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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 11, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John McLean and Antonin Scalia; U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher; Soviet leaders Konstantin V. Chernenko and Mikhail S. Gorbachev; Canned Heat featuring Harvey ‘the Snake’ Mandel, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer featuring Keith Emerson, Three Dog Night featuring Jimmy Greenspoon, and Vanilla Fudge featuring Mark Stein:
- 537: The Goths lay siege to the city of Rome.
- 1513: Giovanni de’ Medici was proclaimed pope, succeeding Julius II; he took the name Leo X.
- 1669: In Italy, Mt. Etna erupts leading to the deaths of 15,000 people.
- 1779: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers undergoes establishment for the first time in the nation’s history.
- 1785: In Morris County, N.J., future 21stS. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean is born. President Andrew Jackson would nominate his fellow Democratic-Republican to fill the seat of another Democratic-Republican Associate Justice Roger Trimble. McLean would serve from 03-07-1829 to 04-04-1861.
- 1810: The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte married by proxy the Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
- 1812: East Prussia grants citizenship to its Jewish subjects.
- 1824: The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs on this date. Seneca Indian Ely Parker became the first Indian to lead the bureau.
- 1861: Adopted by the Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Alabama, the Constitution of the Confederate States of America went into effect.
- 1862: President Lincoln removes George McClellan as commanding general of the Union Army.
- 1865: Union General William T. Sherman and his forces occupied Fayetteville, North Carolina.
- 1867: The Hawaiian volcano, Mauna Loa, erupts in what the Hawaiian people know as the “Great Eruption of Mauna Loa.”
- 1888: The Blizzard of ’88, also known as the Great White Hurricane, began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.
- 1892: The first public basketball game occurs in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- 1901: When industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased Carnegie Steel Corporation, he founded U.S. Steel.
- 1904: After 30 years of drilling the tunnel that would link Jersey City, N.J. and New York City, excavation crews finally broke through the rock wall beneath the Hudson River, which would allow them to build the actual tunnel.
- 1905: City officials officially inaugurated the Parisian subway on this date.
- 1907: President Theodore Roosevelt induced California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.
- 1915: In World War I, the British declare a blockade of all German ports.
- 1917: During World War I, British troops occupy Baghdad, mainly to control the petroleum industry there.
- 1918: Moscow becomes the capital of Revolutionary (Bolshevik) Russia. Elsewhere, medical authorities first confirmed cases of the Spanish flu in the United States at Fort Riley, Kansas.
- 1927: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first holdup of an armored car takes place.
- 1930: Former President and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, William Howard Taft, received a state funeral and undergoes burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Elsewhere, Babe Ruth signs a two-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $80,000.
- 1935: Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering formally creates the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe.
- 1936: In Trenton, N.J., future 103rdS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is born. President Ronald Reagan would nominate his fellow Republican to fill the seat of Associate Justice William Rehnquist when the latter became the 16th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Scalia would serve from 09-26-1986 to 02-13-2016.
- 1938: As Nazi troops march into Austria in the Anschluss, the people of Austria install Artur Seyss-Inquart as their chancellor.
- 1941: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act to supply Great Britain in the fight against the Nazis.
- 1942: As Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia; however, MacArthur vowed, “I shall return” and did so within 2.5 years when American forces invaded the island chain. Meanwhile, the first trainload of Parisian Jews leaves occupied Paris for the Auschwitz Death Camp in eastern Poland.
- 1945: Future guitar maestro, Harvey “the Snake” Mandel, was born in the United States on this date. He would play with Canned Heat[i] among other top rock groups.
- 1947: Mark Stein, future keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist with the New York City acid-rock band, Vanilla Fudge[ii], is born on this date. Elsewhere, the DuMont network aired “Movies for Small-Fry.” It was network television’s first successful children’s program.
- 1948: Reginald Weir becomes the first black tennis player to participate in a U.S. Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.
- 1954: The U.S. Army charged that Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., and his subcommittee’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee. The confrontation culminated in the famous Senate-Army-McCarthy hearings.
- 1959: The Lorraine Hansberry drama “A Raisin in the Sun” opened at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theater on this date.
- 1964: After working 37 years and seven days, Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service in the U.S. Senate.
- 1965: The Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died after whites beat him to death during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Alabama. Meanwhile, in Vietnam, U.S. Navy units commenced searching junks and other vessels to halt the flow of arms to the Viet Cong.
- 1969: Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans on this date.
- 1977: More than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims won their freedom after ambassadors of three Islamic nations joined the negotiations.
- 1982: Israel’s Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat sign a peace treaty in Washington, D.C.
- 1985: Mikhail S. Gorbachev replaces Konstantin V. Chernenko as president of the Soviet Union.
- 1986: The NFL adopts the instant replay rule. Elsewhere, Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a one-stick model.
- 1987: Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores record 1,500 NHL point.
- 1988: Iran and Iraq declared a ceasefire in their ongoing war. They had commenced fighting eight years earlier when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein decided to invade his neighbor to the east.
- 1990: Lithuania declares its independence from the crumbling Soviet Union making it the first Soviet republic to break away from the crumbling superpower. Elsewhere, in Chile, Patricio Aylwin took the oath of office as the first democratically elected president since 1973.
- 1992: Former President Richard M. Nixon said that the Bush #41 administration was not providing enough foreign aid to Russia on this date.
- 1993: The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Janet Reno on this date to become the first female attorney general of the nation. Meanwhile, because of pressure by the Clinton administration, Kim Jong Il announced that his nation would withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, refusing to open military sites to inspection.
- 1993: Refusing to open its sites for inspection by the United Nations, North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- 1997: Queen Elizabeth of England knights ex-Beatle Paul McCartney for all his many achievements.
- 1998: The International Astronomical Union issued an alert that a mile-wide asteroid could hit the Earth on October 26, 2028. The following day, however, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that there was NO chance of an asteroid hitting the planet. Is this a coverup of impending doom or did astronomers make a false claim? Stay tuned.
- 2004: At least 191 dies and more than 2,000 are wounded in the Madrid railway bombings after 10 bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in the city, an act that comes to be known as Spain’s ‘9-11.’
- 2006: Jailers discover former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic dead in his prison cell at The Hague.
- 2011: A magnitude 9.0-earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s northeaster coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, California, the 63rdS. Secretary of State Warren Christopher died. The Democrat served under President Bill Clinton from 01-20-1993 to 01-17-1997.
- 2012: In Russia, the citizens stage protests in response to the election of the preceding week in which, strongman and thug, Vladimir Putin, wins a third term as the nation’s president. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, 16 villagers—mostly women and children—are shot dead by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
- 2013: The Falkland Islands Sovereignty Referendum concludes with more than 99.8-percent of the islanders supporting to maintain their relationship with the United Kingdom and NOT Argentina. Meanwhile in Detroit, a jury of his peers convicts former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat, of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy and the judge later sentenced the scumbag to 28 years in a federal prison.
- 2014: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an electric nerve-stimulating device for treatment of migraine headaches.
- 2015: The Obama administration announces it will support the Ukrainians in their fight against Russian-backed separatists by providing NON-lethal aid in the form of unarmed drones, radios, ambulances, and in a separate deal, Humvees. Elsewhere, Jimmy Greenspoon—famed keyboardist with Three Dog Night[iii] (1968-76 / 1981-2015)—lost his fight with melanoma on this date.
- 2016: Keith Emerson, famed rock keyboardist who played with Emerson, Lake, & Palmer[iv] died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on this date. He did this because of his ongoing problems with colon cancer.
- 2017: In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at least 65 people die and numerous others are injured when a rubbish landslide buries them.
- 2018: The government of Communist China- the National Peoples’ Congress- declares an end to term limits thus making dictator Xi Jinping ‘president for life.’ He is the new Mao Zedong.
- 2019: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin- a thorn in the side to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refutes the PM’s claim that “Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people- and only it.” Meanwhile, the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, age 82, changes his mind on seeking a fifth term and postpones the upcoming elections after citizens of his country go berserk in the streets.
- 2020: Fallout from the spread of the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus around the globe causes the NBA to suspend the rest of the season including the playoffs and all sorts of entertainment and sporting events to shutter their doors. President Donald J. Trump goes before the American people and gives a stately Oval Office address in which, he reassures the citizens of the country that the government at all levels is doing everything possible to protect them. He suspends all flights from Continental Europe for 30 days as the United States continues finding ways to minimize our exposure. Many believe it is time the Chinese stand up and admit what everyone knows them to have done and that is- following the U.S.-China trade deal- the release of the coronavirus around the world. Sadly, Tom Hanks and his wife admit that while filming a movie on Elvis Presley in Australia- in Australia!- the pair caught the coronavirus. Wow. Finally, when many thought that Bernie Sanders was going to throw in the towel on his campaign, he goes before the mics and proclaims he is going to fight all the way to Milwaukee. Double wow.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0035 a 16” x 12” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Fruit and Feathers.” 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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Bryan Ferry released his next solo effort in 1994, the acclaimed “Mamouna.” This album had members of Roxy Music contributing to the songs as well as stalwarts such as Robin Trower, Steve Ferrone, and a large cast of other top-quality musicians. Say what you will about the eclectic Ferry, the man is an amazing, unique talent, one who is always a pleasure to listen to, which is why we urge everyone reading today’s post to seek it out NOW. 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 began promoting the music of Canned Heat on Sunday, 05-June-2011 through Sunday, 17-July-2011. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[ii] We promoted the music of New York City’s very own Vanilla Fudge, beginning on Friday, 01-November-2013 through Friday, 15-November-2013. You definitely will want to check them out so please, do so now. At the time, we overlooked the music of Cactus which we hope to promote one of these days. Remain vigilant for the day when we do.
[iii] 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.”
[iv] We hope to promote the music of both Emerson, Lake & Palmer along with the Nice at some point soon. We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do. Thank you.
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