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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 24, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Ward Hunt and Horace Gray; the Bee Gees featuring Colin Petersen, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones featuring Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Spooky Tooth featuring Mike Kellie, Supertramp featuring Dougie Thompson, and WAR featuring Lee Oskar:
- 1545: The German Parliament opens in Worms.
- 1603: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scotts, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
- 1664: Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
- 1765: Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.
- 1828: In Boston, Massachusetts, future 47thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Horace Gray is born. President Chester Arthur would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Nathan Clifford’s seat, a Democrat. Gray would serve from 01-09-1882 to 09-15-1902.
- 1832: A mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacked, tarred, and feathered Mormon leaders Joseph Smith, Jr., and Sidney Rigdon.
- 1837: Canada gives blacks the right to vote on this date.
- 1868: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company underwent founding on this date.
- 1878: The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks resulting in the loss of 300 sailors.
- 1880: The first ‘hail insurance company’ incorporated in Connecticut. People came to know the company as Tobacco Growers’ Mutual Insurance Company.
- 1882: German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1883: The first telephone call between New York and Chicago takes place on this date.
- 1886: In Washington, D.C., the 42ndS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ward Hunt died. President Ulysses S. Grant nominated the Democrat-turned-Republican to fill the seat of Democratic Associate Justice Samuel Nelson. Hunt served from 12-11-1872 to 01-27-1882.
- 1887: Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from U.S. (to Turkey).
- 1898: The first automobile goes on sale on this date.
- 1900: Mayor Van Wyck of New York broke the ground for the New York subway tunnel that would link Manhattan with Brooklyn.
- 1906: The Census of the British Empire demonstrates that Britain rules one-fifth of the world.
- 1913: New York’s Palace Theater, the legendary home of vaudeville, opened on Broadway.
- 1920: The U.S. Coast Guard established its first air station at Morehead City, N.C.
- 1924: Greece becomes a republic on this date.
- 1934: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.
- 1941: During World War II, German troops occupy El Agheila, Libya.
- 1944: In occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that had killed 32 German soldiers. Meanwhile, 811 British bombers attack Berlin. Elsewhere, in what the world would come to know as “The Great Escape,” 76 Allied officers manage to escape from Stalag Luft 3, the POW camp in which, the Germans held them.
- 1946: Future drummer with the Bee Gees[i] (1967-1969)—Colin Petersen—is born in Australia on this date.
- 1947: Mike Kellie—future drummer of the psychedelic blues band, Spooky Tooth[ii]—was born in England on this date. Elsewhere, the United States Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to no more than two terms.
- 1948: Future harmonica-player Lee Oskar who would perform for decades with the soul-rock-funk-jazz band, WAR[iii]—is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on this date.
- 1951: Dougie Thompson—future drummer with the British rock band, Supertramp[iv] 1972-1988—was born in England on this date.
- 1955: The first seagoing oil-drilling rig went into service. Elsewhere, Tennessee Williams’ play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” debuted on Broadway on this date.
- 1958: Rock-and-roll singer Elvis Presley[v] underwent induction into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee. He underwent basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, before being shipped to Germany.
- 1962: Mick Jagger[vi] and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys.
- 1965: Ranger 9, a lunar probe launched three days earlier by NASA, crashed into the moon (as planned) after sending back more than 5,800 video images.
- 1967: The University of Michigan holds 1st “Teach-in” after bombing of North Vietnam.
- 1972: Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1975: Muhammad Ali scores a TKO over Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1980: One of El Salvador’s most respected Roman Catholic Church leaders, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, died when shot by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.
- 1988: Former national security aides Oliver North and John M. Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. (North and Poindexter suffered conviction, but had their verdicts thrown out; Secord and Hakim received probation after each pleaded guilty to a single count under a pleas bargain).
- 1989: The supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.
- 1991: Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait.
- 1995: After 20 years, British soldiers stopped routine patrols in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1998: Two students ages 13 and 11 opened fire outside Jonesboro Westside Middle School in Arkansas, killing four classmates and a teacher. (Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden were imprisoned by Arkansas until age 18, then by federal authorities until age 21. However, Johnson has since been returned to prison on unrelated charges).
- 1999: NATO commences aerial bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign nation. Elsewhere, thirty-nine people died when fire erupted in the Mont Blanc tunnel in France and burned for two days.
- 2003: Members of the Arab League vote 21-1 for the immediate and unconditional removal of ALL U.S. and Coalition forces from Iraq. F**k them.
- 2006: In Belarus, the police begin breaking up long-term, ongoing antigovernment protests.
- 2008: Following their first-ever Democratic election, Bhutan becomes a democracy.
- 2011: Kenya opens the Africa Carbon Exchange, the first carbon exchange in Africa to exchange carbon credits.
- 2012: S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum wins the caucuses in the state of Louisiana. Meanwhile, China announces its plan to phase-out the practice of taking and selling organs from executed prisoners.
- 2013: In Paris, hundreds of thousands of people protest the legalization of same-sex marriage in France, after the protest turns violent, the authorities deny them access to the Champs-Elysees.
- 2014: A lawsuit against Lance Armstrong undergoes dismissal; after he admitted to doping, the plaintiffs sued, claiming that they bought energy-drink maker FRS Co. believing that the drinks endorsed by Armstrong had been the key reason for his cycling success.
- 2015: Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps killing all 150 people onboard; investigators said the 27-year-old co-pilot deliberately downed the aircraft due to mental issues.
- 2016: At the Hague, the European Court finds Radovan Karadžić, leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s guilty of war crimes. His main crime was the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica in which Serb forces murdered loads of Muslims. He received a sentence of 40 years.
- 2017: Thanks to schmucks such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Trump administration and their GOP allies in the House of Representatives are forced to pull their plan to overturn Obamacare and to replace it with a better plan.
- 2018: In the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities across the country, hundreds of thousands of teens and their supporters rallied against gun violence, spurred by a call to action from student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.
- 2019: On this Sunday, Attorney-General Bill Barr put out a brief on the 22-month Robert S. Mueller III investigation into Donald Trump, Trump campaign officials, and Vladimir Putin’s Russia by saying that ‘Mueller’s team had found no evidence of collusion between now-President Trump, members of his campaign, his friends and family and Russia nor was there any sign of obstruction.’ In effect, this clears the president and those around him other than those convicted of process crimes during the investigation. The Democrats could not handle the outcome and rushed to the microphones braying like dogs for ALL the evidence and promise to continue the witch hunt into Mr. Trump. The investigation began- many believe- in late 2015 or early 2016 and involved members of the Hillary Clinton team, Barack Obama Justice Department and FBI officials, as well as foreign operatives hired by members of the Obama team to set up candidate- and then- President Trump.
- 2020: Democrats continue stalling in the U.S. Senate by holding up Wuhan Virus relief legislation by trying to stuff in Green New Deal, Pro-Death, union, identity politics, election fraud such as ballot harvesting in ALL 50 states, and more. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues rebuffing them in the hope that honest and legitimate legislation can occur. Meanwhile, the world around mid-day acknowledges approximately 414,277 cases of COVID-19, with 38,819 new cases over the past 24 hours. Global deaths are 18,557 what with 2,146 in the previous 24 hours. In the United States, there are 51,542 cases of the Kung Flu with 8,328 new cases over the past 24 hours. There is a total of 674 deaths, up by 95 over the previous 24 hours. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes UP by 11.3% or up 2,112.98 points, closing at 20,764.91. Bravo.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0048 a 10” x 8” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “View from the Top.” 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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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
On May 15, 2002, Roxy Music released its next archival release, “Reflection.” This album contains both the recorded tunes as well as videos of the band performing them at various shows in Germany during their first go-round so the fans of the EARLY band will take great delight. We hope you will go investigate the album for yourselves at the world’s greatest online marketplace, 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 so glad you did, undoubtedly.
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[i] We hope to promote the music of the Bee Gees within the next 3-4 years.
[ii] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music. Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.
[iii] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure
[iv] We look forward to doing the Clash but expect to do Supertramp first, then Pink Floyd, then Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, then Yes, and then perhaps the Clash. They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.
[v]When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so. Please, stay tuned.
[vi] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
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