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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 06, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Gabriel Duvall and Oliver Wendell Holmes; Pablo Cruise featuring Bud Cockrell, Pink Floyd featuring David Gilmour, and the Zombies featuring Hugh Grundy:
- 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers the island of Guam on this date.
- 1799: Napoleon Bonaparte captures the city of Jaffa in Palestine.
- 1808: Music professors and students at Harvard University founded the first college orchestra and did so on this date.
- 1816: In Lubeck, Germany, the citizens expel their Jewish population.
- 1820: After President James Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise, Congress enacted it, which admitted Missouri into the Union as a SLAVE state. However, it prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase Territory.
- 1834: The city of York in Upper Canada undergoes incorporation as Toronto on this date.
- 1836: After a thirteen-day siege, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican military forces led by General Santa Ana who put what is left of the 182 defenders to the sword.
- 1844: In Glenn Dale, Maryland, the 17thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Gabriel Duvall, a Democratic-Republican, died. President James Madison nominated Duvall to fill the seat of Associate Justice Samuel Chase, a Federalist. Duvall served from served 11-18-1811 to 01-12-1835.
- 1853: Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” premiered in Venice, Italy.
- 1857: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave was not an American citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court.
- 1861: The Provisional Confederate Congress establishes the Confederate Army.
- 1865: President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, attend his second inaugural ball at the White House.
- 1899: A at the German company, Bayer, Felix Hoffman patents aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) on this date.
- 1900: In a West Virginia mine, an explosion trapped 50 coal miners underground.
- 1912: The National Biscuit Company first introduced its highly successful OREO Sandwich Cookie on this date.
- 1918: The US Navy’s USS Cyclops disappears in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 1922: Babe Ruth signs a 3-year contract with the New York Yankees for $52,000 per season.
- 1929: Turkey and Bulgaria sign a treaty of friendship.
- 1933: A national bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt—aimed at calming the panicked depositors around the nation—went into effect. However, the holiday—originally intended to last no more than FOUR days—received an extension until the government gradually lifted it on March 13. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, wounded in an attempt on President Roosevelt’s life the previous month, died at a Miami hospital at age 59.
- 1935: In Washington, D.C., the 58thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Republican, died. President Theodore Roosevelt nominated his fellow Republican to fill the seat of another member of the GOP, Associate Justice Horace Gray. Holmes served from 12-04-1902 to 01-12-1932.
- 1944: During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on the capital of Nazi Germany, Berlin, on this date. The planes dropped 2,000 tons of bombs on the German capital.
- 1945: Future drummer with the British rock group, the Zombies[i]—Hugh Grundy—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1946: France recognizes Vietnamese statehood within the French-Indochinese Federation. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, future guitarist who took the place of Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd[ii]—David Gilmour—is born in England on this date.
- 1947: The first air-conditioned naval ship, “The Newport News,” launches from Newport News, Virginia, on this date.
- 1957: Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast, declares its independence from Great Britain.
- 1960: The United States announced it was going to send 3,500 troops to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Switzerland granted women the right to vote in municipal elections.
- 1962: The United States promises Thailand assistance against communist guerillas.
- 1964: Elizabeth Taylor’s fourth divorce goes through separating her from Eddie Fisher. Meanwhile, Elijah Mohammad renames Cassius Clay, “Mohammad Ali.”
- 1967: The daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliuyeva, appeared at the American Embassy in New Delhi, India, and declared her intention to defect to the West. Meanwhile, Jimmy Hoffa enters the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Finally, President Lyndon Baines Johnson—Democrat—announced his plan to establish a draft lottery.
- 1970: Inside a Greenwich Village townhouse, some radical leftwing pro-communist, anti-U.S. government Weather Underground members got the surprise of their lives when a bomb they were working on blew up, killing three of the human scum and bringing the entire house down atop them. It is interesting to note that Barack Obama’s mentors, Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn, were members of this group and participated in numerous bombings throughout the time.
- 1973: President Richard M. Nixon imposed price controls on oil and gas.
- 1974: At the gaming tables in Monte Carlo, an unidentified Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at the roulette tables.
- 1975: Iran and Iraq announced they had settled their border dispute.
- 1980: Islamic militants in Tehran said they would turn over American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
- 1981: Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of the “CBS Evening News.” He had the position for 19 years.
- 1985: Yul Brenner appears in his 4,500th performance of the “King and I.”
- 1988: At Gibraltar, SAS agents shoot three IRA officers dead.
- 1991: Following Iraq’s capitulation in the Gulf War, President George H.W. Bush tells Congress, “Aggression is defeated, the war is over.”
- 1997: Art thieves steal the Picasso painting, “Tête de Femme” from a London art gallery on this date; however, the authorities recover it a week later. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II of England launched the first official royal website.
- 2007: The Mega-Millions lottery jackpot has the highest jackpot ever (at the time) of $370,000,000. Meanwhile, a jury finds former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr. guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice.
- 2010: A drone strike in Pakistan reportedly kills Taliban leader, Faqir Mohammad. Elsewhere, Bud Cockrell—formerly of the California rock band, Pablo Cruise[iii] (bass/vocals 1973-1977 / 1985-86 / 1996-2004), lost his battle with diabetes on this date. He also played with It’s a Beautiful Day and other San Francisco, California, rock bands at various times.
- 2012: Lehman Brothers exits bankruptcy protection making it free to sell its remaining assets and distribute its funds to creditors. Meanwhile, French President Nicholas Sarkozy debuts a plan to cut immigration to France by 50-percent.
- 2013: In the U.K., the top 50 payday loan companies receive citations for “widespread irresponsible lending”; the Office of Fair Trading gives the companies 12 weeks to change their practices. Meanwhile, Syrian rebels (ISIS thugs) capture their first major city, Al-Raqqah on this date. This becomes the de facto capital of the new ISIS caliphate.
- 2014: Major photo agency Getty Images is now allowing free embedding of millions of its images, many of famous figures. Elsewhere, the parliament of Crimea[iv] votes unanimously to make the Crimean Peninsula a part of Russia much to the horror of the Ukrainian people.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, Apple Inc. will replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), reflecting shifts in the U.S. economy between telecommunications and technology; AT&T had been part of the DJIA for over 100 years. Meanwhile, DAWN, NASA’s deep space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet, Ceres.
- 2016: In Flint, Michigan, the home of dilapidated water pipes that have been poisoning its citizens for decades, CNN hosts the seventh Democratic Presidential Primary Debate between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley.
- 2017: President Donald J. Trump signs his second executive order banning visitors from six mostly ‘religion of peace’ nations but leaves Iraq out of the mix. The ban is good for 90 days. Millions of liberals go berserk around the country in protest of this sensible order.
- 2018: The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports the highest-ever drug overdose death rates for the period 2016-2017: 142,000 deaths.
- 2019: The U.S. trade deficit rises to its highest mark in a decade: $621 billion. Meanwhile, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announces plans to turn the social media (and intel-gathering) website into a more ‘privacy-focused platform.’ Good for you, Mark, good for you.
- 2020: Global health authorities now say there are 100,000 cases of the coronavirus worldwide. China remains the epicenter but getting the truth out of the communist nation is more difficult than pulling the teeth from a living dragon. Liberals hopes for November take another nosedive what with February jobs numbers hitting 273,000 with a drop in the unemployment numbers to 3.5%. Meanwhile wages across the nation are up by 3-percent. Hence the Democrats continue trying to connect President Donald Trump to the coronavirus. Elsewhere, the president stops in tornado-ravaged Nashville while on the way to the CDC in Atlanta. He spends time on the ground consoling the victims of the hellacious storms.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0030 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Late Afternoon Sun.” 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:
Roxy Music released a live album from the end of their career in 1990, “Heart Still Beating.” If you recall the album, “The High Road,” this album is more the comprehensive show and not just some musical nuggets snatched from it for quick sale. We enjoy this offering, it is a fine representation of how this band sounded when having a good night, which is why we urge you to visit Amazon.com. Once there, you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be glad you did as will our accountants. Thank you!
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[i] We promoted the music of the Zombies, Argent, Rod Argent, and Colin Blunstone beginning on Monday, 28-October-2019 through Sunday, 05-January-2020. Please, check them out.
[ii] We look forward to doing the music of Pink Floyd within the next two years. The offering will include the solo efforts of the individual members, too, like David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Nicky Mason, and Rick Wright.
[iii] When we promoted the music of It’s a Beautiful Day beginning on Thursday, 25-August-2011 through Monday, 29-August-2011 and a second round on Tuesday, 04-February-2014 through Wednesday, 05-February-2014, we should have promoted the music of Pablo Cruise, too, due to their being interconnected. We certainly will one day. Ah, well, please seek IABD out and consider adding them to your collection.
[iv] Vladimir Putin stole the Crimea from the Ukraine during the second term of President Barack Hussein Obama. From 2017 on, Democrats and anti-Trumper garbage claim that President Donald J. Trump is in bed with Moscow, when in fact, it was Obama who was the bed buddy of Comrade Putin. Shame.