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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 07, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham; the Beatles, Genesis featuring Peter Banks, the J. Geil’s Band featuring Peter Wolf, Love featuring Arthur Lee, Loverboy featuring Matt Frenette, Procol Harum featuring Matthew Fisher, Rainbow featuring Doogie White, Tower of Power featuring Francis Rocco Prestia, and the Zombies featuring Chris White:
- 161: Emperor Antonius Pius dies, and his adoptive sons, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Venus succeed him.
- 1530: England’s King Henry VIII asks the Pope for a divorce; when denied, Henry declares that he is the supreme leader of the church in England, NOT the Pope.
- 1774: The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce on this date.
- 1793: During the French Revolutionary Wars, France declared war on its neighbor to the south, Spain.
- 1799: After Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops capture the Palestinian town of Jaffa, they kill 2,000 Albanian captives.
- 1801: Massachusetts enacts the first state voter registration law.
- 1832: In Lanesville, Indiana, future 33rdS. Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham is born. He would serve under President Grover Cleveland from 03-07-1893 to 05-28-1895.
- 1843: The first Catholic governor in the U.S., Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office.
- 1847: U.S. General Winfield Scott occupies Vera Cruz, Mexico, during the Mexican American War of 1846-1848.
- 1850: In a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
- 1854: Charles Miller patents the first U.S. sewing machine to stitch buttonholes.
- 1876: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. patent No. 174,465) for his telephone.
- 1901: The federal government announced that in some parts of South Carolina, slavery still existed for blacks.
- 1904: In Springfield, Ohio, an outraged mob stormed a jail and shot a black man accused of murder.
- 1906: The government of Finland granted women the right to vote.
- 1908: Cincinnati Mayor Leopold Markbreit stands before the city council and declares, “Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles.”
- 1911: In the wake of yet another revolution in our neighbor to the south, President William Howard Taft sends 20,000 troops to the border with Mexico. Elsewhere, Willis Farnsworth of Petaluma, California, patents the coin-operated locker.
- 1912: Upon arriving in Hobart, Australia, Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole, a place he visited the previous December.
- 1918: President Woodrow Wilson authorizes the U.S. Army’s Distinguished Service Medal.
- 1926: The first successful trans-Atlantic radiotelephone conversations took place between New York and London.
- 1927: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that a Texas law banning blacks from voting was ‘unconstitutional.’
- 1933: Game makers created the game of “Monopoly” on this date.
- 1935: Germany reincorporates the Saar back into its national territory in disregard for the Treaty of Versailles. Meanwhile, Malcolm Campbell set an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.
- 1936: Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles as well as the Locarno Pact.
- 1941: British troops land in both Abyssinia and in Greece.
- 1943: Indonesian leader Sukarno asks for cooperation with the Japanese occupiers. Elsewhere, in Great Britain, future bassist with the British rock band, the Zombies[i]—Chris White—is born on this date.
- 1944: During World War II, the USAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, the Japanese go on the offensive in Burma.
- 1945: During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge. Meanwhile, in Yugoslavia, Josef Broz Tito begins the formation of his government. Elsewhere, future guitarist/vocalist with the Los Angeles psychedelic rock band, Love[ii]—Arthur Lee—is born on this date.
- 1946: Peter Wolf, the future lead singer of the J. Geil’s Band[iii] is born. Matthew Fisher, future vocalist and keyboardist with the British rock band, Procol Harum[iv], is born on this date as well.
- 1951: During the Korean War, General Matthew Ridgeway launches Operation Ripper and U.S. and UN troops begin attacking Red Chinese forces. Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title of the world. Meanwhile, future member of the Bay Area funk-rock-soul-blues-jazz band, Tower of Power[v]–Francis Rocco Prestia (bass/backing vocals)—is born in Sonora, California, on this date.
- 1954: Future longtime drummer with the Canadian rock band, Loverboy[vi]—Matt Frenette—is born on this date.
- 1955: Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick says he favors legalization of the ‘spitball.’ Meanwhile, for the first time, an advertiser presented a TV commercial featuring “Peter Pan.”
- 1960: Future Rainbow[vii] vocalist Doogie White is born on this date.
- 1962: The Beatles[viii] make their broadcasting debut on BBC radio.
- 1965: State troopers and a sheriff’s posse violently broke up a march by civil rights demonstrators at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in what people around the world would know as “Bloody Sunday.”
- 1968: The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television.
- 1971: A thousand U.S. warplanes bombed Cambodia and Laos during the Vietnam War.
- 1975: The U.S. Senate revises the filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate.
- 1977: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets with President Jimmy Carter.
- 1983: TNN (The Nashville Network) begins operations on cable television.
- 1987: In the 12th round of their heavyweight title fight, Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith to win the title.
- 1989: Iran breaks diplomatic relations with Britain over author Salman Rushdie’s book, “Satanic Verses.”
- 1994: The U.S. Navy issues its first order assigning women on combat ships.
- 1996: Magic Johnson is the second player in the NBA to reach 10,000 assists.
- 2011: NATO increases its surveillance flights over Libya to a 24/7 basis. Meanwhile, the CBS sitcom “Two-and-a-Half-Men” fires out of control alcoholic druggie Charlie Sheen on this date.
- 2012: The largest solar flare in five years nears the Earth, threatening to disrupt airline flights, GPS signals, and power grids.
- 2013: The running mate of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, claims that votes cast in Kenya’s presidential election were false. Meanwhile, former member of the rock band, Genesis–Peter Banks (guitars/vocals 1968-1970)—died from heart failure on this date.
- 2014: The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics occurs in Sochi; the celebration includes a variety of performing artists in music and dance.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, S. President Barack Obama[ix] states that he did not know that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton solely used a personal email address for government business, possibly violating federal law; Clinton served under Obama for four years. Meanwhile, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, 54 people are blown up and another 143 are wounded by five suicide bombers who are adherents of Boko Haram, a group belonging to the so-called “religion of peace,” wait for it…Islam.
- 2016: Denver Broncos quarterback announces his retirement from both the team and the NFL.
- 2017: Following a devastating storm in the Mediterranean, Malta’s famous landmark, the Azure Window, topples into the sea, much to the horror of the island’s citizens.
- 2018: Famous concept album cover American artist Gary Burden dies at age 84. He designed covers for various groups such as the Doors, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. His work is famous.
- 2019: Following a ban emplaced upon the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, Beijing sues the U.S. government.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0031 a 16” x 12” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Magical Journey.” 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:
Phil Manzanera released his fifth solo album, “Southern Cross” in 1990. Always among the most eclectic and innovative guitarists in the world, Manzanera always attempted to play the guitar in ways in which, it did NOT sound as though it was a guitar. We love the second part of the Roxy Music triumvirate’s amazing guitar chops and this album rocks the socks off the uninitiated and sends the ‘initiated’ to the depths his roots as a young kid growing up in Venezuela and Cuba. Please, visit Amazon.com where you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for 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 shared the music of the famed Los Angeles, California, psychedelic rock band, Love, beginning on Wednesday, 24-October-2012 through Friday, 16-November-2012. We hope you will check them out as they deserve to be heard.
[iii] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of the J. Geils’ Band but when we do, you will be the first to know. We hope you remain attentive for the day when we do because they are one of the all-time great American rock bands.
[iv] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.
[v] We are not sure when we will promote the music of Oakland’s Tower of Power but you can be sure that we will do so when we begin promoting the music of funk-rock, horn-powered bands.
[vi] Not sure when we present this Canadian rock band, Loverboy, but we sure as heck hope we do sometime within the next decade because- say what you will about them- they are as exciting today as they were back in the 1980s. Please remain vigilant for the day that we do.
[vii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[viii] We began promoting the music of the Beatles and the band’s original members, beginning on Friday, 04-November-2016 which ran through Sunday, 11-June-2017. You definitely need to check out the music of the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr- you will be glad you did.
[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.