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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 18, 2020:
President Grover Cleveland; Vice President John C. Calhoun; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston; Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano; Blues Image featuring Joe Lala, Chuck Berry, Derek and the Dominos featuring Bobby Whitlock, the Doobie Brothers featuring John Hartman, Gillan featuring Bernie Tormé, the Mamas and the Papas featuring John Phillips, Procol Harum featuring B.J. Wilson, the Rolling Stones, and Steppenwolf featuring Kent Henry:
- 37 A.D.: The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
- 417: St. Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 731: St. Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1229: German Emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem.
- 1314: Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar meets his fate at the hands of his tormentors at the stake.
- 1438: Albrecht II von Hapsburg becomes king of Germany.
- 1532: The English Parliament forbids payments by the church to Rome.
- 1766: Britain repealed the Stamp Act of 1765 due to its unpopularity among the colonists in New England.
- 1782: The future seventh vice president of the United States, 1825-1832—Democrat John C. Calhoun—is born on this date.
- 1813: David Melville patented the gas streetlamp on this date.
- 1818: Congress approved its first pensions for government service.
- 1823: In Washington, D.C., the 15thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice of the United States Henry Brockholst Livingston died. President Thomas Jefferson nominated his fellow Democratic-Republican to fill the seat of Federalist Associate Justice William Paterson. He served from 11-10-1806 to 03-18-1823.
- 1834: In Pennsylvania, construction workers completed work on the first railroad tunnel in the United States on today’s date.
- 1837: The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey.
- 1850: Henry Wells and William Fargo founded American Express on this date.
- 1865: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
- 1874: Hawaii signed a treaty with the United States, which granted America the right to exclusive trade.
- 1877: President Rutherford B. Hayes appoints Frederick Douglas the marshal of Washington, D.C.
- 1881: Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opened at Madison Square Garden on today’s date.
- 1882: Opponents of the Earp family assassinate Morgan Earp while playing billiards in Tombstone, Arizona.
- 1895: 200 black Americans leave Savanah, Georgia, bound for settlement in Liberia.
- 1899: Astronomers discovered the moon Phoebe, which orbits the planet Saturn.
- 1903: France dissolved the Catholic religious orders. Meanwhile, in Livorno, Italy, future foreign minister of Fascist Italy and son-in-law of Benito Mussolini, Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano is born.
- 1909: Einar Dessau of Denmark used a short-wave transmitter to become the first person to broadcast as a “ham” operator.
- 1910: On this date, the first opera by a U.S. composer performed at the Met in New York City.
- 1911: Former President Theodore Roosevelt opened Roosevelt Dam in Arizona, which was the largest dam in America at that time. Elsewhere, North Dakota enacted a hail insurance law.
- 1916: During World War I, Czarist Russia countered the Verdun assault on the Western Front with an attack at Lake Naroch on the Eastern Front, the Russians lost 100,000 men and the Germans lost 20,000 in defending against them.
- 1920: Greece adopted the Gregorian calendar on this date.
- 1922: British officials in India sentence Mahatmas K. Gandhi to six years in prison for civil disobedience. H
- 1925: The Tri-State Tornado struck southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwestern Indiana, resulting in some 700 deaths.
- 1931: Schick Inc. displayed the first electric shaver.
- 1937: Some 300 people, mostly children, died in a gas explosion at the New London Consolidate School in New London, Texas.
- 1938: Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas nationalized his country’s petroleum reserves and took control of foreign-owned oil facilities. Elsewhere, New York commenced requiring serological blood tests of pregnant women.
- 1940: Benito Mussolini’s Italy joins Hitler’s Germany in its war on France and Great Britain. The meeting between the two dictators took place in the Brenner Pass.
- 1942: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the World War II Relocation Authority, the governmental entity that took charge of interning Japanese Americans, with Milton S. Eisenhower (the younger brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower) as its director. Meanwhile, the third military draft in the U.S. commenced during World War II.
- 1944: Due to Hungary switching sides to Stalin’s Russia, the Nazis occupy their country.
- 1945: During World War II, 1,250 Allied bombers attack the Nazi capital of Berlin.
- 1947: Barrie “B.J.” Wilson, future drummer of the British rock group, Procol Harum[i], was born in England.
- 1948: Future famed keyboardist, who played with Eric Clapton in Derek and the Dominos[ii], Bobby Whitlock, is born in the United States on this date. Meanwhile, the first signs of a split in the communist alliance between Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union and Tito’s Yugoslavia occurs as Russian advisors head home.
- 1949: The treaty for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, aka NATO, wins ratification in the U.S. Senate.
- 1950: Future drummer with the rock band, the Doobie Brothers[iii]—John Hartman—is born on this date.
- 1952: In Philadelphia, an optometrist fitted the first plastic lenses for a cataract patient. Meanwhile, guitarist with Ian Gillan’s solo band, Gillan[iv]– Bernie Tormé- is born on this date.
- 1954: Howard Hughes—the first person ever to own a motion picture studio—bought RKO Pictures for $23 million on this date.
- 1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill, which led to it officially becoming a state on August 21, 1959.
- 1962: France and Algerian rebels signed the Evian Accords, a cease-fire agreement that took effect the next day ending the Algerian War.
- 1963: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts were required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who could not afford to hire an attorney on their own.
- 1965: The first spacewalk took place as Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether. Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones[v] receive fines of £5 each for public urination.
- 1967: “Penny Lane,” by the Beatles[vi] hits #1 on the pop music charts.
- 1970: For the first time in U.S. history, the USPS postal union calls for a strike.
- 1974: Most OPEC members end the oil embargo against the United States, an embargo caused by the U.S. support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War.
- 1977: The United States restricts travel of its citizens to the following nations: Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
- 1981: In the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres set a record of 9 goals in one period against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- 1986: The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would begin weaving a clear, polyester thread into bills to thwart counterfeiters.
- 1990: The first free elections took place in East Germany. Meanwhile, art thieves stole 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Since art experts valued the paintings at a whopping $100 million, the heist became the largest art robbery in history.
- 1991: In the seventh round of their heavyweight match, Mike Tyson beats Donovan “Razor Ruddock.
- 1992: Famed Disco queen Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
- 1995: Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17-month retirement from the NBA.
- 1996: In the Philippines city of Quezon, a massive nightclub fire claims the lives of at least 162 people and injures scores of others.
- 2001: Founding member and guiding light of the Mamas and the Papas[vii]—John Phillips—died from heart failure on this date.
- 2002: The Ramones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on this date.
- 2005: Doctors in Florida, acting on the orders of a state judge, removed Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube. Despite the efforts of congressional Republicans to intervene and repeated court appeals by the parents of Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman died on March 31, 2005, at age 41.
- 2009: Kent Henry, former guitarist with Blues Image and Steppenwolf[viii] died from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
- 2011: After the United States, Britain, and France authorized a No-Fly Zone over Libya, Libyan authorities announced that it would call for a ceasefire, which it immediately violated by killing 25 civilians in Misrata. Meanwhile, the MESSENGER spacecraft goes into orbit around the planet Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun.
- 2013: At Kano, Nigeria, an explosion at a bus park claims the lives of 25 people and injures numerous others. Meanwhile, an explosion erupts claiming the lives of 10 people and injures 20 others as a car bomb goes off in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- 2014: President Obama awards 24 Medals of Honor to veterans originally overlooked due to ethnic or racial bias. Elsewhere, in the U.S., today’s Mega Millions multistate lottery drawing has two winning tickets; the $400 million jackpot is the third largest in the game’s history. Elsewhere in Washington, D.C., the U.S. government shutters the Syrian Embassy and sends its diplomats home to Damascus. Meanwhile, founding member of Blues Image[ix] as well as performer with other bands—drummer/percussionist Joe Lala—died on this date from lung cancer. Finally, famed NBA coach Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to become the president of the New York Knicks. Oh, well./
- 2015: Although election consultants sent by President Barack Obama to help the opposition to Israeli leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, worked hard and spent millions to beat the prime minister, Netanyahu and his Likud Party retain power. Mr. Netanyahu set out to form a new coalition government.
- 2016: American actor Joe Santos of Rockford Files fame dies at age 84.
- 2017: The founder of rock-and-roll—the great Chuck Berry[x]—died from natural causes at the age of 90.
- 2018: In a ‘shock of shocks’ (yeah, right), Russian thug president and oligarch Vladimir Putin wins his fourth term with 76-percent of the vote.
- 2019: According to the U.S. National Weather Service, historic, catastrophic flooding occurs as parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota find themselves battling floodwaters. Of course, this is a SIGN of ‘Climate Change.’ Ooh, la-la.
- 2020: As of today, there are 214,894 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the “Wuhan Virus,” the one the People’s Republic of China dumped on the world. Currently, we have 8,732 confirmed deaths with 83,313 recoveries. China continues leading the death toll with 3,122 followed by Italy with 2,978 and then Iran with 1,135 deaths. After them, Spain acknowledges 623 deaths followed by France with 148, then South Korea with 84, the United Kingdom with 71, then the Netherlands with 58, and the U.S. with 55 deaths. Meanwhile, after getting his butt clobbered in the previous day’s presidential primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders announces the suspension of his presidential run. Thus, Joe Biden is the de facto winner of the nomination which means, who will contest him at the convention or even before? Will it be moronic Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York who seems to be on TV every flipping day acting as though he is the ‘shadow president’ or will it be Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama? Possibly, since Democrats OWE Donald Trump at least three years, perhaps the president should postpone elections until November 2024? On Wall Street, the DOW Jones Industrial Average closes at 19,898.92, a drop of 1,338.46 or -6.30%. The S & P closes at 2,398.10, a drop of 131.09 or -5.18. Finally, the NASDAQ closes at 6,989.84, a drop of 344.94 or -4.70%.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0042 an 11” x 14” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Pink.” 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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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, President Grover Cleveland, Vice President John C. Calhoun, Barrie “B.J.” Wilson, Procol Harum, Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock, “Penny Lane,” by the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Blues Image, Joe Lala, the Doobie Brothers, John Hartman, the Mamas and the Papas, John Phillips, Kent Henry, Steppenwolf, Gillan, Bernie Tormé, Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston, Fritz Schlependrecht,
[i] 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.
[ii] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014. Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates. You will be glad you did. Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. When we do, Derek and the Dominoes will be among them. We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.
[iii] We hope to promote the music of the Doobie Brothers sometime before 2030. We hope you will remain vigilant.
[iv] 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.
[v] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members’ solo projects. We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces
[vi] 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.
[vii] At some point, we will do the music of the Mamas and the Papas the same time we do the music of Sonny & Cher. We hope you will continue awaiting that glorious day.
[viii] We promoted the music of Steppenwolf, beginning on Friday, 25-May-2012 through Sunday, 17-June-2012. You definitely need to check the music of this iconic band out ASAP.
[ix] Not sure when we will do the music of Blues Image but when we do, you will be the first to know.
[x] We look forward to promoting the music of Chuck Berry in its entirety but are not sure as to when. Stay tuned.
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