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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 19, 2020:
United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren; U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan; Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer; the Grateful Dead featuring Tom Constantan, the Jefferson Starship, and the Zombies featuring Paul Atkinson:
- 1452: Frederick III of Hapsburg becomes the Holy Roman Emperor on this date.
- 1524: French seaman Giovanni de Verrazano sights land around the area of the Carolinas.
- 1571: Spanish troops occupy the Philippine city of Manila on this date.
- 1628: The English found the Massachusetts Colony on this date.
- 1644: 200 members of the ruling Chinese Imperial family/court members commit suicide.
- 1687: French explorer Rene-Robert Cavalier, Sleur de La Salle—the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River—was murdered by mutineers in present-day Texas.
- 1702: The daughter of James II, Anne Stuart, becomes the queen of England on this date.
- 1748: The English Naturalization Act passes allowing Jews to move to North America along with the rest of the Brits.
- 1831: The first bank robbery in the United States takes place on this date at the City Bank in New York; the take is $245,000.
- 1859: The opera “Faust!” by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.
- 1860: In Salem, Illinois, future 41stS. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan is born. A Democrat, he served under President Woodrow Wilson from 03-05-1913 to 06-09-1915.
- 1863: The Confederate cruiser Georgianna, on its maiden voyage, underwent scuttling off Charleston, South Carolina, to prevent it from falling into Union hands.
- 1865: Following the Battle of Bentonville, the Confederates retreat from Greenville, North Carolina.
- 1866: The immigrant ship, Monarch of the Seas, sinks off Liverpool resulting in 738 deaths.
- 1891: In Los Angeles, California, future 88th over all and 14thS. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren is born. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated his fellow Republican (who later became a Democrat) to fill the seat of Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson. Warren served from 10-05-1953 to 06-23-1969.
- 1895: The Los Angeles Railway commenced service as a streetcar provider throughout the city.
- 1900: Archeologist Arthur John Evans commenced the excavation of Knossos Palace in Greece on this date. Meanwhile, President William McKinley asserted there was a need for free trade between the United States and Puerto Rico.
- 1903: The United States Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
- 1905: In Mannheim, Baden, German Empire, future architect for Adolf Hitler and then his minister of armaments, Albert Speer, is born. His official title would be Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production. He would survive World War II, spend some time in prison for his war crimes and then become a free man.
- 1908: The state of Maryland barred Christian Scientists from practicing without a medical diploma.
- 1917: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Wilson v. New, upheld the eight-hour workday for railroad workers.
- 1918: Congress approved Daylight Saving Time something that no longer should be applicable because it does NOTHING except to disrupt sleep cycles and mental health.
- 1920: The Senate rejected—for a second time—the Treaty of Versailles, by a vote of 49 in favor, 35 against, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval.
- 1927: In Berlin, bloody street battles take place between Nazi and communist street thugs.
- 1931: Nevada Governor Fred B. Balzar signed a measure legalizing casino gambling.
- 1942: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a bill requiring all men between the ages of 45 and 64 to register for non-military duty.
- 1944: Future keyboardist with the Grateful Dead[i]—Tom Constantan—is born on this date.
- 1945: During World War II, 724 people died when a Japanese dive-bomber attacked the aircraft carrier, USS Franklin off the coast of Japan; however, sailors were able to keep the ship afloat. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler issued his so-called “Nero Decree,” ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands.
- 1946: Paul Atkinson—future guitarist with the British rock band, the Zombies[ii], was born in England on this date, too.
- 1949: Future heavyweight champion of the world, Larry Holmes, was born in the United States on this date.
- 1953: The Academy Awards ceremony appeared on TV for the first time; “The Greatest Show on Earth” won best picture of 1952.
- 1958: The film “South Pacific,” adopted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, hit movie theaters on this date.
- 1963: In Costa Rica, American President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledged to fight communism.
- 1965: E. Lee Spence discovered the wreck of the Confederate cruiser, Georgianna; 102 years to the day after its crew scuttled her. Elsewhere, Indonesia nationalized all foreign oil companies on this date.
- 1966: The Texas Western Miners defeated the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats, 72-65, to win the NCAA Championship played in College Park, Maryland.
- 1969: In the aftermath of the street riots during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, authorities indict the Chicago 8.
- 1972: India and Bangladesh signed a treaty of friendship on this date.
- 1974: The Jefferson Starship[iii] goes on its first tour.
- 1976: Buckingham Palace announced the separation of Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage.
- 1977: The last episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” aired. Elsewhere, a suicide commando assassinated Congo President Marien Ngouabi on this date.
- 1979: The U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business.
- 1981: The Buffalo Sabres set an NHL record when they scored 9 goals in one period against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- 1982: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom over this and their landings in the Falklands.
- 1984: A Mobil oil tanker spilled 200,000 gallons of oil into the Columbia River.
- 1987: Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as chair of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex and money scandal involving Jessica Hahn, a former church secretary.
- 1991: NFL owners strip Phoenix, Arizona, of the 1993 Super Bowl over the state’s non-recognizance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- 1993: Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White announced plans to retire, which led to Ruth Bader Ginsburg becoming the nation’s second female justice. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton.
- 1998: The World Health Organization warned of tuberculosis epidemic that could kill 70 million people over the next two decades.
- 2001: California officials declared a power alert and ordered the first of two days of rolling blackouts.
- 2002: Queen Elizabeth II knighted actor Ben Kingsley at Buckingham Palace.
- 2003: President George W. Bush ordered the start of the war against Iraq. However, because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.
- 2012: Wendy’s overtakes Burger King as the second most popular hamburger chain in the world.
- 2013: In Rome, Italy, the papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis takes place in St. Peter’s Square; hundreds of thousands attend. Meanwhile, on the planet Mars, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals. Finally, famed porn actor Harry Reems dies of pancreatic carcinoma at age 65.
- 2014: President Obama promises that the U.S. will not take military action in Ukraine in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, the U.S. Federal Reserve has cut its 2015 inflation and economic growth predictions for the U.S. and will likely wait until at least June of this year to raise interest rates.
- 2016: In Mexico City, the movie “Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice” starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot has its premiere.
- 2017: The president of Smith College- Mary Maples Dunn- dies at age 85.
- 2018: Much to howls of horror from the Pro-Death (what the Democrats call ‘Pro-Choice’), Mississippi signs into law the toughest abortion law in the United States: NO abortion after 15 weeks.
- 2019: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his resignation after nearly 30 years in office, the last Soviet-era head of state left after the collapse of the USSR.
- 2020: Although rumors abound that Sen. Bernie Sanders has left the race, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii becomes the 25th official Democrat candidate to announce she is leaving the race. She entered the fight on January 11, 2019 and even said she would not seek another term in Congress. We will see if she honors her pledge. On Wall Street, NASDAQ closes up 160.73 points, +2.30% at 7,150.58; the DOW Jones Industrial Average closes up 188.27 points, +0.95% at 20.087.19; and the S & P 500 closes up 11.29 points, +0.47% at 2,409.39. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom orders that as of midnight, all non-essential Californians must remain in their homes under self-quarantine yet NO one talks about rounding up illegal aliens and deporting them or interning the homeless and giving them treatment. COVID-19 Statistics: around the globe, there are 245,622 confirmed cases with 10,051 deaths and 88,450 recoveries. Italy has passed China in deaths with 3,405 (so much for hugging a Chinaman) while Beijing reports 3,248 deaths. Elsewhere, Iran reports 1,284 deaths, Spain 833, France 372, the United States 218, the United Kingdom 144, South Korea 94, Belgium 21, and on and on it goes.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0043 a 9” x 12” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Desert Palms.” 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 joined forces with famed bassist/vocalist John Wetton (Family, King Crimson, and Asia) to join forces in the creation of a great album, entitled, “Wetton & Manzanera” (1999). This album is a demonstration of musical minds joining forces to deliver a fantastic recording to fans of both men and their various bands. We sure hope that you will use the link we provide you here so you can take the digital journey to Amazon.com. Once there, you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be glad you did.
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[i] 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.
[ii] 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.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
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