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TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 27, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance; Genesis featuring Tony Banks, Chris Stewart, & John Mayhew; INXS featuring Andrew Farriss, and Procol Harum featuring Matt Pegg:
- 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.
- 1625: Charles I, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, ascends English throne.
- 1794: Congress approved “An Act to provide a naval Armament” of six armed ships.
- 1802: The Treaty of Amiens ends the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1814: The Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson beats Creek Indians.
- 1836: The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirkland, Ohio. Elsewhere, in Goliad, Texas, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana ordered the execution of about 350 Texan prisoners along with their commander, James Fannin. However, nearly 30 Texans managed to escape and tell their story.
- 1841: Engineers tested the first steam fire engine in New York City.
- 1860: M.L. Byrn of New York patents a “covered gimlet screw with a ‘T’ Handle, also known as a ‘corkscrew.’
- 1863: Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting and prayer.
- 1866: President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment. Meanwhile, Andrew Rankin patents the urinal.
- 1884: The first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated on this date.
- 1899: Italian inventor G. Marconi achieved the first international radio transmission between England and France.
- 1904: Colorado state authorities ordered Mary Jarris “Mother” Jones to leave their state because they accused of her of stirring up striking coalminers.
- 1912: The first cherry blossom trees underwent planting in Washington, DC. Japan gave them as a gift to the United States.
- 1917: The Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast League of Canada defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup. Meanwhile, in Clarksburg, W. Va., future 57thS. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is born. A Democrat, he would serve under President Jimmy Carter from 01-20-1977 to 04-28-1980.
- 1940: Colorado state authorities ordered Mary Jarris “Mother” Jones to leave the state because of accusations that she was stirring up striking coalminers.
- 1912: First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.
- 1915: The authorities arrest “Typhoid Mary” Mallon after she evaded law enforcement for five years and causing several outbreaks of the disease during that time and returned her to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York.
- 1917: The Seattle Metropolitans of Pacific Coast League of Canada defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
- 1924: Canada recognizes the U.S.S.R.
- 1933: Japan leaves the League of Nations.
- 1939: The first NCAA men’s basketball championship game took place on this date with Oregon defeating Ohio State by a score of 46-33.
- 1940: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice, Poland.
- 1941: Anti-Nazi coup throws Prince Paul out of Yugoslavia, which led to Adolf Hitler issuing Fuhrer Directive #27 calling for an assault on the Balkan nation.
- 1942: American service members were granted free mailing privileges.
- 1944: The Gestapo executes 40 Jewish police officers in Riga, Latvia. Meanwhile, the Nazis murder 2,000 Jews at Kaunas, Lithuania.
- 1945: After the deaths of 22,000 Japanese soldiers and 6,000 U.S. military personnel, Iwo Jima becomes secure.
- 1946: Four-month-long strikes at both General Electric and General Motors ended with an increase in workers’ wages.
- 1947: Future third drummer for the British band, Genesis[i]—John Mayhew—is born on this date.
- 1950: Future Genesis[ii] keyboardist from 1968 to present—Tony Banks—was born in Great Britain on this date, as was the band’s first drummer (1968), Chris Stewart.
- 1952: The U.S. Eighth Army reached the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
- 1958: Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
- 1959: Future member of the Australian rock band, INXS[iii]—Andrew Farriss (keyboards/guitars/harmonica/percussion/backing vocals 1977-2012)—is born in Australia on this date.
- 1961: Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen.
- 1964: Alaska was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunamis that killed about 130 people.
- 1968: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 34-years-old, the first man to orbit the Earth, died when his MiG-15 jet crashed during a routine training flight near Moscow.
- 1971: Matt Pegg, current bassist with the British rock band, Procol Harum[iv], was born on this date in history.
- 1973: “The Godfather” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Elsewhere, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead[v]) stopped for speeding and LSD possession.
- 1976: Washington D.C. opened its subway system on this date.
- 1977: 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife.
- 1980: During a powerful storm, the Alexander Kielland- a floating oil field platform in the North Sea- capsized and killed 113 workers aboard it.
- 1983: Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for the heavyweight boxing title.
- 1997: Nearly 2 million Russian workers held a nationwide strike to protest unpaid wages.
- 1998: The Food and Drug Administration approved the boner pill, Viagra—it was the first pill for male impotence.
- 2004: NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7 or about 5,000 miles per hour.
- 2006: Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified at his federal trial that he was supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on September 11, 2001 and fly it into the White House.
- 2007: NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool in all its games.
- 2010: Thousands of ‘red shirt’ protesters demand fresh elections, causing Thai troops to retreat.
- 2011: Libya’s military operations are now under the NATO control.
- 2012: Libya’s National Transitional Council admits it faces a national crisis amidst and escalation of violence and militia rule. Elsewhere, world leaders discuss nuclear security during a summit in Seoul, South Korea.
- 2013: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake named Nantou, strikes near Taipei, Taiwan; one person is killed and 19 injured.
- 2014: President Obama pays his respects in a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican; Obama has stated that he is “a great admirer” of the new pope. Meanwhile, doctors announce that a 3D-printed plastic skull was successfully used to replace part of a woman’s real skull in an operation three months ago in the Dutch city of Utrecht.
- 2016: The so-called “Religion of Peace” strikes again as Taliban-connected terror group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar carries out a suicide bombing at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 70 unfortunates and wounding countless others. Thank you, Islam, thank you.
- 2019: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi excitedly announces that his country has become a space power after the successful shootdown of a satellite via a ballistic missile test. Good for you. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May says that if Parliament accepts her Brexit plan she will step down. They don’t and she does. Finally, the holier-than-thou losers at Facebook say they will ban white nationalism and white supremacy after angry users bitch about the two mosque massacres being live streamed by the shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier in the year. Good for YOU.
- 2020: The COVID-19 statistics for the day (at the time of this publishing) stand at 558,52 confirmed cases what with 25,251 fatalities; U.S. statistics stand at 86,012 confirmed cases along with 1,301 confirmed deaths. Communist China continues claiming that within the borders of this Marxist-Leninist ‘paradise,’ the numbers of new cases continue to decline and that hundreds of millions of happy Chinese are jumping onto buses and going back to work. Whoa. Why aren’t we living there?
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0051 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Canyon De Chelly.” 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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[i] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[ii] See previous.
[iii] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so. We hope you will be there when we do. We thank you.
[iv] 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.
[v] 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.
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