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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 23, 2020:
Vice President Schulyer Colfax; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Morrison Waite; U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; the Cars featuring Ric Ocasek, and Uriah Heep featuring Phil Lanzon:
- 1066: Astronomers record the 18th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet on this date.
- 1657: England and France sign a treaty against Spain; England receives Dunkirk.
- 1708: English pretender to the throne, James III, lands at Firth of Forth.
- 1775: Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”
- 1792: Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise” Symphony) had its first public performance in London.
- 1794: Josiah G. Pierson patented a rivet machine.
- 1806: Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east.
- 1808: Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Joseph, becomes the king of Spain.
- 1823: Future Republican 17th vice president of the United States—Schuyler Colfax—is born on this date. Vice President Colfax served 1869-1873.
- 1839: The first recorded use of “OK” (oll korrect), appears in the Boston Morning Post.
- 1840: An unnamed photographer captured the first successful photo of the moon.
- 1857: Elisha Otis installed the first modern passenger elevator in a public building. It was in a building at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.
- 1858: Eleazer A. Gardner patented the cable streetcar on this date.
- 1861: London’s first tramcars began operation on this date.
- 1867: Congress passes the Second Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
- 1868: Educators and state officials found the University of California system.
- 1880: John Stevens patented the grain-crushing mill, which increased flour production by 70 percent.
- 1881: Great Britain and the Boers sign a treaty ending the First Boer War.
- 1888: In Washington, D.C., the 43rdS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Morrison Waite, died. First a Whig and then a Republican, President Ulysses S. Grant nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Salmon P. Chase, Democrat. Waite served from 01-21-1874 to 03-23-1888.
- 1889: President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization.
- 1901: Dame Nellie Melba revealed the secret of her now famous toast.
- 1902: In Italy, the minimum legal working age rose from nine to 12 for boys and from 11 to 15 for girls.
- 1913: Five days of heavy rain began falling in the Ohio River Valley; Dayton, Ohio, saw catastrophic flooding as the rising Great Miami River breached its levees. The authorities blamed hundreds of deaths in the region on the weather.
- 1914: The first installment of “The Perils of Pauline,” the legendary silent film serial starring Pearl White, premiered at theaters in the greater New York City area, including movie houses in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
- 1919: Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist Party of Italy in Milan, Italy.
- 1932: In the United States, the Norris-LaGuardia Act established the right of workers to strike.
- 1933: The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
- 1942: The first Japanese-Americans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II, arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, California. Meanwhile, in Lublin, Poland, the Nazis massacre and/or deport 2,500 Jewish citizens.
- 1944: Russian pilot Nicolas Alkemade falls 5,500 feet without a parachute and lives.
- 1945: In the largest naval operation in the Pacific Theater in World War II, 1,500 U.S. Navy warships pound Japanese positions on the island of Okinawa.
- 1949: Future bassist/vocalist with the Boston band, the Cars[i]–Ric Ocasek–is born in Baltimore, Maryland, on this date.
- 1950: Future keyboardist/vocalist Phil Lanzon who performs with the British rock band, Uriah Heep[ii], 1986-present—is born on this date.
- 1952: In Wichita Falls, Texas, future Republican U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is born. He would serve under President Donald J. Trump from 02-01-2017 to until the president fired him on 03-31-2018.
- 1956: Pakistan became an Islamic republic on this date in history.
- 1965: America’s first two-person space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly five-hour flight. Meanwhile in Morocco, authorities fire on demonstrators killing about 100 people.
- 1966: For the first time in 400 years, official representatives of the Catholic and Anglican Churches meet.
- 1973: Before sentencing, a group of Watergate break-in defendants, Chief U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica read aloud a letter to him from James W. McCord Jr., which said there had been “political pressure” to “plead guilty and remain silent.”
- 1979: In the 7th Round of their heavyweight-boxing match, Larry Holmes scores a TKO of Osvaldo Ocasio.
- 1980: After Islamists overrunning Iran drive the Shah out of the country, the Shah and his family arrive in Egypt seeking exile status.
- 1981: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that states could require some sort of parental notification before teenage girls acquire abortions.
- 1983: President Ronald W. Reagan first proposed developing technology to intercept incoming enemy missiles—an idea that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative. Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a Jarvik permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device.
- 1990: Buena Vista Pictures released the romantic comedy “Pretty Woman,” starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, on this date.
- 1993: Scientists announced they had found the renegade gene that causes Huntington’s disease.
- 1994: Aeroflot Flight 593, an Airbus A310, crashed in Siberia with the loss of all 75 people aboard it; it turned out that the one of the pilots allowed his teenage son to sit at the controls accidentally disengaged the autopilot, causing the jetliner to plunge to the ground. Elsewhere, the leading presidential candidate of Mexico dies in an assassination during a rally in Tijuana. Finally, Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s National Hockey League career record of with his 802nd
- 1998: “Titanic” tied an Academy Awards record by winning 11 Oscars, including best picture, director (James Cameron) and song (“My Heart Will Go On”).
- 2003: During the Iraq War, a U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Nasiriyah; 11 soldiers were killed including Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa; six were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued on April 1, 2003.
- 2009: The Obama administration unveiled a plan to take over up to $1 trillion in sour mortgage securities with the help of private investors; Wall Street responded by hurtling the Dow Jones industrials upward nearly 500 points.
- 2010: In Washington, D.C., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells lobbyists that “Israel is not a settlement” and that it has a “right” to build wherever it so chooses to do so. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care overhaul, declaring “a new season in America!”
- 2011: Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died in Los Angeles, California, at age 79.
- 2012: Pope Benedict XVI tells Cuba that it has to ‘move beyond communism’ and that he will help the island nation find a peaceful way in which, it can accomplish this task.
- 2013: For the first time in FOUR years, by a vote of 50-49, the U.S. Senate passes a budget. Meanwhile, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announces that he will step down after 25 years in power sometime in 2015.
- 2014: In the NCAA basketball tournament, Kentucky beat undefeated Wichita State, which ended their historic 35-0 record in the finals. Meanwhile, French satellite images confirm China’s detection of potential debris from missing jetliner Malaysian Air Flight 370, which had disappeared on March 08 of this year.
- 2015: After combatting the effects of pneumonia for several weeks, Lee Kuan Yew—91-year-old founder of the nation of Singapore and its leader for 31 years—died.
- 2016: Researchers using GPR imaging determine that the skull of William Shakespeare most likely has been stolen from his tomb at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, United Kingdom.
- 2017: American singer and actress Lola Albright dies at age 92.
- 2018: President Donald J. Trump released an order banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances.” Meanwhile, the online classified ads site Craigslist removed its personals section; the action came after the U.S. Senate passed an anti-sex-trafficking bill that could hold the website and others responsible for illegal activity. Elsewhere in Sochi, Russia, in one of the largest transfers of desert sand ever, a sandstorm in the Sahara transforms the snow from white to orange.
- 2019: With the signing of Xi Jinping- Chinese dictator- and Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, Italy signs onto China’s Belt and Road Initiative. A year later, the Italian people are wondering why they are Ground Zero for China’s Wuhan Virus outbreak in Europe. Meanwhile, with the raising of Syrian Democratic Forces flag over the Syrian city of Baghuz, civilized people proclaim the vanquishing of the ISIS caliphate. The terrorist scum had held the area for five bloody years.
- 2020: Due to illness and self-quarantine, the Republican-controlled Senate is not in control with only 48 members present. The Democrats under Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, at the behest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will NOT pass a bill designed to protect the country’s economy while providing support to the afflicted unless Republicans sign on to more Obamacare-like government-run medical claptrap as well as all manner of identity politics desires, Green New Deal insanity, increased protections for illegal aliens, and additional Pro-Death protections. As of the time of this publishing, the GOP was still holding out, hoping the Dems would regain their senses and stop with the insanity but oh, no, they simply won’t surrender their partisan politics. COVID-19 statistics: earlier in the day, there were 354,677 known cases of the Chinese Virus what with the number of infections up in previous 24 hours standing at 21,115; total known deaths are 15,430, up 940 in 24 hours. In the United States, total known cases are 35,345 what with 473 deaths, up by 56 in past 24 hours. This does not account for the stats for the second part of the day.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0047 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Water Hole.” 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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Roxy Music released its next ‘blast from the past’ offering on November 11, 2001, the astonishing “Vintage.” Recording engineers put this show on tape around the same time as they did “Valentine,” and it features partial show recordings from a German soundstage. We know that fans of the original band proclaim the music the “BEST,” whereas we here at the AICP-END Blog tend to like all their music without bitching and moaning about it. Anyhow, we want YOU to be the judge so please, use the link we provide you here to go 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 as will our accountants. Thank you.
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[i] We are not sure when we will present the music of the Cars but if you are still with us when we celebrate our second decade of activity, you may see them then so please, stay with us. We thank you.
[ii] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
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