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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 16, 2020:
President James Madison; Alice Cooper featuring Michael Bruce, John & Yoko Lennon, Free featuring Andy Fraser, and Van Halen featuring Wolfgang Van Halen:
- 597 B.C.: The Babylonian army captures Jerusalem where they replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as their king.
- 37 A.D.: Roman Emperor Tiberius dies; Caligula succeeded him.
- 1190: Prior to leaving for overseas, English Crusaders first massacre the Jews of York, England.
- 1322: The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the first war of Scottish independence.
- 1521: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines where natives killed him the following month.
- 1690: French King Louis XIV sends troops to aid the Irish in their struggle against the British.
- 1751: James Madison, fourth president of the United States, was born in Port Conway, Virginia.
- 1802: President Thomas Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York and the establishment of the Army Corps of Engineers (the second time)
- 1827: The first newspaper published by blacks for blacks commences in New York, the Freedom Journal.
- 1836: The Republic of Texas approved a constitution.
- 1850: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, “The Scarlet Letter” was first published.
- 1861: The Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union and join the Confederacy.
- 1869: Hiram R. Revels, the first black to make an official speech in the U.S. Senate, does so on this date.
- 1881: The Barnum and Bailey Circus made its official debut.
- 1912: Future first lady Pat Nixon was born Thelma Catherine Ryan in Ely, Nevada.
- 1916: The United States and Canada sign a migratory bird treaty.
- 1917: Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Czar Nicholas II, declines the throne upon his brother’s abdication.
- 1926: Rocket science pioneer Robert H. Goddard successfully tested the first liquid-fueled rocket in Auburn, Massachusetts.
- 1933: Adolf Hitler appoints Hjalmar Shaft, president of the Bank of Germany.
- 1935: Adolph Hitler decided to break the military terms set by the Treaty of Versailles by ordering the rearming of Germany.
- 1939: Adolf Hitler completes the annexation of Czechoslovakia on this date.
- 1940: During the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe attacks the British home fleet base at Scapa Flow.
- 1945: During World War II, American forces declared that they had secured Iwo Jima, although pockets of Japanese resistance remained.
- 1948: Future rhythm guitarist/backup vocalist with the original Alice Cooper[i] band, 1969-1974—Michael Bruce—is born on this date.
- 1955: President Eisenhower upholds the use of atomic weapons in case of war.
- 1959: The USSR and Iraq sign a treaty of economic cooperation and technical aid.
- 1964: President Lyndon Baines Johnson sent Congress the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as part of his War on Poverty. Congress passed the measure and the president signed it into law in August of that same year.
- 1966: NASA launched Gemini 8 on a mission to rendezvous and dock with Agena, a target vehicle in orbit; although the docking was successful, the joined vehicles began spinning wildly out of control, forcing Gemini to disconnect and abort the flight.
- 1968: During the Vietnam War, the My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese civilians was carried out by U.S. Army troops; estimates of the death toll vary between 347 and 504. The troops were hunting for Viet Cong guerillas, suffering numerous casualties from booby traps and snipers so by the time they arrived in the two hamlets of Son My village, they went on a murder spree. Elsewhere, Senator Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on this date.
- 1972: In a nationally broadcast address, President Richard M. Nixon called for a moratorium on court-ordered school busing to achieve racial desegregation. Meanwhile, the INS serve John and Yoko Lennon[ii] deportation papers.
- 1978: The U.S. Senate accepts the Panama Canal Treaty, which will return control of the canal to the Panamanians.
- 1984: In Beirut, Islamic jihadists kidnapped CIA station chief William Buckley. His Hezbollah captors tortured and eventually murdered him in 1985. South Africa and Mozambique sign a non-aggression treaty.
- 1985: Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, was abducted in the hellhole of Beirut; his jihadi captors eventually released him in 1991.
- 1988: Protestant extremist Michael Stone launched a one-man gun-and-grenade attack on an Irish Republican Army funeral at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing three of the mourners. Meanwhile, federal prosecutors issued indictments for Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Vice Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council, and two others for their involvement in the Iran-Contra affair.
- 1991: Future bassist with the reformed Van Halen[iii], 2004-present, Wolfgang Van Halen—is born on this date. Elsewhere, a plane carrying seven members of country singer Reba McEntire’s band and her tour manager crashed into Otay Mountain in southern California, killing all on board. Meanwhile, U.S. skaters Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding, and Nancy Kerrigan swept the World Figure Skating Championships in Munich, Germany.
- 1994: Tonya Harding pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up the attack on her skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan. She ended up receiving a fine of $100,000 while some of her conspirators went to prison.
- 1995: The Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery and ratifies the 13th Elsewhere, NASA astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.
- 1996: In their heavyweight fight, Mike Tyson knocks out Frank Bruno in Round 2.
- 2003: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein warned that if Iraq were attacked, it would take the war anywhere in the world “wherever there is sky, land or water.” President George W. Bush gave the United Nations one more day to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff. Elsewhere, American activist Rachel Corrie, 23, lost her life when an Israeli bulldozer crushed her as she was trying to block the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip. No one asked the leftist to be there and it should be clear to all that she was pretty damned stupid to put herself between the home of a terrorist and an Israeli bulldozer. No sympathy for her.
- 2011: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces that she will NOT serve a second term should President Obama win reelection for a second term.
- 2012: In North Korea, the dictatorship announces that to honor the upcoming birthday of founder Kim-IL Sung, the nation will launch a satellite that will supposedly study agricultural croplands and natural resources.
- 2013: In response to a possible nuclear attack on the U.S. mainland by North Korea, the government announces it will invest $1 billion to put into place ground-based missile interceptors.
- 2014: In a referendum deemed illegal by both the European Union and the United States, voters in the Crimea vote for secession from the Ukraine and a coupling with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
- 2015: Andy Fraser, bassist of Free, dies on this date.
- 2016: Setting in motion one of the most contentious Supreme Court issues between Republicans and Democrats, President Barack Hussein Obama nominates Merrick Garland to fill the seat of deceased Republican Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that the voters will decide in November’s presidential election as to whom should have the honor of nominating the replacement for Scalia. Of course the Democrats go bat crap crazy. Eventually with Donald Trump winning the presidency, the 45th president will nominate Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat.
- 2017: The anti-Trump ‘Resistance Movement’ strikes again what with not one but two federal courts blocking the president’s second travel ban.
- 2018: At age 89, Li Ka-Shing- Asia’s second wealthiest person (and Hong Kong resident) announces his retirement from the world of business.
- 2019: In Mabini, Philippines, a dead beached whale is discovered to have 88 pounds of plastic refuse in his guts, including 40 pounds of plastic bags. Yikes.
- 2020: Thanks to the Wuhan Virus out of Wuhan, China, panic continues gripping the world. The markets have been in freefall, with a Bear market that began last week continuing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 20188.52, down 2,997.10 points. The S & P 500 is down 324.89, closing at 2386.13. The NASDAQ is down 970.28 and closed at 6904.55. Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world are 167,457 with 6,471 confirmed dead and 76,851 confirmed recoveries. Meanwhile, medical researchers continue trying to increase testing kits as well as experimental vaccines to fight this foreign scourge. In the U.S., there have been 4,017 positive tests for coronavirus what with 35,840 negative tests and another 1,691 pending tests. The United States is behind in testing but folks, you can test negative one day and positive a day or two later.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0040 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “The Gulls of Evening.” 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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Bryan Ferry delivered his next solo effort in 1999, “As Time Goes By,” a grand effort featuring songs from musical genres from the past, the recent past, and the present. Joining him on this effort is old Roxy Music band mate, Phil Manzanera, along with a seeming cast of ‘thousands,’ so the artist can deliver a wall of sound with each tune he has in store for his listeners. We hope you will go to Amazon.com and pick up the CD in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be glad you did.
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[i] Likewise, we expect to offer the music of Alice Cooper sometime between 2025-2027. Please stay tuned.
[ii] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[iii] Not sure when we will promote the music of Van Halen but when we do, we will also present the music of Sammy Hagar so please stay tuned.
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