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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 27, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo Black; Journey featuring Neil Schon, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Johnny Van Zant, “Arnold Layne” by Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones featuring Keith Richards:
- 1520: The principalities of Saxony and Hesse form the League of Gotha, which is the league of German protestant princes.
- 1670: By order of King Leopold I of Austria, the authorities expel all Jews from the country.
- 1801: The U.S. Congress placed the District of Columbia under its jurisdiction.
- 1803: In Bombay, India, the Great Fire of Bombay erupts.
- 1813: The U.S. Congress passes an act that permits steamboats to transport the U.S. mail.
- 1816: After heavy fighting, Dutch troops regain control of the rebellious Suriname.
- 1827: The first Mardi gras celebration takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1844: The Dominican Republic gains its independence from Haiti, a day of national celebration in the country.
- 1861: The Warsaw Massacre occurs on this date as Russian troops fire on Polish protesters demanding they vacate the country.
- 1867: Dr. William G. Bonwill invents the dental mallet on this date.
- 1869: John Menard is the first black to make a speech in the U.S. Congress.
- 1872: Harvard University graduates the first female black lawyer in the country, Charlotte Ray.
- 1877: The Electoral College declares Rutherford B. Hayes— Republican—winner of the presidential election beating Samuel J. Tilden.
- 1883: Oscar Hammerstein patented the first cigar-rolling machine.
- 1886: In Ashland, Alabama, future 76thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo Black is born. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Republican Associate Justice Willis Van Devanter. He served from 08-18-1937 to 09-17-1971.
- 1896: The “Charlotte Observer” published a picture of an X-ray photograph made by Dr. H.L. Smith. The photograph showed a perfect picture of all the bones of a hand and a bullet that Smith had placed between the third and fourth fingers in the palm.
- 1907: Psychiatrists Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna, Austria.
- 1911: Instead of hand cranking an automobile to start it, inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter and with just the press of a switch, fired up the motor of a Cadillac.
- 1921: In Florence, Italy, Fascists incite a riot against the government.
- 1922: In Lester v. Garnett, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right to vote for the nation’s women.
- 1925: In Munich, Germany, Adolf Hitler resurrects the NSDAP or German Nationalist Socialist Party, which becomes the Nazi Party.
- 1933: After a massive fire gutted the Reichstag (Germany’s parliament building), Adolf Hitler blamed the Communists and suspended the nation’s civil liberties.
- 1939: In National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) outlawed sit-down strikes. Meanwhile, France recognizes the Spanish government in the control of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
- 1942: In the Battle of the Java Sea, at the cost of two Japanese ships sunk, the U.S. Navy loses 13 warships.
- 1943: During World War II, Norwegian commandos launched a raid against a German-operated heavy water plant located in their country to sabotage it. Elsewhere in the world, the United States government began circulating one-cent coins made of steel-plated zinc as the steel pennies they replaced had proven to be unpopular due to their being confused for dimes. Meanwhile, an explosion inside a coalmine near Bearcreek, Montana, killed 74 miners and one rescue worker.
- 1949: Chaim Weizmann becomes the first president of Israel.
- 1950: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek becomes the president of Nationalist China.
- 1951: The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution underwent ratification on today’s date, which limits ALL American presidents to two terms in office.
- 1954: Neil Schon—future guitarist with the original Santana[i] band and with Journey[ii] to the present—was born in Oklahoma on this date.
- 1959: Johnny Van Zant—brother of Ronnie who would take his place in the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[iii] following his death—was born in the American South on this date.
- 1967: The English rock group, Pink Floyd[iv], releases its first single, “Arnold Layne.”
- 1968: In a special report on the Vietnam War, Walter Cronkite delivered a commentary in which, he said the conflict appeared “mired in stalemate.”
- 1969: Following a military coup, General Hafiz al-Assad becomes president of Syria.
- 1972: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai Communique, which opened the door to normalized relations between the two countries.
- 1973: The American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee in South Dakota.
- 1977: Busted for heroin, Rolling Stones’[v] guitarist Keith Richards receives a suspended sentence from the Canadian government for the Stones to play a concert for charity.
- 1980: Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors for the first time.
- 1981: Chrysler Corporation received a grant of an additional $400 million in federal loan guarantees. Chrysler had posted a loss of $1.7 billion in 1980.
- 1986: The U.S. Senate approved the telecast of its debates on a trial basis.
- 1990: The Exxon Corporation and Exxon Shipping underwent indictment on five criminal counts about the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
- 1991: The six-week Gulf War ends as Iraqi troops leave Kuwait and the Kuwaitis are liberated. President George H.W. Bush declared, “Kuwait is liberated, Iraq’s army is defeated” and announced that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight, Eastern Time.
- 1997: Divorce becomes legal in Ireland on this date.
- 1998: Britain’s House of Lords agreed to give a monarch’s first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first-born son. This ended 1,000 years of male preference.
- 1999: Colin Prescott and Andy Elson set a new hot air balloon endurance record when they had been aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes. The two were in the process of trying to circumnavigate the Earth.
- 2011: The UN Security Council passes Resolution 1970, which imposes sanctions on the government of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, the whack jobs of the AFL-CIO, protesting the successful economic policies of Governor Scott Walker say they will ‘risk arrest’ if the police attempt to remove the hundreds of agitators from the Wisconsin State House.
- 2013: At Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th pope, gives his farewell address. Meanwhile, in the U.S., JP Morgan says that it will slash 1,700 jobs from its mortgage department over the next two years.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, GE is focusing on development of wind power in Japan, seeing an opportunity for the nation to expand its renewable energy portfolio after Fukushima; GE has designed a wind turbine capable of weathering the country’s distinct weather challenges.
- 2015: Leonard Nimoy, famous actor, Mr. Spock on Star Trek, passed away from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, aka COPD, a malady from which, he had been suffering for about a year. Meanwhile, unknown thugs assassinate Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.
- 2018: Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald J. Trump, has his White House security clearance downgraded, most likely by General Kelly, the COS for the president. Meanwhile, freak Barbara Streisand[vi] reveals she has cloned her dog not once but twice. Hope it was not like Stephen King’s classic novel.
- 2019: Before Congress, one of the worst spectacles during the Trump administration occurs as the president’s former lawyer and so-called ‘fixer,’ Michael Cohen, testifies, sobbing and crying about his time working for Mr. Trump, calling him a ‘con man’ and a ‘cheat’ while also labeling him a ‘racist.’ Behind him sits a smiling Lanny Davis, the famed Clinton crook and Cohen’s personal lawyer. Shortly after this farce, Mr. Cohen reported to federal prison to serve a lengthy term.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0022 a 16” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Coming Home.” 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:
In 1983, Roxy Music released a four-tune live album entitled, “The High Road,” culled from the tour supporting the final studio release, “Avalon.” Say what you will about the art-rock band, Roxy ranks among the finest bands to explode out of early 1970s’ England and this album demonstrates why. We urge you to look for this one as it ranks as one of the top 10 live albums of the 1980s. We hope you will check it out and enjoy it for years to come. You will be glad you did.
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[i] We began promoting the music of Santana on Tuesday, 28-August-2012 through Tuesday, 23-October-2012. We hope you will seek the music of this famed man and his band out wherever you can find them.
[ii] We should have promoted the music of Journey around the time we did the music of Santana. We hope to do so sometime within the next 10-12 years. We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do.
[iii] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news. This would include the music of .38-Special, too.
[iv] We look forward to sharing the music of Pink Floyd- as well as the band’s members- sometime within the next 5-6 years.
[v] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
[vi] We will NEVER promote the music of this woman.