deaths and another 200 being treated in local hospitals. Stop drinking the moonshine, people.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0019 a 20” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Drinks for Everyone.” 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 1981, Roxy Music released a major compilation collection of the band’s first seven albums. Entitled, “The First Seven Albums,” the set provided the veteran and novice listener alike the amazing opportunity to have all of the rock band’s music in one place. Yes, the price is somewhat high but you get SEVEN albums so what is the point in avoiding a collection such as this? We urge everyone to use whatever site you do for the absolute best in rock music. Roxy Music ranks among the best bands to come out of England so we hope you will look for them and this amazing offering NOW.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Nicky Hopkins, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Steve Miller Band, Lonnie Turner, Neil Hubbard, Joe Cocker, “Help!” by the Beatles, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, George Thorogood, U.S. Secretary of War William H. Crawford, Juan Peron, Harold Ramis, Barack Obama, Curling, Rep. John Dingell, President Jimmy Carter, Foreign Aid quid pro quos,
[i] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two different occasions. The first commenced on Friday, 25-March-2011 through Monday, 04-April-2011. The second cycle with newer albums began on Tuesday, 20-August-2013 through Monday, 02-September-2013. We hope you will check the albums out by visiting whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music.
[ii] Juan Peron’s wife, Eva Peron, is the woman who that dingbat from the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez models her loser self after which is why we have bestowed upon her the name, “Baby Evita.”
[iii] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014. We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.
[iv] We definitely look forward to presenting the music of Joe Cocker, the famed British ex-bricklayer who blew the minds of the world at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Please stay tuned for further developments.
[v] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of George Thorogood but when we do you will be the first to know.
[vi] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. The album, “Help!” appeared on Tuesday, 15-November-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[vii] In 2020, Democrats are whining that Donald Trump wanted a quid pro quo from Ukraine to get U.S. military aid. Yet here, we have a prime example as to WHY and HOW foreign aid is doled out by countries around the world. President Jimmy Carter said that ‘he would consider human rights abuses before doling out American aid to countries around the world. Quid pro quo? You had better flipping believe it and a damned good one in our view so Democrats, stop with the f**king sniveling, enough is enough already.
[viii] In 2019, the question is, “Is the late John Dingell looking UP or is he looking DOWN?
[ix] Many believe Barack Obama should be disqualified as a president because most believe he was born outside the United States which would ban him from ever seeking the highest office in the land. At the very least, an asterisk should be placed by his name in all U.S. history books.