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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 08, 2020:
Presidents Millard Fillmore and William Howard Taft; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Edward Terry Sanford; the Eagles featuring Randy Meisner, the Grateful Dead featuring Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, the Monkees featuring Mickey Dolenz, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Philip “Phil” Sawyer, Three Dog Night featuring Michael Allsup, and Trapeze featuring Mel Galley:
- 1618: German astronomer Johannes Kepler devised his third law of planetary motion on this date.
- 1702: England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon the death of King William III.
- 1722: Afghan monarch Mir Mohammad occupies Persia.
- 1801: The British army begins driving the French out of Egypt by attacking them at Abukir.
- 1817: On this date, financial elites found the New York Stock Exchange.
- 1841: In Boston, Massachusetts, the future 58thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Republican, is born. President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate 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.
- 1854: U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese.
- 1855: At Niagara Falls, NY, a railroad train passes over the first railway suspension bridge on this date and does so with incident.
- 1862: During the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damaged the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Virginia. What’s more, the Confederate Navy launches the ironclad CSS Merrimack.
- 1874: The 13th president of the United States—Millard Fillmore, Whig, who served between 1850-1853—died on this date.
- 1880: President Rutherford B. Hayes declared that the United States would hold jurisdiction over any canal built across the Isthmus of Panama.
- 1884: Susan B. Anthony addresses the House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. Anthony’s argument came 16 years after legislators had first introduced a federal women’s suffrage amendment.
- 1887: Everett Horton received a patent for his telescoping fishing rod on this date.
- 1894: New York passes the first dog licensing law in the United States.
- 1904: The Bundestag in Germany lifted the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
- 1907: The British House of Commons turned down a women’s suffrage bill.
- 1909: Pope Pius X lifted the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
- 1910: The King of Spain authorized the ability of women to attend universities in his nation.
- 1911: In Copenhagen, Denmark, Clara Zetkin, leader of the German Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party launches the first International Women’s Day.
- 1913: The newly formed Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and to collect income taxes.
- 1916: For the third time in American history, the U.S. invades Cuba to drive out the corrupt Menocal regime.
- 1917: The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. Elsewhere, Russia’s “February Revolution” (old-style calendar) began with rioting and strikes across St. Petersburg.
- 1918: The first case of the Spanish Flu strikes, what would become a worldwide pandemic that would kill more people than did World War I.
- 1921: As he was leaving the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, an assassin murdered Premier Eduardo Dato.
- 1924: At Castle Gate, Utah, a coalmine explosion kills 171 miners.
- 1929: The U.S. Worker Union Commission reports that slavery is taking place in Liberia, the African nation the U.S. established on the west coast of the continent to return former American slaves to for resettlement.
- 1930: The 27th president and then 10th chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington at age 72 as did- get this- the 72ndS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford. President Warren G. Harding nominated him to fill Mahlon Pitney’s seat. He served from 01-29-1923 to 03-08-1930. Meanwhile, Mahatmas Gandhi commences civil disobedience in India to drive out the British.
- 1934: Edwin Hubble’s photo shows as many galaxies as the Milky Way has stars.
- 1936: At Daytona Beach, Florida, auto-racing enthusiasts hold their first stock car race.
- 1941: Hugh Mulcahy of the Phillies is the first baseball player drafted into World War II.
- 1942: Japanese forces occupied Yangon in Burma during World War II. Meanwhile, the Dutch colonial military forces in Indonesia surrender to the Japanese invaders.
- 1943: Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that lasted for five days.
- 1945: The Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam execute 53 citizens on this date during the closing days of World War II in Europe. Meanwhile, future drummer/vocalist with the rock band, the Monkees[i]—Mickey Dolenz—is born on this date. Finally, the first black nurse to serve duty during World War II—Phyllis Mae Daley—received her commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
- 1946: Future rock bassist with Poco[ii] (1968-70) and with the Eagles[iii] (1971-77)—Randy Meisner—is born in the United States on this date.
- 1947: Philip “Phil” Sawyer, future lead guitarist with Shotgun Express featuring Mick Fleetwood—the forerunner of Fleetwood Mac[iv]—was born in England on this date. Elsewhere, founding guitarist with the rock band, Three Dog Night[v] (1968-73 / 1981-84 / 1991-present)—Michael Allsup—was born in the United States on this date.
- 1948: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, future guitarist with the British rock band, Trapeze[vi]—Mel Galley—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1950: Soviet authorities announce the Soviet Union has developed the atomic bomb.
- 1954: France and Vietnam opened talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.
- 1957: Israeli troops begin leaving Egypt after the Suez Canal Crisis; the canal reopens to small shipping.
- 1959: The three best-known Marx Brothers—Groucho, Harpo, and Chico—go on their final television performance together.
- 1963: A military coup in Syria brought the Baath Party to power.
- 1964: Malcolm X leaves the Black Muslim movement.
- 1965: The United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines hit the beach and then went to the U.S. airbase at Da Nang to provide security services.
- 1968: Bill Graham opens his famed Fillmore East concert hall.
- 1971: Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds and retains heavyweight-boxing title. Meanwhile, kin the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight game, a team record. Elsewhere, silent-film comedian Harold Lloyd died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 77. Finally, Radio Hanoi broadcasts “The Star-Spangled Banner” as performed by legendary rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix[vii].
- 1972: The Goodyear blimp makes its first flight on this date.
- 1973: Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, founding member of the Grateful Dead[viii], keyboardist, guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist, died from the effects of liver disease.
- 1974: At Paris, France, the Charles de Gaulle International Airport opens for business.
- 1975: The world celebrated the first International Women’s Day on this date.
- 1979: China pulls its invasion troops out of Vietnam. Meanwhile, astronomers discover the first extraterrestrial volcano on Io, a satellite of Jupiter. Finally, technology firm Phillips demonstrated a proto-type compact disc player during a press conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on this date.
- 1982: The U.S. accused the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.
- 1983: In a speech to the National Assembly of Evangelicals convention, in Orlando, Florida, President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’
- 1985: The Internal Revenue Service reported that 407,700 Americans were millionaires. That was more than double the total from the previous five years.
- 1988: At Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, 17 U.S. soldiers died when the two helicopters in which they were traveling collided in midair.
- 1991: U.S. troops begin arriving home from the Gulf War; meanwhile, the Iraqis hand over two American soldiers it captured plus 40 foreign journalists.
- 1994: The U.S. Defense Department announces a smoking ban in its many workplaces.
- 1999: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
- 2001: The House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. This occurred under the administration of President George W. Bush, which drove the Democrats frigging insane.
- 2010: The French navy captures 35-suspected Somali pirates off the coast of East Africa, the most successful anti-pirate operation in European Union history.
- 2012: Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns.
- 2013: Venezuela holds a state funeral for dead thug, Hugo Chavez; following the ceremony, the nation swears in another thug, Nicolas Maduro. Meanwhile, in response to sanctions imposed by the U.N. over their nuclear program, North Korean officials announce they are going to target the west coast of the U.S. with nuclear missiles as well as terminate all peace pacts with South Korea.
- 2014: U.S. payrolls show growth, with 129,000 jobs added in January and 175,000 jobs added in February despite difficult winter weather. Elsewhere, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 souls aboard loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, a report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 comes out today, one year after the incident, revealing that the flight’s locator beacon battery had expired a year before the flight, but nothing unusual was otherwise detected.
- 2016: According to On This Day, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) begins presenting the movies of actress Claire Trevor to honor the 106th anniversary of her birth.
- 2017: Results from the University of Adelaide’s study on aboriginal DNA determines that the Aborigines date back 50,000 years in Australia and arrived there in one migration.
- 2018: True to his word, President Donald J. Trump authorizes tariffs on the import of aluminum and steel into the United States, excluding both Mexico and Canada- for the time being. The enemies of the 45th president wail and moan that this is going to cripple the United States’ economy. It didn’t.
- 2019: The ladies of the National U.S. Women’s Soccer Team launch a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation. They want equal pay. We think they should get it. The age of pay inequality in the United States must end.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0032 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “April in Calistoga.” 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)
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Phil Manzanera joined forces with former Roxy Music bandmate, Andy Mackay, to record “Manzanera and Mackay,” (1991). The two always had musical magic as the virtuoso musicians who fronted the great British art rock band along with Bryan Ferry. Here, the two reprised their musical interplay, which is a great reason for the fans of both the band and its individual parts can take pleasure in hearing two of the three parts back together. 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] Not sure when we will begin presenting the music of this famed American band- the Monkees- but when we do, we also do the solo catalogs of Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Please stay tuned for more information.
[ii] We hope to share the music of the Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Fray, and others, including Poco, sometime in the next decade. Please remain with us.
[iii] See previous.
[iv] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. At the time however, we overlooked presenting the music of the group’s individual members- Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, Bob Welch, Lindsay Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. We hope to do that at some point in the near future. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We thank you.
[v] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day. We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”
[vi] We first began promoting the music of Trapeze beginning on Monday, 15-October-2018 through Saturday, 27-October-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this famed band out and consider adding it to your collection.
[vii] We began promoting the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jimi Hendrix on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014. Please check the albums out, you will enjoy them.
[viii] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.